NCAA Tournament

Ted Cruz Ripped for Jinxing Texas Tech in NCAA Championship Game

Texas Senator Ted Cruz thought the Texas Tech Red Raiders were about to win Monday’s NCAA championship game against University of Virginia, and he prematurely took to Twitter to celebrate. But, only minutes later, Texas Tech lost in a stunning overtime reversal and Twitter users went after Cruz for jinxing Tech.

Ted Cruz

Loyola-Chicago Upsets Tennessee 63-62

Sister Jean’s prayers were answered again in another heart-stopper, and the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers are going to the Sweet 16, just as they did the last time they were in the NCAA Tournament 33 years ago.

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AP Tony Gutierrez

No. 16 UMBC Stuns No. 1 Virginia 74-54 to Make NCAA History

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Senior guard Jairus Lyles scored 28 points, and the University of Maryland-Baltimore County pulled off the most shocking upset in NCAA Tournament history, defeating Virginia 74-54 on Friday night to become the first No. 16 seed ever to beat a No. 1 seed.

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Bonnies Stun UCLA 65-58 for 1st NCAA Tourney Win in 48 Years

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The basketball was still high in the air — flung to start the celebration — when the buzzer sounded and the Bonnies’ long-awaited March celebration commenced. Players chest-bumped on court. Coach Mark Schmidt jumped and waved his arms.

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AP John Minchillo

Penn Beats Harvard to Clinch Spot in NCAA Tournament

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Darnell Foreman scored 19 points, AJ Brodeur had 16 points and 10 rebounds and Penn earned its first NCAA Tournament berth since 2007 with a 68-65 win over Harvard in the Ivy League Tournament title game Sunday.

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Bobby Hurley Would Be Right Man for DePaul

Back to the drawing board. DePaul basketball finds itself in a familiar unenviable situation once again. The Blue Demons are looking for a head coach. After five losing years at the helm, Oliver Purnell has resigned and left a big opening at the Big East school.

Bobby Hurley