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Kendall Pollard of the Dayton Flyers dunks against the Stanford Cardinal during a regional semifinal of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Dayton tops Stanford 82-72 in Sweet 16

Jordan Sibert scored 18 points and Kendall Pollard added a season-high 12 while Dayton rolled past Stanford 82-72 to make the Elite Eight for the first time since 1984.

03/27/2014

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Fmr. Wolves Player Leading Iowa State To Sweet-16

His name is Fred Hoiberg and we got to know him as a member of the Timberwolves. Now, he’s leading Iowa State to the Sweet-16 in his home town of Ames, Iowa. But could he one day be called to the Timberwolves as its next head coach?

03/26/2014

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Minnesota Is Top Seed In NCAA Hockey Tournament

Minnesota is the top overall seed in the NCAA hockey tournament. Boston College, Union and Wisconsin also received No. 1 seeds when the 16-team field was announced Sunday.

03/23/2014

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Penn State Wins 4th Straight Wrestling Title

Penn State won its fourth consecutive NCAA wrestling title, holding off Minnesota 109.5-104 on Saturday night. Oklahoma State placed third with 96.5 points, Iowa was fourth with 78.5 and Edinboro (Pa.) fifth with 62.

03/22/2014

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Penn State leads In NCAA Wrestling Championships

Three-time defending champion Penn State holds the slimmest of leads heading into the final day of the NCAA national wrestling championships.

03/22/2014

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Good Question ‘Reply All’: March Madness Edition

David from Eagan asked: Who picks the 68 teams in the tournament?

03/21/2014

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Minnesota Women Advance To NCAA Title Game Again

Kelly Terry had a goal and an assist and Minnesota scored three times in the third period to beat Wisconsin 5-3 Friday in an NCAA women’s hockey semifinals.

03/21/2014

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Record Streak Over, Minnesota Returns For More

Minnesota has returned to the national semifinals of women’s hockey, this time carrying a loss on the record and a little less stress.

03/19/2014

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Minnesota Goalie Wilcox Finalist For Richter Award

Minnesota goaltender Adam Wilcox is among five finalists for the inaugural Mike Richter Award honoring the top goalie in NCAA hockey.

03/19/2014

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BILL PENDING! Freshman Legislator 3/18/14

St Patrick’s Day adventures turn into an early morning at the Capitol on this week’s edition of BILL PENDING, INDEPENDENT FRESHMAN LEGISLATOR. Click the link above to listen.

03/18/2014

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Gophers Miss NCAA Women’s Tournament Again

The NCAA women’s basketball tournament absence for Minnesota has reached five straight years.

03/17/2014

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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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Tips To Gain An Edge On Your Bracket

Filling out a March Madness bracket is an annual tradition. And we’ve got some tips for you. Here’s how to win your bracket pool.

03/17/2014

Emmy Andujar #13 of the Manhattan Jaspers drives to the basket against the Buffalo Bulls during the Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational at Barclays Center on December 21, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (credit: Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

Rising Star: Manhattan Forward Emmy Andujar

Andujar is a 6’6”, 205-pound point forward. He can handle the ball like a guard and draw bigger defenders out of the lane.

03/11/2014

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Transfers Find Second Home In The MAAC

Billy Baron, the MAAC Player of the Year, played in the ACC and Atlantic-10 before coming to Canisius, giving him a better perspective than most on the quality of play across conferences.

03/10/2014

Head coach Steve Masiello and Donovan Kates #33 of the Manhattan Jaspers (credit: Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

Five Things: Iona And Manhattan To Play For MAAC Title

Iona and Manhattan, two schools separated by fewer than 10 miles, will play for the MAAC championship in Springfield, MA.

03/10/2014

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Minnesota’s Osieneks To End Playing Career Early

Minnesota junior Oto Osenieks will end his playing career a year early. The university announced Wednesday it will seek an NCAA medical waiver to keep his scholarship from counting against the 13-player limit next season.

03/05/2014

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In NCAA D3 Basketball Tournaments, 7 Minn. Teams

Four women’s teams and three men’s teams from Minnesota have been picked for the NCAA Division III basketball tournaments.

03/04/2014

Naadir Tharpe #10 of the Kansas Jayhawks (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Rising Star: Kansas Guard Naadir Tharpe

The 5’11” Tharpe is averaging 30 minutes, 8.9 points, and 5.1 assists per game while shooting 45 percent from the field, 39 percent from deep, and 82 percent from the line.

03/04/2014

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Rising Star: Michigan State Guard Gary Harris

The Big Ten’s Freshman of the Year last season is averaging 17.9 points per game (second in the conference), 4.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and two steals for the 22-6 Spartans.

02/25/2014

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Gopher Women To Host No. 21 Purdue

The Gopher women’s basketball team’s NCAA tournament chances could be at stake when Minnesota hosts No. 21 Purdue Thursday night.

02/19/2014

Guard Fred VanVleet #23 of the Wichita State Shockers (credit: Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

Rising Star: Wichita State Guard Fred VanVleet

A back-up to Malcolm Armstead on last year’s Final Four team, VanVleet has helped lead Wichita to a 25-0 record and No. 4 ranking.

02/11/2014

Ethan Wragge #34 of the Creighton Bluejays (credit: Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Rising Star: Creighton Forward Ethan Wragge

According to Hoop-Math, 157 of his 163 shots this season have been from beyond the arc (96 percent), the highest percentage in the country among players with at least 100 field goal attempts.

02/03/2014

Kansas Jayhawks fans attempt to distract as A.J. English #5 of the Iona Gaels shoots a free throw. (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Rising Star: Iona Guard A.J. English

English is averaging 17.8 points, 4.1 assists, and 3.9 rebounds for the Gaels, who are tied atop the MAAC with an 8-2 conference record after winning both games last weekend.

02/03/2014

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