Posts Tagged ‘final four’

April 4th, 2010 – By Cory Butler Lived up to the hype of coming home to play in the final four, as they defeated the Michigan State Spartans 52-50 on Saturday. The Bulldogs will be playing for the school’s first basketball championship ever. Butler covered the 1 1/2-point spread which oddsmakers spotted the Spartans on […]

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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 28th, 2010-  By Bryan Cross In a battle for the West Regional in the 2010 NCAA Basketball Tournament, the surprise No.5 seed Butler got by No.2 seed Kansas State to earn the program’s first Final Four appearance in school history, and to make things sweeter, they are going home to Indianapolis to play in […]

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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 20th, 2010-  By Bryan Cross Michigan State survived the notorious upset attempt in the No.5 seed versus the No.12 seed game, that has become a staple in the NCAA tournament over the past several years.  Against New Mexico State, the Spartans almost succumbed to tradition, but held off the Aggies, 70-67, to advance to […]

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March 16th, 2010-  By Bryan Cross The madness of March has begun, and fans everywhere are scrambling to complete the 2010 NCAA Tournament Brackets, as the seeding was unveiled over the weekend. The four No.1 seeds in Kansas, Kentucky, Duke and Syracuse all possess some of the top talent in the country, both on a […]

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March 12th, 2010 – By John Ritter Two days after what he called one of the worst losses of his career, Jim Calhoun finally agreed to a contract extension that will keep him in Storrs for another four years. Calhoun and Connecticut had been negotiating an extension for about a year, and a preliminary agreement […]

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March 11th, 2010 – By Bryan Cross While College football believes that no playoff is necessary to determine a true national champion, college basketball believes that 65 teams might not be enough. The NCAA has been in discussion of whether to expand the 64-team field in the NCAA basketball tournament to 96. Dan Guerrero, director […]

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