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Kentucky coach John Calipari signals to his team during the first half of a college basketball game against Notre Dame in the NCAA men's tournament regional finals, Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Camp Cal the latest innovation in team building at Kentucky

Monday, March 30, 2015

It could’ve easily been called the John Calipari Fantasy Camp. The Kentucky coach invited NBA scouts and GMs to a first-of-its-kind workout before the start of the season, so they could get a look at what all these future pros can do. Calipari wanted to get feedback about his own players, as well. Then, he shut the doors for the …

UConn reaches 8th straight Final Four with win over Dayton

Monday, March 30, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. — Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies are back in a familiar place — the Final Four. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 27 points to help UConn beat Dayton 91-70 on Monday night to advance to the national semifinals for an eighth straight season. Now the Huskies stand two wins away from a …

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 Associated Press’ 2014-15 All-America team. Kaminsky, the 7-foot senior from Wisconsin, was a unanimous choice …

Pat Connaughton’s ambition powers Notre Dame to Sweet 16

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Pat Connaughton does whatever it takes to help Notre Dame win. Diving for a loose ball. Grabbing a rebound. Getting in the face of a teammate. The 6-foot-5 forward from Arlington, Massachusetts, has been …

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 …