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Indiana defeats Kentucky in marquee matchup

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Perhaps the most anticipated of Saturday’s March Madness games was a matchup between two heralded programs. Indiana and Kentucky have 13 national titles between them (Kentucky has eight) and their fans intensely dislike each other. It is a true rivalry. Indiana broke away from a 50-50 tie midway through the second half, and then hung on for a 73-67 victory over their rivals from the Bluegrass State, earning a spot in the Sweet 16 for the third time in five…

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Conference tournament round up: UConn, UK, MSU take titles

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SEC: Kentucky 82, Texas A&M 77 OT On Sunday the Kentucky Wildcats were playing for their 29th SEC championship. The Texas A&M Aggies were playing for their first. The Aggies must wait at least another year to claim their first tournament title because Kentucky took an 82-77 victory in overtime in Nashville, Tennessee. After scoring a career-high 30 points, Kentucky guard Tyler Ulis was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. Kentucky trailed by four at halftime, but Ulis and backcourt…

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College basketball roundup: Miami upset

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Northeastern 78, Miami 77 Quincy Ford made a jumper as time expired leading the Northeastern Huskies to a 78-77 upset win over the No. 15 Miami Hurricanes on Friday. The loss was the first by Miami after four season-opening wins, including two over ranked teams. Miami was favored by 16 points. Northeastern jumped out to a quick 17-8 lead and pushed the lead to 11 at the midway point of the first half. Miami closed the gap to 35-30 at…

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FSU among national leaders in basketball recruiting class for 2016

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While the 2015-16 college basketball season has just begun, coaches are already looking toward next year and beyond. The early signing period for recruits began on November 11 and will conclude on Wednesday. While Duke, Michigan State and Kentucky have the top-ranked classes so far, Florida State Coach Leonard Hamilton has much to smile about. The Seminoles have landed some quality players who might make an immediate impact on next year’s squad. Florida State has signed the eighth-ranked class so…

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