march madness

Sports
3:50 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Keith Strudler: UAlbany At "The Big Dance"

For all those in the Albany area that consider themselves fans of the U Albany Great Danes men’s basketball team, today is your day. Today is the day after your school’s first ever NCAA tournament victory, albeit one that came in the second-tier first round, or play-in game as it’s more commonly known, where the worst teams in the tournament play for the right to join the square field of 64. They handled Mount St. Mary’s last night, and early this morning landed in Orlando where tomorrow they’ll take on the #1 ranked Florida Gators, a team that’s won 26 straight and the SEC regular and tournament championships. For the sake of comparison, Albany did not win a single game against a team from a so-called “power conference,” even using the term loosely.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed March 19, 2014

3/19/14 Panel

    

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock and WAMC Newsman Ray Graf.

Topics include:
Crisis in Ukraine
NSA Calls
Heart Disease Link
Malaysian Radar
UAlbany NCAA win

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed May 1, 2013

New Siena Coach Jimmy Patsos Brings Optimism, Panache

New Siena College men's basketball coach Jimmy Patsos
Credit Siena College

When the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference moved its basketball tournament from frequent host city Albany, then-Loyola coach Jimmy Patsos was perhaps more upset than even arena and city officials. Patsos loved the downtown experience, he loved Albany’s restaurants, and he loved the knowledgeable college basketball crowds that made mid-major basketball feel like the big time each March.

Now, after nine years at Loyola, where he took the Greyhounds from a six-win season his first year all the way to the NCAA Tournament in 2012, Patsos can call his favorite MAAC city home.

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Arts & Culture
8:05 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Any Questions? #83

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel wrap up their run of March Madness shows with a quiz inspired by the NCAA tourney.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:23 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Keith Strudler: NCAA Tournament Picks

Yesterday was a two hour delay in our school district. That’s mainly because we’ve already used up all our snow days, so cancelling the whole day would have cut into spring break, and no one wants that. So in our two hours of free time, my five year old son and I did what most families did, I’m sure. We filled out NCAA tournament brackets. I did mine, and Sloan did his. If Sloan wins, he doesn’t have to put his clothes away for a week. If I win, well, there’s nothing on the table, but I’ll probably feel less guilty when I eat half his Halloween candy next year.

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Sports
8:32 am
Wed March 20, 2013

WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update

Credit Colby Perry/Flickr

Saint Mary's and North Carolina A&T are the first two winners in the NCAA men's basketball tournament. Saint Mary's moved into the second round with a 67-54 win over Middle Tennessee.

North Carolina A&T won against Liberty 73-72 and tonight LIU Brooklyn takes on James Madison in Dayton, Ohio.

In the NBA, Indiana defeated Orlando 95-73. Denver slid past Oklahoma City 114-104. Milwaukee beat Portland 102-95 and Sacramento won against the Clippers 116-101. Jimmer Fredette scored three points.

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Sports
10:18 am
Sat March 16, 2013

Several regional teams go for NCAA tourney bids today

With March Madness set to begin this week, several colleges in the region have their sights on the NCAA tournament.

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