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Mike Petraglia
March 28, 2009 - 4:40 pm
Jermaine Dixon was taken to the locker room within the first minute of the second half as two Villanova players came down on his legs scrambling for a loose ball. Dixon lay on the floor for a couple of minutes as was treated by Pittsburgh training staff. He returned to the bench with 15 minutes...
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Mike Petraglia
March 28, 2009 - 4:06 pm
After trailing for most of the first half, two free throws by Sam Young with 2.6 seconds remaining gave Pittsburgh a two-point lead at halftime in the East Regional final. The play that led to the two free throws was symbolic of the topsy-turvy play between the two Big East powers. Sam Young pump-...
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Mike Petraglia
March 28, 2009 - 3:51 pm
As was the case with Xavier, Pittsburgh fell behind early, trailing 18-8. Villanova found its range from three-point territory as Shane Clark hit a pair of consecutive shots from beyond the arc. But Pittsburgh went on a 12-4 run, capped off by a steal by big man DeJuan Blair near mid-court and a...
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Mike Petraglia
March 28, 2009 - 3:23 pm
Villanova jumped out to a quick 10-3 lead with 15:18 left in the first. And when Scottie Reynolds hit a floater in the lane, Pitt coach Jamie Dixon was forced to call a timeout, even though the official timeout benchmark of 16:00 had passed. The crowd again is again heavily dominated by Villanova...
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Mike Petraglia
March 28, 2009 - 2:38 pm
BOSTON - Tonight's East Regional showdown between Villanova and Pittsburgh figures to be a battle that will sometimes more resemble a football game than a tussle on the hardwood. And there's someone in attendance who can more than relate with the gridiron aspect. Patriots cornerback and special...
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Mike Petraglia
March 28, 2009 - 1:22 pm
BOSTON - Villanova set a new school record for single season victories when it captured its 29th win on Thursday over Duke. The previous record of 28 was set in 2005-06 when current seniors Dwayne Anderson, Shane Clark, Dante Cunningham and Frank Tchuisi. The win over Duke marked the first time in...
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Mike Petraglia
March 28, 2009 - 1:15 pm
BOSTON - As No. 1 Pittsburgh and No. 3 Villanova plan to square off beginning at 7:05 p.m. at the TD Banknorth Garden , here are some final thoughts to keep in mind. First, Pittsburgh. Pitt is advancing to the Elite Eight for the first time since 1974, when they lost to eventual national champion...
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March 27, 2009 - 6:40 pm
There have been a few thoughts floating around the Celtics that both Stephon Marbury and Mikki Moore have been reluctant to assert themselves offensively so as to not offend the standing rule of law. To wit: Thou shalt not be bigger than the team. That's fine as far as it goes but it represents a...
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March 27, 2009 - 3:45 pm
The Celtics took the floor against the Hawks Friday night without Kevin Garnett . The All-Star forward had played four games in his return in limited minutes, but he has experienced soreness in his knee and the Celtics elected to shut him down. Celtics GM Danny Ainge told weei.com's Jeff Goodman...
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Mike Petraglia
March 27, 2009 - 1:24 pm
East Regional Final No. 3 Villanova (29-7) vs. No. 1 Pittsburgh (31-4), Saturday, 7:05 p.m. TD Banknorth Garden The Big East has been praised up and down as the best college basketball conference in the land. On Saturday night in Boston, that will be in full display as two of the best teams from...
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