#NCAA tournament

Utah dominates Arkansas in first-round win of NCAA Tournament

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah threw the first punch and never looked back. For the team's first NCAA Tournament appearance in over a decade, there were no nerves or signs of being overwhelmed by the moment on the big stage. Instead, it was a team determined to smother a lower-seeded Arkansas team that played a similar style of basketball.
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2022 March Madness live: NCAA Tournament bracket, college basketball scores, Round 1 updates on Friday

The first weekend of the 2022 NCAA Tournament continues Friday with another loaded slate of first-round action as 32 teams battle it out across 16 games with hopes of advancing to the second round. No. 7 seed Ohio State defeated No. 10 seed Loyola-Chicago 54-41 to get the day started and the action will go deep into the evening hours amid a captivating Friday night window.
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Ohio State stifles Loyola Chicago in first-round NCAA tournament victory

Perhaps better than anyone, Chris Holtmann knows what is said about his Ohio State men’s basketball program. Last season, the Buckeyes became just the ninth No. 2 seed in NCAA tournament history to lose to a No. 15 seed, dashing their dreams of a Final Four or a national championship in particularly cruel fashion. One year later, they entered the tournament relatively wounded, having lost four of their previous five games after an 18-7 start.

Women's NCAA tournament 2022 - What to watch for in the first round

After experiencing the First Four for the first time, the 2022 women's NCAA tournament first-round games open Friday on the road to Minneapolis. And one thing we'll be watching for is how strong teams look in countering the home-court advantage of the top-16 seeds. And that's part of why we've...

Virginia Tech is the most popular Cinderella in the 2022 NCAA tournament

Many Men's Bracket Challenge Game players think Cinderella is coming from...the ACC. No. 11 seed Virginia Tech is the team seeded eighth or worse with the highest percentage picked to advance to the Sweet 16. As brackets locked Thursday, Virginia Tech was a Sweet 16 pick on 16.85 percent of completed MBCG brackets. We chose starting with No. 8 seeds or lower because that is the lowest seed to win the tournament (1985 Villanova) since the field expanded to 64 in 1985.

How Florida Found Its Way Back to the NCAA Tournament

Around once a month throughout the regular season, Florida coach Kelly Rae Finley carved out time for her team to gather and, at least for a few minutes, not think about basketball. In November, for instance, while at the San Juan Shootout, everyone traveling with the program—from players to managers to support staff to the radio broadcasters—pulled the name of another person at random and was asked to write something they appreciated about them. They then exchanged note cards.