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michigan rides emotions to knock off gophers in big ten semifinal


washington – gophers coach richard pitino had no answers for michigan’s hot shooting,  trailing by as much as 16 points in the first half in saturday’s big ten men’s basketball tournament semifinal.the fourth-seeded gophers slowed down the eighth-seeded wolverines enough to erase their big early deficit. but derrick walton jr. scored 19 of his 29 points in the second half to end any comeback hopes in an 84-77 loss at the verizon center.nate mason led the gophers (24-9) with 23 points, six rebounds and four assists.walton shot 8-for-15 from the field and 10-for-10 from the foul line. he also had nine assists for the wolverines (23-11), who advanced to face wisconsin in sunday’s final. the second-seeded badgers clobbered sixth-seed northwestern 76-48 in the other semifinal saturday.pitino on






michigan rides emotions to knock off gophers in big ten semifinal


washington – gophers coach richard pitino had no answers for michigan’s hot shooting,  trailing by as much as 16 points in the first half in saturday’s big ten men’s basketball tournament semifinal.the fourth-seeded gophers slowed down the eighth-seeded wolverines enough to erase their big early deficit. but derrick walton jr. scored 19 of his 29 points in the second half to end any comeback hopes in an 84-77 loss at the verizon center.nate mason led the gophers (24-9) with 23 points, six rebounds and four assists.walton shot 8-for-15 from the field and 10-for-10 from the foul line. he also had nine assists for the wolverines (23-11), who advanced to face wisconsin in sunday’s final. the second-seeded badgers clobbered sixth-seed northwestern 76-48 in the other semifinal saturday.pitino on






gophers hold off michigan state, will play michigan in big ten semifinals


washington — reggie lynch, amir coffey and the resurgent gophers picked up another big win — and this time against michigan state. minnesota won 63-58 in friday’s big ten quarterfinal.michigan state, the tournament’s no. 5 seed, beat the gophers twice during the regular season. friday, the gophers finally solved tom izzo’s bunch.four gophers scored in double figures, led by lynch with 16 points and amir coffey with 13. lynch also had four blocked shots.in the other quarterfinal on the gophers’ side of the bracket, michigan used overtime to upset top-seeded purdue, 74-70. saturday’s semifinal will be at noon on cbs (ch. 4).fourth-seed minnesota (24-8) had a two-point lead at halftime, and the teams went back and forth for most of the afternoon. the spartans are expected to get into the tour






gophers on their frustrating loss to michigan in dc


gophers415967164 gophers players reggie lynch, dupree mcbrayer, amir coffey and nate mason talk after big ten tourney semifinal loss saturday shareemailprintmoreshare on:share on linkedinshare on google+share on pinterestcopy shortlink:purchase:order reprint march 11, 2017 — 11:18pm






gophers hold off michigan state, will play michigan in big ten semifinals


washington – when the big ten tournament bracket was released, the overwhelming reaction from gophers fans was frustration in having to play michigan state for the third time.the thought was the spartans were a bad match-up because they beat minnesota twice, including the gophers’ worst loss of the season — an 18-point defeat in east lansing, mich., on jan. 11.but richard pitino’s squad is a much different team since the last meeting.the fourth-seeded gophers advanced to the conference tournament semifinals for the first time since 2010 with a 63-58 win against michigan state on friday at the verizon center.the gophers (24-8), who have won nine of their past 10 games, took advantage of the program’s highest seed and a double-bye. they now will play a michigan team in saturday’s semifinal t






gophers hold off michigan state, will play michigan in big ten semifinals


washington – when the big ten tournament bracket was released, the overwhelming reaction from gophers fans was frustration in having to play michigan state for the third time.the thought was the spartans were a bad match-up because they beat minnesota twice, including the gophers' worst loss of the season — an 18-point defeat in east lansing, mich., on jan. 11.but richard pitino's squad is a much different team since the last meeting.the fourth-seeded gophers advanced to the conference tournament semifinals for the first time since 2010 with a 63-58 win against michigan state on friday at the verizon center.the gophers (24-8), who have won nine of their past 10 games, took advantage of the program's highest seed and a double-bye. they now will play a michigan team in saturday's semifinal t






gophers hold off michigan state, will play michigan in big ten semifinals


washington – when the big ten tournament bracket was released, the overwhelming reaction from gophers fans was frustration in having to play michigan state for the third time.the thought was the spartans were a bad match-up because they beat minnesota twice, including the gophers’ worst loss of the season — an 18-point defeat in east lansing, mich., on jan. 11.but richard pitino’s squad is a much different team since the last meeting.the fourth-seeded gophers advanced to the conference tournament semifinals for the first time since 2010 with a 63-58 win against michigan state on friday at the verizon center.the gophers (24-8), who have won nine of their past 10 games, took advantage of the program’s highest seed and a double-bye. they now will play a michigan team in saturday’s semifinal t






