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  1. Frease leads Xavier past Lehigh

    Mark Schlabach

    GREENSBORO, N.C. - It didn't take Xavier long to realize center Kenny Frease was the biggest man on the court in Sunday night's South Region third-round game against No. 15-seed Lehigh. Frease, a 7-foot, 270-pound senior from Massillon, Ohio, was ...

    Blog | March 18, 2012
  2. Rapid Reaction: Xavier 70, Lehigh 58

    Mark Schlabach

    GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Breaking down No. 10-seed Xavier's 70-58 victory over No. 15-seed Lehigh in a South Region third-round game at Greensboro Coliseum on Sunday night: Overview: A No. 15 seed has never advanced to the Sweet 16 since the NCAA tourn...

    Blog | March 18, 2012
  3. Rapid Reaction: Lehigh 75, Duke 70

    Mark Schlabach

    GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Breaking down No. 15 seed Lehigh's 75-70 upset of No. 2 seed Duke in a South Region second-round game Friday night at Greensboro Coliseum. Overview: We waited 11 years to see a No. 15 seed upset a No. 2 seed again in the NCAA t...

    Blog | March 16, 2012
  4. NCAA tournament: Blake Griffin good, Tar Heels better

    Mark Schlabach

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- What did we learn from Sunday's South Regional final at FedExForum? Oklahoma sophomore Blake Griffin is indeed the best player in college basketball. But, more importantly, North Carolina might be the best team in the country. ...

    Blog | Conversation | March 29, 2009
  5. NCAA tournament: UNC on verge of blowing it open

    Mark Schlabach

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- North Carolina is about another 3-pointer away from burying No. 2 seed Oklahoma in the South Regional final at FedExForum. Point guard Ty Lawson came out hot in the second half, making a pair of 3-pointers to help put UNC ahead 57...

    Blog | Conversation | March 29, 2009
  6. NCAA tournament: Jason Capel chooses blood over blue

    Mark Schlabach

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Seeing Jason Capel wearing a crimson Oklahoma shirt behind the Sooners' bench has to be a strange sight for North Carolina fans inside FedExForum. But that's where Capel, the former UNC starter, is sitting for today's South Region...

    Blog | Conversation | March 29, 2009
  7. NCAA tournament: Blake Griffin picks up the pace

    Mark Schlabach

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- After North Carolina threatened to blow Oklahoma off the floor with a 15-4 run to start the game, the Sooners are making a move to get back into it. All-America forward Blake Griffin is leading the way, grabbing seven of his team'...

    Blog | Conversation | March 29, 2009
  8. NCAA tournament: Slow start for Oklahoma Sooners

    Mark Schlabach

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Not a good start for Oklahoma. The Sooners are behind 7-2 at the first media timeout, and guard Tony Crocker is already on the bench with two personal fouls. Crocker had a career-high 28 points in OU's victory over Syracuse in the...

    Blog | Conversation | March 29, 2009
  9. NCAA tournament: Halftime thoughts: Oklahoma Sooners need to make...

    Mark Schlabach

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- No. 1 seed North Carolina has a 32-23 lead over No. 2 seed Oklahoma at halftime of Sunday's South Regional final at FedExForum. Here's a few observations from the first 20 minutes: • Oklahoma's Blake Griffin is probably wi...

    Blog | Conversation | March 29, 2009
  10. NCAA tournament: North Carolina Tar Heels show why they'll win it...

    Mark Schlabach

    The ACC's all-time leading scorer, Tyler Hansbrough, didn't hit double figures versus Oklahoma on Sunday. That didn't even faze North Carolina, which is on its way to the Final Four.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2009
  11. NCAA tournament: Johnson-Lawson matchup may be key

    Mark Schlabach

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Sunday's South Regional final between No. 1 seed North Carolina and No. 2 seed Oklahoma at FedExForum is being billed as a heavyweight fight. Oklahoma All-American Blake Griffin will square off against UNC forward Tyler Hansbrough...

    Blog | Conversation | March 28, 2009
  12. NCAA tournament: Tourney finds bright spot with Hansbrough-Griffi...

    Mark Schlabach

    Magic versus Bird in 1979? Not exactly. But Tyler Hansbrough and Blake Griffin facing off on the same court brightens up an NCAA tournament that has been lacking in shining moments.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2009
  13. NCAA tournament: UNC win sets up 1-vs.-2 showdown in South

    Mark Schlabach

    MEMPHIS -- The game everyone hoped to see in the South Region has come to fruition. No. 1 seed North Carolina blasted No. 4 seed Gonzaga 98-77 in Friday night's semifinal, setting up a showdown for the Tar Heels against No. 2 seed Oklahoma in Sunda...

    Blog | Conversation | March 27, 2009
  14. NCAA tournament: Lawson leads balanced UNC attack

    Mark Schlabach

    MEMPHIS -- Enough with Ty Lawson's toe. Given how much time has been spent the past three weeks discussing the UNC point guard's injured right big toe -- and how the ACC Player of the Year responded in each of the past two NCAA tournament games -- ...

    Blog | Conversation | March 27, 2009
  15. NCAA tournament: Oklahoma's Tony Crocker shoots his way out of sl...

    Mark Schlabach

    MEMPHIS -- Oklahoma coach Jeff Capel knew he'd get another All-America performance from forward Blake Griffin in Friday night's South Regional Sweet 16 game against No. 3 Syracuse. But Capel had a feeling his team would also get a good outing from ...

    Blog | Conversation | March 27, 2009
  16. NCAA tournament: Carolina ready to put Gonzaga away

    Mark Schlabach

    MEMPHIS -- North Carolina seems close to doing to Gonzaga what Oklahoma did to Syracuse in the first game. The Tar Heels have a 53-42 lead over the No. 4-seeded Bulldogs at halftime of their South Regional Sweet 16 game at FedEx Forum, and Gonzaga'...

    Blog | Conversation | March 27, 2009