| Mar 30, 2013
| 9:56 PM
Wichita State is off to its first Final Four since 1965 with the appropriate nickname: Shockers.
The ninth-seeded team from Kansas concluded its siege through the West Regional on Saturday with a 70-66 win over Ohio State in front of 17,998 at Staples...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 6:37 PM
From passed out on a floor to the Final Four — it has been a pulse-rate ride for Carl Hall.
"Oh man, it's been a long journey for me," Hall said.
Wichita State's senior forward, who overcame a heart condition that sidelined him for two years,...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 10:05 PM
ATLANTA -- This Final Four will be "lights out" on the scoreboard only if there's a second-half power outage at the Georgia Dome.
(Hey, it already happened at one football stadium this year.)
Saturday's two games in a vacuous, 75,000-seat venue have...
| Apr 8, 2013
ATLANTA — Michigan will have three or four thank-you notes to hand out should it win Monday night's national championship game against Louisville at the Georgia Dome.
It can start with Penn State, which beat the Wolverines by 14 points in State...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 10:00 PM
P; Ht.; Wt.; Statistics
F; C.J. Fair; 6-6; 215; 14.3 ppg
F; James Southerland; 6-8; 215; 13.5 ppg
C; Rakeem Christmas; 6-9; 242; 4.6 rpg
G; Brandon Triche; 6-4; 210; 13.7 ppg
G; Michael Carter-Williams; 6-6; 185; 12.1 ppg...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 9:46 PM
ATLANTA -- Florida Gulf Coast was a carnival cruise while it lasted and Wichita State was a hoot, but there will be nothing "mid" about the majors playing for Monday's national title.
The final call is strictly blue grass vs. blue blood.
| Mar 19, 2013
| 6:10 PM
I know the look. For the last three decades, every year at this time, I get the look.
A friend or family member will slowly approach with a piece of wrinkled paper, a chewed-off pencil and a wistful stare. It's always someone who doesn't follow sports....
| Mar 20, 2013
| 7:45 PM
SALT LAKE CITY — Top collegiate athletic directors need many things but should not live without a back-door office exit or a secret list of coaching candidates in advance of their next football and basketball openings.
It doesn't matter if your...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 7:56 PM
SALT LAKE CITY — What a sight it was seeing Gonzaga star center Kelly Olynyk consoling a distraught opponent who fell just short of pulling off one of the great upsets in NCAA tournament history.
Southern guard Derick Beltran was bent over at half...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 9:30 PM
SALT LAKE CITY -- Arizona is thrilled to be playing Harvard on Saturday on its way to next week's West regional in Los Angeles.
No one can say that, but it's only human Tucson nature.
Wanting to play No. 14 instead of No. 3 to reach the Sweet 16 is a...
| Mar 25, 2013
My dream of a West Regional foursome of Wichita State, La Salle, Harvard and Iowa State came only half true.
Los Angeles fell two underdogs short from hitting for the Cinderella cycle.
The disappointment abated when, in Philadelphia, the hallucination...