March 21, 2013 |
LEXINGTON, Ky. --- Sorry, Bucknell. This year's Butler is still Butler. Andrew Smith had a double-double with a career-high 16 rebounds and 14 points, and Butler made 18 of 20 free throws down the stretch to hold off upset-minded Bucknell 68-56 in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday. Roosevelt Jones added 14 points for the sixth-seeded Bulldogs, back in the tournament for the first time since making back-to-back runs to the national title game. Leading scorer Rotnei Clarke was just 5-of-14.
March 23, 1996 |
ABC's telecast of the World Figure Skating Championships on Thursday night drew a bigger audience than CBS' coverage of the tournament. ABC said the figure skating earned a 10.1 rating and 16 share. The basketball tournament drew an 8.8 rating and 14 share during the same time period, according to ABC.
March 21, 2013 |
SALT LAKE CITY -- Was this the day a No. 16-seeded team finally defeated a No. 1 in the NCAA tournament? No, but the final word on it was "whew. " Top-ranked Gonzaga had to dig deep and hold on tight until the end to defeat Southern University, 64-58, at EnergySolutions Arena. PHOTOS: 2013 NCAA tournament Gonzaga, the No. 1 team in the nation and the top-seeded team in the West Regional, earned a Saturday match against Wichita State. The winner of that game advances to next week's regional finals at Staples Center.
March 17, 2013 |
UCLA will play Minnesota on Friday in Austin, Texas, in the second round of the NCAA tournament. The Bruins (25-9), who finished second in the Pac-12 Conference tournament, are the sixth-seeded team in the South Regional. If UCLA beats the Gophers (20-12), it would play the winner of third-seeded Florida and No. 14 Northwestern State in the third round. The Sweet 16 in the South Regional will be held in Arlington, Texas. The Bruins have a 5-1 record against Minnesota. The Gophers have four players averaging double figures, led by guard Andre Hill at 13.9 points.
March 25, 2013 |
March Madness indeed! Live coverage of the opening week of the 2013 NCAA Division 1 Men's Basketball Tournament has scored the event's highest ratings in 23 years, according to Nielsen metered market reports. CBS Sports and Turner Sports teamed up for the coverage, which has aired on CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV. Sunday's third-round coverage averaged a overnight rating share of 7.6/15, the highest rating for the first Sunday of the NCAA tournament in 20 years. ALSO: Big changes in 'The Game's' playbook 'The Walking Dead' recap: Merle goes for a ride Kristen Stewart, Selena Gomez win Kids' Choice Awards PHOTOS, VIDEOS & MORE: PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of 'Downton Abbey' VIDEO: Winter TV preview PHOTOS: Violence in TV shows
March 22, 2013 |
Dennis Latta, the editor of Loboland.com, took 10 th -ranked New Mexico's loss to Harvard hard. He announced he will quit after 33 years covering the team. Latta made his announcement on Loboland.com , beginning a long rant with, “I really thought that the University of New Mexico finally had a men's basketball team that earned the loyalty of their fans. I was wrong.” Good thing Latta wasn't on the beat 35 years ago. The fourth-ranked Lobos, led by Michael Cooper, were poised for an easy run to the 1978 Final Four, with the West Regional held in Albuquerque.