TOURNAMENT - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/TOURNAMENT News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) BYU volleyball: Cougs may have to win MPSF tourney to make NCAAs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57836546-88/byu-tournament-mpsf-usc.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57836546-88/byu-tournament-mpsf-usc.html.csp">BYU volleyball: Cougs may have to win MPSF tourney to make NCAAs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-18T20:58:06.943-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 08:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Two weeks ago, BYU men’s volleyball coach Chris McGown figured the Cougars pretty much had an at-large berth into the NCAA volleyball tournament wrapped up. After all, his team had clinched the No. 1 seed in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) tournament earlier than any team in league history, was ranked No. 2 in the country, and had a sparkling 18-4 record, 18-2 in league play. What’s more, the national tournament is bigger than ever this year, with six teams making it to th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57836546@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:58:06 MDT Basketball: Weber State’s Berry head to Portsmouth Invitational http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57819096-77/berry-portsmouth-state-weber.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57819096-77/berry-portsmouth-state-weber.html.csp">Basketball: Weber State’s Berry head to Portsmouth Invitational</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T23:46:26.543-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 11:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ogden • Weber State’s Davion Berry has been invited to participate in this week’s Portsmouth Invitational, one of the NBA’s important pre-draft tournaments. Berry is the only player from Utah who will participate at Portsmouth. He will be joined by two others players from the Big Sky Conference, North Dakota’s Troy Huff and Montana’s Kareem Jamar. Berry, a 6-foot-4 guard from Oakland, Calif., averaged 19.2 points per game last season. He was the Big Sky’s regular season and postseason tournament...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57819096@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:46:26 MDT NCAA Tournament: Huskies again star in the underdog role http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57791308-77/huskies-national-title-uconn.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57791308-77/huskies-national-title-uconn.html.csp">NCAA Tournament: Huskies again star in the underdog role</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOHN MARSHALL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Basketball Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T16:58:04.078-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 04:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Arlington, Texas • The Connecticut Huskies lost their coach, their teammates, their chance to play at the NCAA tournament for a year. They were castoffs, unwanted mutts without a home, told they had no chance. Well, look who’s woofing now. Playing with a chip-on-their-shoulder mentality and poise down the stretch, UConn starred in the underdog role for the second time in four years, knocking off Kentucky 60-54 Monday night in North Texas. “It feels so good to prove the world wrong,” UConn junior...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577913082014-04-09T16:58:04.078-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-09T16:58:04.078-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57791308@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:58:04 MDT Monday on TV: Are you rooting for UConn or Kentucky? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/tv/57787199-63/archer-cbs-dallas-fox.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/tv/57787199-63/archer-cbs-dallas-fox.html.csp">Monday on TV: Are you rooting for UConn or Kentucky?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T15:37:01.626-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 03:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">If you tell me that you had Connecticut and Kentucky reaching the championship game in your NCAA men's basketball tournament bracket, well, I pretty much know you're lying to me.The matchup of the No. 7 seeded Huskies and the No. 8-seeded Wildcats (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) is the lowest combined seed in tournament history.Elsewhere on TV ...College softball (6:30 p.m., P12N): Oregon State at UtahDancing with the Stars (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): The competition continues.The Voice (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): The ba...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57787199@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:37:01 MDT Kragthorpe: BYU, Utah couldn’t do what UConn, Kentucky have done http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57785172-77/lost-seed-byu-kentucky.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57785172-77/lost-seed-byu-kentucky.html.csp">Kragthorpe: BYU, Utah couldn’t do what UConn, Kentucky have done</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kurt kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T17:15:37.939-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 05:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">By losing in the early stages of the NCAA Tournament, Utah and BYU have provided their own illustrations of how unusual it is for the low-seeded teams from Connecticut and Kentucky to have reached tonight’s basketball championship game. Since the tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985, BYU and Utah have been seeded No. 7, 8 or 9 (basically, No. 9 is the same as No. 8) a combined nine times. In every case, the Cougars and Utes have conformed to their seeding, never upsetting a No. 1 or No. 2 see...