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  1. Shockers stay calm, cruise into MVC final

    Brian Bennett

    ST. LOUIS -- The best and maybe only chance of someone knocking off Wichita State in the early rounds of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament would have involved the Shockers seizing up from the pressure of remaining undefeated. So, yeah, abo...

    Blog | March 08, 2014
  2. Final Four: Battle stations are being readied in state for Kentuc...

    Brian Bennett

    Rationality is in short supply in the state of Kentucky this week. The most epic sports duel the state has ever seen arrives on Saturday night, when bitter rivals Kentucky and Louisville meet in the Final Four. Neutrality is not an option.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2012
  3. Cyclones make waves by beating champs

    Brian Bennett

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Chris Allen played his first three years at Michigan State, experiencing two Final Fours and a Sweet 16 with the Spartans. His old team expected to do great things in March. Back in the NCAA tournament as a senior with Iowa Stat...

    Blog | March 16, 2012
  4. NCAA tournament: David Lighty is the fuel that makes the Buckeyes...

    Brian Bennett

    David Lighty isn't as well-known as some of his Ohio State teammates, but his leadership and boundless energy are what make the Buckeyes go.

    Story | Conversation | March 23, 2011
  5. Preview: Sunday in Cleveland

    Brian Bennett

    CLEVELAND -- The four remaining teams in this East Region pod know how to move on in March. All four have been to a Final Four since 2003, and three of them have national championship trophies encased in glass back home. Beyond that, we've got the...

    Blog | March 20, 2011
  6. This George Mason makes own memories

    Brian Bennett

    CLEVELAND -- The current George Mason players have nothing but respect for the 2005-06 Patriots team that made it to the Final Four. Many of them are at the school now at least partly because that team raised the profile of the program. But, hones...

    Blog | March 18, 2011
  7. Rapid Reaction: George Mason 61, 'Nova 57

    Brian Bennett

    CLEVELAND -- For George Mason, it was shades of 2006. For Villanova, it was more of the same. The Patriots won their first NCAA tournament game since their magical 2006 Final Four run with a 61-57 victory over No. 9 seed Villanova on Friday aftern...

    Blog | March 18, 2011
  8. First Four preview, Day 2

    Brian Bennett

    DAYTON, Ohio -- Random thought: How can the First Four have eight teams if the Final Four has only four? We'll leave that for a mathematician or NCAA selection committee member to answer. What we know is that it means another first-round tournamen...

    Blog | March 16, 2011
  9. First Four produces first tourney classic

    Brian Bennett

    DAYTON, Ohio -- The First Four has a long way to go to match the Final Four. But as far as warm-up acts go, maybe the NCAA is on to something. The first installment of the new four-game, first-round format provided a fantastic finish -- and our fi...

    Blog | March 15, 2011
  10. Previewing the First Four, Round 1

    Brian Bennett

    DAYTON, Ohio -- The road to the Final Four begins at the First Four. For the first time in NCAA tournament history, there will be four play-in ... excuse me, first-round games, held in Dayton for the right to move on to what is now referred to as ...

    Blog | March 15, 2011
  11. Final: Duke 68, California 53

    Brian Bennett

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The first weekend of the NCAA tournament went about as smoothly as Duke could have hoped. The Blue Devils didn't fall victim to a shocking upset and received hardly a challenge on their way to the Sweet 16. And given their re...

    Blog | March 21, 2010
  12. Final: Cornell 87, Wisconsin 69

    Brian Bennett

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Brain Train keeps chugging along. Cornell didn't just win two games here in Jacksonville this weekend; it dominated them both. After a 13-point win over Temple on Friday, the 12th-seeded Ivy Leaguers destroyed No. 4 seed ...

    Blog | March 21, 2010
  13. Final: Cal 77, Louisville 62

    Brian Bennett

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- To say California vs. Louisville was a game of runs is like saying the ocean has a few waves. The Bears opened the game with a 22-4 lead, then saw Louisville get it back to single digits late in the first half. After Cal buil...

    Blog | March 20, 2010
  14. Halftime: Cal 41, Louisville 30

    Brian Bennett

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Quick halftime thoughts from the final game of the day here at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, where No. 8 seed Cal leads No. 9 Louisville 41-30: The start of the game was delayed by 20 minutes as arena workers fixed...

    Blog | March 19, 2010
  15. Clock problem delays start of Louisville-Cal

    Brian Bennett

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The start of the final game here in Jacksonville is delayed as arena officials try to fix the clock above one of the baskets. The game was scheduled to start at 10 p.m. Louisville and Cal just headed back to their locker room...

    Blog | March 19, 2010
  16. Final: Duke 73, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 44

    Brian Bennett

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The tape around the Duke mascot's head said it all: "Played In. Blown Out." Arkansas-Pine Bluff exits its first NCAA tournament with a victory to its name in the play-in, er, opening-round game. But the Golden Lions found out...

    Blog | March 19, 2010