'toughness wins': gophers top michigan state in big ten quarterfinals


washington – when the big ten tournament bracket was released, the overwhelming reaction from gophers fans was frustration in having to play michigan state for the third time.the thought was the spartans were a bad match-up because they beat minnesota twice, including the gophers’ worst loss of the season — an 18-point defeat in east lansing, mich., on jan. 11.but richard pitino’s squad is a much different team since the last meeting.the fourth-seeded gophers advanced to the conference tournament semifinals for the first time since 2010 with a 63-58 win against michigan state on friday at the verizon center.the gophers (24-8), who have won nine of their past 10 games, took advantage of the program’s highest seed and a double-bye. they now will play a michigan team in saturday’s semifinal t






gophers lose to michigan in big ten tournament semifinal


washington — minnesota coach richard pitino had no answers for michigan’s hot shooting trailing by as much as 16 points in the first half in saturday’s big ten tournament semifinals.the fourth-seeded gophers were able to slow down the eighth-seeded wolverines enough to tie it in the second half, but derrick walton jr. ended their comeback hopes in an 84-77 loss at the verizon center.walton jr. finished with 29 points and nine assists and moritz wagner added 17 points for the wolverines (23-11), who advanced to face the winner of wisconsin-northwestern in sunday’s final.after reaching their first semifinal since 2010, the gophers (24-9) found themselves down 29-13 midway through the first half. the wolverines, who shot 63 percent in the first half to lead 47-36 at halftime, showed no signs






scoggins: roadmap to victory? gophers must get locked in


milwaukee – amateur bracketologists and the folks who set betting lines in vegas seem to hold a similar opinion of the gophers men’s basketball team.they’re not all that impressed.how often is a no. 5 seed a one-point underdog against a no. 12 in the ncaa tournament? betting lines don’t decide outcomes, of course, but it’s an interesting subplot as the gophers return to the big dance.the gophers opened as slight favorites over middle tennessee when brackets were unveiled. that idea flipped in vegas and presumably a lot of $5 office pools. mtsu’s upset of no. 2 seed michigan state last march is still fresh in everyone’s mind.to avoid a one-and-done exit, the gophers must follow a script that guided their historic turnaround, though their blueprint was altered when guard akeem springs suffer






scoggins: a tried-and-true way to winning in the ncaa tournament


milwaukee – amateur bracketologists and the folks who set betting lines in vegas seem to hold a similar opinion of the gophers men’s basketball team.they’re not all that impressed.how often is a no. 5 seed a one-point underdog against a no. 12 in the ncaa tournament? betting lines don’t decide outcomes, of course, but it’s an interesting subplot as the gophers return to the big dance.the gophers opened as slight favorites over middle tennessee when brackets were unveiled. that idea flipped in vegas and presumably a lot of $5 office pools. mtsu’s upset of no. 2 seed michigan state last march is still fresh in everyone’s mind.to avoid a one-and-done exit, the gophers must follow a script that guided their historic turnaround, though their blueprint was altered when guard akeem springs suffer






penn state beats gophers in second ot of big ten tournament semifinal


detroit – twenty-seven days removed from a last-second goal and ensuing overtime road victory against penn state, the gophers men’s hockey team was unable to repeat the feat friday night at joe louis arena.despite a career-high 59 saves by eric schierhorn, penn state defeated the gophers for the first time in five meetings this season.nittany lions defenseman erik autio pinched and put a denis smirnov pass into the back of the net to take home the program’s first-ever ncaa tournament berth and hand the gophers a 4-3 double-overtime loss in a big ten tournament semifinal. at a total of 93 minutes, 33 seconds, it was the longest game in big ten history, and it was an emotional one for the gophers.“we played hard and we blocked a lot of shots toward the end,” said schierhorn, who for the thir






