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Posted on March 28th, 2016 in 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Midwest Regional, Student Work by fgogola

By Jack Carney | @jackwcarney Sports Capital Journalism Program CHICAGO – With 10:02 left in the second half of the NCAA Midwest Regional Final, Virginia sophomore guard Darius Thompson nailed a three-pointer to give Virginia a 51-37 lead. The Cavaliers were in total command of the game. This was not the first time the Orange …

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Posted on March 28th, 2016 in 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Midwest Regional, Student Work by fgogola

By David Mackey III | @davidmackey_iii Sports Capital Journalism Program CHICAGO — The lights were dim. There was an uncomfortable silence in the Virginia Cavaliers’ dressing room. Many of the players held their head in their hands in disbelief. “What happened?” sophomore guard Mariol Shayok asked teammate Isaiah Wilkins. There were no words. Wilkins shook his …

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Posted on March 27th, 2016 in 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Midwest Regional, Student Work by fgogola

By Jack Carney and David Mackey III Sports Capital Journalism Program Jack Carney and David Mackey III, Sports Capital Journalism Program grad students, preview the Elite Eight matchup between ACC rivals Virginia, the No. 1 seed in the Midwest Regional, and No. 10 seed Syracuse. They break down what each team needs to do to punch …

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Posted on March 26th, 2016 in 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Midwest Regional, Student Work by ztwagner

By David Mackey |@davidmackey_iii Sports Capital Journalism Program CHICAGO – Syracuse guard Michael Gbinije has led the Orange with averages of 17.8 points, 4.4 assists and 2.0 steals this season. He has scored in double digits in all 34 games and topped 20 points 12 times. In the three NCAA tournament games that have taken …

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Posted on March 26th, 2016 in 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Midwest Regional, Student Work by ztwagner

With two days gone and two to go, my experience at the 2016 Midwest Regional in Chicago has been surreal. There has been no shortage of really cool moments:  bumping into Reggie Miller outside of the Virginia dressing room, taking in the United Center under the bright lights before the first game at court level, …

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Posted on March 26th, 2016 in 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Midwest Regional, Student Work by ztwagner

By David Mackey |@davidmackey_iii Sports Capital Journalism Program CHICAGO ⎯ Syracuse was leading Gonzaga 61-60 in the final moments of a Midwest regional semifinal Friday night as the Orange defended against the possibility of a season-ending basket. Gonzaga senior forward Kyle Wiltjer passed the ball to freshman guard Josh Perkins with 4.7 seconds remaining. Perkins …

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Posted on March 26th, 2016 in 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Midwest Regional, Student Work by ztwagner

By Jack Carney | @jackwcarney Sports Capital Journalism Program CHICAGO — Virginia, a team known primarily for its defensive proficiency and deliberate pace, overpowered Iowa State offensively with superb ball movement and interior scoring in an 84-71 victory over the Cyclones in a Midwest regional semifinal at the United Center. The Cavaliers (29-7) advanced to …

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Posted on March 25th, 2016 in 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Midwest Regional, Student Work by ztwagner

By Sports Capital Journalism Center Staff Editor’s note: David Mackey and Jack Carney, graduate students in the Department of Journalism and Public Relations at IUPUI, are covering the NCAA Midwest Regional Semifinals and Final at the United Center in Chicago. Mackey, who earned a degree in Marketing at Northwood University in Cedar Hill, Texas, relocated …

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Posted on March 24th, 2016 in 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Midwest Regional, Student Work by fgogola

By Jack Carney | @jackwcarney Sports Capital Journalism Program CHICAGO – On the surface, Friday night’s Midwest regional semifinal matchup between the Virginia Cavaliers and the Iowa State Cyclones represents a clash of two polar opposite playing styles. The top-seeded Cavaliers boast one of the nation’s stingiest defenses and most patient offenses. Virginia’s scoring defense …

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