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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 …

Analysis: Big Green Basketball Would Like to Go Further

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Buffalo, n.y. — While second-term Dartmouth men’s basketball coach Paul Cormier has managed to push the Big Green back into the upper division of the Ivy League, he believes he now faces a tougher landscape in order to …

NCAA Tourney Roundup: No. 14 Seeds Rule Round 2

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Two wins by No. 14 seeds. Two sons winning games for their father-coaches. The team nobody thought belonged in the field winning a game. The Big 12 starting 0-3. Just another opening day of the NCAA Tournament. South Region UAB 60, Iowa State 59 Louisville, Ky. — William …

College Roundup: Dartmouth Softball Wins in Extra Innings

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Jamaica, n.y. — With the bases loaded in the top of the ninth, Dartmouth’s Katie McEachern was hit by a pitch, which forced home the game-winning run as the Dartmouth College softball team defeated St. John’s, 5-2, in nine innings on Thursday. Freshman Lourlin Lara then drove home …

Tar Heels Hang On, Edge Plucky Crimson

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Jacksonville , Fla. — North Carolina was supposed to be too big, talented and versatile, and at times the Tar Heels lived up to their pregame billing. Harvard is just a tough out in the NCAA Tournament. Justin …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth Senior Captain Skating to AHL

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth men’s hockey two-year captain Tyler Sikura has signed an amateur tryout contract with the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League. Sikura played in all 33 games this season for the Big Green, finishing second on the team in scoring with 24 points on 10 …

College Basketball: Lucky Night for RMU

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Dayton, Ohio — Lucky Jones scored 21 points, including a key free throw, Rodney Pryor had 20 and Marcquise Reed 19 to lead Robert Morris back from a 14-point second-half deficit to beat North Florida 81-77 on Wednesday …

Tough Task For Crimson in NCAA Tourney

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Jacksonville, Fla. — Harvard’s Tommy Amaker is more than familiar with North Carolina from his days as a standout player and assistant coach at Duke, although that won’t make it any easier going against the Tar Heels in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The 13th-seeded Crimson …

Commentary: It’s ACC’s Time to Shine

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Some old habits are best left unbroken. For more than three decades, from 1977 to 2010, it became almost a given that at least one ACC squad would reach the men’s Final Four. The habit grew so ingrained, we almost took it for granted. Not anymore. During those …

Long Time Coming: After 56 Years, Dartmouth Back in Postseason

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Hanover — After a week of final exams, the Dartmouth College men’s basketball team tonight makes its first postseason appearance in 56 years tonight when it visits Canisius in a first-round game of the CollegeInsider.com tournament. Tipoff is …

NCAA Appearance Gives UAB Reason to Smile

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Birmingham, Ala. — UAB fans finally have something to celebrate. More than three months after the football program was shuttered, the Blazers rebounded from a rough start to win the Conference USA Tournament and make the NCAA Tournament. It’s an accomplishment to cheer for any school in March, …