penn state beats gophers in second ot of big ten tournament semifinal


detroit – twenty-seven days removed from a last-second goal and ensuing overtime road victory against penn state, the gophers men's hockey team was unable to repeat the feat friday night at joe louis arena.despite a career-high 59 saves by eric schierhorn, penn state defeated the gophers for the first time in five meetings this season.nittany lions defenseman erik autio pinched and put a denis smirnov pass into the back of the net to take home the program's first-ever ncaa tournament berth and hand the gophers a 4-3 double-overtime loss in a big ten tournament semifinal. at a total of 93 minutes, 33 seconds, it was the longest game in big ten history, and it was an emotional one for the gophers."we played hard and we blocked a lot of shots toward the end," said schierhorn, who for the thir






gophers' turnaround season might end with second-place finish in big ten


the gophers men's basketball team can lock up a runner-up finish in the big ten and the no. 2 seed in next week's conference tournament with a victory sunday at wisconsin.purdue clinched the outright big ten regular-season title thursday night when wisconsin lost. the boilermakers are the top seed in the tournament in washington, d.c. but after that, nothing is settled.the gophers' eight-game win streak gives them a shot at a top-four big ten tournament seed — which comes with a double-bye — whether they win or lose sunday. the worst-case scenario for the gophers is that they are the no. 5 seed and open thursday against either the no. 12 or 13 seed. the best case: they get the no. 2 seed and don't have to play until friday. a breakdown:gophers are the no. 2 seed if: they win at wisconsin f






gophers hold off michigan state, will play michigan in big ten semifinals


washington — when the big ten tournament bracket was released, the overwhelming reaction from gophers fans was frustration having to play michigan state for the third time.the thought was the spartans were a bad matchup because they beat minnesota twice, including the gophers’ worst loss of the season — 18 points in east lansing on jan. 11.but richard pitino’s squad is a much different team since the last meeting.the fourth-seeded gophers advanced to the conference tournament semifinals for the first time since 2010 with a 63-58 win against michigan state on friday at the verizon center.the gophers (24-8), who have won nine of their last 10 games, took advantage of the program’s highest seed and a double-bye. they will play michigan on saturday (noon, cbs) with a chance to reach the champi






looking back: feb. 26, 1997


feb. 26, 1997 ann arbor, mich.no. 2 gophers 55, no. 24 michigan 54: guards bobby jackson and eric harris scored the game's final five points to give the gophers their first big ten title in 15 years. with the victory, the gophers improved to 25-2 overall and 14-1 in the conference. they ended up 31-4 (16-2 in the big ten) and reached the final four before losing to kentucky in the national semifinals."this net is going in our trophy case back at the arena, and this [holding up a small piece of the net] is going to go in my billfold, where i will carry it for the rest of my life."gophers coach clem haskins






two late goals cost gophers against michigan


ann arbor, mich. – having made a habit out of finding ways to win in the third period, in a turn of events minnesota found itself on the losing side friday.michigan erased a pair of deficits at home as the gophers went from feeling good to quietly leaving yost arena after losing 5-3 and giving up three goals in the final 3 minutes, 38 seconds of regulation to the fifth-place team in the big ten."it just goes to show that the game is never over until it's over," rem pitlick said."we really need to bring that mentality tomorrow and make sure that if we have a lead, we're really hard to play against."senior forward vinni lettieri put minnesota (21-10-2, 12-5 big ten) ahead 3-2 with just over six minutes left on his 18th goal of the season.the gophers had come back to win after either trailing






gophers' reunited top line could be key to another women's hockey title


her last name is pronounced “panic,” but that in no way describes kelly pannek’s concern level about the gophers’ scoring slump heading into the women’s frozen four.the gophers have scored just 10 goals in their past seven games as they prepare to face nemesis clarkson on friday in an ncaa semifinal in st. charles, mo.“part of it is just the time of year,” said pannek, who leads the ncaa in scoring with 61 points. “it’s the playoffs. people don’t give up as many goals in the playoffs, and we’ve faced some great goaltending.”the two-time defending national champion gophers are closer to full strength, though, with dani cameranesi two games into her comeback from ankle surgery.the top line of pannek, cameranesi and sarah potomak was overwhelming opponents before cameranesi first got hurt in






