No. 1 Kentucky downs Notre Dame in thriller

Mar 29, 2015

No. 1 Kentucky downs Notre Dame in thriller

With everything at stake for Kentucky, the Wildcats stayed calm and made just enough plays to keep their unblemished season intact. The shot at history and another NCAA title are still in reach. Andrew Harrison made two free throws with six seconds remaining, and ...

Gonzaga dumps UCLA to reach Elite 8

Mar 28, 2015

Gonzaga dumps UCLA to reach Elite 8

Growing up in Poland, Przemek Karnowski had to stay up until 2 or 3 a.m. to watch the NCAA Tournament. Gonzaga’s big man got to star in the show in prime time on Friday night, scoring 18 points with nine rebounds to lead the ...

Kentucky rips West Virginia

Mar 27, 2015

Kentucky rips West Virginia

Like a massive, unstoppable blue wave, Kentucky hit quickly and just kept coming. There was no escape for West Virginia, no place to hide. The Wildcats were as advertised: too big, too strong, too everything. Just too good. Perfect and pulverizing. Trey Lyles scored ...

Wichita State upsets Kansas

Mar 23, 2015

Wichita State upsets Kansas

The boys from Wichita State had been hearing it in text messages from friends, and on social media from total strangers: Don’t let the chance to stick it to Kansas slip away. The Shockers would never dream of it. Finally getting a chance to ...

Villanova out in huge upset

Mar 22, 2015

Villanova out in huge upset

Cat Barber looked at a teammate, pounded his chest and yelled, “all heart!” He had every reason to celebrate after leading N.C. State back to the Sweet 16. But he saved his most piercing remark for President Barack Obama. “What . . . (is) ...

Duke bedevils Robert Morris

Mar 21, 2015

Duke bedevils Robert Morris

Duke’s youngsters saw plenty in their first NCAA Tournament game: the buzz of a fast start to a big lead, the challenge of putting away an overmatched opponent that keeps playing hard, even an irate Hall of Fame coach. Quinn Cook scored 22 points ...

No. 1 Kentucky pounds Hampton

Mar 20, 2015

No. 1 Kentucky pounds Hampton

Take away the sluggish start and ragged finish, and top-ranked Kentucky opened the NCAA Tournament just the way it wanted against 16th-seeded Hampton. Karl-Anthony Towns bounced back from a mini-slump with 21 points and 11 rebounds, Andrew Harrison added 14 points and the Wildcats ...

Big 12 out to prove it deserves most bids

Mar 17, 2015

Big 12 out to prove it deserves most bids

The Big 12 again has seven teams in the NCAA Tournament. Regular-season champion Kansas is a No. 2 seed, and the No. 3 seeds in three of the four regions are from the Big 12 — tournament champion Iowa State, Oklahoma and Baylor. The ...

Kentucky on top of bracket

Mar 16, 2015

Kentucky on top of bracket

The Kentucky Wildcats ended up where everyone expected them on Selection Sunday: Seeded No. 1 on their quest to become the first undefeated team since 1976. Oh, but there were surprises when the NCAA Tournament bracket came out, too. Big-conference UCLA and Texas made ...

UConn claims NCAA title

Apr 8, 2014

UConn claims NCAA title

Coaches and players left them. Others told them to go away. The guys who stuck around at UConn ended up with the last laugh and a pretty good prize to go with it: The national title. Shabazz Napier turned in another all-court masterpiece Monday ...

UConn upends top-seeded Gators

Apr 6, 2014

UConn upends top-seeded Gators

Shabazz Napier looked up toward the Connecticut fans in the crowd at AT&T Stadium and held up one finger. The Huskies had just beaten overall No. 1 seed Florida 63-53 on Saturday in the Final Four. But Napier’s gesture had another meaning. “One more ...