March Madness

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In TV Ratings for NCAA Finals, an Upset

Women outdraw the men on TV

(Newser) - Two stats from the NCAA finals tell an interesting story about the state of men's and women's college basketball. More:
  • Women win: For the first time ever, the women's championship game outdrew the men's game in TV viewers, per the Hollywood Reporter . The women's contest

UConn Joins Elite Group With 2nd Straight NCAA Title

Not many other teams have consecutive repeat wins

(Newser) - UConn delivered the latest of its suffocating basketball beatdowns Monday night, smothering Purdue for a 75-60 victory to become the first team since 2007 to capture back-to-back national championships, the AP reports. Tristen Newton scored 20 points for the Huskies, who won their 12th straight March Madness game—not a...

LSU's Angel Reese Tells of a Miserable Year Since Their Win

NCAA basketball star says she hasn't been happy since becoming a national champion

(Newser) - LSU women's basketball forward Angel Reese would've liked a repeat of last year's NCAA basketball title, but not of the abuse she suffered in the aftermath of that historic win. After her team was eliminated by Caitlin Clark and Iowa from the Elite Eight in a rematch...

Reporter Apologizes After Kim Mulkey Calls Him Out

LSU coach said 'LA Times' columnist Ben Bolch's piece was sexist

(Newser) - A Los Angeles Times columnist has apologized after the star head coach for LSU's women's basketball team, Kim Mulkey, criticized his column previewing one of LSU's games. Ben Bolch painted the UCLA-LSU game as a battle between good and evil, due in part to Mulkey's status...

Caitlin Clark Ties a Record in Iowa's Elite Eight Victory Over LSU

Clark matches March Madness 3-point record with 9

(Newser) - Iowa's Caitlin Clark tied a women's NCAA Tournament record Monday night by hitting nine 3-pointers, many from well beyond the arc, in Iowa's 94-87 win over LSU in the Elite Eight, the AP reports. Clark made her ninth 3 midway through the fourth quarter, tying the mark...

NCAA Women's Court Had an Unusual Problem

The 3-point lines were at different lengths in Portland, and nobody noticed for 4 games

(Newser) - The 3-point line for the women's NCAA Tournament at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon, had a discrepancy in distance at each end of the court that went unnoticed through four games over two days. Someone figured it out before Texas and North Carolina State played their Elite Eight...

A Year After Infamous Trash Talk, an Iowa-LSU Rematch

Winner of the Elite Eight matchup will head to Final Four

(Newser) - It's been nearly a year since LSU beat Iowa to win the 2023 women's college basketball championship, a victory that was followed by drama over LSU player Angel Reese taunting Iowa player Caitlin Clark , and many people disagreeing with Jill Biden's suggestion that both teams come visit...

They Flew In for NCAA Tourney, Got Accused of Being 'Invaders'

Michigan GOP state Rep. Matt Maddock said college basketball players were 'illegal' immigrants

(Newser) - March Madness' Sweet 16 tourney kicked off Thursday, and four teams traveled this week to Detroit in preparation for their weekend games. A Republican lawmaker in Michigan didn't see them as NCAA basketball players, however, when their planes landed Wednesday night, reports FOX 2 . "Happening right now. Three...

Six Days After Getting Fired, Coach Makes NCAA Tourney
Coach Gets Fired, Makes
NCAA Tournament Days Later

Coach Gets Fired, Makes NCAA Tournament Days Later

Dan Monson of Long Beach State is in a strange spot

(Newser) - If you're filling out this year's NCAA brackets and looking for a Cinderella pick, Long Beach State might fit the bill. For one thing, they weren't expected to make the tournament. For another, their coach is coaching, but he also got fired last week. It takes a...

