AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Derrick Nix got a pass down low, backed up his beefy body to put an opponent on his back and scored.
SALT LAKE CITY - Wichita State's Tekele Cotton didn't just shut down Pitt's leading scorer, he had him in tears after the game.
SALT LAKE CITY - It was every frontrunner's nightmare. Top-seeded Gonzaga ran into a No. 16 seed that wasn't playing like one, a crowd itching for an upset and the very real prospect of making history in a most embarrassing way. Somehow, the Zags maneuvered their way out of that mess Thursday with a 64-58 win over Southern University, but not before they provided plenty of fodder for all those who wondered if ...
SALT LAKE CITY - Belmont coach Rick Byrd hated the 3-pointer when it was first approved in college basketball, and insisted he would have voted against it had he had the option 27 years ago.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana coach Tom Crean was a believer in Victor Oladipo right from the start.
MADISON, Wis. - There are no egos at Wisconsin, no individual superstars carrying the team.
Brad Stevens is amused by all this talk of parity in the NCAA tournament. The coach who guided little Butler to the national championship game two years in a row wonders why everyone seems to be saying all at once: Hey, there's some pretty good teams beyond the glamour conferences. Stevens remembers his first basketball job, as Butler's director of basketball operations in 2001, when the Bulldogs easily won their first-round game as ...
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Larry Eustachy is back in the NCAA tournament with yet another team.
DAYTON, Ohio - Tyrone Garland led La Salle's guard-driven offense with 22 points, and the Explorers wrapped up the NCAA tournament's First Four by getting the better of an old-fashioned shootout, beating Boise State 80-71 on Wednesday night.
DAYTON, Ohio - After winning the program's first NCAA tournament game in 30 years, James Madison sounds as if it's not done.
SALT LAKE CITY - Wichita State senior Carl Hall wanted a new look for his last hurrah, especially with a huge test coming up against Pittsburgh 7-footer Steven Adams today in the Shockers' NCAA tournament opener.
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Without even trying, Louisville is adding to Kentucky's misery.
SALT LAKE CITY - Maybe it's the quirky name of the school, "Gonzaga." Or its pint-sized enrollment of 4,900. Or the fact that employees at one office in its hometown are so gaga over the 'Zags, they wore their hair long at work this week as a shout-out to the team's best player, flowing-tressed 7-footer Kelly Olynyk.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Two years ago, Jordan Morgan and Michigan had to play a road game in the NCAA tournament - or so it seemed at first.
DAYTON, Ohio - Matthew Dellavedova scored 22 points on Tuesday night, and Saint Mary's got a good start on its second straight NCAA tournament appearance, beating Middle Tennessee 67-54 in the First Four.