March Madness


 Notre Dame's Zach Auguste dunks against Wichita State in the first half of a regional semifinal Thursday in Cleveland.
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Notre Dame's Zach Auguste dunks against Wichita State in the first half of a regional semifinal Thursday in Cleveland.

NCAA tournament notebook: Notre Dame makes long-awaited return to Elite Eight

The Fighting Irish reached the Elite Eight for only the sixth time — and the first trip this deep into the tournament since 1979.


 West Virginia's BillyDee Williams, left, and Nathan Adrian watch form the bench during the second half of Thursday's game against Kentucky.

No. 1 Kentucky overpowers West Virginia, 78-39, in Sweet 16

Thursday night’s game was a mismatch from the start as the top-seeded Wildcats crushed the No. 5-seed Mountaineers.



 West Virginia guard Juwan Staten dunks during practice Wednesday in preparation for today's Sweet 16 tilt against Kentucky at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.

West Virginia hopes pressing defense can stop undefeated Kentucky

Bob Huggins and West Virginia have deployed a different defensive style this season, and it has carried the Mountaineers to the Sweet 16.



NCAA notebook: Wichita State coach doesn't backpedal from Alabama interest

Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall reiterated Wednesday he would listen to an offer from Alabama if the school approached him about a job.



No. 5 West Virginia vs. No. 1 Kentucky

NCAA tournament Midwest Region semifinal between the Mountaineers and Wildcats.



IUP rides senior guard Chance to narrow win, reaches semifinals

Devante Chance had 17 points and hit two late free throws as the Crimson Hawks edged Azusa Pacific, 69-64, in the Division II quarterfinals.



Duquesne meets familiar foe, West Virginia, in WNIT

Duquesne has never advanced past the third round of the WNIT. West Virginia stands in its way.



California University defeats Emporia State, 51-46

California University won a grinding defensive battle and advanced to the NCAA Division II championship game.



 N.C. State's Desmond Lee celebrates at the buzzer after defeaging Villanova in the third round of the NCAA tournament Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Consol Energy Center.

Ron Cook: NCAA tournament's first weekend full of emotion

NCAA tournament offered action-packed weekend, but emotional moments took centerstage.



Duquesne women tackle postseason with gusto despite snub from NCAA

Duquesne women embrace postseason opportunity as they prepare for Richmond.


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