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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...

At NCAA Tourney, 'Racial Hate Crimes,' Says Utah Coach

Lynne Roberts says her team had to change hotels after incidents in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

(Newser) - Utah's women's basketball team had a more miserable experience at this year's NCAA Tournament than just their second-round loss to Gonzaga. "We had several instances of some kind of racial hate crimes towards our program," coach Lynne Roberts tells the Salt Lake Tribune . The team...

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 .
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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...

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...

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...

Hall of Famer's 47-Year Tenure Ends Quickly

Syracuse announces Hall of Famer's replacement without ceremony

(Newser) - Basketball Hall of Famer Jim Boeheim's 47-year tenure as men's basketball coach at Syracuse University came to an awkward end on Wednesday, less than three hours after his team lost to Wake Forest in their conference tournament. Boeheim hinted at retirement after the game, the AP reports, while...

Texas Basketball Coach Charged With Domestic Assault

Chris Beard's lawyer calls arrest 'truly inconceivable'

(Newser) - University of Texas men's basketball head coach Chris Beard was arrested and taken to jail early Monday after a report of a domestic assault. The Travis County Sheriff's Office says the 49-year-old was charged with assault on a family or household member/impeding breath circulation, the Athletic reports. A...

Kansas Pulls Off Biggest-Ever NCAA Championship Comeback

Erases 16-point deficit to win the title

(Newser) - What looked like a lost cause turned into one of the sweetest wins ever for Kansas. The Jayhawks brought their fourth NCAA title back to Allen Fieldhouse on Monday thanks to a second-half flurry that erased a 16-point deficit and eventually overcame North Carolina 72-69 in an epic battle of...

Krzyzewski K-O'd: UNC Takes Out Coach, Duke
In Thrill-a-Minute Game,
UNC Beats Archrival Duke
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In Thrill-a-Minute Game, UNC Beats Archrival Duke

Mike Krzyzewski's career ends with 81-77 loss

(Newser) - For the 48th time over 47 years of unparalleled coaching, Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski took the slow walk to midcourt and shook the hand of North Carolina's coach who beat him. This was the 258th, most consequential and maybe, just maybe, the very best meeting between these teams, whose...

Saint Peter's Incredible March Madness Run Is Over

New Jersey school loses to North Carolina

(Newser) - Saint Peter's coach Shaheen Holloway pulled his starters off the court as the seconds ticked down and would not let them wallow in defeat. The Peacocks locked arms for one final team huddle—Doug Edert, KC Ndefo, Daryl Banks III and the rest of the bracket-busters who put the...

For Only 10th Time Ever, a No. 15 Seed Advances

Introducing the Saint Peter's Peacocks, this year's Cinderella

(Newser) - Saint who? This year's NCAA tournament saw its first major upset Thursday night when the No. 15 seed Saint Peter's Peacocks stunned No. 2 Kentucky in overtime, 85-79, per ESPN . The Peacocks represent Saint Peter's University in New Jersey, and they just upended a lot of brackets....

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