Basketball

Central Michigan shocked Ohio State to become one of two No. 11 seeds (along with Buffalo) to reach the Sweet 16. (Image: Paul Vernon/AP)

Cinderella Stories Flavor Sweet 16 in Women’s NCAA Tournament

The top two seeds in each region of the Women’s NCAA Tournament reached the Sweet 16 with no trouble over the past week, but that didn’t mean there weren’t a few surprises during the first two rounds of the women’s edition of March Madness. As has been the case in […]

Gonzaga was a 12.5-point favorite, but nearly was upset by UNC Greensboro. (Image: Otto Kitsinger/AP)

Weakened West Coast Teams Embarrassed in NCAA Tournament

If there was any doubt about how bad West Coast college basketball was in the NCAA Tournament, Thursday painfully proved it. Arizona, the lone remaining participant of the Pac-12 Conference, got embarrassed by Buffalo, losing 89-68. They were a 9-point favorite to beat a college whose previous signature victory this […]

Klay Thompson suffered a fractured thumb on Sunday, making him the latest Golden State All-Star to miss time this season. (Image: Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports)

Klay Thompson’s Broken Thumb Adds to Golden State Injury Woes

Shooting guard Klay Thompson fractured his right thumb on Sunday, creating yet another injury concern for the Golden State Warriors as the defending champions fight for the top seed in the Western Conference. Thompson hurt his thumb during the second quarter of a loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves. While he […]

USC survived a double-overtime battle with UNC Asheville to move into the second round of the NIT postseason tournament. (Image: John McCoy)

NCAA Tournament Snubs Become Top Dogs in NIT Field

The National Invitation Tournament – better known to most sports fans as the NIT – was once the biggest college basketball tournament of the year, more prestigious than even the NCAA tournament itself. Today, the event has become more of a consolation prize for those who didn’t quite make it […]

NCAA Tournament Teams Selected for Play-in Games Hope to Play On

Some college basketball coaches would be mad if they won a conference championship and then got assigned to a play-in game at the NCAA Tournament, but Radford Coach Mike Jones isn’t one of them. He and his team couldn’t be more pleased to be facing off against LIU Brooklyn on […]