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Joel Embiid Declares for NBA Draft

Joel Embiid Declares for NBA DraftCooper Neill/Getty Images(LAWRENCE, Kan.) -- The Kansas Jayhawks have now lost two star freshman to the NBA. On Wednesday, Joel Embiid declared for the NBA draft joining teammate Andrew Wiggins as rookies who will be leaving college after one season. "...

UConn Wins Record 9th NCAA Championship

UConn Wins Record 9th NCAA ChampionshipAndy Lyons/Getty Images Sport (NASHVILLE, Tenn.) --  Once again, Geno Auriemma and the Connecticut Huskies stand alone atop the world of women's college basketball. In the first NCAA basketball championship game featuring two undefeated teams, the...

Marcus Smart to Enter NBA Draft

Marcus Smart to Enter NBA DraftCooper Neill/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Marcus Smart returned to Oklahoma State for his sophomore year with the goal of improving his draft stock. After a tumultuous second season, the guard has declared for the NBA draft. "I had a great season he...

Despite Degree Flap, Manhattan to Retain Masiello as Coach

Despite Degree Flap, Manhattan to Retain Masiello as CoachKevin C. Cox/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Manhattan College will keep Steve Masiello as its head men's basketball coach -- if he completes his undergraduate degree. Until then, Masiello will be placed on unpaid leave while associate head coach Matt ...

Connecticut Wins NCAA Title, Napier Named MOP

Connecticut Wins NCAA Title, Napier Named MOPJamie Squire/Getty Images(ARLINGTON, Texas) -- Completing one of the more memorable NCAA Tournament runs in recent history, the seventh-seeded Connecticut Huskies defeated eighth-seeded Kentucky 60-54 on Monday night to win the national championship. I...

Minnesota Wins NIT Championship

Minnesota Wins NIT ChampionshipMike Stobe/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- In 2013, Rick Pitino hoisted the NCAA Championship trophy with his Louisville Cardinals. On Thursday, he watched his son, Richard, hoist up the NIT title after leading Minnesota to a 65-63 win over Southern Methodis...

Houston to Hire Sampson as Men’s Basketball Coach

Houston to Hire Sampson as Men’s Basketball CoachScott Halleran/Getty Images (HOUSTON, Tex.) -- Kelvin Sampson won't have to travel very far for his new job. The current Houston Rocket assistant has been hired by the University of Houston as the school's new men's basketball coach. Sampson will be in...

Scoreboard Roundup – 3/30/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 3/30/14Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament - Elite Eight: East Region: (7) Connecticut 60 (30-8) - (4) Michigan State 54 (29-9) Midwest Region: (8) Kentucky 75 (28-10) - (2) Michigan 72 (28-9) MLB: San Diego Padres 3 (1-0) - Los...

(2) Wisconsin Topples (1) Arizona in Overtime

(2) Wisconsin Topples (1) Arizona in OvertimeHarry How/Getty Images(ANAHEIM, Calif.) -- It would have been Butch Ryan's 90th birthday on Saturday. His son, Bo, always took him to the Final Four as a gift to his dad. This year, the Wisconsin coach is going for the first time as a head coach follow...

(1) Florida Reaches First Final Four Since 2007

(1) Florida Reaches First Final Four Since 2007Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) -- The number one team in the land has punched its ticket to Dallas. Top seed Florida edged out 11th-seeded Dayton to win the South region crown, 62-52, on Saturday night. Scottie Wilbekin scored 23 points f...

(8) Kentucky Ousts Defending Champ (4) Louisville

(8) Kentucky Ousts Defending Champ (4) LouisvilleAndy Lyons/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.) -- In a battle of in-state rivals, and the last two national champions, eighth-seeded Kentucky made sure a repeat title would not be in the cards for number four Louisville. The Wildcats came back from a...

(4) Michigan State Upends (1) Virginia

(4) Michigan State Upends (1) VirginiaElsa/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Tom Izzo is back where he seems to always be, the Elite Eight. For the eighth time since 1999, Izzo has led his Michigan State Spartans into the regional finals following a 61-59 win over Virginia on Friday night. Michig...

(7) UCONN Upsets (3) Iowa State in Sweet 16

(7) UCONN Upsets (3) Iowa State in Sweet 16Elsa/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- In 2012, the Connecticut Huskies lost in the BIG EAST quarterfinals to Syracuse at Madison Square Garden. In 2013, UCONN was ineligible for postseason play, their final year before jumping conferences. On Friday, the...

(2) Michigan Returns to Elite Eight

(2) Michigan Returns to Elite EightAndy Lyons/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.) -- Last year's national title game loss to Louisville continues to fuel Michigan. The two-seed in the Midwest region held off a late rally by 11th-seeded Tennessee to advance to their second straight Elite Ei...

Johnson’s Late Push Lifts (1) Arizona into Elite Eight

Johnson’s Late Push Lifts (1) Arizona into Elite EightJeff Gross/Getty Images (ANAHEIM, Calif.) -- Nick Johnson missed his first 10 shots and was held scoreless for the first 37 minutes of the game. Over the final 2:45, the Arizona guard scored all 15 of his points helping to lead the top-seeded Wildcats ...

(1) Florida Survives Early Scare from (4) UCLA

(1) Florida Survives Early Scare from (4) UCLAKevin C. Cox/Getty Images(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) -- For the fourth straight year the Florida Gators find themselves in the Elite Eight. The 2014 overall top-seed in the NCAA Tournament survived an upset bid by fourth-seeded UCLA on Thursday, winning 79-68, to...

Dominating Effort Moves (2) Wisconsin Past (6) Baylor

Dominating Effort Moves (2) Wisconsin Past (6) BaylorHarry How/Getty Images(ANAHEIM, Calif.) -- Behind an impressive performance from Frank Kaminsky, the Wisconsin Badgers rolled into the Elite Eight with a 69-52 win over sixth-seeded Baylor in the West Region. Kaminsky had 19 points as the two-seed shot...

(11) Dayton Flies into Elite Eight

(11) Dayton Flies into Elite EightStreeter Lecka/Getty Images(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) -- After earning their first trip to the Sweet 16 in 30 years, the Dayton Flyers continued their Cinderella run by knocking of 10th-seeded Stanford, 82-72, in the South Region semifinal at the FedEx Forum. It...

Spartans Hold Off (12) Harvard to Reach Sweet 16

Spartans Hold Off (12) Harvard to Reach Sweet 16Stephen Dunn/Getty Images(SPOKANE, Wash.) -- Even with a 16 point lead in the second half, Tom Izzo knew that his Michigan State squad could not let up against Harvard. He was right. The 12th-seeded Crimson made a furios rally, taking a late lead,...

Napier Lifts (7) UCONN Past (2) Villanova

Napier Lifts (7) UCONN Past (2) VillanovaJared Wickerham/Getty Images(BUFALLO, N.Y.) -- Despite foul trouble in the first half, and an apparent leg injury in the second, Shabazz Napier scored 25 points in leading No. 7 Connecticut to a 77-65 win over two-seed Villanova in the East Region. The...

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