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  1. Rapid Reaction: Syracuse 81, Montana 34

    Ted Miller

    SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Syracuse dominated Montana from bell to bell. Here are some thoughts on the Orange's 81-34 win. Overview: When the higher-seeded team shoots well and the underdog shoots terribly, well, that's a recipe for a final count like th...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  2. Rapid Reaction: Indiana 63, VCU 61

    Ted Miller

    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Some quick thoughts from Indiana's thrilling 63-61 victory over VCU. Overview: VCU dictated the pace for most of the game against Indiana, but the Rams scored just four points over the final 12:20 as Indiana used a three-point pl...

    Blog | March 17, 2012
  3. A Shocker? No, just VCU ... again

    Ted Miller

    PORTLAND -- Virginia Commonwealth apparently isn't ready to yield the glass slipper. VCU was supposed to be rebuilding, seeing that it has four new starters from a team that was just the third 11-seed to reach the Final Four. Sure, the Rams enter...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  4. Rapid Reaction: VCU 62, Wichita State 59

    Ted Miller

    PORTLAND -- Some quick thoughts from VCU's 62-59 upset over Wichita State in the second round of the South Regional in Portland. Overview: VCU, thought to be rebuilding after a Final Four run a year ago, held off this year's supposed mid-major dar...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  5. Previewing Portland: Evening games

    Ted Miller

    PORTLAND -- Let's take a look at the evening games: No. 5 Wichita State (27-5) vs. No. 12 VCU (28-6), 7:15 p.m. ET Just call Wichita State-VCU a major mid-major matchup. Last year, VCU rolled all the way to the Final Four. This year, Wichita...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  6. Previewing Portland: Afternoon games

    Ted Miller

    PORTLAND -- Let's take a look at the afternoon's games: No. 4 Louisville (26-9) vs. No. 13 Davidson (25-7) Rick Pitino isn't here to talk about the past. Or at least the recent past. Louisville's dapper head man has coached in five Final Fo...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Spartans' Lucious caps fantastic finish

    Ted Miller

    SPOKANE, Wash. -- It was one of the great comebacks in NCAA tournament history. And then it wasn't. Maryland trailed Michigan State by nine points with two minutes left. Then it took the lead -- twice -- in the final 35 seconds. It was stunning...

    Blog | March 21, 2010
  10. Final: Maryland 89, Houston 77

    Ted Miller

    SPOKANE, Wash. -- The star didn't lead Maryland to a workmanlike 89-77 win over Houston. It was the wily veteran who doesn't want to say goodbye and the young guy ready to say hello. With ACC Player of the Year Greivis Vasquez mostly operating as ...

    Blog | March 20, 2010
  11. Final: Michigan State 70, New Mexico State 67

    Ted Miller

    SPOKANE, Wash. -- The first half suggested this might be an easy one for Michigan State. It wasn't. The Spartans survived a furious second-half rally from New Mexico State and prevailed 70-67 in the first round of the Midwest Regional. Some tho...

    Blog | March 19, 2010
  12. Final: Texas A&M 69, Utah State 53

    Ted Miller

    SPOKANE, Wash. -- Sometimes the pregame perception turns out to be flat wrong. Texas A&M were expert marksmen against Utah State, winning the battle of Aggies, 69-53, by hitting 50 of its shots from the field. Meanwhile, Utah State couldn't con...

    Blog | March 19, 2010
  13. Final: Purdue 72, Siena 64

    Ted Miller

    SPOKANE, Wash. -- Some quick thoughts on Purdue's 72-64 win over Siena in the first round of the South Regional. The story of this one is simple: Purdue came out of the halftime locker room and whupped butt. The Boilermakers blew away a 3-point d...

    Blog | March 19, 2010
  14. Hum-drumming up excitment for USC-'Zona

    Ted Miller

    TUCSON, Ariz. -- The surreality of the final weekend -- or is that "weakend"? -- of the Pac-10 season started Thursday night when UCLA and Arizona tangled and no one cared. The last time UCLA and Arizona played it didn't crackle in the Pac-10 and ...

    Blog | March 06, 2010