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  • NCAA Tournament: Thursday's Sweet 16 matchups

    NCAA Tournament: Thursday's Sweet 16 matchups

    It’s the nature of the NCAA tournament beast. Of the 11 Big East Conference teams that made the tournament field, two remain (Connecticut and Marquette). That’s the same number of Mountain West Conference teams still competing in the round of 16 (BYU and San Diego State). The field has already lost a No. 1 seed (Pittsburgh), and sees four teams from the bottom half of the seeding still breathing (No. 12 Richmond, two No. 11 seeds: Virginia Commonwealth and Marquette, and No. 10 Florida State). Oh, and Butler’s back. Here’s our rundown of Thursday's Sweet 16 matchups. YOUR PICKS: Who do you have moving into the Elite Eight?

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    In the days before he killed three people and himself at Fort Hood, Specialist Ivan Lopez had been 'under diagnosis' for post-traumatic stress disorder, 'but he had not yet been diagnosed.'

  • UConn stifles Butler for NCAA title

    UConn stifles Butler for NCAA title

    The University of Connecticut used an outstanding defensive effort to propel themselves past Butler Monday night for the Big East school's third NCAA national basketball championship in the last 12 years.

  • NCAA championship: UConn wins third national title

    NCAA championship: UConn wins third national title

    NCAA championship ends in disappointment for second year for Butler. UConn beat the Indiana underdog 53-41, making it UConn's third national title.

  • NCAA Tournament: Thursday's Sweet 16 matchups

    NCAA Tournament: Thursday's Sweet 16 matchups

    It’s the nature of the NCAA tournament beast. Of the 11 Big East Conference teams that made the tournament field, two remain (Connecticut and Marquette). That’s the same number of Mountain West Conference teams still competing in the round of 16 (BYU and San Diego State). The field has already lost a No. 1 seed (Pittsburgh), and sees four teams from the bottom half of the seeding still breathing (No. 12 Richmond, two No. 11 seeds: Virginia Commonwealth and Marquette, and No. 10 Florida State). Oh, and Butler’s back. Here’s our rundown of Thursday's Sweet 16 matchups. YOUR PICKS: Who do you have moving into the Elite Eight?

  • NCAA tournament Sweet 16 preview: Butler and Wisconsin are steady, like their coaches

    NCAA tournament Sweet 16 preview: Butler and Wisconsin are steady, like their coaches

    Butler’s Brad Stevens versus Wisconsin’s Bo Ryan. Two careers, decades apart, steeped in basketball tradition and with well-earned reputations for success. A preview of the eighth-seeded Butler Bulldogs versus number four seed Wisconsin Badgers in a Southeast Regional game tonight at the New Orleans Arena, 9:57 p.m. ET, TBS.

  • NCAA Tournament 2011: Top buzzer-beaters and wild finishes (VIDEO)

    NCAA Tournament 2011: Top buzzer-beaters and wild finishes (VIDEO)

    With 64 of the 68 teams in the field eliminated, the NCAA Tournament lived up to its reputation in the first two weekends of play, complete with shocking upsets, heart-pounding finishes, controversies, and a school from Richmond called Virginia Commonwealth. Here’s our top list of wild and crazy finishes from the second third rounds, the Sweet 16, and the Elite Eight.