NCAA Tournament

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Gophers Softball Team Wins NCAA Regional

The University of Minnesota women’s softball team had a big weekend, winning the Minneapolis Regional of the NCAA Tournament to advance to the Super Regional. The Gophers beat North Dakota State Saturday 4-1 in 10 innings, then got a come-from-behind 8-6 win over Auburn to win the regional.

05/19/2014

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Union-Minnesota For Frozen 4 Title

It was just three seasons ago when Union beat Minnesota — in overtime, in Minneapolis — for a win that pretty much put its program on the map. Back then, Union had yet to even appear in an NCAA tournament. Now, it’s one victory away from the national championship.

04/11/2014

HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 02: Jamie Skeen #21 of the Virginia Commonwealth Rams goes to the hoop against Matt Howard #54 of the Butler Bulldogs during the National Semifinal game of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship at Reliant Stadium on April 2, 2011 in Houston, Texas.

Top 5 NCAA Final Four Moments Ever

The NCAA Final Four has given us many amazing moments in its illustrious history. Here are the top 5.

04/02/2014

Jordan Morgan #52 of the Michigan Wolverines dunks the ball against Jordan McRae #52 of the Tennessee Volunteers during the regional semifinal of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 28, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Michigan Holds On Late To Beat Tennessee 73-71

Jordan Morgan scored 15 points and Nik Stauskas had 14 including a key free throw to help Michigan hold on for a 73-71 victory over Tennessee in Friday’s first Midwest Regional semifinal.

03/28/2014

Sam Dekker of the Wisconsin Badgers dunks the ball as Isaiah Austin of the Baylor Bears looks on in the second half during the regional semifinal of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Wisconsin Routs Baylor 69-52 To Reach West Final

Ben Brust hit three 3-pointers and scored 14 points for the second-seeded Badgers who jumped to a 14-point lead in the first half and never let up on the overmatched Bears.

03/27/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 3-25-14

Miss something from today? Click the link above to listen back to some of the highlights from today’s show with Dave Lee!

03/25/2014

Devin Oliver #5 of the Dayton Flyers reacts after defeating the Syracuse Orange 55-53 in the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

Five Things: NCAA Tournament Opening Weekend

By far the most unlikely Sweet 16 matchup is Dayton-Stanford. The 11 seed Flyers started Thursday’s madness by beating Ohio State 60-59.

03/24/2014

Joe Harris #12, Mike Tobey #10, Anthony Gill #13, Akil Mitchell #25 and head coach Tony Bennett of the Virginia Cavaliers react late in the game against the Memphis Tigers during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at PNC Arena on March 23, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Virginia Beats Memphis 78-60 In NCAA East Region

Joe Harris scored 16 points and top-seeded Virginia shot 56 percent to beat Memphis78-60 on Sunday night, earning its first trip to the NCAA tournament round of 16 in nearly two decades.

03/23/2014

Jordan Adams #3 of the UCLA Bruins drives against the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Viejas Arena on March 23, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

UCLA Beats Lumberjacks 77-60 To Reach Sweet 16

Jordan Adams scored 19 points and UCLA beat Stephen F. Austin 77-60 on Sunday to reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2008.

03/23/2014

Glenn Robinson III #1 of the Michigan Wolverines celebrates a three point shot in the second half against the Texas Longhorns during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center on March 22, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Michigan Beats Texas 79-65 To Advance To Sweet 16

Wolverines beat the Longhorns to reach the NCAA tournament’s Sweet 16 for the second straight year.

03/22/2014

Evan Nolte #11, Anthony Gill #13 and Malcolm Brogdon #15 of the Virginia Cavaliers celebrate in the second half against the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers during the Second Round of the 2014 NCAA Basketball Tournament at PNC Arena on March 21, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Virginia Beats Coastal Carolina 70-59 In NCAAs

Anthony Gill scored 17 points to help No. 1 seed Virginia pull away late and beat Coastal Carolina 70-59 on Friday night, avoiding a historic upset in the NCAA tournament.

03/21/2014

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Good Question: How Is Light Beer Made?

