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Gophers goalie Jack LaFontaine denied St. Cloud States Easton Brodzinski during Minnesotas victory in the Mariucci Classic championship game.

Preview: NCAA Frozen Four comes to Pittsburgh

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer April 7, 2021
Massachusetts, Minnesota Duluth, St. Cloud State and Minnesota State will battle at PPG Paints Arena this week in the NCAA’s Frozen Four.
Iowas Caitlin Clark controls the ball during first-round action in the NCAA Tournament at the Alamodome on March 21, 2021, in San Antonio, Texas.

Column: Missouri State leads potential cinderellas in Sweet 16

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer March 26, 2021
While the men’s college basketball tournament has ruined brackets in Indianapolis, the women have done the same in San Antonio, but to a lesser degree.
San Diego States Caleb Giordano (13) on the court against Boise State at the Viejas Arena in San Diego on Jan. 11, 2020.

March Madness sleepers: Predicting dark horses in each region

By Kyle Saxon, Senior Staff Writer March 17, 2021
The Final Four has featured at least one team with a seed of five or lower in the past 10 NCAA Tournaments. While one of these under-the-radar teams will likely make a deep run, it’s difficult to pick which one will do it.
Mike McGuirl (00) of the Kansas State Wildcats controls the ball as Davion Mitchell (45) of the Baylor Bears defends during the quarterfinal game of the Big 12 basketball tournament at the T-Mobile Center on March 11 in Kansas City, Missouri.

March Madness Conference Power Rankings: Big 12 boasts unparalleled depth

By Dalton Coppola, Staff Writer March 17, 2021
Knowing which conference reigns supreme this year could make or break your bracket. 

VIDEO: PITT vs. CLEMSON: Men’s ACC Basketball (w/ Broadcast Audio)

February 18, 2020

Watch the highlights of the Pitt Panthers men's basketball team as they host the Clemson Tigers at the Petersen Events Center (with an accompanying audio broadcast). Final score: 72-52 Clemson. Wednesday,...

Virginia Cavaliers guard Ty Jerome hoists the championship trophy aloft as he walks off the court on Monday at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Virginia defeated Texas Tech 85-77 in overtime to win the NCAA Division I Mens Basketball Championship.

Virginia, team of destiny, wins National Championship

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor April 10, 2019
No team in recent memory has embodied the "team of destiny" cliche more than the 2019 Virginia men’s basketball team.
Coby White (2) of the North Carolina Tar Heels looks on against the Duke Blue Devils during their game in the semifinals of the 2019 Mens ACC Basketball Tournament at Spectrum Center on March 15, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

What are the odds: March Madness Sweet 16

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer March 29, 2019
All four of the games on Friday are the top four seeds from the regions, potentially making for great-quality games.
Ex-Panther and projected first-round 2019 NBA Draft pick Cameron Johnson, pictured here against Syracuse in 2016, led No. 1 UNC in scoring with 16.9 points per game during the regular season.

Panthers leave paw prints on NCAA Tournament

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor March 27, 2019
From teams Pitt beat to ex-Panthers playing for other teams, you can see Pitt’s mark on the NCAA Tournament despite the team’s absence.
Murray State’s Ja Morant drives to the basket against Marquettes Joseph Chartouny (21) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut, on Thursday. Murray State advanced, 83-64.

Sweet, Sweet Victory: A Sweet Sixteen Update

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer March 25, 2019
The field has been lowered from 64 to 16 and your bracket is probably already broken. If you found yourself missing basketball, don’t worry. We have a look back at the top moments from last weekend and a look at what you can expect in the Sweet 16.
Ethan Happ (22) of the Wisconsin Badgers.

What are the odds: Friday March Madness

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer March 22, 2019
The first weekend of the tournament is always a spectacle, filled with upsets and exciting games — and it’s the best weekend to gamble, with games on all day Thursday through Sunday. Let the Madness begin.
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