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  • Minnesota tops SMU to take NIT title

    Minnesota tops SMU to take NIT title
    Make it two straight college basketball championships for a Pitino. Coach Richard Pitino guided the Minnesota Golden Gophers to a 65-63 win over Southern Methodist in the NIT title game Thursday, a year after his dad, Rick, led Louisville to the NCAA...
  • Friday's local interest men's college basketball roundup: N.C. Central ousts Norfolk State in MEAC semifinal

    MEAC: North Carolina Central took control late in the first half Friday and never let up, ousting Norfolk State 68-45 in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament semifinal at Norfolk Scope Arena. Jeremy Ingram and Jordan Parks scored 14 points...
  • UCI's NCAA dream shattered

     UCI's NCAA dream shattered
    ANAHEIM — This was not the kind of history UC Irvine had in mind. But for the first time in 39 Big West Conference men's basketball tournaments, the Anteaters became the first No. 1 seed to lose to a No. 7 seed. The 61-58 setback to Cal Poly San...
  • Despite letdown, UCI men's program headed in right direction

    Coach Russell Turner was 6 when the UC Irvine men's basketball program entered the Division I ranks. Now, 37 years later, the Anteaters have still yet to qualify for what has commonly been referred to as The Big Dance, the NCAA Tournament that sweeps...
  • Maryland's ACC farewell vs. U.Va. nostalgic for Gary Williams

     Maryland's ACC farewell vs. U.Va. nostalgic for Gary Williams
    No one understands or relishes the link between Maryland basketball and the ACC like Gary Williams. He played for the Terps against Billy Cunningham and Bob Verga. He coached his alma mater against Dean Smith and Mike Krzyzewski. While competing against...
  • UC Irvine gets NCAA's last out in NIT

    UC Irvine, regular-season champion of the Big West Conference, drew the National Invitation Tournament's top-seeded team in the first round. Irvine (23-11) meets Southern Methodist (23-9), the final team snubbed by the NCAA selection committee, Wednesday...
  • William and Mary doesn't pursue postseason tournament, basketball season complete

    William and Mary's men's basketball season is complete, after athletic department officials decided not to pursue a spot in either the College Basketball Insider tournament (CBI) or CollegeInsider.com tournament (CIT). The CBI had interest in the Tribe,...
  • Big senior class has productive impact at W&M

    Big senior class has productive impact at W&M
    Brandon Britt's focus rests on a swivel. Reminders of the end of his college basketball career abound. There is work ahead. But he doesn't want to stray too far from the moment. "I'm just trying to enjoy it," said Britt, William and Mary's senior guard....
  • Virginia's postseason angst last season replaced by NCAA top-seed confidence this season

    Virginia's postseason angst last season replaced by NCAA top-seed confidence this season
    CHARLOTTESVILLE — Even as his team soaked in the moment they had waited for, Virginia men's basketball coach Tony Bennett couldn't help but turn it into a teaching point. After all, how often do you get a chance to offer a big-picture moment at an...
  • W&M basketball season a success, despite tournament loss

    W&amp;M basketball season a success, despite tournament loss <i/>
    William and Mary's basketball season began and ended with losses. In between, the Tribe authored a remarkable year that came one defensive stop, one missed jump shot short of history. The enduring memory is W&M's 75-74 loss to Delaware in the Colonial...
  • ODU, VCU invited to women's basketball postseason

    Old Dominion, which won eight of its last 11 women's basketball games, will host Navy at 7 p.m. Thursday in the first round of the Women's National Invitation Tournament. The bracket was released late Monday night. The Lady Monarchs (17-15) lost in...
  • Auburn hires Bruce Pearl as basketball coach

    Auburn hired former Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl to revive a struggling basketball program that hasn't been to the NCAA tournament in more than a decade. The school announced the hiring on Tuesday of the coach, who remains under a show-cause penalty from...