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Posted on March 23rd, 2017 in 2017 NCAA Tournament by Mark Alewine

By Michael Williams Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS — Basketball is a game of runs and adjustments. At halftime, Michigan coach John Beilein made the adjustment that the seventh-seeded Wolverines would need to secure the 73-69 upset over the second-seeded Louisville Cardinals. The Cardinals came into the game with the 19th ranked perimeter defense, holding …

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Posted on March 23rd, 2017 in 2017 NCAA Tournament by Mark Alewine

By Joe Spears Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS — For the second time in four years, the second round of the NCAA Tournament featured a game between John Calipari’s Kentucky Wildcats and Gregg Marshall’s Wichita State Shockers. That’s where the similarities end though. Their first matchup featured the Shockers as a No. 1 seed losing …

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Posted on March 19th, 2017 in 2017 NCAA Tournament by Mark Alewine

By Michael Williams Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS — Two schools with proud basketball traditions will square off in the second round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament.  Michigan and Louisville tip off on Sunday afternoon at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Michigan Wolverines are making the 22nd official NCAA Tournament appearance.  Five appearances have been removed …

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Posted on March 19th, 2017 in 2017 NCAA Tournament by Mark Alewine

By Michael Williams Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS – The last time the Kentucky Wildcats and Wichita State Shockers met in the NCAA tournament, the Shockers were on a team-record 35-game win streak and held a No. 1 seed in the 2014 NCAA Tournament.  The eighth-seeded Wildcats narrowly edged past the Shockers in a 78-76 …

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Posted on March 18th, 2017 in 2017 NCAA Tournament by Mark Alewine

By Michael Williams Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS – They are in a different time and place, the Wichita State Shockers, far removed from the 2013 Final Four appearance and the near-perfect season that followed. Wichita State’s 10th seed in the South region generated controversy on Selection Sunday, as its followers feeling that the Shockers …

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Posted on March 18th, 2017 in 2017 NCAA Tournament by Mark Alewine

By Joe Spears Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS — Over the course of a storied history, the Louisville Cardinals have made 42 NCAA tournament appearances, more than all but four schools. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks were making their first. The Cardinals dominated the backboards as they downed the 15th-seeded Gamecocks, 78-63. “First and foremost, I’m …

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Posted on March 18th, 2017 in 2017 NCAA Tournament by Mark Alewine

By Michael Williams Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS — The Michigan Wolverines set a school record for 3-point shots in a NCAA tournament game, made 73 percent of their second-half shots beyond the arc and survived a late Oklahoma State charge to defeat the Cowboys, 92-91, in the first round of the NCAA tournament on …

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