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Getting your mind right:
McDonalds Game - Favors comes up big
: "Georgia Tech recruit Derrick Favors scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the East past the West 113-110 in the boys McDonald's All-American game Wednesday night."
A City Turns to Basketball
: "Organizers hope this weekend's Final Four gives Detroit a boost that will serve as a prototype for cities hosting similar lucrative events."
Wildcats in right place
: "A week ago, they squared off against Duke in an East Regional semifinal. No problem for coach Jay Wright's Villanova Wildcats, as they blew past the Blue Devils, 77-54, earning a date with top-seeded Pittsburgh."
The conference headlines:
Heels have to be on guard
:"The script has played out the same in all four North Carolina losses this season. Villanova has ultra-quick guards who excel at getting into the lane for easy baskets off the dribble. Their strengths mirror those of the four guards who shredded UNC." Yes, but the Heels no longer seem to be going under ball screens and getting burned for jumpers and quick dumps to the basket....they are fighting through those screens now.
Davis wins playing time with Heels, if not arguments
:" Ed Davis and Bobby Frasor went back and forth at a team breakfast during North Carolina's East Regional in Memphis, arguing about what they'd do if they were in Jason Capel's shoes and their alma mater faced a school coached by a family member."
Less demand for Hansbrough at this Final Four
: "North Carolina senior Tyler Hansbrough admits he felt a bit of relief Sunday evening when the Tar Heels finally captured the South Regional championship and booked a return trip to the Final Four."
Ginyard sits, watches, contributes
: "Senior Marcus Ginyard sat amid the celebration in the North Carolina locker room on Sunday, a smile pasted on his face as he posed with his team's NCAA Tournament South Regional trophy."
: "Near the halfway point of N.C. State's spring drills, with seven workouts completed, the improved play at defensive tackle might be the most unexpected development."
ClemsonJamie Harper is slim, trim and ready
:" Two side straps held the bottom of Clemson running back Jamie Harper’s practice jersey to rib level Wednesday, exposing his abdominal muscles and flat stomach."
Late pitching dogs Tigers
: "Senior closer Matt Vaughn sat alone on the Clemson dugout bench before walking out for a hug from family members."Tigers increase pay for Purnell, football assistants
: "Football season-ticket renewals are in the process of being mailed, and Clemson athletic department officials have their fingers crossed the recession won’t make a major dent in revenue. That hasn’t stopped the Tigers from forking over more money to basketball coach Oliver Purnell and football assistant coaches.
Florida Sports Buzz: A peek in the UM huddle
: "UM spring football and basketball postscripts: Though there were encouraging signs, questions linger about a defense that ranked 75th against the run and last (119th) with just four interceptions."Prep basketball all-stars kept with their sport
: "He has looked up to Kobe Bryant since he was 8, and dreamed of having his name on his own basketball shoe one day. Yet even Kenny Boynton Jr. had to go through what seems like a South Florida athlete's right of passage -- giving football a chance first."