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  1. UNC Asheville students get free UNC tickets

    Diamond Leung

    North Carolina, one of the favorites to reach the Final Four, begins its season away from home. There's the Carrier Classic in San Diego for the opener, and two days later, the Tar Heels go to play North Carolina-Asheville to help open a new arena th...

    Blog | October 17, 2011
  2. CAA standouts recovering from surgery

    Diamond Leung

    The CAA is a conference to watch this season, with VCU coming off a Final Four appearance and George Mason primed to make another NCAA tournament run. But a new crop of players will have to step up, as the entire All-CAA first team completed its e...

    Blog | September 29, 2011
  3. Time well spent for New Orleans basketball

    Diamond Leung

    The glitz and glamour of the Final Four will come to New Orleans at the end of this season, with the Louisiana Superdome playing host to one of the world's finest sporting events in another sign of the city's recovery from Hurricane Katrina. But t...

    Blog | September 28, 2011
  4. Joe Mazzulla lands assistant coaching job

    Diamond Leung

    Joe Mazzulla, who helped lead West Virginia to a 2010 Final Four appearance, will begin his career as a Division II assistant coach after recently completing his eligibility, according to West Virginia Illustrated. Former WVU Guard Joe Mazzulla was ...

    Blog | September 28, 2011
  5. Arkansas-Michigan brings back memories

    Diamond Leung

    President Bill Clinton and his family were in the stands that day to watch Arkansas advance to the Final Four. Fab Five members Juwan Howard and Jalen Rose didn't know it at the time, but they were playing in their final game at Michigan before de...

    Blog | August 02, 2011
  6. Armen Gilliam remembered as a coach

    Diamond Leung

    The passing of Armen Gilliam had many recalling his days as a dominant force at UNLV and someone who everyone loved as a player and a person. He lead the Rebels to the Final Four in 1987. Gilliam wasn't highly recruited, but made up for it with hi...

    Blog | July 07, 2011
  7. Matt Howard branches out in social media

    Diamond Leung

    Matt Howard, the floppy-haired, salt of the earth star who was one of Butler's symbols during their two runs to the Final Four and played in old sneakers rather than the new Kobes, is now on Twitter and recently promised Facebook updates in promoting...

    Blog | May 05, 2011
  8. Joey Rodriguez all set for White House visit

    Diamond Leung

    After helping lead VCU to the Final Four this season, guard Joey Rodriguez has been invited to attend the Cinco de Mayo dinner at the White House on Thursday. And if by chance Rodriguez gets asked something along the lines of, "Who are you wearing...

    Blog | May 03, 2011
  9. Kemba Walker clarifies comment on reading

    Diamond Leung

    During the Final Four Kemba Walker seemed to confirm to Sports Illustrated his academic counselor's suggestion that he had just recently read a book cover-to-cover for the first time. He told told the magazine, "That's true. You can write that. It's ...

    Blog | April 27, 2011
  10. Stew Morrill stunned by national COY honor

    Diamond Leung

    Utah State coach Stew Morrill was named the Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year at the Final Four as presented by CollegeInsider.com, and the list of finalists that finished behind him in the voting included a number of prominent coaches. A grou...

    Blog | April 26, 2011
  11. Josh Harrellson touts Enes Kanter theory

    Diamond Leung

    Josh Harrellson, the senior forward who helped take Kentucky to the Final Four, saw his role on team grow when the NCAA ruled freshman Enes Kanter permanently ineligible for accepting impermissible benefits. Not only did Harrellson disagree with t...

    Blog | April 18, 2011
  12. Dave Rice brings style to UNLV

    Diamond Leung

    Dave Rice was raised a Runnin' Rebel. He was a reserve guard on two of Jerry Tarkanian's Final Four teams, including the 1990 squad that won the national title. He coached with Tarkanian. And now he is the first former UNLV player to become head c...

    Blog | April 11, 2011
  13. Kentucky celebrates Enes Kanter, Final Four

    Diamond Leung

    Enes Kanter is scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Friday's Kentucky baseball game, as the school gets a chance to honor one of the members of the team that went to the Final Four. The center from Turkey didn't play a single m...

    Blog | April 07, 2011
  14. Butler shoots itself in the foot

    Diamond Leung

    HOUSTON -- Shawn Vanzant hung his head exiting the locker room, still unable to believe what a mess of a shooting night it was for Butler in the national championship game. "Twelve-for-64," the senior kept muttering as his teammates tried to conso...

    Blog | April 05, 2011
  15. Shabazz Napier had help along the way

    Diamond Leung

    HOUSTON -- Shabazz Napier called it one of the scariest moments of his life when he stepped to the free throw line with an opportunity to put away Kentucky and send Connecticut to the national championship game. "When I made the second one, I just...

    Blog | April 03, 2011
  16. Disappointed Wildcats fall just short

    Diamond Leung

    HOUSTON -- DeAndre Liggins sat in his chair, alternating between rubbing his eyes and burying his face in his hands. Terrence Jones barely spoke above a whisper, needing time to compose himself while discussing what it felt like to fall short of t...

    Blog | April 03, 2011