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3:12 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Women's Final Four Traffic Advisory

The 2013 NCAA Women's Final Four tourney wraps up tonight, but traffic restrictions around the New Orleans Arena will remain in effect through Wednesday evening.

Dave Dixon Dr. between Magnolia Ave. and Le Rouge Street, and Le Rouge St. between Dave Dixon Dr. and Howard Ave., will remain closed until 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, according to the City of New Orleans.

College Basketball
1:44 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Giant-Killing Louisville Women Look To Keep Charmed Run Alive

Head coach Jeff Walz of the Louisville Cardinals talks to his team during a timeout in the game against the Maryland Terrapins in the second round of the NCAA women's basketball tournament.
G. Flume Getty Images

Originally published on Tue April 9, 2013 6:34 pm

Tonight, there's a chance for a rare double in NCAA Division I college basketball.

As we reported earlier, if the University of Louisville scores a victory in the women's championship game, it will be only the second school to capture both the men's and women's titles in the same year.

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College Basketball
1:04 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Louisville Basketball Has A Rare Chance At A Double

In New Orleans on Sunday, the women from Louisville (in red) defeated California to reach the championship game against Connecticut on Tuesday.
Chris Graythen Getty Images

Around midnight ET Monday, we should know whether something that's only happened once might happen again.

If the University of Louisville's men win the Division I basketball championship — they play Michigan in a game set to start at 9:23 p.m. ET on CBS TV — then there's a chance that this year both the men's and women's trophies will go to the same school.

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Sports
11:13 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Leading Ladies: Connecticut, Louisville Set For Championship

California forward Gennifer Brandon (No. 25) and Louisville forward Cortnee Walton (No. 13) go after a rebound in the second half of a national semifinal game Sunday.
Dave Martin AP

Originally published on Sun April 7, 2013 10:52 pm

Connecticut has been to the women's NCAA championship round twice in the last five years. In 2009, they were up against Louisville.

And here we are again. (Or, we will be on Tuesday.)

Connecticut beat Notre Dame 83-65 in the Final Four round Sunday night, clinching its ride to the title game. Earlier, Louisville rallied a comeback against California, ending at 64-57.

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College Basketball
12:09 pm
Sun April 7, 2013

There Can Be Only One! Louisville To Face Michigan For NCAA Title

Luke Hancock, No. 11 of the Louisville Cardinals, drives for a shot attempt in the second half of the Final Four semifinal game against Wichita State Saturday.
Getty Images

Originally published on Mon April 8, 2013 11:28 am

And then there were two.

Following Saturday's Final Four match-ups in Atlanta, the stage is set for Monday's NCAA men's basketball championship where overall No. 1-seeded Louisville will face off against Michigan to take home the coveted NCAA title.

This will be the first game between the two teams, who play in different conferences, since 1978.

Michigan vs. Syracuse

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College Basketball
11:59 am
Tue January 8, 2013

LSU-Shreveport, Lady Tigers Named Players of the Week

Brandon Davis of LSU-Shreveport and LSU Lady Tiger Danielle Ballard have been named the Louisiana Sports Writers Association's college basketball state players of the week.

Davis had a huge double double in the Pilot's win over Huston Tillotson, while Ballard had 57 points in LSU's 2-1 week for the women.

College Basketball
5:15 pm
Sat January 5, 2013

No. 17 Butler gets past UNO, 57-44

Kellen Dunham scored 15 points and Khyle Marshall added 13, leading No. 17 Butler past New Orleans 57-44 on Saturday.

The Bulldogs (12-2) are 7-0 at home this season and will take a nine-game winning streak into their Atlantic 10 debut Wednesday night at Saint Joseph's.

The Privateers (3-10) were led by Lovell Cook with 11 points and Traddarius McPhearson with 10. But they have lost five straight, are 0-6 in true road games this season and have dropped 15 consecutive road games against Division I opponents.

Butler's sloppy play made this game closer than expected.

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College Basketball
12:00 am
Mon December 17, 2012

North Texas Beats Southeastern Louisiana 45-40

Roger Franklin scored 12 points to lead North Texas to a 45-40 win over Southeastern Louisiana on Sunday.

Alzee Williams added 11 points, and Tony Mitchell pulled down 10 rebounds and eight points for the Mean Green (4-6).

North Texas led 19-18 at halftime in a game with six lead changes. The Mean Green's largest lead was nine with 2.19 to play in the game. North Texas had 16 points off Southeastern Louisiana turnovers.

Brandon Fortenberry had 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Lions (1-7).