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  1. Syracuse's defense stymies Cal, Crabbe

    Ted Miller

    SAN JOSE, Calif. -- It's one thing to play good defense. That's when opposing players have low field goal percentages. Syracuse does that, without a doubt. It ranked third in the nation in field goal percentage defense this season. But wha...

    Blog | March 24, 2013
  2. Rapid Reaction: Syracuse 66, California 60

    Ted Miller

    SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Syracuse ended 12th-seeded California's hopes for another upset, 66-60, with suffocating defense in a methodical effort Saturday. Overview: Cal jumped ahead 2-0, but that was it. The fourth-seeded Orange rolled up an early lead...

    Blog | March 24, 2013
  3. Louisville rides defense to Sweet 16

    Ted Miller

    PORTLAND -- Louisville went one-and-done the past two years in the NCAA tournament, and coach Rick Pitino seemed just a bit defensive about it when he met with reporters on Wednesday. Ah, but it became clear after his Cardinals slipped past New Mexic...

    Blog | March 18, 2012
  4. Rapid Reaction: Louisville 59, New Mexico 56

    Ted Miller

    PORTLAND, Ore. -- A quick look at Louisville's 59-56 win over New Mexico in a round-of-32 NCAA tournament game in the Rose Garden. Overview: The frantic second half featured two huge runs against two stingy defenses, but Louisville was able to hol...

    Blog | March 18, 2012
  5. Previewing Tucson: History will be made

    Ted Miller

    TUCSON, Ariz. -- San Diego State is a threat for the Final Four. It's got backcourt and frontcourt balance. It's athletic and plays tough defense. Northern Colorado is making its first NCAA tourney appearance. It went 4-24 four years ago. Apologi...

    Blog | March 17, 2011
  6. Final: Purdue 63, Texas A&M 61 (OT)

    Ted Miller

    SPOKANE, Wash. -- This was a gritty one. It required extra basketball to decide it. But Purdue's defensive specialist Chris Kramer drove through the tough Texas A&M defense for a layup with four seconds left in overtime that gave the Boilermak...

    Blog | March 21, 2010
  7. Halftime: Texas A&M 32, Purdue 25

    Ted Miller

    SPOKANE, Wash. -- It's all about defense with Texas A&M and Purdue, and the Aggies won the first half of a slug fest 32-25. Both teams are shooting below 35 percent at the break. Some thoughts. Rebounding was seen by both coaches as a k...

    Blog | March 21, 2010
  8. Previewing Sunday in Spokane

    Ted Miller

    SPOKANE, Wash. -- A look at Sunday's second-round games in Spokane. SOUTH Regional No. 5 Texas A&M (24-9) vs. No. 4 Purdue (28-5) Storyline: Both teams shot well and played tough defense in their first-round game. Neither got -- nor need...

    Blog | March 21, 2010
  9. Texas A&M has advantage on boards

    Ted Miller

    SPOKANE, Wash. -- Both Purdue and Texas A&M play good defense. Both turned in workmanlike efforts while dispatching dangerous mid-major foes in the first round of the South Regional. But there's one number that doesn't look good for Purdue and a l...

    Blog | March 20, 2010