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Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes (10) dunks against North Carolina during the second half of a college basketball regional semifinal in the NCAA Tournament, Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

This 1’s Not Done

Friday, March 27, 2015

Los Angeles — The motto Bo Ryan’s players chose before the first game of the season was brief but telling: “Make ‘em believe.” The top-seeded Badgers likely picked up a few believers Thursday after they rallied from seven down in the second half for a 79-72 NCAA Tournament victory over fourth-seeded North Carolina at the Staples Center. UW (34-3) advanced to the Elite Eight for the second consecutive season. The Badgers face either second-seeded Arizona (33-3) or sixth-seeded Xavier (23-13) on Saturday, with the start time to be determined. UW and Arizona met in the West Region title game last season and the Badgers prevailed, …

Irish Fly Past Shockers

Friday, March 27, 2015

Cleveland — Momentum sagging and Wichita State surging, Mike Brey called time out and offered his Notre Dame players a reminder. There was no screaming. No frantic scribbling of Xs-and-Os. That’s not Brey’s style. Or his team’s either. “I said ‘Fellas, been here before,’ ” Brey said. “Little did I know it was going to be a lightning strike, a flat-out lightning strike.” …

Abu Embraces His Role: KUA Graduate Earns Minutes for NC State

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Raleigh, n.c. — Gone are the days when North Carolina State freshman Abdul-Malik Abu was in a hurry when he caught the ball inside or was mentally trying to keep up with all the team’s defensive principles. The 6-foot-8 forward looks at ease and has been a major factor in the eighth-seeded Wolfpack’s …

Today’s Fearless Prediction: Kentucky Fails in Final Four

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Villanova being the first No. 1 seed to fall? Check. The Big 12 struggling? Check. Cinderella’s slipper not fitting Stephen F. Austin this year? Check. Those were just some of the predictions yours truly made before the NCAA …

What’s in A Name? Trouble

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Coach Craig Price’s phone won’t stop ringing. Everyone from reporters to award committee announcers want to know if it’s true what they say about his star basketball player. No one’s wondering about the kid’s skill. He’s good. All-Canadian good. He just helped take Price’s squad, the Medicine Hat …

Late Game Blunders Abound

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Omaha, Neb. — In the 2008 national championship, with Kansas trailing Memphis by three and 10.8 seconds left in the game, coach Bill Self called for his team to run a play called “Chop.” The play, designed to provide multiple scoring options in moments of desperation, began with …

Dartmouth Lacrosse Team Pushes On, Tips UVM

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Hanover — The Dartmouth College men’s lacrosse team overcame three deficits to win its third consecutive game Tuesday, downing nonconference foe Vermont, 16-15, at Scully-Fahey Field. Adam Fishman had five goals and Wiley Osborne and Jack Korzelius each …

Dartmouth Softball Scores Big in Win

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Washington, D.C. — The Dartmouth softball team tied a season-best with 12 runs on nine hits to defeat George Washington, 12-8, on Tuesday. Starter Kristen Rumley and junior Morgan McCalmon led Dartmouth, as Rumley, a senior, allowed three runs on four hits in three innings. She went 2-for-4 …

Building a New Foundation: Callahan Writing Blueprint for Big Green

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Hanover — After the shouting and hugging and jumping had subsided Saturday, Brendan Callahan called his players into a tight huddle and added a verbal exclamation point to the Dartmouth College men’s lacrosse team’s first Ivy League victory …

On His Worst Day, Irish’s Brey Gets By

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

South Bend, Ind. — Notre Dame coach Mike Brey walked into the locker room shortly before tipoff against Butler and told his players that someone in the hotel had asked him why he had been smiling all day. “You know why?” he told his players. “Because I have …

Terps Trample Tigers

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

College Park, Md. — Laurin Mincy scored 27 points, and top-seeded Maryland used a second-half blitz to knock off previously unbeaten Princeton 85-70 Monday night and advance to the Sweet 16 of the women’s NCAA Tournament. After leading …

Dartmouth Men’s Lacrosse Draws Two League Honors

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Staff Reports Princeton, n.j. — After an exciting 12-11 double overtime victory over No. 15 Harvard on Saturday, two members of the Dartmouth men’s lacrosse team were honored by the Ivy League on Monday. Freshman Jack Korzelius was tabbed as the the league’s rookie of the week, while …

Connecticut Marches On

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Storrs, Conn. — Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 23 points to lead No. 1 UConn to a 91-55 rout of Rutgers on Geno Auriemma’s 61st birthday, putting the Huskies into the NCAA Tournament’s regional semifinals for the 22nd consecutive season. Moriah Jefferson added 19 points and Morgan Tuck had 16 …