SPORTS NEWS FOR MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2002|
UC seeded No. 1, XU 7th in NCAA |
A day after winning their conference tournaments, the Cincinnati Bearcats got what they wanted - one of the four coveted No. 1 seeds in the NCAA men's basketball tournament - while the Xavier Musketeers got less than they hoped for.
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| Our city's got game
Columnist Paul Daugherty says: Cincinnati has boycotts, we have battle lines. We have a cow, man. Bill Cosby might not love us. But Bill Packer does. We are the epicenter of Hoop Nation.
65 teams not enough|
Columnist Tim Sullivan says: The NCAA Tournament proves the same postulate I've been preaching for my last five belt sizes: Bloated is beautiful.
Clark named fourth outfielder |
Brady Clark could be a starter, but he's so valuable off the bench that Redsmanager Bob Boone is reluctant to put him in the lineup.
Bearcats low-key about high seed|
After Oklahoma knocked off top-ranked Kansas in the Big 12 Tournament final Sunday, the University of Cincinnati players had more than doubts. Some flat-out figured the Bearcats would lose an NCAA Tournament No. 1 seed to the Sooners.
UC sees Ohio State ahead
If No. 1 seed Cincinnati and No. 4 seed Ohio State advance to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament, the schools will meet in San Jose, Calif., on March 21 for a matchup that hasn't take place in 40 years.
Most UC fans will get shut out
It may be within driving distance, but tickets to Cincinnati's first-round NCAA Tournament game against Boston University will not be easy to come by.
Terriers may be underdogs but they'll be dogged
Dennis Wolff has been in this position before. Kind of. In 1997, his Boston University team was a No. 12 seed and lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament to fifth-seeded Tulsa 81-52.
UC's road to title game
UC women hope to make 'some noise'
As the lone player remaining from the University of Cincinnati's last NCAA Tournament berth, senior Laura Wilder said the Bearcats won't be as nonchalant as they were three years ago.
Peahens are puzzle to Pirtle
About one hour after coach Laura Pirtle found out her No.6 seeded Bearcats will play No.11 seed St. Peters in the NCAA Tournament, all she said she knew about the Peahens was their name.
Xavier wants to do some damage
Their No. 7 seeding in the West Region and first-round date with 10th seed Hawaii (27-5) were a far cry from the desperation of a year ago, when they rejoiced just to get one of the final bids.
Hawaii has international lineup
Xavier may view playing in Dallas as a long trip. Not so its first-round NCAA opponent, Hawaii.
XU's road to title game
Ohio St. confounded by seed, site
Ohio State is headed West for the NCAA Tournament and the Buckeyes really aren't sure why.
Ohio St. wins Big Ten tourney
INDIANAPOLIS Four teams staked their claims to being the Big Ten's best squad during the regular season. Boban Savovic made sure only Ohio State was left standing after the postseason tournament.
UK warned: Don't look ahead
LEXINGTON, Ky. The Wildcats (20-9) will take on 13th-seeded Valparaiso (25-7), the Mid-Continent Conference regular-season and tournament champion, in a first-round game Thursday in St.Louis.
Goliaths don't scare Valparaiso
Valparaiso, which made the Sweet 16 of the 1998 NCAA Tournament, will not be intimidated by Kentucky and its basketball history.
UK's road to title game
NCAA Men's Tournament preview
INDIANAPOLIS First glance at the men's NCAA Tournament bracket: The West is loaded. Absolutely loaded. Second glance: What's the reading on the miff-o-meter today at Gonzaga? Ohio State? Mississippi State? Oklahoma?
Men's Tournament schedule | Seedings
NCAA Women's Tournament preview
Vanderbilt edged out conference rival Tennessee for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA women's basketball tournament Sunday and joined Connecticut, Duke and Oklahoma at the top of the brackets.
Women's Tournament schedule
NIT takes half of Atlantic 10
The Atlantic 10, which had only Xavier selected for the NCAA Tournament, had five teams chosen Sunday night for the NIT's expanded 40-team field.
Men's NIT schedule
NKU women reach Elite Eight
EVANSVILLE, Ind. Michelle Cottrell scored 31 points Saturday night as Northern Kentucky University defeated Southern Indiana 69-66 in the championship game of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Region Tournament.
Division II women's scores and schedule
Wilmington women lose D-III regional
WILMINGTON - The Lady Quakers fell one game short of the national semifinals, falling to DePauw at home 88-70 despite a game-high 26 points from Tara Rausch.
Added years don't hurt Pineda
To understand how Luis Pineda went from 20 years old to 16 in 1995, he says, you have to understand the difference between baseball in the Dominican Republic and in the United States.
Blue Jays 4, Reds 3
Jose Acevedo became the third starter in two days to pitch four outstanding innings.
Three girls teams eye state basketball titles
Monica Naltner and Kristen Mahon remember the empty feeling after St. Ursula's soccer team lost in the state semifinals. They get a second chance for a state championship this weekend.
Five boys teams enter regionals
Only five area boys basketball teams remain in the hunt for the state championship after last week's district action. However, four of them Winton Woods, Roger Bacon, Reading and Eastern Brown have combined records of 88-7 and are favored to reach the final four in their respective divisions.
Ohio girls state tournament pairings
Ohio boys regional pairings
Ky. boys Sweet 16 schedule
Ky. girls regional pairings
Hershey 2, Mighty Ducks 1
HERSHEY, Pa. K.C. Timmons scored a pair of first-period goals to lead the Hershey Bears to a 2-1 AHL victory over the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks Sunday at Hersheypark Arena.
| UC wins Conference USA tourney
The Bearcats beat Marquette 77-63, set a school record for victories (30) and made a bid for their first No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.
Xavier wins Atlantic-10 tourney|
David West had 17 points and 11 rebounds, and Lionel Chalmers added 19 points, leading No. 24 Xavier to a 73-60 victory over Richmond.
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