Pete Campbell was out of his zone. He found it in the nick of time. After missing all three of his shots in the first half Thursday, Campbell found his range midway through the second, hitting three 3-pointers to spark a 17-0 run and help Butler beat Old Dominion 57-46 in a first-round NCAA matchup between mid-majors.
After Senior Jon Cornish rushed for over 1,000 yards for the first time in over a decade last season, the team wonders who will step up this year?
Sherron Collins grew up in 'The Windy City' and played his prep ball just blocks away from the United Center.
After pummeling Penn. State by 13 two nights ago, the Jayhawks got rocked by in-state rival Wichita State last night, 18-3.
Journal-World Business Editor Mark Fagan caught up with several Jayhawk fans in Chicago and asked them for some 'editorial input.'
Since the NCAA Tournament expanded to 64 teams, no #16 seed as EVER knocked off a #1 seed, leaving KU fans with history on their side.
Both KU and Niagra are fighting for the same thing in the first round of the NCAA Tournament: respect.
While no #16 seed has ever defeated a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, the Niagra Purple Eagles are still feeling very confident with their chances on beating KU.
After suffering devastating first-round exits from the NCAA Tournament the past two years, it's understandable if Kansas University basketball fans approach tonight's game with apprehension.
Coach John Thompson III preaches patience at Georgetown. Jessie Sapp is a believer. The sophomore guard scored a career-high 20 points to break a shooting slump and lead the second-seeded Hoyas to an 80-55 rout over 15th-seeded Belmont in the first round of the East Regional on Thursday. Sapp had been 12-for-42 in his previous six games and had failed to reach double figures.
Desperate to do something after a long stint on the bench, Washington State's Kyle Weaver told himself to read Yemi Ogunoye's eyes. Ogunoye made it easy _ his inbounds pass went straight into Weaver's hands. The Cougars' star stole the ball beneath his own basket and dunked to barely beat the halftime buzzer, and Washington State rode that momentum swing right into the second round of the NCAA tournament.
During the NCAA Tournament, KUSports.com editor Ryan Greene will spend 90 quality seconds with a member of the team getting set to face KU. In today's episode, Ryan chats with Niagara senior forward Clif Brown, who tied a career high with 32 points in Tuesday's 77-69 opening round win over Florida A&M in Dayton, Ohio.
Louisville did just fine in its odd Kentucky home. Stanford seemed all too eager to flee back to the West Coast. Playing at Rupp Arena - home to archrival Kentucky - Louisville got 16 points from both Edgar Sosa and David Padgett to rout Stanford 78-58 Thursday in the opening round of the South Regional. Coach Rick Pitino's press rattled Stanford, and sixth-seeded Louisville bolted to a 41-13 lead in front of a highly partisan crowd.
D.J. Strawberry waited three years to get Maryland back into the NCAA tournament. His patience paid off. Strawberry, son of the former major league slugger, had 12 points and Mike Jones scored 17 to help the Terrapins hang on for an 82-70 win over Davidson on Thursday. Reserve forward Bambale Osby added 11 points and played a key role in sparking an 11-4 run that put the Terps ahead 69-63 with 7:27 remaining.
Sean Marshall scored 21 points and Boston College rallied to knock Bob Knight and Texas Tech out of the NCAA tournament. Marshall had 15 points in the second half Thursday as the Eagles won 84-75 in the first round.
So much for that celebration. Stretching out on a charter bus heading to Chicago on Wednesday afternoon, Niagara University's basketball players were sleeping like babies as the bus rolled through Indiana.
In five years of coaching the Kansas University baseball squad, the worst defeat Ritch Price had suffered against Wichita State was by five runs - at least until Wednesday's game at Hoglund Ballpark.
How heated was the competiton as Kansas and North Carolina struggled in the 1957 NCAA basketball title game in Kansas City's Municipal Auditorium? The fact the game ended with a 54-53 score in Carolina's favor after a third overtime clearly reflects the intensity of the conflict. Two incidents in particular drew special attention. Regulation play ended with the scored tied at 46. Each team scored a basket in the first overtime, making it 48-all, then nobody scored in the second OT. Carolina missed four free throws in that scoreless stretch.
