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Bill Frieder on the Final Four

01 April 2015 Comments are off for this post.
I’ll start this week’s blog with the same words as last week’s: that was fun. The Midwest Regional in Cleveland gave us one good game, one epic blowout and one that bordered on an all-time classic – and…
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Sweet 16 Highlights: (2) Notre Dame 81 – (7) Wichita State 70

26 March 2015 Comments are off for this post.
CLEVELAND, OH –  For the first time since 1979, the Fighting Irish are going to the Elite Eight, as 2nd-seeded Notre Dame pulled away in the second half to defeat 7th-seeded Wichita State 81-70 in a Midwest regional semifinal. Sophomore guard Demetrius Jackson paced the Irish with 20 points. Pat Connaughton added sixteen…
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Tournament Interview: Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey

26 March 2015 Comments are off for this post.
CLEVELAND, OH – It’s possible to make the argument that Notre Dame basketball is in the midst of the best two-week stretch in its history – only a run to the program’s one and only Final Four in 1978 comes close. It all started in Greensboro, where the Irish beat…
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Bill Frieder on the Spartans, Bruins, Irish and more

24 March 2015 Comments are off for this post.
Well, that was fun. We had quite the time in Louisville on Thursday, with three one-point games back-to-back-to-back – until Kentucky got involved and stopped the streak. Saturday didn’t have the same late drama, but it was still a ton of fun with my man John Sadak. Now it’s off to Cleveland… What…
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Player of the Week: Wichita State’s Fred VanVleet

24 March 2015 Comments are off for this post.
This week’s AutoZone “In the Zone” College Basketball Player of the Week is Fred VanVleet. Westwood One NCAA Basketball host Jason Horowitz filed this report: “Wichita State doesn’t get to play Kansas often – it was 22 years since the in-state rivals had met before Sunday’s clash in Omaha –…
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