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Virginia, team of destiny, wins National Championship

Virginia, team of destiny, wins National Championship

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

April 10, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns, Top Stories

No team in recent memory has embodied the "team of destiny" cliche more than the 2019 Virginia men’s basketball team.

What are the odds: March Madness Sweet 16

What are the odds: March Madness Sweet 16

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

March 29, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

All four of the games on Friday are the top four seeds from the regions, potentially making for great-quality games.

Panthers leave paw prints on NCAA Tournament

Panthers leave paw prints on NCAA Tournament

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

March 27, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

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.

Sweet, Sweet Victory: A Sweet Sixteen Update

Sweet, Sweet Victory: A Sweet Sixteen Update

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019


Filed under Sports

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.

What are the odds: Friday March Madness

What are the odds: Friday March Madness

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

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.

Take 5: Baseball is Boomin’

Take 5: Baseball is Boomin’

By Staff

March 20, 2019


Filed under Sports

The largest contract in baseball history lasted 20 days before it was beaten out by the largest contract in baseball and American sports history. So who got the better deal, the Philadelphia Phillies and Bryce Harper or the Los Angeles Angels and Mike Trout?

Bracket Buster Breakdown

Bracket Buster Breakdown

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

March 18, 2019


Filed under Sports

The March Madness Brackets are finally announced which means it’s time for you to pick your Cinderella team. Find out the teams most likely to make a run here.

Best first-round NCAA Tournament matchups

Best first-round NCAA Tournament matchups

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

March 18, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns, Top Stories

With the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament bracket officially released, it’s time to start parsing through the opening matchups to look for the best entertainment value.

Take 5: This is March

Take 5: This is March

By Staff

March 7, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

It’s expected for you to be excited for March Madness, but while you’re waiting for Selection Sunday, don’t overlook the conference tournaments. You never know when the No. 16 seed will upset the No. 1 seed.

National champs to pick, avoid in your bracket

National champs to pick, avoid in your bracket

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

February 26, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

It’s never too early to start looking for an edge that will push your bracket over the top, and picking the right national champion is half the battle.

March Madness Predictions

March Madness Predictions

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

February 18, 2019


Filed under Sports

Appropriately dubbed “March Madness,” the tournament is one of the most exciting events in sports and is known for its buzzer beaters, cinderella stories and ridiculous individual performances.

Take 5: Tiger, Tournament, Tom Crean

Take 5: Tiger, Tournament, Tom Crean

By The Pitt News Staff

March 15, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

While Pitt may not have qualified for this year’s NCAA tournament … or the NIT … or the CBI, there are plenty of other things happening in the sports world Pitt fans can distract themselves with. The Pitt News sports staff is back with a weekly roundup of the best in sports this past week — an...

Slept on: 4 tournament teams you shouldn’t count out

Slept on: 4 tournament teams you shouldn’t count out

By Stephen Cuddy | Staff Writer

March 12, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Columns

Sleeper teams are the best part of the NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament. Some will destroy your bracket, but if you bet big on the right school you may end up celebrating as much as the eventual champions. If there is one thing guaranteed about the tournament, it’s that nothing abou...

Devin Robinson sparks Florida’s NCAA Tournament rout of East Tennessee State

Devin Robinson sparks Florida’s NCAA Tournament rout of East Tennessee State

By Chris Hays | Orlando Sentinel

March 19, 2017


Filed under National News

(TNS) ORLANDO, Fla. _ Devin Robinson's eyes lit up. As teammate KeVaughn Allen made a steal late in Florida's 80-65 victory over East Tennessee State, Robinson was all by himself at the Gators' end of the floor. Allen saw his wide-open teammate and Robinson put a huge exclamation point on his best...

Students fill out their brackets, with or without Pitt

Students fill out their brackets, with or without Pitt

By Elizabeth Lepro and Bayard Miller | Contributing Editors

March 15, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball

As the snow stopped falling Tuesday night, basketball fans on Pitt’s campus were just getting warmed up for the upcoming NCAA Tournament — despite Pitt’s now-deceased season. In the library at about 11 p.m., where students were cramming for next-day exams and working together on group project...

Game changers: Five players who will impact NCAA Tournament most

Game changers: Five players who will impact NCAA Tournament most

By Ted Zhang | Staff Writer

March 14, 2017


Filed under Sports

There are plenty of big-name players leading big-time programs into this year's Big Dance. But none will have a greater impact on which team gets to cut down the nets at the Final Four in Phoenix than these five: Grayson Allen He’s no Christian Laettner — the polarizing college basketb...

This year’s March Madness features expected intrigue

This year’s March Madness features expected intrigue

By The Pitt News Staff

March 17, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

With a field of 68 teams, the Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament always provides countless players and storylines to track. Here are some that The Pitt News Sports Desk are looking at heading into the Big Dance.Cinderella teamStephen F. Austin State University’s “sharing is caring” motto, and ...

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