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In case you are unaware, it is March. And if you needed any further confirmation, five college basketball games ended with buzzer-beaters on Saturday, starting the chaos that is March Madness.
The first of five thrilling finishes began in “The World’s Most Famous Arena,” Madison Square Garden. Marquette’s leading scorer, Vander Blue banked a shot off the glass to give the Golden Eagles a 69-67 overtime win over the unraveling St. John’s Red Storm. The game-winners moved south after that when Alabama’s Trevor Releford heaved a half-court prayer that found the bottom of the net to give the Tide a 61-58 win over Georgia.
The mid-majors wanted to get in on the action when Belmont’s Kerron Johnson‘s mid-range pull-up jumper punched the Bruins’ ticket to the dance, beating Murray State 70-68 in overtime to win the Ohio Valley Conference.
The Horizon League might be the most exciting conference in the country right now. Miles Dixon‘s off-balanced jump shot fell through and took down reigni...
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Half-court game-winners are becoming a prevalent as Harlem Shake videos in amateur basketball, and Alabama joined the club Sunday afternoon. Junior Trevor Releford sank a shot from beyond half-court to give the Crimson Tide a 61-58 win over Georgia and keep Bama’s NCAA tournament aspirations alive.
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Trevor Releford heaved a 50-foot shot at the buzzer to give Alabama a 61-58 win over Georgia Saturday at Coleman Coliseum. With the win, and a little extra help from rival Tennessee for beating Missouri, the Crimson Tide will be the No. 4 seed in next week's SEC Tournament.
Alabama's Trevor Releford has been named First Team All-SEC and to the All Defensive Team by the league's coaches.
Vander Blue's driving shot fell through the rim as the overtime buzzer sounded, giving No. 15 Marquette a 69-67 victory over St. John's on Saturday at Madison Square Garden, and a share of the Big East regular season championship, their first title since joining the conference in 2005-06.
Blue had 16 points, including four of Marquette's six in overtime, for the Golden...
MILWAUKEE After securing a share of the Big East regular season championship Saturday, Marquette University had two players earn All-Big East honors Sunday.
Junior guard Vander Blue was named All-Big East Second Team, while junior forward Davante Gardner is Honorable Mention All-Big East.
Picked to finish seventh and having had no preseason All-Big East selections, the Golden...
Trevor Releford shot Alabama into the double-bye portion of the Southeastern Conference Tournament bracket. While the bottom four teams begin play Wednesday, the Crimson Tide waits until the third round on Friday.
Trevor Releford hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from half-court to give Alabama a 61-58 win over Georgia on Saturday.
Nick Jacobs stole the ball from a driving Charles Mann in the final seconds and lofted a pass to Releford, who quickly launched the long shot to prevent overtime, setting off a celebration on the court while officials briefly reviewed the play.
The Crimson Tide ...
March Madness is officially upon us. Conference championship play has begun across the nation, and Saturday marked one of the most exciting days of college basketball we have ever seen. Buzzer-beaters became the theme of the night, as four teams knocked off their opponents with dramatic last-second shots. Let’s start with the Big East, which has always been known to provide us...
Kerron Johnson hit a 10-foot pull-up jumper with 1.2 seconds left, and Belmont capped its first season in the Ohio Valley Conference by beating league power Murray State 70-68 in overtime Saturday night for the tournament championship.
The Bruins (26-6) had won five tournament championships in the Atlantic Sun, and they picked up right where they left off, earning their sixth NCAA...
Ian Clark and Kerron Johnson combined to score 49 points Friday, and Belmont defeated Tennessee State 82-73 in the Ohio Valley Conference semifinals.
Clark hit six 3-pointers en route to 26 points, Johnson finished with 23 points and seven assists, J.J. Mann added 13 points and Blake Jenkins 10 points and seven rebounds for the Bruins, who won their fourth straight regular-season...
I have never been a part of a more exciting moment watching Alabama Basketball. On the day that the 100th year of Bama Basketball was honored and Andrew Steele, the lone senior was celebrated, Trevor Releford gave us a moment that we will never forget.
Up 14 late in the second half, Alabama seemed to get too comfortable as the Crimson Tide let their lead slip to eventually a tie...
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Alabama’s Trevor Releford’s half-court buzzer beater against Georgia kept the Crimson Tide’s NCAA tournament hopes alive.
Georgia’s Charles Mann drove to the basket to put the game away, but lost the ball.
Alabama’s Rodney Cooper grabbed it and passed to Releford.
MILWAUKEE -- It wasn't pretty the last time Marquette had a double bye into the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament.
While the then-No.9 Golden Eagles did run into a Louisville catching fire on its way to the Final Four last season, they didn't handle the layoff well and turned the ball over 26 times in an 84-71 loss.
Searching for a way to learn from last year's...
MILWAUKEE -- Clinching a share of the Big East regular season championship with a pair of road wins, Marquette University jumped up three spots in the AP poll and four places in the coaches poll.
The Golden Eagles are now ranked No. 12 in the AP poll and No. 13 in the coaches poll - the final regular season polls of the season. The AP has Florida ranked below Marquette, while the...