series preview: gophers men's hockey can clinch big ten title this weekend with


u men's hockey gamedayvs. michigan state, at mariucci arena20 point header goes here xyxyx6:30 p.m. friday: espnews, 1500-am7 p.m. saturday: big ten network, 1500-ampreview: the fifth-ranked gophers (22-10-2, 13-5 big ten) can make history this weekend as they try to become the first program ever to win six consecutive regular season conference championships. one victory in the final series of the regular season would give them at least a tie for the big ten crown, which would be their fourth in a row. they won conference championships in their last two seasons in the wcha before moving to the big ten in 2013. the gophers are 8-3 in their past 11 games and 7-1 in their past eight at mariucci arena. michigan state (7-22-3, 3-13-2), in last place in the big ten, has lost 16 of its past 21 ga






gophers women's basketball preview vs. michigan state


6 p.m. at michigan state • no tv, 88.5-fmpreview: the gophers (14-12, 5-8 big ten) are coming off two home victories, but they have not won in east lansing, mich. , since 2009. michigan state (16-9, 6-6) has lost two in a row, to iowa and maryland. the spartans beat the gophers 93-74 on jan. 30 at williams arena.players to watch: gophers sophomore g kenisha bell is averaging 16.7 points and has scored at least 18 points in each of the past three games. backcourt mate carlie wagner, a junior, is seven three-pointers away from 200 in her career. she made five threes her last game. senior guard tori jankoska recently became the first michigan state player to score over 2,000 career points and averages a team-high 22 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. brandeis agee, another senior guard, is ave






big ten rides ncaa tournament surge with 3 teams in sweet 16


this down year for big ten basketball might just end on an up note in the ncaa tournament.eighth-seeded wisconsin took out no. 1 overall seed and defending national champion villanova in a second-round game saturday, and no. 7 michigan ousted no. 2 louisville on sunday. in between, no. 4 purdue defeated no. 5 iowa state.suddenly, the conference that went into the tournament with no team seeded higher than no. 4 has three in regional semifinals, matching last year's total. the big ten would have a fourth sweet 16 team — most since 2013 — if no. 9 michigan state were to knock off no. 1 kansas later sunday.the big ten went into the tournament no. 4 in conference rpi behind the acc, big 12 and big east.






gophers 83, michigan 78 (ot)


during the gophers' 83-78 overtime victory over michigan, curry, the freshman from memphis, borrowed reggie lynch's job and ran with it.






gophers talk about outlasting michigan in ot


during the gophers' 83-78 overtime victory over michigan, curry, the freshman from memphis, borrowed reggie lynch's job and ran with it.






gophers women's basketball preview vs. michigan state


preview: the gophers (14-12, 5-8 big ten) are coming off two home victories, but they have not won in east lansing, mich. , since 2009. michigan state (16-9, 6-6) has lost two in a row, to iowa and maryland. the spartans beat the gophers 93-74 on jan. 30 at williams arena.players to watch: gophers sophomore g kenisha bell is averaging 16.7 points and has scored at least 18 points in each of the past three games. backcourt mate carlie wagner, a junior, is seven three-pointers away from 200 in her career. she made five threes her last game. senior guard tori jankoska recently became the first michigan state player to score over 2,000 career points and averages a team-high 22 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. brandeis agee, another senior guard, is averaging 12.6 points her past seven games.






pregame: gophers need big game from murphy in third meeting vs. msu


gophers vs. michigan statethree things to watch:murphy vs. bridges– one of the many miles bridges’ dunking highlights played over and over by big ten network is of the star michigan state freshman driving hard against jordan murphy and slamming the ball right over him. murphy didn’t jump. he barely looked bothered at all. that’s the murphy that was slumping. the gophers’ all-big ten sophomore seems to be a different player now. he’s capable of doing the same thing against michigan state with his athleticism and length. murphy struggled in his last game in sunday’s loss at wisconsin. but he was averaging 17 points and nearly 14 rebounds in the seven previous games. bridges, this year’s big ten freshman of the year, pointed to the last game against minnesota as the turning point for him comi






gophers-michigan state women's basketball game preview


7 p.m. vs. michigan state • big ten network, 88.5-fmpreview: the gophers (11-10, 2-6) have lost three of their past four games and at the halfway point of the big ten season are in 12th place. the spartans (14-7, 4-4) have been without head coach suzy merchant since jan. 17, when she went on medical leave. the team is being run by istant amaka agugua. michigan state broke a three-game losing streak on wednesday at wisconsin. the last time these teams met (feb. 21, 2016, in east lansing), they combined for 220 points. the spartans are the only big ten team to beat maryland or ohio state this season. they beat the buckeyes 94-75 in east lansing.players to watch: michigan state’s tori jan ka (22.0) and the gophers’ carlie wagner (20.1) rank 2-3 in the big ten in scoring. jan ka scored a schoo






