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Archive: April, 2009

Nivins named Big 5 Player of the Year

Wednesday, April 8, 2009, 1:56 PM
We finally have the answer to the season's last big question: Ahmad Nivins of St. Joe's has won the Robert V. Geasey Trophy as the Big 5's Most Outstanding Player. You could argue for Dionte Christmas, and I would have if asked to vote at the end of the regular season. You could argue for Dante Cunningham... Read more

Wright named Herb Good Club's Coach of the Year

Tuesday, April 7, 2009, 3:31 PM
A press release from the Big 5 just landed in my inbox announcing this season's winners of a bunch of awards given out by the Herb Good Basketball Club. The highest-profile of them was Villanova coach Jay Wright, who won the Harry Litwack Award for Eastern College Coach of the Year. Wildcats forward... Read more

One Shining Moment

Tuesday, April 7, 2009, 1:36 AM
North Carolina 89, Michigan State 72: Box Score | Joe Juliano | ACC Now | Mitch Albom | Seth Davis And of course, the most important part of all... Read more

A populist national championship

Monday, April 6, 2009, 7:18 PM
I'll be half-working, half-watching during tonight's NCAA Tournament championship game between Michigan State and North Carolina. So I'm going back to the world of Twitter widgets to give us a way to supplement the TV broacast with some real-time commentary. If you want to contribute, just get on... Read more

Xavier coach headed to Arizona

Monday, April 6, 2009, 6:22 PM
Yahoo! Sports and the AP are reporting that Xavier coach Sean Miller has accepted the Arizona job. Last time the Musketeers lost a coach, it was Thad Matta's move to Ohio State. They did pretty well back then; can they do as well this time around? And how do you think this will affect next season's... Read more

Sunday in Detroit

Sunday, April 5, 2009, 9:01 PM
Staff Photographers Eric Mencher and Ron Cortes were out and about in the Motor City today and put together a photo gallery of their travels. Read more

A springtime healing

Friday, April 3, 2009, 4:43 PM
The undercurrent started flowing Monday morning, and it has grown stronger amid all the hoopla enveloping Villanova's trip to the Final Four. Given the many ways in which Jay Wright embraces his program's participation in the Big 5, is it time to embrace the Wildcats as a Philadelphia team? In other... Read more

As it happened: North Carolina 83, Villanova 69

Saturday, April 4, 2009, 5:28 PM
Before you read the transcript, think about this... A lot of people are going to point to Villanova's struggles from three-point range as the big reason why the Wildcats lost, and there's some merit in that. But the really glaring statistic to me is that 'Nova made only seven of 24 TWO-point attempts... Read more

Penn State wins the NIT

Friday, April 3, 2009, 2:05 AM
Okay, so it wasn't the BCS title or the Rose Bowl, and maybe it didn't quite make up for just missing out on the NCAA Tournament. But if you're a Penn State fan, you have to feel reasonably good this morning after the Nittany Lions beat Baylor, 69-63, in the NIT championship game. If nothing else... Read more

Final Four media day photo gallery

Friday, April 3, 2009, 1:45 AM
Staff Photographer Eric Mencher is in Detroit and sent back a bunch of great pictures from Ford Field yesterday. Also, check out this blog post and video by way of Awful Announcing. You might have seen the promo CBS ran during the Oklahoma-North Carolina game for Jim Nantz's appearance on The Price... Read more
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