2014 NCAA Tournament

  • The official weigh-in for undefeated boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

    Mayweather tweets about $75K in winnings with bets on UConn in Final Four

    April 10, 2014

    “Money” is at it again. Boxing champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather took to Twitter this week to brag about winning a combined $75,000 in two Final Four bets …

  • Michigan State forward Adreian Payne, left, cuts the net with Lacey Holsworth, who became close to Payne, after Michigan State defeated Michigan 69-55in the championship of the Big Ten Conference tournament on Sunday, March 16, 2014, in Indianapolis. Holsworth died of cancer on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, her family announced.

    8-year-old girl befriended by Mich. St. hoops star dies

    April 9, 2014

    Lacey Holsworth, the little girl affectionately known as "Princess Lacey," finally succumbed to the cancer that she battled since 2011. Her father, Matt Holsworth, said Lacey died at their home late Tuesday "with her …

  • Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier (13) celebrates after winning the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game against Kentucky on Monday, April 7, 2014, in Arlington, Texas.

    Napier leads Connecticut to NCAA title over Kentucky

    April 7, 2014

    Shabazz Napier scored 22 points and Connecticut won its second NCAA title in four years, beating all those Kentucky freshmen 60-54 in the championship game Monday night. Napier is among three UConn seniors who were part of the Huskies' 2011 title. That trio stayed after coach Jim Calhoun's retirement even when the Huskies were ...

  • Manhattan coach Steve Masiello speaks during a news conference for the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in Orlando, Fla.

    Manhattan coach on unpaid leave until he gets degree

    April 7, 2014

    The school announced Monday that Masiello, who had been coach of the Jaspers for three seasons, will be on unpaid leave until he gets the degree. During his absence ...

  • Connecticut players celebrate against Florida in the final moments of the NCAA Final Four game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. Connecticut won 63-53.

    NCAA Tournament by the odds: Vegas picks and preview of championship game

    April 7, 2014

    Las Vegas’ two pre-NCAA Tournament favorites are gone now, both banished back-to-back by the hands of Connecticut. Florida and Michigan State went off the LVH Superbook betting board as co-favorites at 4-to-1 to win the national championship. Kentucky is a 2.5-point favorite over Connecticut in the title game, and not a single national-television analyst picked against ...

  • Kentucky's Aaron Harrison, center, is congratulated by teammates Julius Randle, left, and Dakari Johnson after making a 3-point basket in the final seconds of the second half of the NCAA Midwest Regional final game against Michigan on Sunday, March 30, 2014, in Indianapolis. Kentucky won 75-72 to advance to the Final Four.

    Vegas odds favor Kentucky slightly in national championship

    April 5, 2014

    The NCAA Tournament semifinals culminated with one of the most exciting Final Four games in several years Saturday night in Dallas. Monday night's national championship projects as every bit as gripping and evenly matched according to the early betting line in ...

  • Kentucky players celebrate on the court after their 74-73 victory over Wisconsin in an NCAA Final Four game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas.

    3-pointer with 5.7 seconds left vaults Kentucky into championship game

    April 5, 2014

    Eighth-seeded Kentucky will play seventh-seeded Connecticut in the highest combined seed total for a national championship game since seeding began in 1979. The previous was the 2011 game when ...

  • Connecticut players celebrate against Florida in the final moments of the NCAA Final Four game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. Connecticut won 63-53.

    Junior forward Daniels leads UConn to finals with 63-53 upset of Florida

    April 5, 2014

    Shabazz Napier had 12 for the seventh-seeded Huskies, who trailed 16-4 midway through the first half but took the lead by halftime and pushed it to double digits early in the ...

  • Wisconsin guard Traevon Jackson (12) competes against Baylor forward Cory Jefferson (34) for a rebound during the second half of an NCAA men's college basketball tournament regional semifinal,Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif.

    NCAA Tournament by the odds: Vegas picks and preview of the Final Four

    April 5, 2014

    This year's Final Four counts as a living example of why sports books don’t allow wagers parlaying the winners of the four NCAA Tournament regions. A $100 bet stringing Florida, Wisconsin, Connecticut and Kentucky to reach the national semifinals together would have ...

  • Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan and players on the bench react after a three-pointer by Wisconsin guard Ben Brust during the second half of a second-round game in the NCAA basketball tournament Thursday, March 20, 2014, in Milwaukee.

    Contrasting Kentucky, Wisconsin meet at Final Four

    April 4, 2014

    Kentucky has a coach labeled a renegade, a rotating stable of McDonald's All-Americans and sky high expectations every year. Wisconsin has a coach who has stayed firmly in one state for three decades, a lineup filled with juniors and seniors and an aw-shucks attitude about ...

  • Florida forward Casey Prather celebrates a 3-point shot against UCLA during the second half in a regional semifinal game at the NCAA Tournament on Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. Florida won 79-68.

    Three sports book long shots face off with Goliath Gators in Tournament’s Final Four

    April 3, 2014

    Only two teams in the past decade have overcome odds of 25-to-1 or higher at the beginning of the NCAA Tournament to win the national championship. An event celebrated for upsets has become devoid of them at the tail end of the bracket. No. 7 seed Connecticut, which came out of the East Regional, is the team that could become the biggest underdog to ...

  • Kentucky's Aaron Harrison, center, is congratulated by teammates Julius Randle, left, and Dakari Johnson after making a 3-point basket in the final seconds of the second half of the NCAA Midwest Regional final game against Michigan on Sunday, March 30, 2014, in Indianapolis. Kentucky won 75-72 to advance to the Final Four.

    Fearsome Final Foursome headed to North Texas

    March 31, 2014

    The road to redemption goes through North Texas for a fearsome Final Four of power programs with something to prove ...

  • Kentucky's Aaron Harrison, center, is congratulated by teammates Julius Randle, left, and Dakari Johnson after making a 3-point basket in the final seconds of the second half of the NCAA Midwest Regional final game against Michigan on Sunday, March 30, 2014, in Indianapolis. Kentucky won 75-72 to advance to the Final Four.

    Harrison lifts Wildcats to 75-72 win over Michigan

    March 30, 2014

    Aaron Harrison made a 3-pointer from NBA range with 2.3 seconds left Sunday to lift Kentucky to a 75-72 win over Michigan and a trip to the Final Four.

  • Connecticut's Shabazz Napier, right, moves the ball around Michigan State's Travis Trice in the first half of a regional final at the NCAA college basketball tournament on Sunday, March 30, 2014, in New York.

    UConn upsets Michigan State 60-54, heads back to Final Four

    March 30, 2014

    Shabazz Napier scored 17 of his 25 points in the second half, and UConn beat Michigan State 60-54 to return to the Final Four a year after the Huskies were barred from the NCAA tournament.

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8-year-old girl befriended by Mich. St. hoops star dies

Lacey Holsworth, the little girl affectionately known as "Princess Lacey," finally succumbed to the cancer that she battled since 2011. Her father, Matt Holsworth, said Lacey died at their home late Tuesday "with her …

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