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College Coaches Cannot Be Contained

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:42:40 GMT

The N.C.A.A expanded the space college basketball coaches have to stalk the sideline. This “coach’s box” still isn’t big enough for the most hyperactive sideline generals.

With Terance Mann Healthy, Florida State Rolls Over Gonzaga

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 05:22:24 GMT

Forced to come off the bench in an upset over Xavier, Mann powered the Seminoles with 18 points. The team advances to face Michigan in the round of 8.

Kansas State Interrupts Kentucky’s Waltz Through the Bracket

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 05:03:15 GMT

Barry Brown’s shot with 19 seconds left lifted No. 9 Kansas State past fifth-seeded Kentucky in yet another upset in the South Region.

Michigan Blows Out Texas A&M (and Then Plays the Second Half)

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 02:25:24 GMT

The third-seeded Wolverines had struggled offensively in the tournament, but scoring was not a problem in an easy win over the seventh-seeded Aggies.

Loyola-Chicago Holds Off Nevada for a Third Straight Upset

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 01:58:28 GMT

The No. 11 Ramblers and Sister Jean continued their unlikely run with a narrow victory over the seventh-seeded Wolf Pack.

Dan Hurley Is Hired as UConn Men’s Coach

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 20:36:08 GMT

Hurley, the former coach at Rhode Island and Wagner, will replace Kevin Ollie and attempt to make the Huskies relevant again in college basketball.

Sisters of Sister Jean Embrace Her Loyola Team and Marvel at Her Fame

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:00:12 GMT

At the Iowa home of the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt is more than an overnight superstar at the N.C.A.A. tournament.

A Day in the Life of Sister Jean, Media Darling

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 06:00:06 GMT

A 98-year-old nun has become the biggest star of the N.C.A.A. men’s basketball tournament. And she is loving every minute of it.

Most Upsets Ever? Not Quite, but Underdogs Crowd the Final 16

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:51:42 GMT

While there have not been an unprecedented number of upsets, this year’s tournament distinguishes itself for how many low seeds have advanced.

The Cat-Loving Michigan Star Who Slipped Through the Cracks

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:55:53 GMT

In an alternate universe, one in which U.M.B.C. and Sister Jean had not commanded so much attention, Michigan’s Jordan Poole might be a bigger deal in this year’s N.C.A.A. basketball tournament.