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2006-04-01 22:20:09

By Steve Ginsburg INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Florida used its superior height to end upstart George Mason's remarkable NCAA Tournament run with a 73-58 victory Saturday in the national semi-finals. The Gators broke the game open with a 12-2 streak at the start of the second half, turning a five-point lead into a 43-28 cushion with 15 minutes left in the game. Junior guard Lee Humphrey had 10 points during the run, including three three-pointers, to help seal the Gators' victory....

2006-04-01 20:42:17

By Steve Ginsburg INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Florida used its superior height to end upstart George Mason's remarkable NCAA Tournament run with a 73-58 victory on Saturday in the national semi-finals. The Gators broke the game open with a 12-2 streak at the start of the second half, turning a five-point lead into a 43-28 cushion with 15 minutes left in the game. Junior guard Lee Humphrey had 10 points during run, including three three-pointers, to help seal the Gators' victory....

2006-03-26 21:41:06

By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - George Mason pulled off one of the most stunning upsets in NCAA tournament history by beating top-seeded Connecticut 86-84 in overtime Sunday to win the Washington Regional and advance to the Final Four. Top-seeded Villanova of the Minneapolis Regional also lost, falling to Florida 75-62, to complete the elimination of all four top seeds from this year's tournament. Regional No. 1 seeds Duke and Memphis lost earlier in the competition. The...

2006-03-26 19:42:19

By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - George Mason pulled off one of the most stunning upsets in the history of the NCAA basketball tournament by beating top seeded Connecticut 86-84 in overtime Saturday to win the Washington Regional and advance to the Final Four. In reversing a nine-point halftime deficit, George Mason, a largely unknown commuter school from Fairfax, Va., became the first 11th seed to advance to the Final Four since Louisiana State in 1986. Two foul shots by...

2006-03-25 01:44:24

By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Unheralded and outmanned George Mason continued its remarkable run through the NCAA men's basketball tournament by defeating Wichita State to advance to the final eight. A week ago, the 11th seeded Patriots were fending off critics who said they did not even belong in the 64-team tournament. Now they are the tournament's sentimental choice, the team underdog lovers are calling their own. During their three upset wins they have emerged from...

2006-03-24 22:47:03

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top-seeded Villanova squeezed past Boston College 60-59 on a goaltending call in the closing seconds of overtime in an NCAA Tournament round of 16 thriller at Minneapolis on Friday. Will Sheridan clinched the win for the Wildcats when Boston College's Sean Williams was called for goaltending for swatting away Sheridan's shot with three seconds remaining. Villanova (28-4) roared back from a 16-point first-half deficit to claim the physical contest and advance to...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.