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57785172@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:15:37 MDT NCAA Tournament: Returning Huskies lead way for UConn http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57776287-77/uconn-huskies-season-ncaa.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57776287-77/uconn-huskies-season-ncaa.html.csp">NCAA Tournament: Returning Huskies lead way for UConn</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOHN MARSHALL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-04T22:26:34.83-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 10:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Arlington, Texas • They could have left, gone someplace new to get a fresh start. No one would have blamed them. The iconic coach who recruited them was gone. Playing in the NCAA tournament, the carrot for every player, was not an option, at least for another year. Some of their teammates had already left, to the NBA and other schools. For the five who stayed, leaving was never an option — and the best thing that could have happened to UConn’s basketball program. “I’m glad these guys believed i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577762872014-04-04T22:26:34.83-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-04T22:26:34.83-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57776287@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 22:26:34 MDT Prep girls’ basketball: Fremont invited to national tournament in New York City http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/prepsports/57735222-52/tournament-girls-fremont-invited.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/prepsports/57735222-52/tournament-girls-fremont-invited.html.csp">Prep girls’ basketball: Fremont invited to national tournament in New York City</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-28T17:29:17.68-06:00">Updated Mar 28, 2014 05:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It turns out the Fremont girls’ basketball team’s season didn’t end earlier this month, when the Silver Wolves hoisted the trophy after winning the Class 5A state title. The team has been invited to play in the Dick’s Sporting Goods National High School Tournament, according to a news release. Fremont is one of four girls’ teams in the country — there also will be an eight-team boys’ event — invited to play in the tournament, which has a single-elimination format. The Silver Wolves, the No. 3 se...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57735222@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:29:17 MDT Golf: Utah State Amateur will use two venues http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57773878-77/golf-utah-amateur-course.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57773878-77/golf-utah-amateur-course.html.csp">Golf: Utah State Amateur will use two venues</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T17:26:56.491-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 05:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The 116th Utah State Amateur Championship will have a 288-player field for the second year in a row, while using a second golf course for the first time in tournament history. The two rounds of stroke-play qualifying will be staged July 7-8 at the Ogden Golf and Country Club and Valley View Golf Course in Layton. The 63 golfers (plus defending champion Cole Ogden) who advance to match play then will compete at the Ogden G & CC for the next four days. The tournament used a similar format last yea...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57773878@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 17:26:56 MDT NCAA: UConn’s Napier trying to shed Walker’s shadow http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57774280-77/napier-walker-uconn-huskies.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57774280-77/napier-walker-uconn-huskies.html.csp">NCAA: UConn’s Napier trying to shed Walker’s shadow</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOHN MARSHALL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T17:26:56.322-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 05:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Arlington, Texas • Shabazz Napier can shoot, drive and dish, hit big shots, pick off passes, carry a team down the stretch of a game and a season. Sounds an awful lot like another recent Connecticut star: Kemba Walker. Playing with the poise and confidence he learned from his mentor three years ago, Napier has followed Walker’s footsteps but created his own path while leading the Huskies back to the Final Four. “He’s really smart, knows when to go, when to pass,” Florida coach Billy Donovan said...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577742802014-04-05T17:26:56.322-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-05T17:26:56.322-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57774280@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 17:26:56 MDT College basketball: Marshall, McDermott take home AP awards http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57771112-77/marshall-coach-mcdermott-ncaa.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57771112-77/marshall-coach-mcdermott-ncaa.html.csp">College basketball: Marshall, McDermott take home AP awards</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVE SKRETTA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-03T22:02:03.994-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 10:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Arlington, Texas • Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall is growing accustomed to being center stage at the Final Four. He just wishes his team was with him this time around. After leading the Shockers to the national semifinals a year ago, Marshall deftly guided them through a perfect regular season, earning a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. While they were done in by Kentucky in the third round, by then the votes had already been tabulated. Marshall was the runaway winner of the AP Coach of t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577711122014-04-03T22:02:03.994-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-03T22:02:03.994-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57771112@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 22:02:03 MDT College basketball: Minnesota beats SMU, 65-63, in NIT championship http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57771835-77/pitino-minnesota-nit-tournament.