NCAA Tournament

Notre Dame’s Pat Connaughton, center, shoots against Northeastern during the second half of their NCAA Tournament second round game at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh on March 19, 2015. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

No. 3 Notre Dame Avoids Major Upset, Holds Off Pesky Northeastern

Zach Auguste scored 25 points, Jerian Grant added 17 and Notre Dame dodged a scare trying to erase its futile NCAA Tournament history with a 69-65 win over Northeastern on Thursday.

03/19/2015

Albany’s Peter Hooley shoots over Julian Norfleet of the Mount St. Mary's during the first half of the teams’ first round meeting in the 2014 NCAA Tournament at University of Dayton Arena. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Shot For The Ages Helps Heal University Of Albany Star Hooley’s Broken Heart

His play on the court in the face of tragedy has galvanized an entire region in upstate New York.

03/19/2015

Karl-Anthony Towns #12 of the Kentucky Wildcats goes up for a shot against the Arkansas Razorbacks in the championship game of the SEC Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 15, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Larry Brown: Kentucky Would Make Eastern Conference Playoffs In NBA

Kentucky (34-0) is the favorite to win the NCAA Tournament, but Brown is convinced that John Calipari’s squad would make serious noise in the Association.

03/19/2015

William Lee #34 of the UAB Blazers reacts after a play against the Iowa State Cyclones during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournamenat at the KFC YUM! Center on March 19, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Madness! No. 14 UAB Stuns No. 3 Iowa State, Advances To Round Of 32

William Lee scored the last four points for 14th-seeded UAB, and the Blazers upset ninth-ranked Iowa State 60-59 on Thursday in their opening game in the NCAA Tournament.

03/19/2015

Branden Dawson #22 of the Michigan State Spartans fouls Bronson Koenig #24 of the Wisconsin Badgers as he tries to knock the ball away during the championship game of the 2015 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament at the United Center on March 15, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Up 3 In The Final Seconds, Do You Foul Or Defend?

Should you commit a foul and let the offense shoot two free throws, hoping to avoid the possibility of a tying 3-pointer? Or should you simply play defense and try to prevent any good looks from beyond the arc?

03/19/2015

Willie Cauley-Stein (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images), Frank Kaminsky (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images), Jahlil Okafor (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

2015 NCAA Tournament: Top Underdogs, Matchups And Players To Watch

The 2014 NCAA Tournament was one for the ages, filled with bracket-busting upsets, buzzer-beating finishes and star players rising up. This year’s bracket could be even better.

03/19/2015

Head coach Bobby Hurley of the Buffalo Bulls (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

Upstart Buffalo Happy To Have Tourney-Tested Hurley At Helm

Lucky charm or not, Bobby Hurley will be wearing his championship ring Friday, when his 12th-seeded Bulls make their tournament debut facing fifth-seeded West Virginia.

03/19/2015

Hampton

Hampton, 33-Point Underdogs, Hoping To Put Whammy On No. 1 Kentucky

The Pirates enter their matchup with 34-0 Kentucky in Thursday night’s game as heavy underdogs — but they’re playing with house money. They weren’t even expected to be here.

03/19/2015

Kentucky head coach John Calipari (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Boomer & Carton: More Than Enough Madness

With March Madness set to captivate the country, Boomer and Craig got things started Thursday morning with the upcoming action on the hardwood.

WFAN–03/19/2015

NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 15: Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats celebrates on the court with his team after defeating the Arkansas Razorbacks 78-63 in the championship game of the SEC basketball tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 15, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Five NCAA Tournament Teams That Could Beat Kentucky

Kentucky enters the NCAA Tournament undefeated at 34-0, and for the most part of the season have looked dominant, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a handful teams that could potentially upset the Wildcats

03/18/2015

NCAA logo (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Everyone Out Of The Pool! We’re Enabling NCAA’s Shady System

After 30-plus years, I have decided to buck tradition. I no longer need to beware the Ides of March, for this year I will not be joining an NCAA Tournament pool.

03/18/2015

President Barack Obama  (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Goes Out On A Limb, Predicts Kentucky Will Win NCAA Tournament

President Barack Obama is predicting that Kentucky will remain undefeated and take home the title in the NCAA Tournament.

03/18/2015

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Hampton Bench Channels ‘Major League’ In First Four Win Over Manhattan

The NCAA Tournament got underway last night with the first two “First Four” match-ups. Hampton earned the right to play Kentucky on Thursday night and the bench got a little superstitious down the stretch.

03/18/2015

Reginald Johnson of the Hampton Pirates tries to gain control of the ball as Zane Waterman and Emmy Andujar of the Manhattan Jaspers defend during the first round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at UD Arena on March 17, 2015 in Dayton, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Disappointment As Manhattan Blows Chance To Face Mighty Kentucky

It was possible that Jaspers coach Steve Masiello would end up taking on his alma mater, Kentucky, on Thursday night. But Hampton had other plans.

03/18/2015

St. John’s forward Sir’Dominic Pointer (Photo by Nate Shron/Getty Images)

For St. John’s Seniors, Road To NCAA Tournament Has Been Long And Perilous

This season has been an emotional roller coaster for St. John’s, with the lows keeping the highs in check. Yet, somehow the Red Storm find themselves back in the tournament for the first time since 2010-11.

03/17/2015

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