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Friday Afternoon Conference Tournament Happenings

March 4th, 2011
To say the least things didn't go as planned late for Chris Lowery's Salukis

You know it's March where there's midday college basketball to be discussed. Friday afternoon delivered just six games (one in progress) but there hasn't been a lack of drama. The Colonial, Missouri Valley and Southern conferences all had afternoon doubleheaders in their tournaments, with the MVC in the quarterfinals while the other two leagues are playing first round games today. 

Colonial

(8) Georgia State 58, (9) UNC Wilmington 52

Hoops Talk Live Debuts Monday!

October 22nd, 2010
Hoops Talk Live NetworkOctober 22, 2010 - The first ever all-basketball online radio station will debut on Monday, October 25, 2010.

Hoops Talk Live (www.hoopstalklive.com) is a website that includes daily shows broadcasted by national basketball experts. The shows are broadcasted using webcams and viewers will be able to interact live with the hosts while watching the shows.

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Final Four Saturday Recap: Bulldogs, Blue Devils Advance

April 3rd, 2010
Butler celebrates their semifinal win over Michigan State

It wasn't pretty but because of their defensive grit and the ability to take advantage of Michigan State mistakes, the Butler Bulldogs find themselves forty minutes away from striking a significant blow for all schools whose operating budgets reside below the "Red Line".

Movie Review: "The Street Stops Here"

March 30th, 2010
Coaching legend Bob Hurley Sr. teaches lessons to last a lifetimeThe Street Stops Here will air on PBS on Wednesday at 10 PM EST.

Coach [kohch] - noun. A person who trains an athlete or a group of athletes (dictionary.com).

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Sunday Elite 8 Recap: Spartans, Blue Devils Round Out Quartet

March 28th, 2010
Spartans making 2nd straight Final Four trip

The 2010 Final Four was completed on Sunday with teams led by two of the best coaches around punching their tickets. Michigan State, a team counted out on multiple occasions this season, will make it's sixth trip to the Final Four in the last twelve seasons due to their 70-69 win over Tennessee in the Midwest Region final in St. Louis. In a game that was tight throughout it took a Raymar Morgan free throw with 1.8 seconds remaining to provide the final margin. How did Morgan (13 points, 10 rebounds) get to the line?

Elite 8 Saturday Recap: Bulldogs, Mountaineers Punch First Tickets to Indy

March 28th, 2010
Butler celebrates their regional title"The Butler Way demands commitment, denies selfishness, accepts reality yet seeks improvement everyday while putting the team above self." (courtesy of butlersports.com)

The above sentence is one of the major reasons why the Butler Bulldogs, winners of 24 straight games, are now headed home to Indianapolis not just because they have to but also to play in next weekend's Final Four. Matt Howard ran into foul trouble early but it didn't matter as Brad Stevens' team used defense and rebounding to knock off two-seed Kansas State 63-56 in Salt Lake City.

Sweet 16 Friday Recap: Tennessee Earns First-Ever Elite Eight

March 27th, 2010
Tennessee's Scotty Hopson

Thanks to four players finishing in double figures and another grabbing twelve rebounds, the Tennessee Volunteers are headed to their first-ever Elite 8. Wayne Chism led the way with 22 points and 11 rebounds (18 pts in the second half) and Brian Williams added 12 rebounds as the Vols dominated the glass 41-29, grabbing 20 offensive rebounds in their 76-73 win over two-seed Ohio State in St. Louis. Evan Turner scored 31 points to lead the Big Ten Tournament champions but outside of William Buford (15 points) no other Buckeye reached double figures.

Sweet 16 Thursday Recap: Kansas State Wins a Classic

March 26th, 2010
Kansas State guard Jacob PullenSo much for Butler's win over Syracuse being the story of the night.

Kansas State and Xavier essentially went shot for shot in the latter stages of regulation and the first overtime, with the backcourt tandems of Jacob Pullen/Denis Clemente and Jordan Crawford/Terrell Holloway being the main characters. But in the second overtime Pullen and company had a few more shots left in the tank, surviving by the final score of 101-96 to advance to the Elite 8.

Second Round Sunday Recap: Michigan State Survives But Loses Lucas

March 22nd, 2010
Draymond Green leads charge towards Korie LuciousUp 65-50 with 12:42 remaining following a Durrell Summers three pointer, Michigan State looked to be a safe bet to advance to the Sweet 16, despite losing starting point guard Kalin Lucas to an apparent Achilles' tendon injury. But the turnovers, nineteen in total, began to catch up with the Spartans as Maryland made their furious charge back into the game. Thanks in large part to senior Greivis Vasquez the Terps held an 83-82 lead with seven seconds remaining as Vasquez knocked down a driving basket.
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