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Smith’s Double-Double Leads Butler To 68-56 Win

Andrew Smith had a double-double with a career-high 16 rebounds and 14 points, and Butler made 18 of 20 free throws down the stretch to hold off upset-minded Bucknell 68-56 in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday.


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Rothstein Files: What To Watch This Weekend In College Hoops

Cuonzo Martin has built a culture of toughness and discipline in the short time he’s been in Knoxville and it’s yet to be determined if Josh Pastner’s team can respond well in what’s sure to be a hostile environment.


Kemba Walker #15 of the Connecticut Huskies drives past Bryan Cohen #22 of the Bucknell Bison during the second round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the Verizon Center on March 17, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Bucknell Can’t Stop UConn’s Kemba Walker… Can Anyone?

After carrying UConn to the Big East title, Kemba Walker decided to get his teammates involved in the Huskies’ NCAA tournament opener against Bucknell. It was a move that earned him a place in the school record book.


Kemba Walker #15 of the Connecticut Huskies is surrounded by media after defeating the Louisville Cardinals during the championship of the 2011 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament presented by American Eagle Outfitters at Madison Square Garden on March 12, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

UConn Seeking Another NCAA Crown; Bucknell First On Hit List

Next to winning national championships in 1999 and 2004, UConn’s Jim Calhoun considers the Big East title he captured last week to be his third-biggest thrill. If all goes as planned over the next few weeks, that crown will fall to No. 4 on his list of accomplishments.