Tag:Final Four
Posted on: April 8, 2009 10:30 am
Edited on: April 8, 2009 10:32 am

UConn goes undefeated and Tiger has big plans

Perfection? Yes, UConn

Routine? Hardly. UConn clinches the fifth undefeated season in women's history and its sixth national title. Tina Charles scores 25 points with 19 rebounds as the Huskies trounce Louisville -- again -- 76-54. Full story

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Bear hunting again

He's just hitting his prime. Surgery has left him feeling better than he has in years. Tiger Woods is ready to renew his chase for 18 majors -- and beyond -- beginning this week at Augusta, Steve Elling says. Column

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Constructive criticism

Criticize Detroit as a city? That's not how Gary Parrish rolls. But as a Final Four location? Let's just say Parrish prefers an event with no snow, no passports and no early last calls. Story

Related Links: Tar Heels win | B/R: MSU is a minus

Category: NCAAB
Posted on: April 7, 2009 10:32 am

North Carolina crushes Michigan State in final

Nothin' finer

North Carolina trounces Michigan State 89-72 for its second title in five years. The result is no surprise and a perfect conclusion to Tyler Hansbrough's Tar Heels career, Gary Parrish says. Doyel: Roy's accomplishments | Dodd: You fools! | Freeman: Spartans overmatched

Related Links: History | Dunk!

Posted on: April 3, 2009 12:02 pm
Edited on: April 3, 2009 12:02 pm

The Final Four and Cutler to the Bears

No more Four-stalling

Duke, UCLA and Wake Forest are among the wrecks in Gary Parrish's bracket. Now that the NCAAs have reached Motown, he expects smooth riding for UConn and UNC, his predicted finalists. Story

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Bear of a deal

The Bears are armed and ready. The Broncos deal Pro Bowl QB Jay Cutler to Chicago for two 1st-rounders, a 3rd and Kyle Orton. Franchise passers are priceless, Pete Prisco says. | Judge: Bad move by Bears

Related Links: Pace to Bears | Freeman: Brush-off | Talk!

Catching up

Wideouts were dissed in the 2008 draft when none were selected in Round 1. But with a strong class led by Michael Crabtree, 10 could go on April 25, Frank Cooney says in previewing WRs and TEs. Full story

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Posted on: March 30, 2009 11:22 am
Edited on: March 30, 2009 11:26 am

The Final Four is set

Destination: Detroit

What to expect next weekend in Detroit: cold, maybe snow. Some great hoops, too. What not to expect? A home-court advantage for Michigan State or an all-Big East final, Gary Parrish says. Story

Related Links: UNC | MSU | 'Nova | UConn | Edges

Just too good

OU's Blake Griffin scores 23 points and pulls down 16 boards, but UNC earns a record 18th Final Four bid with a 72-60 win. That's how good the Heels are and they should win it all, Gary Parrish says.

Related Links: South | Next: 'Nova | Edge | Freeman

Who you callin' ugly?

Michigan State will be home for the Final Four ... and playing, after ousting Louisville 64-52 in Sunday's Midwest final. The Spartans' win-ugly ways are beautiful to Tom Izzo, Gregg Doyel says.

Related Links: Next: West winner UConn | Dodd: Huskies' moxie | Talk!

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