College Basketball

Reseeding the Tourney: a truly Sweet 16

With our original brackets securely in the discard pile, it’s time to look at the reality of the 16 remaining teams in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament and take a guess as to who will make the trip to the…

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UAB was a bracket buster

Alabama-Birmingham made headlines last fall when the school announced that it was dropping football. For the sake of my NCAA bracket, I would have preferred if the Blazers had dropped basketball. No. 14 seeded UAB’s 60-59 upset of No. 3…

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No 14 seeds fill Cinderella role

For about 15 seconds on Thursday afternoon, Northeastern appeared to ready to slip into the always popular Cinderella shoes. The No. 14 seeded Huskies had been like gum on the soles of No. 3 seeded Notre Dame’s shoes, playing just…

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NCAA is also a job fair for coaches

The NCAA tournament schedule says that Northeastern, a No. 14 seed in the Midwest Regional will face No. 3 seed Notre Dame in a Midwest Regional second round game in Pittsburgh on Thursday afternoon. Not many people beyond Huntington Ave.…

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Tweaking the tournament process

We are into March Madness when people actually care about college basketball. We have gone through the conference tournament phase with the usual cries of “”unfair”” when regular season champions from one-bid leagues such as the Ohio Valley (Murray State)…

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Committee owes Boise an apology

The NCAA tournament begins on Tuesday night with two opening round games in Dayton. Manhattan and Hampton, a pair of 16 seeds, will meet in one game, while Mississippi and BYU, a pair of 11 seeds, will face off in…

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