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Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma speaks during a news conference after his team's 91-70 win over Dayton in a regional final game in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament on Monday, March 30, 2015, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

UConn women not looking past opposition in Final Four

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. — Four No. 1 seeds are in the Final Four of the women’s NCAA Tournament for only the third time, yet there’s still a distinctive feel it’s really two-time defending champion Connecticut’s title to lose. Notre Dame, South Carolina and Maryland merely are a distant best of the rest. The coaches of the teams, beginning with UConn’s Geno …

George Mason tabs ex-Williams coach Dave Paulsen

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

FAIRFAX, Va. — Next season marks the 10th anniversary of George Mason’s improbable run to the 2006 Final Four. New coach Dave Paulsen expects celebrations to commemorate the occasion. There was little celebrating during the past two seasons, which ended with at least 20 losses and helped end the tenure of coach Paul …

Oklahoma State AD supports men’s basketball coach Travis Ford

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

STILLWATER, Okla. — Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder still has high hopes for Travis Ford as Oklahoma State’s basketball coach. Holder sent out a statement Tuesday evening saying Ford would remain the coach amid speculation that Ford’s job was in jeopardy. Prominent booster T. Boone Pickens tweeted his support for Ford just before Holder’s statement was released. Ford has a 143-91 record …

UConn reaches 8th straight Final Four with win over Dayton

Monday, March 30, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. — Getting to the Final Four never gets old for Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 27 points to help UConn beat Dayton 91-70 on Monday night to advance to the national semifinals …

Kaminsky, Okafor lead 2014-15 AP All-America team

Monday, March 30, 2015

Frank Kaminsky and Jahlil Okafor are as different as stories can be in college basketball. The two, however, have a lot in common — both are in the Final Four and both were the top selections on The …

A year later than expected, Michigan State back in Final Four

Monday, March 30, 2015

DETROIT — Michigan State’s run to the Final Four came one season later than expected, and that’s part of the reason coach Tom Izzo is enjoying it so much. “Last year we were picked by the president and …

McGraw appreciates Notre Dame women’s run more than ever

Monday, March 30, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY — It would be easy to forgive Muffet McGraw if she started taking Final Four appearances for granted. After all, the Notre Dame women’s coach has become a regular of sorts on college basketball’s biggest stage …

Local colleges/preps: UMass women’s lacrosse shows balanced attack in win

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Hannah Murphy scored four times and Nicole Troost added three tallies as the UMass women’s lacrosse team defeated George Mason 17-7 at home Sunday afternoon. The Minutewomen (9-1, 2-0 Atlantic 10) received goals from 12 different players in the win. Middlebury 9, Amherst 5 — The No. 12 …

Duke back in Final Four after beating Gonzaga

Sunday, March 29, 2015

HOUSTON — Mike Krzyzewski is living in the moment with his youngest team ever, not thinking too much about the significance of his latest trip to the NCAA Final Four. With their trio of freshmen starting, the Blue …

No. 7 seed Michigan State Final Four-bound after overtime win over Louisville

Sunday, March 29, 2015

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Travis Trice vowed a day earlier that he wasn’t going to cry should the Michigan State Spartans continue their improbable run to the Final Four. The senior guard’s vow lasted no more than 10 seconds …

Dekker latest star to emerge during NCAA run for Wisconsin

Sunday, March 29, 2015

MILWAUKEE — Frank Kaminsky last year; Sam Dekker in 2015. Wisconsin’s frontcourt players are turning into stars with stirring performances in the NCAA Tournament. “Yeah, by far,” senior guard Traevon Jackson said when asked whether Dekker’s 27-point performance …

Dayton ready for challenge of top seed UConn

Sunday, March 29, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. — Jim Jabir and his Dayton Flyers played UConn four years ago in the Huskies’ Thanksgiving tournament. They lost by 40, but came away with an understanding of what it took to be an elite program …

NCAA Hockey: Boston University advances to Frozen Four at TD Garden

Sunday, March 29, 2015

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Getting sent home from the NCAA Tournament rarely is a good thing. For Boston University, it’s ideal. The Terriers beat Minnesota-Duluth 3-2 on Saturday night to win the Northeast Regional and secure a berth in …