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Christmas comes in March for Syracuse

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - After Rakeem Christmas scored the first seven points for Syracuse in an easy 80-61 victory against overmatched Bucknell in December, even displaying a smidgeon of aggression with a charge, coach Jim Boeheim had this assessment of his reluctant freshman.

March 20, 2012 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament


JOHNSON RISES TO OCCASION

LAWRENCE - The ball always seems to come off his fingertips with textbook rotation. It always seems to be on line, even though it sometimes goes a bit too far or comes up a bit too short.

March 20, 2012 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | NCAA Tournament


HOOPS HOTBED: Ohio has four in Sweet 16

CINCINNATI - Stirred by a pep talk from the school president, the Ohio Bobcats applauded themselves in the locker room and celebrated their trip to the NCAA tournament's round of 16 by chanting: "We are Ohio!"

March 19, 2012 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament


KU beats Boilermakers in pressure cooker

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The messages were flying in the Kansas locker room at halftime.

March 18, 2012 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament


North Carolina cruises into Sweet Sixteen

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - John Henson proved he was healthy again, grabbing rebounds and blocking shots in his return from a wrist injury that seemed perfectly timed for North Carolina's latest push for the Final Four.

March 18, 2012 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament


Sunday's NCAA Tournament capsules

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Draymond Green scored 16 points with 13 rebounds and set up Keith Appling's crucial 3-pointer with 1:34 left, giving top-seeded Michigan State a 65-61 win over Saint Louis on Sunday and sending the Spartans to the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament.

March 18, 2012 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament


Michigan State edges Saint Louis 65-61

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Draymond Green grabbed a mop in the final minute and helped sweep sweat off the floor.

March 18, 2012 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament


Brown hits late FTs to give NC State 66-63 win over Georgetown

COLUMBUS, Ohio - It's been a long time since North Carolina State was mentioned in the same breath with the elite programs in the nation - let alone its own state.

March 18, 2012 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament


Louisville holds off New Mexico for 59-56 win

PORTLAND, Ore. - Louisville coach Rick Pitino predicted it would be a low scoring game. He never anticipated such a struggle.

March 17, 2012 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament


Crowder sparks Marquette comeback

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Marquette has perfected the art of the comeback.

March 17, 2012 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament


Ohio State downs Gonzaga

PITTSBURGH - Jared Sullinger doesn't get mad anymore. Those days are over. The Ohio State sophomore forward knows he can't afford to lose his temper if the Buckeyes want to reach the Final Four.

March 17, 2012 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament


Heslip elevates Baylor

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The basket was as wide as the ocean for Brady Heslip, and because of that, the future looks as bright as those uniforms for the Baylor Bears.

March 17, 2012 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament


Kansas, Purdue to focus on defense in today’s game

OMAHA, Neb. - Matt Painter knows the topic isn't sexy. He knows that it's liable to put folks to sleep, sometimes his very own players. But the coach of Purdue also knows that it often saves teams from misfortune this time of year.

March 17, 2012 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament


Kentucky tops Iowa State

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Freshman Marquis Teague finally feels in step with Kentucky coach John Calipari's offense.

March 17, 2012 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament


Hoosiers rally to beat VCU

PORTLAND, Ore. - Four years after hitting rock bottom, Indiana is making noise again in the NCAA tournament.

March 17, 2012 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament


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