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Are Super Seniors the Secret to NCAA Tournament Success?

If this year’s NCAA basketball tournaments look a little bigger – a little older – your eyes are not deceiving you. Call it a silver lining of the pandemic. Before the pandemic intervened, college students had five years to complete four seasons of play. For various reasons – among them injuries, one-time transfers or competition …

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Jay Wright, Hall of Fame Villanova Basketball Coach, Retires

Jay Wright’s storied run at Villanova has come to an end. The Big East Conference was notified on Wednesday night of Wright’s plans to retire from coaching immediately, said a person familiar with the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity because the retirement had not been announced. An official announcement is expected later Wednesday …

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Remy Martin Got the Finish That Kansas Wanted After a Rocky Season

NEW ORLEANS – After the final buzzer, as he made his way across the court, the Kansas transfer guard Remy Martin stared triumphantly at the Jayhawks fans who were pressing against the Superdome’s railings to get as close as they could to him. “Rem-y! Rem-y! ” they chanted. They had screamed his name when he …

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South Carolina Victory Extends UConn’s Championship Drought

MINNEAPOLIS – Connecticut has spent almost three decades as the most formidable threat in women’s college basketball, dangerous even when not ranked No. 1 in Division I for weeks at a time – which is where the Huskies spent a significant portion of that time. But after losing to South Carolina on Sunday night, the …

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How South Carolina Beat UConn to Win the National Championship

MINNEAPOLIS – It was a 40-minute championship game, yes. But if South Carolina set out on Sunday to show that an NCAA title could be all but won in a contest’s first four minutes, even against a mighty, feisty, unbowed Connecticut, consider the pressure-tested hypothesis and proven on the sport’s greatest stage. The makings of …

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Women’s Basketball Is Flourishing in Minnesota, Home of the Final Four

Visitors walking out of the baggage claim area at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport this weekend was greeted by a local celebrity. “Welcome to Minneapolis,” said Lindsay Whalen, in a recorded message broadcast over the loudspeaker. Whalen is a Minnesota native who helped lift the University of Minnesota women’s basketball team to its only Final Four …

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The Next Battleground for College Basketball: How to Divide the Money

MINNEAPOLIS – A quartet of elite college basketball teams met in Minneapolis on Friday for the Final Four of the NCAA women’s tournament. The powerhouse programs – Connecticut, Louisville, Stanford and South Carolina – had made it there by winning four games each during the competition. But reaching one of the biggest stages in college …

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Bueckers Says She Will Play Through the Pain Against South Carolina

When Connecticut’s Paige Bueckers and Stanford’s Haley Jones fought for a rebound in the fourth quarter on Friday night, Bueckers ended up limping off the court. Bueckers returned a few minutes later, only to be knocked down again when Stanford’s Lexie Hull lunged for a rebound. The collisions were not out of character for these …

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