NFL Star Is One of the Few With a Perfect Bracket Left

Bijan Robinson navigated the day one NCAA upsets

(Newser) - Is your bracket busted? If you're one of the millions who filled out an NCAA men's bracket, the probable answer is yes. The NCAA estimates that a mere .00038% perfect entries remain after some upsets on day one, reports USA Today .
  • Bragging rights: One of those in the

March Madness Is Here
March Madness
Brackets Are Here

March Madness Brackets Are Here

South Carolina, Iowa are No. 1 seeds in women's bracket

(Newser) - Undefeated South Carolina is the top overall seed in the women's NCAA Tournament as the bracket was announced Sunday night, the AP reports. The Gamecocks are looking to become the 10th women's basketball team to go undefeated for an entire season. They had a chance last season before...

March Madness Men's Bracket Includes Some 'Head-Scratchers'

UConn, Houston, Purdue, North Carolina are No. 1 seeds

(Newser) - Defending champion UConn earned the top seed in the NCAA Tournament, joined by Houston, Purdue, and North Carolina as No. 1 seeds in a bracket that started going haywire even before the pairings were announced Sunday evening, the AP reports. Of those top teams, only UConn heads into the tournament...

Senator Breaks Leg at NCAA Championship Victory Parade

Fellow paradegoer fell on Richard Blumenthal

(Newser) - Sen. Richard Blumenthal was at the victory parade celebrating the University of Connecticut men's basketball team winning the NCAA championship when a fellow parade attendee tripped and fell on the Connecticut Democrat. Blumenthal broke his leg in the Saturday incident, tweeting, "What can I say, I love a...

'One of Most Impressive March Madness Runs in History' Is Complete

UConn beats SDSU to win

(Newser) - UConn topped off one of the most impressive March Madness runs in history Monday night, clamping down early and breaking it open late to bring home its fifth national title with a 76-59 victory over San Diego State, the AP reports. Adama Sanogo had 17 points and 10 rebounds and...

LSU's Reese Unapologetic After Championship Trash Talk

'Twitter is going to go on a rage every time, and I'm happy,' says winning player

(Newser) - LSU is the new champ of women's college basketball, and star Angel Reese is very much the unapologetic center of attention as a result. During Sunday's 102-85 win in the championship game over Iowa, Reese directed some trash talk toward Iowa phenom Caitlin Clark that has sports fans...

This Is the First Time in 5 Decades This Has Happened at Final Four

Three first-time teams show up in the same year

(Newser) - Everyone's heard of UConn. All these other guys? They'll need name tags at the Final Four. When they travel to Houston next week to play for the national title, Florida Atlantic, San Diego State, and Miami will be making their first appearances at college basketball's grand finale,...

Basketball Tourney Goes From 'Madness' to 'Unprecedented'

After Alabama, Houston losses, no No. 1 seeds will advance to Elite 8 for first time ever

(Newser) - March has gone from madness to unprecedented. With Miami's win over Houston and San Diego State's takedown of Alabama on Friday night, the men's NCAA Tournament won't have a No. 1 seed in the Elite Eight for the first time since seeding began in 1979. "...

'One of the Biggest Upsets' in NCAA History Just Went Down

No. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson takes out No. 1 seed Purdue in March Madness tournament

(Newser) - Fairleigh Dickinson brought down a giant. Pulling off one of the biggest upsets in NCAA Tournament history, the undersized underdog Knights stunned top-seeded Purdue 63-58 on Friday night, becoming the second No. 16 seed to win a game in March Madness, per the AP . The shortest of the 363 Division...

Only 787 Brackets Are Intact. This Shot Is One Reason

Furman's upset of Virginia and Princeton's upset of Arizona busted almost everyone's

(Newser) - Millions of college basketball fans filled out brackets for this year's NCAA tournament. After two big upsets on day one, only 787 remain intact, says the league. The culprits, or heroes, on Thursday were Princeton and Furman, explains ESPN . No. 15 Princeton upset No. 2 Arizona, and No. 13...

This Year's Biggest Snub in NCAA Bracket

Rutgers men are out

(Newser) - For college basketball fans, it's a great time of year. Unless, this year, those fans happen to root for Rutgers. The NCAA unveiled its 2023 bracket for March Madness over the weekend, and Rutgers didn't make the cut among the men's teams. In the eyes of the...

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