NCAA Tournament

Local News
10:22 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Cards, Cats Return to Action in Women's NCAA Tournament

The University of Louisville and University of Kentucky women’s basketball teams resume play tonight in the NCAA tournament.

The Cardinals advanced to the second round with a victory over MiddleTennessee State Sunday.  Fifth-seeded U of L takes number four Purdue at 7:00pm at the KFC Yum Center.

The second-seeded Wildcats meet number seven seed Dayton tonight in Queens, New York  at 7:00.     UK won its opening round game Sunday over Navy.

Local News
2:46 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Minnesota Fires Tubby Smith

Tubby Smith
Credit U.S. Army

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota has fired Tubby Smith one day after the Golden Gophers lost to Florida in the NCAA tournament.

Athletics director Norwood Teague announced the decision Monday and said it was time for a "fresh set of eyes" on the program.

Smith was 124-81 (.610) in six seasons at Minnesota. He arrived in 2007 from Kentucky, immediately ramping up expectations for a team that was buried by an academic cheating scandal.

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The Two-Way
2:13 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Florida Gulf Coast University: This Year's Cinderella Story In 10 Shots

The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles mascot picks up an Eagles cheerleader after the team's 81-71 victory against the San Diego State Aztecs on Sunday in Philadelphia.
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Originally published on Wed March 27, 2013 5:59 pm

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Local News
4:56 pm
Sun March 24, 2013

U of L, UK Advance in Women's NCAA; U of L Men to Face Oregon Friday; IU vs Syracuse Thursday

The Louisville Cardinals and Kentucky Wildcats are both off to a winning start in the women’s NCAA basketball tournament.

The fifth-seeded Cardinals defeated Middle Tennessee State 74-49 Sunday, while number two seed Kentucky beat Navy 61-41.

U of L will face Purdue Tuesday in second round play at the KFC Yum Center.   Kentucky takes on Dayton Tuesday in Queens, New York.   Both games tip off at 7:00pm.

In the men’s tournament, the Louisville Cardinals return to action this week.

U of L faces Oregon Friday in Indianapolis.

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The Two-Way
6:52 am
Sun March 24, 2013

No. 1 Gonzaga's Been Dumped: Here's What Else You Should Know

Carl Hall No. 22 of the Wichita State Shockers dunks the ball in the first half while taking on the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the third round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament in Salt Lake City Saturday.
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Originally published on Sun March 24, 2013 7:54 am

Saturday's NCAA men's basketball shocker? Wichita State toppled Gonzaga, 76-70. Gonzaga is the first top-seeded team to be eliminated, and it's the first time Wichita State is heading to Sweet 16 since 2006, The Associated Press reports. The AP adds:

"Wichita State had the Zags down 13 early. Though Gonzaga (32-3) fought back, the barrage of 3s was too much for the small school from Spokane, Wash."

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Local News
8:00 pm
Sat March 23, 2013

Louisville Cardinals Top Colorado State to Advance to Sweet 16

The Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team easily beat the Colorado State Rams on Saturday to advance in the NCAA Tournament.

The top-seeded Cardinals expanded on a 14-point halftime lead to win 82-56 in Lexington's Rupp Arena—which some fans were dubbing "Russ Arena," in acknowledgment of Louisville star guard Russ Smith. Smith led the Cardinals with 27 points.

The Cardinals will next head to Indianapolis to play the winner of Saturday evening's game between St. Louis and Oregon.

Update: UofL will play Oregon on Friday.

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Local News
12:35 am
Sat March 23, 2013

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Lose to Kansas Jayhawks After Leading at Halftime

Credit Western Kentucky University

The 16th-seeded Western Kentucky Hilltoppers were unable to hold onto a halftime lead against the Kansas Jayhawks, the top seed in the South Region of the NCAA Tournament.

Kansas won 64-57 and will play the eighth-seeded North Carolina Tar Heels.

Jamal Crook led the Hilltoppers with 13 points.

Western Kentucky led 31-30 at halftime but shot poorly for much of the second half, allowing the Jayhawks to pull ahead.

The Hilltoppers finish the season 20-16.

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Local News
7:31 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

IU Advances in NCAA Tournament, 83-62

The  Indiana Hoosiers won their men's NCAA tournament opener today, easily defeating James Madison 83-62 in Dayton, Ohio.

Yogi Ferrell led Indiana with 16 points and was one of five Hoosiers to score in double figures.  

IU, the number one seed in the East Region, will take on Temple Sunday in third round action.  The Owls advanced with a 76-72 win over North Carolina State.

The Louisville Cards resume tournament play Saturday in Lexington, taking on Colorado State.

Sports
9:47 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Listen | NCAA Tournament Teams Marvel at Kentucky Wildcats' Locker Room

Originally published on Fri March 22, 2013 10:55 am

Transcript

MIKE PESCA, BYLINE: And I'm Mike Pesca in Lexington, Kentucky where Marquette, Louisville, Butler and Colorado State all advanced. That was the big story for sure, but there was something else that had all the players talking. Other than the memories of a lifetime and the chance to keep living their dreams and all that, there was - as Jamil Wilson pointed out to this Marquette teammate Vander Blue - this amazing room they just walked by in the hallway.

JAMIL WILSON: It was, like, nuts. And me and Vander were, like, yo, we gotta see the locker room.

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Local News
9:40 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Louisville Cardinals Roll in NCAA Tournament Opener, 79-48

The Louisville Cardinals have advanced in the men’s NCAA tournament, easily winning their opener 79-48 over North Carolina A&T tonight in Lexington.

Russ Smith led the Cards with 23 points and eight steals.    

U of L, the tournament’s top overall seed, will face Colorado State Saturday in third round tournament action at Rupp Arena.

The 16th-seeded Aggies finished their season with a 20-17 record.      

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