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  • UCLA's Steve Alford urgently needs a certain opening statement: win

     UCLA's Steve Alford urgently needs a certain opening statement: win
    SAN DIEGO — He's been on the job nearly a full calendar year, leading a young basketball team to a conference tournament championship while filling a dormant program with energy and hope. Yet Steve Alford's career as UCLA basketball coach doesn'...
  • Stephen F. Austin's Desmond Haymon: Small-town guy, big-time shooter

    Stephen F. Austin's Desmond Haymon: Small-town guy, big-time shooter
    SAN DIEGO — If nothing else, Desmond Haymon has a keen sense of timing. In this year of the upset, with small schools making big noise at the NCAA tournament, Haymon needed just five seconds to become a star. His desperation four-point play...
  • Huskies Aren't Complaining About Their No. 7 Seed Now

    BUFFALO, N.Y. – As the NCAA Tournament moves on, it looks as though the No. 7 seed wasn't such a bad thing for UConn. For one thing, had the Huskies been seeded four, five or six, they might have played one of the dangerous 11, 12 or 13 seeds seeds...
  • NCAA tournament: Tennessee dispatches upset-minded Mercer, 83-63

    NCAA tournament: Tennessee dispatches upset-minded Mercer, 83-63
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Tennessee came to Tobacco Road and turned it into “Raleigh Top.” Jarnell Stokes had 17 points and a career-high-tying 18 rebounds, and the Volunteers denied Mercer a second consecutive upset in the NCAA tournament by routing...
  • Who Needs UConn Tickets? Be Ready To Pay New York Prices

     Who Needs UConn Tickets? Be Ready To Pay New York Prices
    The return of the NCAA Tournament to Madison Square Garden after 53 years figured to make for a hot, expensive ticket. But UConn's inclusion in the Sweet 16 seems to have helped drive prices through the Garden roof. The Huskies, seeded seventh, took...
  • 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....
  • Wednesday's local interest college basketball roundup: Long trip comes up just short for ODU in CIT semifinal at Fresno

    When Old Dominion learned late Monday night it needed to travel across the country for its College Basketball Invitational semifinal Wednesday, one witty Internet sports follower remarked on Twitter that the only trips usually made so quickly are for...
  • Madison Square Garden A Special Place In UConn History

    Madison Square Garden A Special Place In UConn History
    — Vin Yokabaskas has been ailing recently and confined to bed, but he couldn't pass up the chance to relive that special day one more time. "Well, it was the most exciting day of my life," said Yokabaskas, 84, as tears began to run down his...
  • Today is 75th anniversary of first NCAA title game -- at Northwestern

    Today is 75th anniversary of first NCAA title game -- at Northwestern
    To the best of anyone's knowledge, there were no calls by basketball players to unionize on Northwestern's campus on this date in history: March 27, 1939. Maybe it's because the first NCAA championship game drew only 5,500 fans and the entire event lost...
  • Yale Marching On In CIT; Bulldogs Win At Columbia; VMI Next

    The Yale men's basketball team defeated Columbia on the road Wednesday night, winning the first postseason matchup in history between Ivy League teams 72-69. Javier Duran scored 26 of his career-high 33 points in the second half. Details here from Tim...