March 19, 11:35 am
TAMPA, Fla. — In a rematch of last year’s Elite Eight, No. 4-seed Kentucky slipped past No. 5-seed West Virgina to advance to the Sweet 16.
A loud and sizable pro-Kentucky crowd helped urge John Calipari’s team to the 71-63 win that was sealed when West Virgina’s Jonnie West air-balled a 3-pointer from the baseline with 40 seconds to go.
The Wildcats got a big game from both pf their freshman standouts, especially Brandon Knight. The guard playing in his home state poured in 30 points to lead Kentucky, while his backcourt partner Terrence Jones posted a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Kentucky will face the winner of the Ohio State-George Mason contest to be played tomorrow. Read more...
March 19, 10:14 am
TAMPA, Fla. — In the first of two games of the Tampa subregional, West Virgina finished the half on an 8-0 run in the last 1:10 to take a 41-33 lead into the locker room.
Despite shooting 56.5 percent and getting 16 points from freshman guard Brandon Knight, “Big Blue” fans — which traveled well — are disgruntled by the halftime deficit.
The matchup is the first of the day, pitting the No. 5 and No 4 seeds of the East Region against one another, as well as two coaching legends: Bob Huggins and John Calipari.
The winner of this game will most likely face the overall No. 1 seed Ohio State in the Sweet 16. Read more...
March 18, 10:41 pm
TAMPA, Fla. — The UCLA men’s basketball team will face off against the SEC regular season champion Florida Gators Saturday at 11:45 PST. Read more...
Junior guard Jerime Anderson and the No. 7-seeded Bruins will face No. 2-seeded Florida on Saturday in the third round of the NCAA Tournament in Tampa, Fl.
March 18, 6:12 pm
TAMPA, Fla. "“ The way the media is shaping Saturday’s game, one would think a civil war is taking place in the South Bay. Read more...
Florida senior forwards Alex Tyus and Chandler Parsons, and the No. 2-seeded Gators, will face No. 7-seeded UCLA on Saturday at the St. Petersburg Forum in Tampa, Fl. in the third round of the 2011 NCAA Tournament.
March 17, 11:33 pm
TAMPA, Fla. "”mdash; There's a reason they say you "survive and advance" in the NCAA Tournament.
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Junior guard Lazeric Jones is fouled by Michigan State freshman guard Keith Appling during the first half of UCLA's second round game in the 2011 NCAA Tournament. Fifteen of the Bruins' 40 points during the first half came from free throws. No. 7-seeded UCLA defeated No. 10-seeded Michigan State 78-76 at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Fl. on Thursday.
March 17, 9:06 pm
TAMPA, Fla."“ Behind an outstanding first half, the Bruins edged out Michigan State by the narrowest of margins, clinging to a 78-76 win Thursday night in Tampa. Read more...