Posts Tagged ‘2010 ncaa basketball tournament’

April 9th, 2010-  By Bryan Cross Success breeds rewards, and that is exactly what happened  in the case of the Butler Bulldogs and head coach Brad Stevens. Stevens signed a 12-year contract extension after leading the Bulldogs to the national championship game, and within a basket of beating Duke for the title. The newly re-worked […]

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March 30th, 2010- By Daniel James Boston College fired men’s basketball coach Al Skinner on Tuesday, but there is some controversy over how it went down. At a press conference announcing Skinner’s dismissal, athletic director Gene DeFilippo said it was a mutual decision by he and Skinner but the move has all the earmarks of […]

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March 30th, 2010- By Bryan Cross Despite reports that he had been contacted by the Oregon Ducks for their head coaching vacancy, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo insists that no such talks have been conducted. ESPN.com reported that Oregon is close to offering a deal to Izzo, which would make him the highest paid coach […]

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March 29th, 2010- By Bryan Cross Tom Izzo has propelled the Michigan State Spartans to the college basketball elite, and now has the team making a repeat trip to the Final Four after finishing runner-up to North Carolina a year ago. Behind a game-winning free-throw by Raymar Morgan with two seconds remaining, the Spartans were […]

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March 24th, 2010-  By Bryan Cross The West Virginia Mountaineers received some distressing news with their starting point guard Darryl Bryant out for the duration of the 2010 NCAA tournament, due to a broken right foot. The sophomore has played a critical role this season for the second-seeded team out of the East Bracket.  On […]

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March 22nd, 2010-  By Bryan Cross The Michigan State Spartans have been one of the most successful teams over the last 12 years in the NCAA Tournament, that includes six trips to the final four.  This year, they once again have advanced past the second round on into the Sweet-16.  However, they enter the match […]

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March 21st, 2010-  By Bryan Cross Upsets were the storyline of the opening round in the 2010 NCAA tournament, and the theme continued on into the round of 32.  No.10 seed Saint Mary’s faced off against No.2 seed Villanova, and sent the Wildcats home early, winning 75-68 and advancing to the Sweet-16. Omar Samhan led […]

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March 21st, 2010-  By Bryan Cross In a March that has been defined by several signature upsets, perhaps the biggest yet took place in the second round in the Midwest bracket. Behind several critical 3-point shots made down the stretch by Panther guard Ali Farokhmanesh, No.9 seed Northern Iowa stunned No.1 overall seed Kansas, 69-67, […]

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