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The backup forward, better known as "Plan B" for Rick Pitino's talented team, went on a shooting spree for the ages Monday night, making four straight 3-pointers over a two-minute span late in the first half to help pull Louisville out of a double-digit deficit and into a one-point lead.
Two minutes. Four 3-pointers. Safe to say, Luke Hancock knows how to make good use of his time.
Playing hunches does not get a coach into the Hall of Fame. It certainly didn't get Rick Pitino to the threshold.
Jim Larranaga made his mark as a basketball coach years ago at places like Bowling Green and George Mason. This season, with his Miami Hurricanes enjoying unprecedented success, Larranaga showed he has impressive footwork.
Malcolm Armstead scored 14 points, Fred Van Vleet bounced in a big basket with 1 minute left, and ninth-seeded Wichita State earned its first trip to the Final Four since 1965 with a 70-66 victory over Ohio State on Saturday.
Jim Larranaga's second year at Miami ended about as sourly as possible. The Hurricanes' 16 first-half points were a season low. They made only 5 of 26 first-half attempts. Marquette contested some with its man-to-man defense, but Miami did manage to create some open looks. Usually the result was the same.
An official with knowledge of the agreement says George Mason is joining the Atlantic 10 next season. The official told The Associated Press on Sunday that Mason will announce that it is leaving the Colonial Athletic Association effective July 1.
This is the best weekend of the best event. It started Thursday and goes through Sunday. There's basketball on all day and all night. This is a working weekend and my office number for the next three days is 1-800-LEAVEMEALONE. I'll be working. By working, I mean watching basketball. Lots and lots of basketball.
The former George Mason coach has taken charge of what not long ago looked like a wayward Hurricane program, leading Miami to the Atlantic Coast Conference championship, a 27-6 record and a No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament.
Jim Larranaga was in the Miami locker room before a game during this regular season, talking about the importance of defense, when he decided words were not going to be enough to illustrate his point.
Wells, a Raleigh native who played AAU ball for the Chris Paul All-Stars, was 11 of 12 from the field and finished two points shy of his career high of 25 set Dec. 2 against George Mason.
The Christmas decorations are finally put away, only about seven weeks late. While humming "the most wonderful time of the year," the stockings were unhung with care.
Speaking to students Thursday at Texas A&M, Danny Glover left his young Aggie hosts little reason to suspect that his confident dissent from mainstream scholarly understanding of the "genesis" of the Second Amendment might be founded on nothing more than an article by a talk radio host and 9/11 "truther" posted within the previous two days at a left-wing website proudly specializing in provocation. But such now appears to be the case.
Wright, who went 8 of 18 from the floor, was the only player to score in double figures for the Patriots, who have won four of their last five games.
George Mason's most reliable trait disappeared in the second half Thursday night. So did its winning streak in CAA openers.
Madison's Virginia colleague, George Mason, was also opposed: "Let the state legislatures appoint the Senate," he stressed at the Constitutional Convention.
"One thing we've been able to do all year was defend at a pretty respectable level, but the second half they had their way offensively," Mason coach Paul Hewitt said. "They shot 64 percent, 66 percent from 3. Story of the game. They were tougher than us with the ball in the middle of the floor."