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Final Four: Sorry Cinderella, the shoe doesn’t fit

Joe Brannan, Staff Writer

April 8, 2016

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The last NCAA Tournament bracket completed by Joe Lunardi, the bracket guru, did not have Syracuse in the field of 68 teams set to compete in this year’s tournament.  Thankfully, the NCAA Selection Committee found Syracu...

Final Four: The battle of the two seeds

Joe Hall, Staff Writer

April 7, 2016

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Both of these teams are hoping to hear “One Shining Moment” while the are cutting down the nets in Houston. However, only one of these teams will have that pleasure. Number two seeded Villanova defeated top-seeded Kansas in the Eli...

Elite Eight Midwest Region: The “Villain” of the NCAA Tournament

Joe Hall, Staff Writer

April 7, 2016

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When talking about Syracuse basketball, the word “underdog” isn’t normally used to describe them. Normally, they are somewhat in the title hunt. They normally have a really good seed coming into this tournament. Not this year. ...

Elite Eight South Region: Kansas stunned by ‘Nova

Joe Hall, Staff Writer

April 7, 2016

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The Battle of One versus Two...Kansas vs Villanova. The winner moves on to the Final Four in Houston; the loser...well...goes home empty handed. Kansas was considered the heavy odds-on favorite to win the National title; Villanova was ...

Elite Eight West Region: Oh Buddy

Joe Brannan, Staff Writer

April 7, 2016

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Regardless of how good of a professional career Buddy Hield will have in the NBA, it is evident that he will be remembered as one of the most dominant players ever in college basketball.  Hield was nothing short of dominant in the O...

Elite Eight East Region: UNC rolls Notre Dame

Joe Brannan, Staff Writer

April 7, 2016

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Sweet Sixteen hero Demetrious Jackson did all he could to propel his Notre Dame Fighting Irish to the Final Four, but the Tar Heels of North Carolina proved to be too much to handle.  These two teams from the Atlantic Coas...

Sweet 16 East Region: Notre Dame reaches Elite Eight

Joe Brannan, Staff Writer

April 7, 2016

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The best time to have a lead in a sporting event is when the game clock hits 0:00.  The Wisconsin Badgers didn’t trail the Notre Dame Fighting Irish until under six minutes to go in the second half; however, they quickly regained the lead...

Sweet 16 South Region: Jayhawks advance…again

Joe Hall, Staff Writer

April 6, 2016

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The number one overall seed Kansas Jayhawks defeated UConn in the “Round of 32” rather easily. Standing in their way on their road to greatness are the Maryland Terrapins. Maryland coasted to wins over South Dakota State and Hawa...

Sweet 16 Midwest Region: Cyclones fall to Cavaliers

Joe Hall, Staff Writer

April 6, 2016

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The University of Virginia was looking to advance to their first regional final since 1995. First however, they would have to defeat the Iowa State Cyclones, who would end UA-Little Rock’s Cinderella bid with a 78-61 victory in the secon...

Sweet 16 West Region: Oklahoma blows by A&M

Joe Brannan, Staff Writer

April 5, 2016

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For the first time in this NCAA Tournament, Buddy Hield didn’t lead his team in scoring and failed to reach the twenty-point mark.  It didn’t matter though as Jordan Woodard and company helped thrust the Sooners into the Elite Eig...

Sweet 16 Midwest Region: Cinderella Syracuse

Joe Hall, Staff Writer

April 5, 2016

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Both Gonzaga and Syracuse were technically classified as “underdogs” in the Midwest Region. Polish-born Domantas Sabonis and teammate Kyle Wiltjer both basically carried the Gonzaga Bulldogs on their backs throughout the whole tour...

Sweet 16 East Region: UNC flies past Indiana

Joe Brannan, Staff Writer

April 5, 2016

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The Indiana Hoosiers had no answer for how to stop North Carolina as the Tar Heels would score early and often.  Senior guard Marcus Paige nailed two early threes to help the Tar Heels jump out to a 8-3 lead.  This lead was...

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