It was Game Day for the Kansas basketball team on Friday, March 23, 1957; that night KU would play unbeaten North Carolina for the NCAA championship at Kansas City's Municipal Auditorium. Optimism prevailed here and in Kansas City, and confident officials here declared that win or lose, there would be a rally at about 1:45 to 2 a.m. Sunday at the Memorial Union.
There was a semblance of calm pervading Kansas University's basketball program and its fans the week prior to the KU-North Carolina battle for the national college title in 1957, but earlier employment of the race card continued to simmer below the surface. KU officials, players and coaches refused to be drawn into a hot debate about what had happened at Dallas on March 15 and 16. But disturbed fans were still muttering after Kansas had defeated SMU and Oklahoma City to win the regional title and advance to the Final Four March 22 and 23 in Kansas City.
Some stranger who didn't know what had just happened in Kansas City might have concluded that the Kansas University basketball team had won a second NCAA championship in Kansas City on Saturday night, March 23, 1957. A homecoming rally and dance for the Jayhawks drew more than 3,000 enthusiastic yet sympathetic people to the Memorial Union. Not many teams, victorious or vanquished, ever were serenaded by the trumpet and vocal renditions of the immortal Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong.
On March 23, 1957, when Spike Lee was three days old and Greg Oden supposedly wasn't born yet, a wound opened that to this day festers. On that day, in Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, an undefeated band of toughies from New York City playing for the University of North Carolina defeated sophomore Wilt Chamberlain and Kansas University, 54-53, in three overtimes.
A person in Lawrence on Friday, March 22, 1957, could exert massive effort to get people to talk about something besides college basketball. But such a contrarian would have had little luck. The tremendous enthusiasm had seeped east into the ranks of Kansas City-area followers, as well. Seldom has court fever been as intense and widespread as the 23-2 Kansas Jayhawks faced the zero hour for the national college semifinal game against San Francisco in Kansas City's Municipal Auditorium. Dick Harp's Jayhawks were ready for the challenge, but so, too, were their countless fans in the region and throughout the state.
A'Quonesia Franklin was really under the radar as a high school player. Ranked the 248th player in the country out of high school, she's 5-foot-3 and from sparsely recruited East Texas.
Readers submit their memories of 1957 National Championship game between Kansas and North Carolina. Some were there, some were not, but it's apparent it left an impression on many.
The late Branch Rickey, considered the founder of modern baseball scouting, used to say if he saw a pitching prospect throw 49 bad curveballs and one great one, then he marked "great curveball" next to his name. If he saw another pitcher throw 50 so-so curves and no bad ones, he would scratch "so-so curveball."
David Hoskins drove for the go-ahead bucket with 33 seconds left, but Akeem Wright got the game ball from coach Bob Huggins for Kansas State's 59-57 victory over Vermont on Wednesday night in the NIT.
Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Kansas Jayhawks are flocking to Chicago to see Bill Self and the boys open play Friday night in the NCAA Tournament.
Bill Self hopped off the team bus at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, heavy winds blowing and light hail - yes, hail - falling from the sky in front of the Westin Michigan Avenue Hotel.
Texas Tech beat some of the nation's top teams and made Bob Knight the winningest men's basketball coach in Division I history. Along the way, the Red Raiders also threw in a few puzzling losses.
The Westin Michigan Avenue features 751 guest rooms, 23 suites and a prominent standing on Chicago's famed Magnificent Mile.
Most people can't envision a national collegiate basketball title game with no three-point arc, no shot clock, players in boy-cut shorts, high-top Chuck Taylor-style shoes, only two African-Americans in the action, no national television - and a fairly unheralded 5-11 kid jumping center against a 7-foor All-American. That guard not only was featured in the game's opening play but the very last one.