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NCAA Tournament Game Capsules

(Friday, March 20) Final Score: Duke 85, Robert Morris 56 Charlotte, NC (SportsNetwork.com) – Quinn Cook scored 22 points to power top- seeded Duke to an 85-56 win over Robert Morris in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday. Jahlil Okafor, the ACC Player of the Year, netted 21 points on 9-of-11 shooting and Marshall Plumlee posted his ... Read More »

NCAA Tournament Game Capsules for March 19

(Thursday, March 19) Final Score: Notre Dame 69, Northeastern 65 Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – The first game in the second round of the NCAA Tournament nearly produced a major upset. Notre Dame, entering as a conference tournament champion for the first time in its history after winning the ACC title, had to survive against the Colonial Athletic champions from Northeastern, ... Read More »

NCAA Tournament Game Capsules

(Wednesday, March 18) Final Score: Robert Morris 81, North Florida 77 Dayton, OH (SportsNetwork.com) – Lucky Jones scored 14 of his 21 points in the second half, helping Robert Morris extend its season with an 81-77 come- from-behind victory over North Florida in an NCAA Tournament First Four matchup. The Northeast Conference champion Colonials overcame a 44-31 deficit early in ... Read More »

Boeheim to retire in three years; Gross out as Syracuse AD

Syracuse, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim will retire in three years, the university said Wednesday. In addition, athletic director Daryl Gross will leave his position immediately. The decisions came less than two weeks after the NCAA announced penalties against the athletic department, most notably the basketball program, for violations that included academic misconduct, extra benefits, the ... Read More »

Tarkanian, The Original Rebel

By Gregg Xenakes – Associate Editor, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – They say that death comes in threes, which means the college basketball community is now holding its collective breath, waiting for the other shoe to drop. Over the weekend we lost one of the most beloved coaches basketball has ever known in North Carolina’s Dean Smith and ... Read More »

Hall of Fame basketball coach Tarkanian dies

Las Vegas, NV (SportsNetwork.com) – Hall of Fame basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian died Wednesday. He was 84 years old. Tarkanian’s son, Danny, confirmed the news via Twitter. “Coach Tark, my father, the greatest man I have ever known, passed today, to take his place in heaven,” wrote Danny Tarkanian. “I will miss him every day of my life.” According to ... Read More »

Syracuse self-imposes postseason ban

Syracuse, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Syracuse has self-imposed a one-year postseason ban on its men’s basketball team, the school announced Wednesday. The ban will keep the Orange out of this year’s ACC tournament and would also prevent them from playing in the NCAA Tournament. Syracuse previously notified the NCAA of the ban as part of a case that is pending before ... Read More »

East beats West in Shrine Game

St. Petersburg, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – Marvin Kloss booted four field goals as East beat West by a 19-3 count in the 90th edition of the Shrine Game from Tropicana Field. Dominique Brown of Louisville finished with 70 yards and a rushing score on 19 carries for the East. Georgia quarterback Hutson Mason completed seven of his eight pass attempts for ... Read More »

Ohio State upsets Oregon in CFP title game

Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) – A chant of “Zeke” reverberated around AT&T Stadium before Ezekiel Elliott powered into the end zone for his fourth and final touchdown. The Ohio State Buckeyes are back on top. They can thank the inaugural College Football Playoff for that. Elliott ran for 246 yards, totaling over 200 for a third straight game, and Ohio State ... Read More »

‘Nova pulls away from St. John’s in Top-25 showdown

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Darrun Hilliard scored 21 points and No. 8 Villanova downed No. 24 St. John’s, 90-72, at a lively Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night. The Big East Top-25 clash had a March feel with fans of both schools providing plenty of energy in the back-and-forth battle. The Wildcats (14-1, 2-1 Big East) silenced the Red ... Read More »