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  1. Sean Miller: Arizona not the Pac-12 favorite

    Diamond Leung

    Arizona won a Pac-10 championship and made an Elite Eight appearance last season under Sean Miller, and the respect level for what the coach has accomplished has many believing the Wildcats will be back on top this season despite losing Derrick Willi...

    Blog | October 26, 2011
  2. 'Ridiculous' expectations on Josiah Turner

    Diamond Leung

    Arizona freshman Josiah Turner is ESPNU's third-ranked point guard in the nation for the incoming class and is set to take the reins of a team that went to the Elite Eight last season. Much is expected from the 6-foot-3 Turner, who will have an oppor...

    Blog | October 25, 2011
  3. Gators to feature revamped frontcourt

    Diamond Leung

    While much of the offseason buzz in the SEC has gone to Kentucky, it is Florida that is the defending regular-season champion in the conference. The Gators return their high-scoring backcourt of Erving Walker and Kenny Boynton from their Elite Eight ...

    Blog | July 01, 2011
  4. Guard Lamont 'Mo Mo' Jones transferring from Arizona

    Diamond Leung

    Arizona sophomore point guard Lamont "Mo Mo" Jones is transferring, citing a desire to play close to home in New York, the school announced Monday.

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2011
  5. Derrick Williams of Arizona Wildcats entering draft, will hire ag...

    Diamond Leung

    Arizona forward Derrick Williams is heading to the NBA after two program-rebuilding seasons in the desert.

    Story | Conversation | April 13, 2011
  6. Connecticut's remarkable run continues

    Diamond Leung

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The brim of the Final Four hat was pulled down over Kemba Walker's tired eyes, but he perked up at one particular question. Was it a motivating factor this year that the Big East coaches had picked Connecticut to finish ninth in...

    Blog | March 27, 2011
  7. Rapid Reaction: Connecticut 65, Arizona 63

    Diamond Leung

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Connecticut advanced to the Final Four after hanging onto a 65-63 win that went down to the final possession, with Derrick Williams and Jamelle Horne missing 3-point attempts in the final seconds. The Huskies were led by Kemba Walk...

    Blog | March 26, 2011
  8. Elite Eight preview: Arizona vs. Connecticut

    Diamond Leung

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- A look at the Huskies-Wildcats matchup at the Honda Center in Anaheim: No. 5 seed Arizona (30-7) vs. No. 3 seed Connecticut (29-9), 7:05 p.m. ET (CBS) How they got here: Behind a huge 36-point performance from Kemba Walker, U...

    Blog | March 26, 2011
  9. Will Arizona pair be Kemba's kryptonite?

    Diamond Leung

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Kemba Walker furrowed his brow a little and slowly shook his head as he smiled. The Connecticut star wasn't buying the idea that Arizona had what it took to stop him -- a scouting report with a unique perspective. Arizona assist...

    Blog | March 26, 2011
  10. Rapid Reaction: Arizona 93, Duke 77

    Diamond Leung

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Arizona stunned defending national champion Duke 93-77, as the Wildcats head to the Elite Eight after outscoring the Blue Devils 55-33 in the second half. Derrick Williams had 32 points and 13 rebounds in a dominating performance t...

    Blog | March 25, 2011
  11. Rapid Reaction: UConn 74, San Diego St. 67

    Diamond Leung

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Connecticut's Kemba Walker tied a school tourney record with 36 points, willing the Huskies to a 74-67 win against No. 2 seed San Diego State that sends them to the Elite Eight. Freshman Jeremy Lamb added 24 points, tying a career ...

    Blog | March 24, 2011
  12. NCAA tournament: West Region breakdown

    Diamond Leung

    Diamond Leung breaks down the West Region, identifying the matchups and players to watch as well as possible upset picks.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2011
  13. Division II defeats make SEC look bad

    Diamond Leung

    Bruce Pearl now has an on-court embarrassment to add to his tumultuous preseason. No, Tennessee's 79-64 exhibition loss to Division II Indianapolis doesn't count in the standings. The Vols' last game that truly mattered is still that Elite Eight a...

    Blog | November 09, 2010
  14. John Calipari still talking Elite Eight loss

    Diamond Leung

    Kentucky's loss to West Virginia in the Elite Eight remains fresh in the mind of coach John Calipari six months later. This week he blamed the loss on his team looking ahead to Duke, and in addressing the Downtown Louisville Rotary Club on Thursda...

    Blog | October 01, 2010
  15. Calipari: Duke a factor in Elite Eight loss

    Diamond Leung

    Kentucky coach John Calipari had a speaking engagement in Birmingham today, and no, he wasn't talking about Eric Bledsoe. He declined to conduct interviews with reporters at the event, telling the Birmingham News he had to be back in Lexington for ev...

    Blog | September 27, 2010
  16. Calipari the morning after

    Diamond Leung

    Kentucky coach John Calipari has been filing daily audio posts on Lexy and didn't shy away from his duties the day after a tough Elite Eight loss to West Virginia. Always willing to use social networking to promote his program, Calipari tried his ...

    Blog | March 28, 2010