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  1. P.J. Hairston will return to UNC Tar Heels

    Robbi Pickeral

    North Carolina sophomore P.J. Hairston, whose insertion into the starting lineup in February helped push the Tar Heels to the NCAA tournament, will return to UNC next season, the school announced Friday.

    Story | Conversation | April 12, 2013
  2. 2013 Final Four - Michigan's loss to Louisville in the national t...

    Robbi Pickeral

    Michigan's season didn't end on the high note it had hoped for, but the Wolverines leave Atlanta proud of what they accomplished, writes Robbi Pickeral.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2013
  3. Peyton Siva hoping for storybook ending

    Robbi Pickeral

    ATLANTA -- Point guard Peyton Siva has been at Louisville for only four seasons -- but he knows that for some, it probably feels like seven or eight. That's what happens when you're on national TV every week, manning the backcourt for one of the top ...

    Blog | April 07, 2013
  4. Offense plagues Orange in loss

    Robbi Pickeral

    ATLANTA -- It's a moment, Syracuse guard Brandon Triche said, that might haunt him: looking for teammate James Southerland with 19.2 seconds left in the national semifinals of the NCAA tournament, finding him covered, opting to drive to the basket fo...

    Blog | April 07, 2013
  5. Rapid Reaction: Michigan 61, Syracuse 56

    Robbi Pickeral

    ATLANTA -- Michigan hasn't been to the NCAA title game in two decades. And Saturday, it didn't allow a 2-3 zone -- no matter how lengthy or athletic or frustrating -- to keep it from returning. Led by Tim Hardaway Jr., Mitch McGary and Gle...

    Blog | April 06, 2013
  6. For Shockers, 'seedings are just a number'

    Robbi Pickeral

    ATLANTA -- As the lowest remaining seed (No. 9) and the only team left from a mid-major conference (Missouri Valley), Wichita State, at least on paper, may have the most difficult route this weekend to a national championship. But playing in their...

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  7. 2013 Final Four -- Three Final Four teams gain momentum in NCAA t...

    Robbi Pickeral

    Late-season momentum? Louisville had it, but the other three teams at the Final Four did not. How did Michigan, Syracuse and Wichita State get their mojo back?

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2013
  8. Arizona turns up the defensive focus

    Robbi Pickeral

    Sitting in front of his locker at EnergySolutions Arena on Saturday night in Salt Lake City, Arizona point guard Mark Lyons wasn't quite sure how -- or whose -- blood droplets dotted the front of his game shorts. "It was intense out there," the se...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  9. Wichita State not shocked by Sweet 16 run

    Robbi Pickeral

    Call Wichita State shocking or surprising or an upstart for making its first NCAA Sweet Sixteen since 2006. Just not "Cinderella." For this team, at this time, the label doesn't quite stick. "Maybe a lot of people will be surprised that we'r...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  10. WSU pulls latest shocker in the West

    Robbi Pickeral

    SALT LAKE CITY -- With less than eight minutes left and his team looking shaken after losing a once-double-digit lead, Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall gathered his players and asked them a pointed, poignant question: "Back on Oct. 15, i...

    Blog | March 24, 2013
  11. Rapid Reaction: Wichita St. 76, Gonzaga 70

    Robbi Pickeral

    SALT LAKE CITY -- C'mon. You know you want to do it. Go ahead. Insert your "shock" pun here. Because the ninth-seeded Wichita State Shockers did just that Saturday, knocking off top-seeded Gonzaga, 76-70, to advance to the Sweet 16. A q...

    Blog | March 23, 2013
  12. For Mark Lyons, win was especially sweet

    Robbi Pickeral

    SALT LAKE CITY -- Mark Lyons has been to the Sweet 16 before. But earning another trip, with his new team, felt different Saturday -- maybe even a bit more special -- because of the position he plays. "I'm the point guard now," the Arizona senior ...

    Blog | March 23, 2013
  13. Rapid Reaction: Arizona 74, Harvard 51

    Robbi Pickeral

    SALT LAKE CITY -- It wasn't just about Arizona being bigger. The Wildcats, led by point guard Mark Lyons, also were flat-out better. Aggressive, accurate and defensive-minded from the beginning, sixth-seeded Arizona ended 14th-seeded Harvard'...

    Blog | March 23, 2013
  14. Harvard point guard's time is now

    Robbi Pickeral

    SALT LAKE CITY -- When Siyani Chambers chose Harvard, he hoped to be the Crimson's starting point guard ... someday. He dreamed of leading his team on an NCAA tournament run ... someday. The fact that someday is today? "Amazing," the 6-foot ...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  15. 14-seed Harvard lives the upset dream

    Robbi Pickeral

    SALT LAKE CITY -- A year ago, Harvard guard Laurent Rivard was in awe just seeing the midcourt NCAA logo; after all, the Crimson hadn't made the tournament in six decades. So helping the program to its first tournament victory -- a 68-62 win over ...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  16. Rapid Reaction: Arizona 81, Belmont 64

    Robbi Pickeral

    SALT LAKE CITY -- Arizona on Thursday didn't look like a team that had lost five of its last 10 games entering the NCAA tournament. In dispatching 11th-seeded Belmont 81-64 in the Round of 64 -- shooting better than 56 percent and controlling the bac...

    Blog | March 21, 2013