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57771835-77/pitino-minnesota-nit-tournament.html.csp">College basketball: Minnesota beats SMU, 65-63, in NIT championship</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated PRess</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-03T22:02:04.025-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 10:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Richard Pitino held his 3-year-old daughter in his arms as his Minnesota team cut down the net at Madison Square Garden. “Richard, get up there!” yelled his famous father, Rick, the Hall of Fame coach at Louisville. First, the kid had others in mind. “The assistants!” he shouted back. Spoken like a coach who listened closely at the dinner table and ate up every last lesson. Austin Hollins hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 46.1 seconds left and Minnesota won the NIT championship Thursda...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57771835@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 22:02:04 MDT BYU coach Dave Rose's thoughts on 2013-14 season, and more http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/57765595-65/think-really-rose-season.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/57765595-65/think-really-rose-season.html.csp">BYU coach Dave Rose's thoughts on 2013-14 season, and more</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-02T15:42:01.687-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 03:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I still remember one of the first times reporters talked to BYU coach Dave Rose last fall. I turned to one of my colleagues after the interview and remarked that Rose just didn’t look himself. The colleague agreed. Rose looked thin and emaciated. His voice was a bit weak and it looked like he was really tired after that practice in October. Turns out, we were probably on to something. Rose admitted to me yesterday in a 30-minute interview in his office at the Marriott Center that he had not full...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57765595@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 15:42:01 MDT Scottie Wilbekin improves on, off court for Florida http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57760671-77/beat-wilbekin-donovan-lost.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57760671-77/beat-wilbekin-donovan-lost.html.csp">Scottie Wilbekin improves on, off court for Florida</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARK LONG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-01T23:27:08.108-06:00">Updated Apr 1, 2014 11:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gainesville, Fla. • Scottie Wilbekin waved off teammates, ignored signals from the bench and backed down his defender as the final seconds ticked off the clock. Wilbekin pulled up, swished a 3-pointer from well behind the arc and raised his arms triumphantly as he jogged to the locker room for halftime in the South Region final. It was a game-changing shot against Dayton — one that should have surprised no one. Wilbekin has become one of the best closers in college basketball, delivering clutch ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577606712014-04-01T23:27:08.108-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-01T23:27:08.108-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57760671@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Apr 2014 23:27:08 MDT Monson: You and I are clueless about NCAAs ­— and it’s perfect http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57758811-77/final-monson-florida-brackets.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57758811-77/final-monson-florida-brackets.html.csp">Monson: You and I are clueless about NCAAs ­— and it’s perfect</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Gordon Monson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-01T23:27:08.852-06:00">Updated Apr 1, 2014 11:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Almost nobody got this Final Four right. Including you and me. By now, our brackets look like somebody strapped a keg of nitroglycerin to them and heated it up with a blowtorch. And, you know, that’s a beautiful thing. Of the millions of people who filled out brackets on Yahoo Sports, all of 191 nailed Florida, Wisconsin, UConn and Kentucky as the last teams standing. According to ESPN, only 612 brackets of the over 11 million entered in its tournament challenge had those four teams getting to ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57758811@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Apr 2014 23:27:08 MDT Weber State’s Berry picked for Reese’s All-Star Game http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57758613-77/game-berry-weber-points.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57758613-77/game-berry-weber-points.html.csp">Weber State’s Berry picked for Reese’s All-Star Game</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-01T23:27:09.133-06:00">Updated Apr 1, 2014 11:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ogden • Weber State’s Davion Berry has been selected to play in the Reese’s College All-Star Game on Friday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The game will be played as part of the festivities surrounding the Final Four. Berry is one of 21 seniors who have been selected by the National Association of Basketball Coaches to participate in the game. The West team will be coaches by Stanford’s Johnny Dawkins. The East will be coached by Maryland’s Mark Turgeon. Berry is only the second player fro...