May 4, 2016

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UConn coach Auriemma on the mend after hospital stay

NEW YORK — Geno Auriemma is feeling a lot better. The UConn women’s basketball coach spent a few days in the hospital last week after taking himself off a plane on April 16. “It started the week of the Final Four. It got worse when I got home,” Auriemma told The Associated Press on Tuesday Read More…

10 things to know, Wednesday, April 6

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Who had most to lose in latest primary Donald Trump emerges from Wisconsin as a damaged Republican front-runner following a crushing loss to rival Ted Cruz. 2. President warming up to being ‘criticizer in chief’ Obama is Read More…

NCAA women’s championship: UConn makes history, downs Syracuse to win 4th straight title; Geno Auriemma gets 11th

INDIANAPOLIS — Breanna Stewart and UConn stand alone. Geno Auriemma, too, after another flawless season by the dominating Huskies. UConn won an unprecedented fourth straight national championship Tuesday night, capping another perfect season by routing Syracuse 82-51. Until now, only the UCLA men’s team had won four in a row in Division I, rolling to Read More…

NCAA championship game: Villanova tops North Carolina as Kris Jenkins delivers game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer

HOUSTON — Kris Jenkins is one of those players who believes every shot is going in. Sometimes, it feels so right to be right. The Villanova junior answered a double-clutch, game-tying 3-pointer by North Carolina’s Marcus Paige with a buzzer-beating three of his own Monday night to lift the Wildcats to a 77-74 victory and Read More…

NCAA men’s basketball: Villanova’s Kris Jenkins and North Carolina’s Nate Britt put their brotherly love aside for a night

HOUSTON — Kris Jenkins and Nate Britt, brothers in every way except blood, are giving each other the silent treatment for about 48 hours. Maybe they will exchange a “good luck” or a fist bump before Jenkins and Villanova (34-5) face Britt and North Carolina (33-6) tonight in the NCAA Tournament championship game. Otherwise, “Nah,” Read More…

NCAA women’s basketball: UConn thumps Oregon State, moves one win from fourth straight national championship

INDIANAPOLIS — Breanna Stewart said she wanted to win four titles in her time at UConn. Now, after a record rout, the Huskies are one victory away from fulfilling Stewart’s goal with a fourth consecutive championship, a feat never accomplished in women’s basketball. Morgan Tuck scored 21 points and Stewart added 16 to help UConn Read More…

The Final Four: Villanova overwhelms Oklahoma, wins by 44

HOUSTON — Villanova had a night to remember on both ends of the court. Buddy Hield had a night to forget. The Wildcats, setting a record for margin of victory in a Final Four semifinal, held Hield to his second-lowest output of the season in a 95-51 victory over Oklahoma on Saturday night. “That was Read More…

Final Four: Cavernous NRG Stadium could test even good 3-point-shooting teams such as Villanova and Oklahoma

HOUSTON — Oklahoma is one of the nation’s best 3-point shooting teams. Villanova is no slouch, either. Their numbers don’t lie but neither do NRG Stadium’s. That’s where the Sooners and Wildcats will play their national semifinal game today and also where a lot of 3-point shots have not gone in the basket. There have Read More…

Final Four: North Carolina vs. Syracuse a study in contrasts

HOUSTON — North Carolina likes to run, and Syracuse prefers to walk. These two teams that do things very differently are also very familiar with each other, having already played twice this season. Except this isn’t another ACC game. The conference rivals, with their veteran coaches who have both been here multiple times before, are Read More…

The Morning Hit–3/31/16

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what people are talking about online. The web has become the digital equivalent of the office water cooler, and it’s becoming more necessary by the day to stay in the loop. Enough of the pleasantries, let’s hit it. Caught bringing a knife to court. A man Read More…