NCAA Basketball

Heartbreak City for Rutgers Seniors

BY LESLIE MONTEIRO (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) Geo Baker, Ron Harper Jr. and Caleb McConnell felt numb after the buzzer sounded and when it was time to shake hands with their Notre Dame counterparts after a great First Four contest that lasted two overtimes. To play their hearts out and end up being an …

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When Will St. John’s Make Fans Proud Again?

BY LESLIE MONTEIRO (Photo by M. Anthony Nesmith/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Another St. John’s season. Another unfulfilled promise by the basketball program. Even though the Red Storm will play two more regular-season games this week and participate in the Big East Tournament next week, their hardcore fans even know this season is now a …

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Juwan Howard Gets Off Lightly

BY LESLIE MONTEIRO (Photo credit: John Fisher/Getty Images) Michigan basketball head coach Juwan Howard should be thankful that he received a five-game suspension for instigating a brawl with Wisconsin basketball head coach Greg Gard and Wisconsin assistant head coach Joe Krabbenhoft. Everyone figured he would be suspended for the regular season and the postseason if …

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RAC Serves As Rutgers’ Soul

BY LESLIE MONTEIRO (Photo credit: Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Home-court, home-field and home-ice advantage are not the same anymore. Athletes have gotten better. Most modern buildings tend to be sterile in the sense the fans are not that close to the action with the addition of luxury suites and such. Technology changed the …

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