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  • Losses are still tough for Florida's Billy Donovan

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — One of the toughest lessons Billy Donovan had to learn as a coach was how to let go once the clock ran out. Losing wore on Donovan as a young coach. Eventually, he would realize that obsessively analyzing every detail of what went...
  • Bruins not studying up on Florida history

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Florida defeated UCLA in the 2011 NCAA tournament, eliminating the Bruins in the second round. Still, it was a Sweet 16 moment for current UCLA freshman guard Bryce Alford — his birthday was a couple of months earlier....
  • Penn State shifts focus to women's Sweet 16, Stanford

    Penn State shifts focus to women's Sweet 16, Stanford
    Dara Taylor couldn't contain her happiness. In two seasons with Maryland and a previous one with Penn State, she had never been past the second round in the the NCAA Tournament. While she sat out a season as per NCAA transfer rules, Taylor had to...
  • NCAA tournament: Who will win today's Sweet 16 games? [poll]

    The NCAA tournament resumes today with four games on the schedule in the Sweet 16 round: Dayton vs. Stanford, Baylor vs. Wisconsin, UCLA vs. Florida and San Diego State vs. Arizona. Who do you think will win each game? 2014 NCAA tournament bracket...
  • Preview: UCLA vs. Florida

    Top-seeded Florida looks to knock No. 4 seed UCLA out of the NCAA tournament for the fourth time since 2006 on Thursday when the teams meet in the South regional semifinals in Memphis. The Gators have won 28 straight games to reach the Sweet 16 for the...
  • Mark Whicker: College basketball's temporary workers will watch the upperclassmen this week

    For all but nine of the 80 remaining starters, the Year of the Freshman is over. Jabari Parker packs up. Tyler Ennis goes home. Andrew Wiggins, who never really arrived at Kansas' game with Stanford last Sunday, checks off the "one year in college" box....
  • NCAA Final Four: UConn shows heart the size of Texas

    NCAA Final Four: UConn shows heart the size of Texas
    ARLINGTON, Texas -- On the grandest stage of all, the Connecticut men's basketball team grabbed the spotlight and sent an emphatic message to the rest of the country. The program left for dead in the wake of conference realignment isn't just alive, it's...
  • UCLA set on reversing recent history against Florida

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. Steve Alford, UCLA's first-year men's basketball coach, is new to the program. But he's got some old business to deal with in Thursday's NCAA Tournament game against Florida (8:45 p.m.). The Bruins (28-8), the No. 4 seed in the South...
  • Even the best NCAA tournament teams have their flaws

    Even the best NCAA tournament teams have their flaws
    Only the very best teams in college basketball have advanced to the NCAA tournament's round of 16. Take Dayton versus Stanford in the South Regional … please. Dayton finished fifth in the Atlantic 10 Conference and absorbed a 26-point loss this...
  • Dave George: Florida Billy Donovan vs. UCLA's Steve Alford an intriguing coaching matchup of former players

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. It takes a durable team to make it to the Sweet 16, but what about the coaches Thursday night for Florida vs. UCLA? Steve Alford and Billy Donovan have been gym rats for so long that they both played in the 1987 Final Four. That's quite...
  • Florida's Prather rediscovers the Prather of old

    Inside the Florida locker room, Casey Prather slouched in his chair. As wave after wave of reporters flock to the top-seeded Gators, Prather answered question after question about playing the Sweet 16 in Memphis, some 90 miles from his hometown of...
  • UCLA's 6-foot-9 point guard Kyle Anderson a unique matchup for Gators' heralded defense

    UCLA's 6-foot-9 point guard Kyle Anderson a unique matchup for Gators' heralded defense
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Playing point guard at 6-foot-9 in Los Angeles, UCLA sophomore Kyle Anderson has drawn comparisons to Magic Johnson. But Anderson, a New Jersey native, nearly remained on the East Coast and signed with the Florida Gators two years...