Over the next few days, there will be many people watching the NCAA tournament with a beer by their side. And when they do, there’s a good chance that beer will be light. According to Beer Marketers Insights, Bud Light was the top-selling beer in 2012, making up more than 18 percent of the entire beer market. Light beer was invented in the 1960s by a biochemist who believed many people didn’t like beer because they were afraid it would make them gain weight. Ultimately, that beer became the precursor to Miller Lite.

03/20/2014

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

It’s almost the weekend, and it’s also the beginning of March Madness. WCCO is your headquarters for all the NCAA action. Plus, a fresh flower display to chase our winter blues away. Natalie Nyhus has this week’s best entertainment bets.

03/20/2014

PHILADELPHIA, PA - MARCH 24: Dajuan Graf #35, Eddie Murray #23 and Brett Comer #0 of the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles celebrate after defeating the San Diego State Aztecs 81-71 during the third round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Wells Fargo Center on March 24, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Top 5 NCAA Tournament Cinderella Stories Ever

Everybody loves a Cinderella story. And the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament has had its fair share. Here are the top 5.

03/19/2014

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Pitino Reflects On 1st Season After Missing Big Dance

The Gophers aren’t in the NCAA Tournament. Instead, in a weird bit of poetry, they’ll play Tubby Smith’s alma mater, High Point, on Tuesday night in the opening round of the NIT at Williams Arena.

03/17/2014

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Gopher Women’s Hockey Team Invited To White House

President Barack Obama has invited the University of Minnesota women’s hockey team to the White House.

03/07/2014

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2-20-14 Amelia Rayno Talks Gopher Hoops On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Catch Amelia Thursday mornings with Dave Lee. Listen to her recap of last night’s loss by clicking the link above.

02/20/2014

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2-20-14 Mike Max On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Mike Max talks US/Canada in Gold Medal Game, Kevin Love leaving, and the Gophers with a horrible loss in basketball. Click the link above to hear the podcast!

02/20/2014

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After A Decade Away, Gopher Softball Headed To NCAAs

For the first time in 10 years the Gophers are going to the NCAA softball tournament. The squad finished second in the conference and is en route to Seattle to face Hawaii on Friday night in the Regionals.

05/14/2013

Mitch McGary after Michigan's loss to Louisville in the NCAA championship game. (Photo: screen grab)

Michigan’s McGary Plans To Wake Up Today And ‘Get Back At It’

But he sidestepped one big question — Will he return to Michigan next season?

04/09/2013

The Louisville Cardinals celebrate after they won 82-76 against the Michigan Wolverines during the 2013 NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at the Georgia Dome on April 8, 2013 in Atlanta, Ga. (credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Riot Police Called In After Louisville Celebration Gets Out Of Hand

Fans poured into the streets, rejoiced in dorms, bars and living rooms, and at one point became so raucous that riot police were briefly called in as the city held all-night parties to celebrate the Cardinals’ first NCAA title in a generation.

04/09/2013

Luke Hancock of the Louisville Cardinals celebrates as he cuts down the net after helping his team win the NCAA title game. (credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Luke Hancock’s Heroics Propel Louisville To NCAA Title

Luke Hancock’s knack for making big shots was on display well before he transferred to Louisville. But he craved something bigger. He finally got it last night.

04/09/2013

Louisville teammates celebrate win over Michigan Wolverines during the 2013 NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at the Georgia Dome on April 8, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.(Getty Images/Streeter Lecka)

Louisville Beats Michigan 82-76 For NCAA Title

Relentless Louisville rallied from a 12-point deficit to beat Michigan 82-76 in the NCAA championship game Monday night.

04/09/2013

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Wolverine Fans Praise Team After Loss

University of Michigan basketball fans in Ann Arbor took the heartbreaking loss as well as could be expected.

04/09/2013

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Five Things: Cards Find A Way And Reserves Shine For Wolverines

Tonight, the No. 1 overall seed takes on a team once ranked No. 1 and now playing its best basketball. On one side is Louisville, the favorite when the field was announced, trying to keep the national championship trophy in the state of Kentucky.

04/08/2013

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