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  1. Rapid Reaction: Penn State 61, Indiana 55

    Pat Forde

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Penn State kept its outside hopes of an NCAA tournament berth alive with a must-win game against reeling Indiana. The Nittany Lions got balanced scoring instead of relying on star guard Talor Battle, played solid defense and avoided f...

    Blog | March 10, 2011
  2. Final: Michigan State 70, Tennessee 69

    Pat Forde

    ST. LOUIS -- Quick thoughts from Michigan State 70, Tennessee 69. Brilliant basketball game. Splendid offense in the first half, relentless defense in the second half. Just an incredible battle waged at a very high level all 40 minutes. I don't...

    Blog | March 28, 2010
  3. Halftime: Tennessee 41, Michigan State 39

    Pat Forde

    ST. LOUIS -- Some quick halftime thoughts: Great offensive half of basketball. Fairly stunning to see the Volunteers just tear up the Spartans' defense to open the game. Tennessee made its first six 3-point shots but didn't take a big lead, becaus...

    Blog | March 28, 2010
  4. Vols get a Prince of an effort on defense

    Pat Forde

    ST. LOUIS -- J.P. Prince was gassed in the final minutes. But as the best player in the country threw up a 3 to send the game into OT, it was Prince that swatted it away and sent Tennessee to its first Elite Eight. It was a testament to a resource...

    Blog | March 27, 2010
  5. Halftime: Northern Iowa 29, Michigan State 22

    Pat Forde

    ST. LOUIS -- Quick thoughts from halftime: The pace is perfect for Northern Iowa. The Panthers have only been hurt in transition a couple of times by the Spartans' vaunted running game and are doing a great job rushing back to play defense. Of co...

    Blog | March 26, 2010
  6. NCAA tournament: Tennessee's J.P. Prince comes up big in win over...

    Pat Forde

    J.P. Prince was gassed in the final minutes. But as the best player in the country shot a 3 to send it to OT, it was Prince who swatted it away and sent Tennessee to its first Elite Eight. It was a testament to a resourceful group of Vols.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2010
  7. NCAA tournament: Northern Iowa's Ali Farokhmanesh lands knockout ...

    Pat Forde

    Northern Iowa's stunning upset of No. 1 Kansas was a team effort in every way possible. But the one shot that will always be remembered came down to one fearless individual not afraid to deliver the KO.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2010
  8. Siena leads Butler at halftime

    Pat Forde

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Halftime notes from Siena 31, Butler 28: After being on the ropes a bit early, Siena regrouped and used its pressure defense to shut down the Bulldogs in the final 10 minutes of the half. Butler scored five points in the final 10 ...

    Blog | February 20, 2010
  9. NCAA tournament: MSU keeping Louisville offense in check

    Pat Forde

    INDIANAPOLIS -- One thing is clear early: Louisville will not be scoring 103 points today. Not on this defense. Arizona gave up uncontested shots left and right to the Cardinals on Friday night. The Spartans are locked down on the Louisville shoo...

    Blog | Conversation | March 29, 2009
  10. NCAA tournament: Kansas outrunning Michigan State

    Pat Forde

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Stop me if you've heard this before, but a Big Ten team is being blitzed in transition. This time it's Michigan State, supposedly the one team in the league that likes to run -- but apparently doesn't like to get back on defense. No...

    Blog | Conversation | March 27, 2009
  11. NCAA tournament: Cleveland State Vikings off target early

    Pat Forde

    MIAMI -- Cleveland State coach Gary Waters said Friday that when his defense-oriented Vikings shoot 40 percent from the field, they're hard to beat. So far against Arizona they're shooting 26 percent. And being beaten rather easily. Arizona is ...

    Blog | Conversation | March 22, 2009
  12. NCAA tournament: ASU, Cuse in offensive zone early

    Pat Forde

    MIAMI -- So much for the vaunted zone defenses. Most of the pregame talk Saturday about this Syracuse-Arizona State game centered on the teams' zone defenses. But so far, it's been all offense at American Airlines Arena. At the media timeout with...

    Blog | Conversation | March 22, 2009
  13. NCAA tournament: Glasser feels the pain for Arizona State

    Pat Forde

    MIAMI -- Derek Glasser finished one of the greatest first halves of his life writhing on the American Airlines Arena floor. On the final play, the Arizona State guard drove into Temple's zone defense and fired a pass to the left wing, but before it ...

    Blog | Conversation | March 20, 2009
  14. UNC proves its Achilles' heel is not on defense

    Pat Forde

    For the longest time this season, the knock on No. 1 UNC was its defense. But the Tar Heels put the lockdown on Duke in the waning minutes of Saturday's win, and they looked like a favorite for the national championship in doing so, writes Pat Forde.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2008
  15. Numbers don't lie ... DePaul getting defensive

    Pat Forde

    After hitting rock bottom last season, a new coach and new defensive attitude has turned DePaul's early fortunes around.

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 2002
  16. Western powers still need staying power

    Pat Forde

    While the West Division flexed in the SEC, it was the traditional East teams who represented in the NCAAs.

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2002