March Madness


Underdog Irish hope efficiency fuels victory against unbeaten and No.1-seeded Kentucky

Notre Dame’s guard-oriented offense is one of the most efficient in Division I while Kentucky is one of the tallest, best defensive teams.


IUP gets another shot at a title today

IUP has been here before. Crimson Hawks coach Joe Lombardi has been here before. The next step, though, is the toughest one.



NCAA tournament notebook: Calipari reminds players Kentucky is beatable

Midwest Region notebook: Kentucky’s coach said the Wildcats should have lost five or six games this year.



 California University players celebrate after defeating California Baptist in the NCAA Division II women's basketball championship game Friday night in Sioux Falls, S.D. California won 86-69.

Vulcans storm to Division II crown

A 21-0 run in the first half started the Vulcans on their way to a 86-69 over California Baptist on Friday night at Sanford Pentagon.



 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.



 Robert Morris head coach Andy Toole applauds his team as they take on North Florida in the second half of the First Four game of the NCAA tournament in Dayton, OH.

Robert Morris basketball coach Andy Toole to stay with team

Announcement came just hours after rumors circulated on Twitter that Toole was considering the coaching job at Atlantic 10 program Fordham.



 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.


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