michigan state takes it to gophers women's basketball in second half


the gophers women’s basketball team played a tough, competitive first half monday night, one that ended with the score tied.the second half was a different story, and it continued a trend during big ten play.tori jan ka fell three ists short of a triple-double, finishing with 20 points, 14 rebounds and seven ists as michigan state beat the gophers 93-74 before an announced 3,490 at williams arena.the gophers fell to 11-11 on the season and 2-7 in big ten play. all seven losses have come by double digits, and this was their largest margin of defeat since they lost 87-62 at ohio state on dec. 28 to start conference play.the teams were tied 40-40 at halftime, and the gophers took a 43-42 lead early in the third quarter on a three-pointer by whitney tinjum. it was still 49-48 michigan state wi






gophers' recent appearances in the ncaa basketball tournament


gophers in the ncaasgophers in the ncaa tournament, the past 20 years. the ncaa vacated the 1997 final four run due to violations.2013 w defeated ucla in first round 83-63l lost to florida in second round 78-642010 l lost to xavier in first round 65-542009 l lost to texas in first round 76-622005 l lost to iowa state in first round 64-531999 l lost to gonzaga in first round 75-631997* w defeated southwest texas st. in first round 78-46 w defeated temple in second round 76-57w defeated clemson in regional semifinal 90-84 w defeated ucla in regional final 80-72 l lost to kentucky in national semifinal 78-69last 20 years, unofficially: 5-6 record






michigan state takes it to gophers women's basketball in second half


the gophers women’s basketball team played a tough, competitive first half monday night, one that ended with the score tied.after halftime was a different story, and it continued a trend during big ten play.tori jan ka fell three ists short of a triple-double, finishing with 20 points, 14 rebounds and seven ists, and michigan state used a big second half to beat the gophers 93-74 before an announced 3,490 at williams arena.“they increased their intensity and we didn’t match it,” gophers coach marlene stollings said. “we’ve got to be on the opposite side of that, where we’re increasing our intensity and forcing them to match ours. it continues to be part of our growth and maturation process, but we’ve got to start getting there.”the gophers fell to 11-11 on the season and 2-7 in big ten pla






college hockey roundup:


western michigan beat nebraska omaha 2-1 in overtime sunday night, setting the field for the nchc frozen faceoff at target center.top-seeded denver will play no. 4 north dakota in one semifinal on friday. no. 2 minnesota duluth will face no. 3 western michigan in the other.tech vs. bowling green for wcha crowngavin gould scored three goals as michigan tech defeated minnesota state mankato 4-1 in the decisive third game of their wcha semifinal series in houghton, mich.the victory moved the huskies (22-14-7) into saturday's wcha championship game. michigan tech will be host to bowling green, which swept regular-season champion bemidji state in the semifinals. the michigan tech-bowling green winner will receive the wcha's automatic berth in the ncaa tournament.ian schied scored the lone goal






looking back to gophers' victory at michigan to clinch the 1997 big ten title


here are all the things i remember about the gophers men’s basketball team defeating michigan 55-54 on feb. 26, 1997 — 20 years ago sunday — to clinch the big ten title.• i was there. that’s important. i was the beat reporter covering gophers men’s hockey at the minnesota daily that season, but the game was big enough that we sent two writers — myself and beat writer todd zolecki, who now covers the philadelphia phillies, along with a photographer — to a wednesday night game in ann arbor. lest you think this meant three plane tickets, think again. we drove, as usual, the 10 hours to michigan.• despite entering the game 24-2, the gophers trailed the wolverines by eight points with 10 minutes to play and by four with two minutes left. but bobby jackson (who else?) saved the day. i remember h






wcha semifinals: gophers fall to umd in 2ot


with their spot in the eight-team ncaa women’s hockey tournament all but assured, the gophers got the added boost saturday of seeing one of the nation’s best goal scorers return from injury.dani cameranesi, who missed six weeks with a lower-body injury, returned to the lineup saturday for the wcha semifinal against minnesota duluth. she got a workout as the teams skated into double overtime.but even at full strength, the gophers had a hard time getting pucks past bulldogs goaltender maddie rooney.the sophomore made 62 saves, and lara stalder finally ended it with a disputed goal, giving no. 2 umd a 2-1 victory at ridder arena.stalder lifted her stick to slap a rebound into the net. the referees reviewed the play, checking for a high stick, and ruled it a good goal.minnesota duluth will fac






