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Donte Ingram, Loyola-Chicago Ramblers, Lucas Williamson, Men's NCAA Tournament, NCAA Tournament, NCB -

SAN ANTONIO — As Donte Ingram contemplated where he’d play college basketball, he decided not to follow history. History would have taken the basketball star from Simeon High School away from both the city of Chicago and the state of Illinois. Just as it had Anthony Davis, Jabari Parker, Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade and the […]

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#RememberWhensdays, C. Vivian Stringer, Cheyney University, Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, NCAA Tournament, NCW -

The championship game for the NCAA’s first Division I women’s basketball tournament was a matchup between C. Vivian Stringer’s Cheyney University, the country’s first historically black college or university (HBCU), and top-ranked Louisiana Tech. A sellout crowd at the Norfolk Scope Arena in Norfolk, Virginia, and a CBS television audience watched on March 28, 1982, […]

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Hip-Hop, Migos, Music, NCAA Tournament, Rap -

There’s no denying it at this point. If Quavo, Offset and Takeoff, collectively known as the hip-hop supergroup Migos, woke up tomorrow and decided they were done with rap, they’d already have more than enough material for a greatest hits album. We’re pleased to report they aren’t, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun […]

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Commentary, NCAA Tournament, NCB, UMBC Retrievers -

When the NCAA bracket announcement show comes on the Sunday before the men’s tournament commences, we huddle around the television and watch. That’s how we start March Madness. We see who is in, who is out and who plays in the first round. We want the bracket. We need the bracket. We inject that bracket […]

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Jairus Lyles, Men's NCAA Tournament, NCAA Tournament, NCB, UMBC Retrievers -

Where were you the night No. 16 University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) took down No. 1 Virginia, the overall top seed? At almost exactly the stroke of midnight, the Retrievers’ Cinderella story was in full swing as they blew out the Cavaliers, 74-54. UMBC came into the game with a 1.5 percent chance to […]

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Baker Mayfield, Charles Barkley, DeMar DeRozan, Joe Thomas, Kirk Cousins, LeBron James, Men's NCAA Tournament, NCAA Tournament, Ray Allen, Shaquille O'Neal, The Week That Was, Tiger Woods -

Monday 03.12.18 Former NBA guard Ray Allen, spilling tea in his upcoming book, said former teammate Rajon Rondo once told the rest of the Boston Celtics that he “carried all of you to the championship in 2008” and once yelled, “F— that film” at then-Celtics coach Doc Rivers and hurled a water bottle at a […]

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NCAA Tournament, NCB, Pots And Pans -

This week, the NCAA men’s and women’s Division I college basketball tournaments begin. Or, as I imagine it, the nation, gripped by March Madness and great expectations, standing at the edge of town as a circus train makes its way across the sports landscape. Instead of tightrope walkers, jugglers and clowns, this train’s cars are […]

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Darius Rucker, Gonzaga Bulldogs, NCAA Tournament, NCB, NCW, South Carolina Gamecocks, Stanford Cardinal -

Country music star Darius Rucker loves his South Carolina Gamecocks. He was photographed with tears rolling down his face after South Carolina defeated Florida in the Elite Eight at Madison Square Garden. He played a concert with two TVs below the stage so he could watch the men’s team against Baylor in the Sweet 16. […]

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All Day Podcast, NCAA Tournament, NFL Owners -

Phoenix was the epicenter of Tuesday’s podcast. It’s the site of the NCAA men’s basketball Final Four as well as where the NFL owners’ meetings are being held this week, effectively making it the epicenter of the sports universe. Rhiannon Walker joined us to talk about both. Also, Aaron Dodson finally saw the new Power […]

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Maryland Terrapins, NCAA Tournament, NCW, Oregon Ducks, What Had Happened Was -

GAME. BLOUSES. Tenth-seeded Oregon is riding its freshmen phenoms through the gauntlet of the Bridgeport Regional of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament, this time defeating third-seeded Maryland. First-year players Sabrina Ionescu and Ruthy Hebard dropped 21 and 16 points, respectively, as the Ducks held the nation’s top scoring team to its lowest point total all […]

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Michigan Wolverines, NCAA Tournament, NCB, Oregon Ducks, What Had Happened Was -

GAME. BLOUSES. Michigan’s touching postseason run, which included a plane crash and dramatic wins over Oklahoma State and Louisville, came to a gut-wrenching end on Thursday night, as Oregon walked away with a 69-68 victory. Tyler Dorsey, who finished the game with 20 points — his sixth consecutive game with 20 or more points — […]

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Duke Blue Devils, NCAA Tournament, NCW, Oregon Ducks, What Had Happened Was -

GAME. BLOUSES. For the first time in a decade, a No. 10 seed has advanced to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA women’s basketball tournament. On Monday night, Oregon upset No. 2 seed Duke, 74-65, for a date with No. 3 seed Maryland in Bridgeport, Connecticut, on Saturday. This is first time in school history […]

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NCAA Tournament, NCB, Villanova Wildcats, What Had Happened Was, Wisconsin Badgers -

GAME. BLOUSES. Be wary of those Wisconsin Badgers. The team from the Midwest has formed a nasty reputation for slaying No. 1 seeds in the NCAA tournament, and for the third time in four years, they did it again. For those paying even closer attention, this is the third Wildcat pelt the Badgers have collected […]

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Men's NCAA Tournament, Mike Davis, NCAA Tournament, NCB, North Carolina Tar Heels, Texas Southern Tigers -

The Texas Southern Tigers have breakfast together before heading out to the stadium.

Michael Starghill, Jr. for The Undefeated

Players joke around during breakfast.

Michael Starghill, Jr. for The Undefeated

TSU Tiger Zach Lofton stretches before the game. The TSU...

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GREENVILLE, S.C. — Justin Jackson broke out of a shooting slump with 21 points to help top-seeded North Carolina roll past Texas Southern 103-64 on Friday in the first round of the NCAA tournament’s South Region. The Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year had made just 20 of 60 shots (33 percent) and 7 […]

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NCAA Tournament, NCB, Northwestern Wildcats, Vanderbilt Commodores, What Had Happened Was -

GAME. BLOUSES. In Northwestern ‘s first-ever NCAA tournament appearance, the Wildcats squeezed out a 68-66 win over Vanderbilt after Commodores guard Matthew Fisher-Davis confusedly fouled Northwestern’s Bryant McIntosh intentionally with 14.6 seconds remaining in the game. McIntosh calmly walked over to the free throw line and sank the go-ahead points to give his team the […]

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Benedict College Tigers, Bowie State Bulldogs, CIAA, Clark Atlanta Panthers, Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls, Men's NCAA Tournament, NCAA, NCAA Tournament, NCB, NCW, SIAC, Virginia Union Panthers -

Six historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) entered the first round of the NCAA Division II basketball tournaments last week. Bowie State (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) champion), Clark Atlanta (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) champion) and Virginia Union (at-large) were the three representatives on the men’s side, while Benedict College (SIAC), Johnson C. Smith […]

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Mt. St. Mary's Mountaineers, NCAA Tournament, NCB, New Orleans Privateers, What Had Happened Was -

GAME. BLOUSES. Mount St. Mary’s survived a late rally by New Orleans in a 67-66 win on Tuesday night in the opening game of the First Four. Point guard Junior Robinson scored the deciding points with 1:27 remaining on a go-ahead jumper to help the Mountaineers win only their second NCAA tournament game. The Privateers […]

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