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Where does Texas Tech go from here?

Chris Beard has officially turned Texas Tech into a basketball school. Following his third full season at the helm for the Red Raiders, Beard has pretty much done the unthinkable: back-to back elite eight appearances, and of course the first national championship appearance in school history. Although the Red Raiders were unable to cap off a tremendously successful season by

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‘Can’t Nobody Tell Me Nothin’ Red Raiders Ride Old Town Road to First National Championship Appearance

Chris Beard’s Texas Tech Red Raiders are now one win away from raising the National Championship trophy. The Red Raiders top rated defense once again proved its’ worth in a 61-51 grind it out victory over Michigan State Saturday night in Minneapolis. The Red Raiders were led by junior Matt Mooney, who scored a game high 22 points on 8-for-16

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Purdue advances to first Elite 8 under Matt Painter in thrilling OT fashion

It took 45 minutes of nail-biting back and forth action, but the Purdue Boilermakers defeated second seeded Tennessee 99-94 in the South Regional Semifinal. The Boilers dominated the Volunteers in the opening 20 minutes, jumping out to a 40-28 first half lead. That lead was extended to 18, when the Boilers led the Vols 51-33 with 16:18 left in the

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Big Ten Improves to 6-0 in First Round as Hawkeyes Upset Cincinnati in Columbus

Day two of the NCAA Tournament, another unexpected finish to begin the day. The tenth seeded Iowa Hawkeyes defeated the seventh seeded Cincinnati Bearcats 79-72 in impressive comeback fashion. The Hawkeyes trailed by as many as 13 in the first half when the Bearcats jumped out to an early 18-5 lead, but Fran McCaffery’s crew were able to weather the

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Gophers advance to round of 32 with 86-76 win over Louisville

In the first game of the first round, Richard Pitino’s seventh seeded Golden Gophers defeated tenth seeded Louisville 86-76. The Gophers controlled the game from tip, as their front line of Jordan Murphy and Daniel Oturu gave the Cardinals trouble all afternoon. The Gophers took at five point lead into the locker room, outscoring the Cardinals 38-33 in the first

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Atlantic Sun Championship Recap: Liberty clinches automatic bid in first season

The Liberty Flames defeated the Lipscomb Bison 74-68 Sunday afternoon to claim the Atlantic Sun Championship. The Flames 28-6 (14-2) will be heading back to the NCAA Tournament, their fourth appearance in school history and first as a member of the Atlantic Sun. The Flames were led by junior forward Scottie James, who finished the afternoon with 17 points on

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