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San Diego State brings lots of NCAA tournament experience to matchup with Oklahoma

Thursday, March 21, 2013, 6:13 PM
Courtesy of ASAP Sports, here's a transcript of San Diego State's press conference ahead of Friday's NCAA tournament game against Oklahoma at the Wells Fargo Center. Q. This is the fourth straight year for you guys. Have you gotten used to kind of all the festivities, and is that something that... Read more

Creighton star Doug McDermott introduces himself to Philadelphia

Thursday, March 21, 2013, 5:35 PM
Courtesy of ASAP Sports, here's a transcript of Creighton's press conference ahead of Friday's NCAA tournament game against Cincinnati at the Wells Fargo Center. Q. Doug, I know you've been through this plenty of times, can you just go over again your emotions from going‑‑ your dad not recruiting... Read more

Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin's friends 'may not necessarily be in the Big East'

Thursday, March 21, 2013, 5:07 PM
Courtesy of ASAP Sports, here's a transcript of Cincinnati's press conference ahead of Friday's NCAA tournament game againts Creighton at the Wells Fargo Center. Q. Can you guys, all three of you, talk about the difficulties that Creighton's offense presents because of the shooters that they have... Read more

Last year's loss to Lehigh motivates Duke against Albany

Thursday, March 21, 2013, 4:33 PM
Courtesy of ASAP Sports, here's a transcript of Duke's press conference ahead of Friday's NCAA tournament game against Albany at the Wells Fargo Center. Q. Mason, the Albany guys up here just now said Lehigh didn't do us any favors, we think Duke is going to come out more aggravated after what happened... Read more

For Albany, facing Duke in NCAA tournament 'a tremendous stunt'

Thursday, March 21, 2013, 4:29 PM
Courtesy of ASAP Sports, here's a transcript of Albany's press conference ahead of Friday's NCAA tournament second round game against Duke at the Wells Fargo Center. THE MODERATOR: We will start with questions for the student athletes. Q. Mike, you guys lost Gerardo Suero and Logan Aronhalt before... Read more

Live chat: 2013 NCAA tournament Thursday marathon

Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 11:44 PM
Some years ago I thought it would be a good idea to do a marathion live chat all day during the first Thursday and Friday of the NCAA tournament. Eventually I realized that it was crazy, but I kept doing it because it was so much fun. So I'm back at it. And so are you. Join me on Thursday, starting... Read more

Live chat: La Salle vs. Boise State

Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 5:42 PM
Matchup: W13a. Boise State vs. W13b. La Salle, NCAA Tournament First Round Time: 9:12 p.m. EDT Venue: University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio TV/Radio: truTV (Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg and Tracy Wolfson)/WNTP 990-AM The final game of the NCAA tournament's first round is the one we care about most... Read more

Butler coach Brad Stevens talks about joining the Big East

Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 5:16 PM
The big news in college sports on Wednesday morning was the launch of the new Big East. The old Big East's basketball schools, including Villanova, have formed a new league along with Butler, Creighton and Xavier. Soon after Butler athletic director Barry Collier and James Danko met the media in New... Read more

Bucknell coach Dave Paulsen: Butler is 'the gold standard'

Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 1:23 PM
For mid-major fans, the Butler-Bucknell matchup on Thursday in Lexington is one of the most appealing second-round games in the NCAA tournament. Here, courtesy of ASAP Sports, is a transcript of Bucknell's day-before press conference at Rupp Arena. THE MODERATOR: Good morning, ladies and gentlemen... Read more

La Salle coach John Giannini: 'You have to build a culture'

Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 3:55 PM
Courtesy of ASAP Sports, here's a transcript of La Salle's press conference ahead of Wednesday night's NCAA tournament first round game against Boise State in Dayton. THE MODERATOR: We're ready to be joined by the La Salle student‑athletes, Sam Mills, Tyreek Duren, and Ramon Galloway. Q. Ramon... Read more
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