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  • FSU seniors aim to win final home game, help boost program when they face La Tech in NIT

    FSU seniors aim to win final home game, help boost program when they face La Tech in NIT
    TALLAHASSEE – Okaro White was emotionless and numb following Florida State’s 74-58 loss to Syracuse in early March. It was Senior Night and the defeat essentially ended the Seminoles’ chances of making the NCAA Tournament....
  • Another Hall of Fame class without Lefty

    The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced another induction class Monday, an occasion for both pride and puzzlement in our little corner of the world. Alonzo Mourning will be enshrined, and rightfully so. The Chesapeake native was a shot-...
  • Virginia's NCAA tournament journey runs through revered Madison Square Garden

    Virginia's NCAA tournament journey runs through revered Madison Square Garden
    When Virginia's Joe Harris gets to Madison Square Garden this week, it won't be the first time he's visited the famous arena. During a summer tour, Harris had a hopeful future challenge presented to him by a friend. With hard hats in place last summer,...
  • UConn's Garden Highlights

    The winner of seven Big East tournaments at Madison Square Garden, UConn has been making memories in New York for decades. As the Huskies return to MSG for the NCAA's Sweet 16, a look back at some significant games in the arena. March 20, 1951: In the...
  • Count Oscar Robertson Among Shabazz Napier's Admirers

    NEW YORK – Oscar Robertson is one of the great names in basketball history, but he is not a bronze statue, not a hazy figure on a grainy old film. He's 76, but still solidly built, and can take over a room as surely as he used to take over games....
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...