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Cleveland State falls to Arizona 71-57 in second round of NCAA Tournament

MIAMI (AP) - The new role as long shots seems to suit the Arizona Wildcats fine. Seeded only 12th, the NCAA tournament perennials took an early 14-point lead Sunday and advanced to the round of 16 by beating upstart Cleveland State 71-57. The Wildcats are appearing in the tournament for the 25th year in a row, two shy of the record. But they've never been seeded so low and drew criticism as undeserving of a berth. Now they're bound for the round of 16 for the 12th time since 1988, and they'll ...

Cleveland State shocks Wake Forest 84-69 in NCAA Tournament

MIAMI (AP) - Some 23 years later, Cleveland State still has a knack for first-round shockers in the NCAA tournament. The Vikings raced to an early 17-point lead Friday night and stunned one-time top-ranked Wake Forest 84-69. The win was reminiscent of Cleveland State's only other appearance in the tournament in 1986, when it upset Indiana and Bob Knight in the opening round. The Vikings (26-10) were seeded 14th then; they're 13th in the Midwest region this year. "We understand what ...

Women's Basketball Postseason Preview

POSTSEASON TOURNAMENT TEAMS National Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament (NCAA) GREEN BAY (29-3) No. 1 seed in HL tournament HL tournament champions Own 21-game winning streak In postseason for 12th straight year @ LSU (18-10) -- Sunday, March 22 -- 7 p.m. ET Pete Maravich Assembly Center -- Baton Rouge, La. Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) BUTLER (19-11) No. 2 seed in HL tournament First postseason appearance since 1998 Best League record since 1997-98 One win from 20 in ...

Late Rally Falls Short as No. 21 LSU Edges No. 22 Butler, 75-71

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Butler has put together quite a few upsets in recent NCAA tournaments. Marcus Thornton kept LSU off that list. Thornton scored 30 points while coming through with one critical basket after another for hot-shooting LSU, which held off a late rally to beat the Bulldogs 75-71 on Thursday in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Tasmin Mitchell had 14 points and Chris Johnson added 12 points and four blocked shots for the Tigers (27-7), seeded eighth in the South Regional. ...

Valpo's Lenski, Kulaga Honored as U.S. Army Scholar-Athletes of the Week

INDIANAPOLIS -- Valparaiso University baseball player Matt Lenski and women's basketball player Agnieszka Kulaga have been named U.S. Army Horizon League Scholar-Athletes of the Week for the week ending March 15, League commissioner Jonathan B. LeCrone announced Thursday (March 19). Lenski (Milwaukee, Wis./Marquette), a senior, hit safely in all three of Valparaiso's games last week to extend his hitting streak to 10 dating to last season. He went 2-for-5 with a home run, three runs-batted-in ...

Green Bays falls to Vermont 76-72 in first round of College Basketball Invitational

March 19, 2009 Box Score GREEN BAY, Wis. - Green Bay's return to the postseason after more than a decade ended in tough fashion Wednesday night at the Resch Center, as the Phoenix (22-11) dropped a 76-72 game to Vermont (24-8) in the first round of the College Basketball Invitational. The contest featured 11 ties and 16 lead changes. The Catamounts took the lead for good with one minute remaining on a tip-in by Marqus Blakely, who had 22 points and 11 rebounds, that made the score 71-70 in favor ...

HLN to provide NCAA Tournament coverage

INDIANAPOLIS - When Horizon League representatives Butler University and Cleveland State University travel to the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament later this week, the Horizon League Network (HLN) will be along for the ride to provide fans with behind-the-scenes action, interviews, live blogs and much more. HLN reporter Damon Lewis will be making the trip to Greensboro, N.C. to cover the ninth-seeded Butler Bulldogs, while fellow reporter Adam Coppinger will give fans a taste of Miami, ...

Koonce named Director of Athletics at Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- George Koonce has been named the Director of Athletics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Chancellor Carlos E. Santiago announced on Tuesday. Koonce comes to UWM from Marquette University, where he served as a Senior Associate Athletic Director. He replaces Bud Haidet, who announced his retirement in September. Koonce spent nine seasons as a player in the National Football League, eight of those coming as a starter with the Green Bay Packers. While in Green Bay, he helped ...

Butler draws Duquesne in first round of Women's National Invitation Tournament

2009 Women's National Invitation Tournament Bracket (PDF) INDIANAPOLIS -- Butler University will travel to Duquesne University on Thursday, March 19, for the opening round of the 2009 Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT). Game time is set for 7 p.m. ET. The winner of Thursday's contest at the Palumbo Center will head to Milwaukee, Wis., for a second-round tilt against Marquette University. Butler enters this week's tournament with a 19-11 overall record, while Duquesne is ...

Green Bay accepts bid to the College Basketball Invitational

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay men's basketball team accepted a bid to the second annual College Basketball Invitational late Sunday, joining NCAA Tournament participants Cleveland State University and Butler University as Horizon League teams in national postseason tournaments. Green Bay (22-10) will play host to the University of Vermont (23-8) on Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET at the Resch Center in the West Regional of the CBI. The winner will play the University of Houston at Oregon State ...