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This season’s Sweet Sixteen field is one of the most intriguing I can remember. I have a legitimate interest in all eight of the games. Tonight begins with most of the top seeds going against each other, and a battle of Cinderellas thrown in. Some of the storylines to watch are, can Jim Larranaga recapture the magic he found in 2006 in the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 when he was last at the Verizon Center for the NCAA Tournament? Which Arizona team will show up against Ohio State? The one that started off the year so hot and who has looked great in two tournament wins, or the team that suffered a malaise through most of the latter part of the season? Who will prevail between Syracuse and Indiana in a game that might remind some of the 1987 national championship game? Finally, which Cinderella mid-major will you be cheering for? The Missouri Valley Conference’s Shockers or the Explorers from the Atlantic Ten? East Regional Semi-Final #3 Marquette (25-8) vs. #2 Miami (29-6) The Hurricanes got some bad news this week as the injury bug has once again hit Reggie Johnson. Johnson had minor knee surgery and won’t play again this [...]
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Big Reggie Johnson did not travel with the Miami Hurricanes to Washington, D.C. for the “sweet 16″ round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.
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Miami center Reggie Johnson had surgery Tuesday to repair a minor meniscus issue, said a person familiar with the situation.
Johnson did not accompany the Hurricanes to Washington on Tuesday night, though could play in the Final Four if Miami wins the East Regional this weekend, the person told The Associated Press because the school did not publicly disclose the surgery.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) --Miami center Reggie Johnson had surgery Tuesday to repair a minor meniscus issue, said a person familiar with the situation.
Johnson did not accompany the Hurricanes to Washington on Tuesday night, though could play in the Final Four if Miami wins the East Regional this weekend, the person told The Associated Press because the school did not publicly disclose...
WASHINGTON — An earlier than expected exit from the 2013 NCAA Tournament quickly brought questions about the futures of Cody Zeller and Victor Oladipo, both of whom are projected as lottery picks in this June’s NBA Draft.
But in the immediate aftermath of IU’s disappointing 61-50 loss to Syracuse, neither player was prepared to talk about what will come next.
“I have no clue...
Indiana junior guard Victor Oladipo has a big decision to make in the coming weeks regarding his basketball future.
It was on the plane ride back from Austin, Texas, to south Florida earlier this week when Miami Hurricanes coach Jim Larranaga got the big, bad news: Their fairy tale Sweet 16 run, Miami's first in 13 years, was now jeopardized by an injury.
How big? About 6-foot-10 and 300 pounds. How bad? Miami's leading rebounder, senior center Reggie Johnson, had to have surgery on Tuesday...
Nineteen turnovers. Sixteen baskets. A season-low 50 points.
Top-seed Indiana had no answer for the 2-3 zone of Syracuse, and now the Hoosiers are heading home after a 61-50 loss Thursday night bounced them from the NCAA tournament.
The Hoosiers (29-7) played against many strong defensive teams in Big Ten - none of which hounded them as well as Syracuse.
Can Indiana down Syracuse on its road to Atlanta? Or will the Hoosiers fall in the Sweet 16 for the second straight year?
Podcast on the Brink co-host Matt Dollinger is joined by Inside The Hall’s Justin Albers and Alex Bozich, who are on site in Washington D.C. this week, to break down Thursday night’s showdown with Syracuse and IU’s chances of advancing.
Among the topics...
It's time for the sweet 16, finally! The wait between the round of 32 and the sweet 16 is always a hard one. There's such build up of great games, even moreso this year, followed by a 3 day wait. Of course, ACC fans had Maryland and Virginia to follow. While the Terps moved on with a win over Alabama on Tuesday, Virginia lost to Iowa in the NIT quarterfinals last...
The perception making the rounds lately is that college basketball needs more sexy. The game's too boring; the coaches are too controlling; the best players never hang around for more than a year or two.
In this view, a team like Florida Gulf Coast, with its Dunk City meme and its historic Sweet 16 run, is the antidote to un-sexy basketball. So is a team like Indiana (the resurgence...
Marquette vs. Miami
The news out of this game is that Miami center Reggie Johnson will not play due to an injury. This means Julian Gamble is a great value play. He has struggled in the NCAA tournament but he is capable of giving you double digit points and rebounds. The must play in this game for the Hurricanes is no doubt Shane Larkin. He hit a clutch shot late to seal the win...
It has been quite the journey for Indiana basketball the past five seasons, and though the program is nationally revelant once again, the group that brought them back was completely lost last night against Syracuse and their zone. The best way to stifle a fastbreak team in basketball is to slow down the game, and there is no better way of doing that than by using a defense that minimizes...
Not many fans thought D.C. would be the place of good fortune for Orange three weeks ago. Now it could be the site of SU’s dance into the Final Four. Prior to Syracuse’s win over top-seeded Indiana 61-50 at the Verizon Center, the last time the Orange played on that court was when Georgetown ripped SU to pieces, 61-39 back on March 9th.
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