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Amherst College coach Jack Arena paces behind Austin Ho, front left, Conor Brown and David White during the Lord Jeffs' 6-2 loss to Wisconsin-Stevens Point in the NCAA Division III Frozen Four semifinals in Minnesota Friday.

Wisconsin-Stevens Point ices Amherst College in Division III Frozen Four semifinals

Saturday, March 28, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — Amherst College and goaltender Danny Vitale found out Friday night you can only stop a steamroller for so long. After blocking a fusillade of shots from everywhere imaginable over two periods, Vitale finally gave in to the relentless pressure from Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The Pointers spotted the Lord Jeffs a two-goal lead then pummeled them for five third-period goals …

Gonzaga headed to Elite Eight for 1st time since 1999

Friday, March 27, 2015

HOUSTON (AP) — Growing up in Poland, Przemek Karnowski had to stay up until 2 or 3 a.m. to watch the NCAA Tournament. Gonzaga’s big man got to star in the show in prime time on Friday night, scoring 18 points with nine rebounds to lead the second-seeded Bulldogs to a 74-62 win …

South Carolina last-second shot helps avoid UNC upset

Friday, March 27, 2015

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — For the second straight year, South Carolina found itself trailing late against North Carolina and staring at an early NCAA Tournament exit despite its No. 1 seed. This time, Tiffany Mitchell and the Gamecocks found a way to regroup, rally and advance. Mitchell drove to the basket and scored with 4.2 seconds left to help South Carolina edge North …

West Virginia’s Bob Huggins looks for another win over Kentucky’s John Calipari

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

West Virginia coach Bob Huggins has had his way against Kentucky’s John Calipari over the years. Huggins is 8-2 all-time against his close friend. Meeting No. 11 will be Huggins’ greatest challenge against a Calipari-coached team when West …

Xavier’s Jalen Reynolds will play vs Arizona

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

CINCINNATI — Forward Jalen Reynolds accompanied Xavier to Los Angeles for its Sweet 16 game while the school looked into a complaint filed against him by another student. Coach Chris Mack said before the team left on Tuesday …

Derrick Gordon transferring from UMass, hopes to expand his role at new school

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Derrick Gordon has never kept his NBA aspirations a secret. Before he even played a game at UMass, he talked about getting drafted someday. So while the junior guard said he appreciated how the Minuteman coaches and players …

Tennessee advances to Sweet 16 with win over Pittsburgh

Monday, March 23, 2015

Bashaara Graves scored 21 points and had 14 rebounds as Tennessee withstood a late rally to defeat Pittsburgh, 77-67, and advance to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament. The second-seeded Lady Vols (29-5) improved to 56-0 in NCAA Tournament home games and advanced to a Spokane Region …

Princeton’s unbeaten run ends in 85-70 NCAA loss at Maryland

Monday, March 23, 2015

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — As the final seconds of Princeton’s season ticked away, its unbeaten run ending against No. 1 seed Maryland in the NCAA Tournament, Tigers coach Courtney Banghart took a stroll along the sideline. She stopped …

Top-ranked Kentucky’s toughest foe might be. ... Kentucky

Monday, March 23, 2015

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Good teams have tried various ways to beat Kentucky. The game plans have included getting physical with them, trying to force the unbeaten Wildcats to take jump shots, double-teaming post players, playing up-tempo so Kentucky …

Georgia Tech athletic director thinks his former associate will be a great fit at UMass

Monday, March 23, 2015

Mike Bobinski was still getting his feet underneath him at Georgia Tech, but he knew right away he liked Ryan Bamford. The former Xavier athletic director inherited Bamford when he took the same role at the Atlantic Coast …

Weekend college recaps: Amherst College men’s hockey headed to Frozen Four

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Amherst College men’s hockey team came from behind to force overtime, and a late goal by Mike Rowbatham sealed a 4-3 win to beat Norwich in the NCAA Division III quarterfinals on Saturday at Orr Rink. Rowbatham’s unassisted goal came at the 8 minute, 12 second mark …

Virginia picked off Sweet 16 path

Monday, March 23, 2015

Travis Trice scored 23 points, and Michigan State knocked second-seeded Virginia out of the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year, 60-54 on Sunday. Branden Dawson added 15 points and nine rebounds for the seventh-seeded Spartans, who advanced to the Sweet 16 for the seventh time in the …

UMass set to name Georgia Tech associate athletic director Ryan Bamford its new AD

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Georgia Tech associate athletic director Ryan Bamford will become the seventh permanent athletic director at UMass. According to several sources, athletic department staff were notified Sunday. An announcement is expected Monday with a press conference likely on Tuesday. Bamford was chosen from a finalist pool that included former …