Monday, March 17, 2003

UK's road to the title



First round: Indiana-Purdue Indianapolis (20-13): Jaguars coach Ron Hunter has admitted he's just happy to be here.

Second round: Oregon (23-9): The Ducks saved their season by winning the Pac-10 Tournament. But it might be more fun in this round to see UK play Utah again.

Sweet 16: Dayton (24-5): The Flyers appear ready to claim their first NCAA Tournament victory (or two) since 1984.

Elite eight: Pittsburgh (26-4): The Wildcats have lost their last two meetings with the Panthers.

Semifinals: Arizona (25-3): This would be the matchup basketball fans can't dare miss. UK could atone for its overtime loss to Arizona in the 1997 NCAA finals.

Final: Texas (22-6): This could also conceivably be Oklahoma (24-6), but either way UK could face a Big 12 team for the title.




HOOPS MADNESS
Cincinnati.Com's bracket contest and full tournament coverage
Where Tristate teams are going
Everybody jumping in office pool
Tips for filling out your bracket
Hey fans, here's ticket info
One man's trip through the field of 65
NCAA team capsules

UC BASKETBALL
Bid gives UC new beginning
DAUGHERTY: Bearcats are a long shot
UC's opponent: Gonzaga
UC's road to the title

XAVIER BASKETBALL
No. 3 seed pleases Xavier
XU's opponent: Troy State
XU's road to the title

KENTUCKY BASKETBALL
Kentucky No. 1 in Midwest
UK's opponent: IUPUI
UK's road to the title
UK, Louisville can't meet until final
UK wins another SEC title
SEC Notebook: No upset this time

WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT
UC women savor selection, homecourt
UC women's opponent: Arkansas
UC women's road to the title
Waugh, Piipari know what it takes
XU women's opponent: Cal Santa-Barbara
XU women's road to the title
Texas coach brings star power here
Women's NCAA team capsules
Ohio teams headed to NCAA
Indiana teams headed to NCAA

MORE NCAA COVERAGE
Topsy-turvy IU, 'Bama to face off
Controversy abounds in this year's tourney
Men's NCAA Overview
East Region Outlook
Midwest Region Outlook
South Region Outlook
West Region Outlook
Women's NCAA Overview
AT A GLANCE
NCAA Men | Women

NIT COVERAGE
NIT picks Ohio State, 6 Big East schools
NIT AT A GLANCE
NIT Men | Women

DIVISION III
NKU seeks Elite Eight without top forward