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57758613@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Apr 2014 23:27:09 MDT March Madness: ’You want to skip steps but you can’t’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57753065-77/coach-kentucky-uconn-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57753065-77/coach-kentucky-uconn-state.html.csp">March Madness: ’You want to skip steps but you can’t’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JIM LITKE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-31T23:26:13.31-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 11:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Welcome back to BracketRacket, the one-stop shopping place for all your offbeat NCAA tournament needs. In today’s edition, coach Cal keeps going back to the future, Florida beats Dayton (again!) in some kind of parallel universe, UConn wins but loses face, and tourists enjoy a rare moment of consensus in New York. Without further ado: WE DON’T REBUILD AT KENTUCKY, WE ... ACTUALLY, WE DO REBUILD. EVERY YEAR. If “The John Calipari Finishing School for NBA Prospects — Sponsored by the University of...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577530652014-03-31T23:26:13.31-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-31T23:26:13.31-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57753065@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 23:26:13 MDT Tennis: Novak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal earns 4th Key Biscayne title http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57750918-77/djokovic-nadal-biscayne-key.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57750918-77/djokovic-nadal-biscayne-key.html.csp">Tennis: Novak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal earns 4th Key Biscayne title</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEVEN WINE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-30T23:36:46.82-06:00">Updated Mar 30, 2014 11:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Key Biscayne, Fla. • Novak Djokovic stretched like a rubber band to hit a backhand. He sprinted into the other corner and scooped out forehands as if he was wielding a shovel. He ran forward to slice a ball off his shoetops. And he flicked a difficult half-volley past a weary Rafael Nadal for a winner. That was just on the last point. With superior offense and defense, Djokovic earned his fourth Key Biscayne title, while Nadal failed again trying for his first. Djokovic took charge midway throug...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577509182014-03-30T23:36:46.82-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-30T23:36:46.82-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57750918@www.sltrib.com Sun, 30 Mar 2014 23:36:46 MDT March Madness: UConn upsets Michigan St 60-54, back to Final Four http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57750149-77/michigan-napier-state-uconn.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57750149-77/michigan-napier-state-uconn.html.csp">March Madness: UConn upsets Michigan St 60-54, back to Final Four</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RACHEL COHEN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-30T23:37:03.505-06:00">Updated Mar 30, 2014 11:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Shabazz Napier owed UConn. He could have transferred when academic sanctions barred the Huskies from the NCAA tournament his junior season. But the guard wanted to pay back the school for the joy of a national title his freshman year, for his struggles as a sophomore. Napier sure did that Sunday, carrying UConn back to the Final Four in front of thousands of roaring Huskies fans at Madison Square Garden. He scored 17 of his 25 points in the second half in a 60-54 upset of fourth-seede...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577501492014-03-30T23:37:03.505-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-30T23:37:03.505-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57750149@www.sltrib.com Sun, 30 Mar 2014 23:37:03 MDT March Madness: Fathers, rivals and clocks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57749693-77/final-tournament-michigan-http.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57749693-77/final-tournament-michigan-http.html.csp">March Madness: Fathers, rivals and clocks</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOHN MARSHALL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-30T23:37:08.88-06:00">Updated Mar 30, 2014 11:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Welcome to a friendly rivalry version of BracketRacket, the one-stop shopping place for all your offbeat NCAA tournament needs. Today’s edition includes a father’s role reversal, the true length of the final minute in an NCAA tournament basketball game and some rivalry love. ——— LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON Glenn Robinson is embracing his newest role around the basketball court — as a spectator. The former Purdue and NBA star has become a regular on the Indiana college basketball circuit, following his...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577496932014-03-30T23:37:08.88-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-30T23:37:08.88-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57749693@www.sltrib.com Sun, 30 Mar 2014 23:37:08 MDT BYU basketball: Cougars need monumental effort vs. UConn http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57744485-88/byu-uconn-cougars-win.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57744485-88/byu-uconn-cougars-win.html.csp">BYU basketball: Cougars need monumental effort vs. UConn</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T22:12:34.87-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 10:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lincoln, Neb. • Friday must’ve felt very much like a ceremonial pat on the back for BYU. Great run. You had a great season. Too bad about tomorrow. The early obituaries are almost certainly in. Most don’t expect the 12-seeded Cougars to have a chance on Saturday. The media milling around No. 1 Connecticut’s practice dwarfed that of BYU, which is presumed to lay down for the undefeated Huskies to continue a run to their ninth national title. The Cougars wouldn’t be in Lincoln, wouldn’t be in the ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57744485@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 22:12:34 MDT