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March Madness 2011

VCU Defeats Florida State 72-71

AP | By JAIME ARON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

SAN ANTONIO -- Bradford Burgess made a layup off an inbounds pass with 7.1 seconds left and Rob Brandenburg blocked a shot at the buzzer, giving Virgi...

Kentucky Defeats Ohio State 62-60

AP | By WILL GRAVES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

NEWARK, N.J. -- Brandon Knight did it again. Knight knocked down a jumper with 5 seconds remaining as the fourth-seeded Wildcats stunned top-seeded O...

North Carolina Defeats Marquette

AP | By TOM CANAVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

NEWARK, N.J. -- North Carolina is back and put the whole package – offense, defense and toughness – on display while dismantling Marquette...

WATCH: Arizona Star Dominates In Sweet 16 Win

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Duke could not stop Arizona's Derrick Williams in Thursday night's 93-77 Sweet 16 loss. The Wildcats star dominated the Blue Devils, scoring 25 poin...

Butler Returns To Regional Finals

AP | BRETT MARTEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

NEW ORLEANS — Matt Howard and Butler are starting to make this look a little bit easier. After narrowly surviving its first two NCAA tournament...

On To The Elite Eight

AP | GREG BEACHAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The legend of Kemba Walker is growing bigger with each postseason feat for the Connecticut Huskies, who are on the brink of an...

WATCH: Florida Coach Dodges Sex Question

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

In early March, BYU dismissed starting forward Brandon Davies from the team after he admitted to having premarital sex with his girlfriend, a violatio...

The Big Least Strikes Again

Thomas Alter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Thomas Alter

All year we've heard about how brutally tough the Big East is. A paltry two teams remain. Why does a conference with so many highly touted teams flame out when it matters most?

20 Questions From a Poet and a Profit

Etan Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Etan Thomas

Would anyone disagree that college athletes, particularly football and basketball players, are being exploited by not being paid after bringing in millions of dollars?

Big Ratings Continue

AP | RACHEL COHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — The NCAA tournament's new television format drew more viewers to the first weekend of March Madness. The games spread across four ne...

Obama's Sweet 16 Picks

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has correctly picked 10 of the 16 teams that advanced to the regional semifinals in the NCAA tournament. Obama...

Duke Star's Crossover Breaks Defender's Ankles

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Duke guard Nolan Smith played a major role in Coach K's 900th win on Sunday over the Michigan Wolverines. Two of his 24 points came in the second half...


Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

The first two rounds of the NCAA tournament are over and low seeds like No. 11 VCU and No. 12 Richmond are still alive. Each day had something special...

11 Seed Advances To Sweet 16

AP | DAN GELSTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

CLEVELAND — Darius Johnson-Odom started the party on the court. Buzz Williams took it into the stands. Johnson-Odom's 3-pointer with 27 seconds...

March Madness Continues With Another Stunning Upset

AP | RICK GANO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

CHICAGO — Oh yeah, VCU belongs in the NCAA tournament. The real question now: Who can stop the Rams? Fresh, fast, furious and at times flawless...

WATCH: Coach Gets Angry At Reporter After NCAA Tournament Loss

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

After Kansas State got knocked out of the NCAA tournament by Wisconsin on Saturday, Wildcats star Jacob Pullen couldn't help but choke up while answer...

MARCH MADNESS SHOCKER: Top-Ranked Team Stunned In Bizarre Ending

AP/The Huffington Post | By DAVID GINSBURG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- With plenty of help from Pittsburgh, Butler found another way to pull off a stunning upset in the NCAA tournament. Matt Howard made o...

NCAA Tournament Scores

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Day 1 of the 2011 NCAA tournament is in the books (Click HERE for printable bracket). There were some incredible finishes, buzzer beaters and shocking...

Another 6 Seed Goes Down

AP | NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

CHICAGO — Brandon Rozzell led four players in double figures and VCU made 12 3-pointers to stun Georgetown with a 74-56 win that showed any rema...

EMBARRASSING: No. 9 Tennessee Blown Out

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — For much of the past decade, Michigan has faded to the background in its state come March as rival Michigan State routinely ma...

HUGE Ratings For March Madness

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The first big televised day of March Madness drew the highest ratings for the tournament in 20 years. The games, which were broadcast on CBS, TNT, ...

MARCH MADNESS: First Round Live Updates

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

March Madness is finally here! The first round of the 2011 NCAA tournament kicks off Thursday at 12:15 ET with the No. 5 West Virginia going up agains...

SOUTHEAST REGION: Which Team Will Reach The Final Four?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Huff Post readers have taken care of the East, West and Southwest regions, but now it's time to vote on which team will beat the rest in the Southeast...

Obama Fills Out His Bracket

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

President Barack Obama has filled out his 2011 NCAA tournament bracket with ESPN's Andy Katz and just like he said on Tuesday, he likes the No. 1 seed...

The Unsung Heroes Of March Madness

Liz O'Neill | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Liz O'Neill

The so-called "Big Dance" that is March Madness is a complex feat of choreography. Sixty-eight teams from around the country are shuttled to far-flun...