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  1. Final Four: Ed Davis "definitely coming back"

    Mark Schlabach

    DETROIT -- North Carolina freshman Ed Davis, who scored 11 points and grabbed eight rebounds in Monday night's 89-72 rout of Michigan State in the NCAA national championship game at Ford Field, said he'll definitely return to school for his sophomore...

    Blog | Conversation | April 07, 2009
  2. Final Four: Attendance records shattered

    Mark Schlabach

    DETROIT -- Tonight's crowd shattered the NCAA record for attendance at a Final Four. The finals crowd of 72,922 at Ford Field is the second-largest to ever watch a college basketball game. A crowd of 78,129 watched Michigan State play Kentucky at th...

    Blog | Conversation | April 06, 2009
  3. Final Four: Lawson steals the record

    Mark Schlabach

    DETROIT -- There's more than seven minutes to play in the game, and UNC point guard Ty Lawson has already set an NCAA championship game record with eight steals. At one point he had the game's only eight steals. Lawson broke the former mark of seven...

    Blog | Conversation | April 06, 2009
  4. Final Four: Davis dominating inside

    Mark Schlabach

    DETROIT -- I've had NBA people tell me that UNC freshman Ed Davis might be a first-round pick if he declared for June's draft. Davis, a 6-foot-10 forward from Richmond, Va., averaged only 19 minutes in 37 games before tonight. He averaged 6.5 point...

    Blog | Conversation | April 06, 2009
  5. Final Four: Early pace favors Heels

    Mark Schlabach

    DETROIT -- The pace is really, really quick in the early minutes of the national championship game at Ford Field, which definitely favors UNC at this point. The Tar Heels had a 17-7 lead at the first media timeout with 15:24 to go. After losing by ...

    Blog | Conversation | April 06, 2009
  6. Final Four: Green in trouble, but not Heels

    Mark Schlabach

    DETROIT -- UNC holds a 24-11 lead at the second media timeout with 11:41 to go. Michigan State is making a nice effort to get back into the game. Goran Suton grabbed an offensive rebound and scored to pull MSU back to within 13 points. But State has...

    Blog | Conversation | April 06, 2009
  7. Final Four: Pregame notes on the Heels

    Mark Schlabach

    DETROIT -- A few notes on the Tar Heels headed into the game: 1. A victory would give UNC its fifth NCAA national championship, moving it into a third-place tie with Indiana for most all time. UCLA leads with 11 and Kentucky has seven. A win would g...

    Blog | Conversation | April 06, 2009
  8. Final Four: Bird and Magic's court appearance

    Mark Schlabach

    DETROIT -- NBA legends Larry Bird and Magic Johnson, who squared off in the 1979 NCAA tournament championship game while starring at Indiana State and Michigan State, respectively, just appeared on the Ford Field court for a quick pregame ceremony. ...

    Blog | Conversation | April 06, 2009
  9. Final Four: Pregame notes on the Spartans

    Mark Schlabach

    DETROIT -- A few notes on the Spartans heading into tonight's national championship game: 1. A victory would give MSU its third national championship and second under coach Tom Izzo. The Spartans would also improve to 6-5 in Final Four games. 2. A ...

    Blog | Conversation | April 06, 2009
  10. Final Four: Home sweet home-away-from-home

    Mark Schlabach

    DETROIT -- As expected, the Spartans will definitely have a home-court advantage in tonight's national championship game against North Carolina. MSU fans have apparently gobbled up the thousands of tickets that hit the streets after Connecticut and...

    Blog | Conversation | April 06, 2009
  11. Final Four: Instant Analysis of Michigan State Spartans vs. North...

    Mark Schlabach

    Here is Mark Schlabach's instant analysis of the 2009 national championship game between Michigan State and North Carolina.

    Story | Conversation | April 06, 2009
  12. Final Four: NCAA signs deal with official scissors company

    Mark Schlabach

    DETROIT -- In case you wondered, the NCAA now has an official scissor for cutting down the nets on Monday night. Fiskars, a Finland-based company and the self-proclaimed "world's No. 1 scissors brand," reached an agreement with the NCAA to become t...

    Blog | Conversation | April 05, 2009
  13. Final Four: Spartans' Roe exceeds expectations

    Mark Schlabach

    DETROIT -- Michigan State coach Tom Izzo wasn't sure what to expect from freshman Delvon Roe this season. Roe, a 6-foot-8 freshman from Euclid, Ohio, played in only one game as a senior at St. Edward High School before undergoing microfracture surg...

    Blog | Conversation | April 05, 2009
  14. Final Four: Izzo likes Hansbrough's game

    Mark Schlabach

    DETROIT -- Count Michigan State coach Tom Izzo among North Carolina forward Tyler Hansbrough's biggest fans. But Izzo likes Hansbrough in a different way. "I love to hate him," Izzo said. "I hate him because he knocks you on your tail. He's tough...

    Blog | Conversation | April 05, 2009
  15. Final Four: North Carolina Tar Heels ready for a different Michig...

    Mark Schlabach

    DETROIT -- The first time North Carolina played Michigan State this season, the Tar Heels won by 35 points. The teams will play again Monday night, and this time, the national championship will be on the line at Ford Field. The Spartans advanced ...

    Blog | Conversation | April 04, 2009
  16. NCAA tournament: Ranking and predicting the Sweet 16

    Mark Schlabach

    Throw out the seedings. The 2009 NCAA tournament is down to 16 teams. And from where I stand, as many as eight schools have a legit shot at cutting down the nets in Detroit. Who's playing the best heading into the Sweet 16? Let's rank them 1 to 16...

    Blog | Conversation | March 25, 2009