gophers, umd bulldogs get no. 1 seeds in ncaa hockey tournament


the gophers men's hockey team received a no. 1 seed in the ncaa tournament sunday and will begin play saturday against notre dame in manchester, n.h.the fifth-ranked gophers (23-11-3) will return to the tournament after failing to win a bid last year. cornell will play umass-lowell in the other regional semifinal game, with the winners meeting sunday in the regional final. the region champion advances to the frozen four, april 6-8 in chicago.minnesota duluth was the only other in-state team to make the 16-team field, receiving the no. 1 seed in the fargo regional, where the university of north dakota will also participate and act as host.. the umd bulldogs (25-6-7) begin play friday with a first-round matchup against ohio state. north dakota plays boston university in the other fargo first






gophers talk about outlasting michigan in ot


p.j. fleck landed a quarterback he'd been coveting for the gophers' 2018 recruiting class sunday, when brennan armstrong of shelby, ohio, announced he was verbally…






gophers ncaa tournament game history


gophers ncaa tournament historyall-time: 13-132017: lost to middle tennessee in first round2013: beat ucla in first round; lost to florida in second round2010: lost to xavier in first round2009: lost to texas in first round2005: lost to iowa state in first round1999: lost to gonzaga in first round1997: beat southwest texas state in first round; beat temple in second round; beat clemson in overtime in regional semifinal; beat ucla in regional final; lost to kentucky in national semfinal**1995: lost to st. louis in overtime in first round1994: beat southern illinois in first round; lost to louisville in second round1990: beat utep in ot in first round; beat northern iowa in second round; beat syracuse in regional semifinal; lost to georgia tech in regional final1989: beat kansas state in fir






minnesota's springs out for season with torn achilles tendon


washington — starting minnesota guard akeem springs is out for the rest of the season with a torn achilles tendon in his right ankle.springs was injured late in the gophers' big ten tournament quarterfinal victory over michigan state on friday. a team spokesman confirmed the season-ending injury saturday.the graduate student was averaging 9.5 points and 24 minutes for minnesota, which has experienced a significant turnaround from 8-23 last season to being a lock for the ncaa tournament.sophomore dupree mcbrayer, who started the first 19 games of the season, returned to the starting lineup for fourth-seeded minnesota's semifinal game against michigan.coach richard pitino expects players will dedicate the remainder of their games to springs.






can the gophers reach the championship without akeem springs?


gophers vs. michiganthree things to watch:replacing springs– the loss of senior guard akeem springs to an achilles’ tendon injury is a blow the gophers won’t be able to replace easily. springs was the team’s top three-point shooter (65 threes during the regular season) and emotional leader. in just one season, the 6-foot-4 graduate transfer from milwaukee-wisconsin was named a captain and became a go-to guy in late-game situations. sophomore dupree mcbrayer, who will replace springs in the lineup, started the first 19 games of the season before becoming a lethal scoring sixth man since the jan. 21 loss against wisconsin. mcbrayer averages 10.8 points per game and shoots a team-best 41.2 percent from three-point range. but how do the gophers replace his presence off the bench? freshman mich






college basketball: kentucky, michigan advance to conference tournament finals


de'aaron fox scored a career-high 28 points, including seven straight down the stretch, and malik monk added 20 to lift no. 8 kentucky past alabama, 79-74, in a southeastern conference tournament semifinal on saturday in nashville, tenn. the wildcats shot 52% from the field and 69% from the free-throw line after missing numerous chances that left openings for the pesky crimson tide to stay close. but kentucky converted chances when needed, hitting 13 of 17 free throws in the final six minutes with fox making five of seven during that stretch and 11 of 15 overall. bam adebayo had 10 points and nine rebounds to send top-seeded kentucky (28-5) to sunday's championship game against the winner of the other semifinal between vanderbilt and arkansas. dazon ingram had 17 points for no. 5 seed alab






oscar-nominated emmanuelle riva dies in paris, age 89


paris — emmanuelle riva, a french star of screen and stage nominated for an academy award for best actress in 2013, has died. she was 89.riva died friday afternoon in a clinic in paris after a long illness, her agent, anne alvares correa, told the ociated press.riva was oscar-nominated for her role in "amour, " michael haneke's brutal depiction of an aging couple.with riva starring alongside another french movie legend, jean-louis trintignant, it won the academy award for best foreign language film. they played a loving, elderly parisian couple, one of whom has a stroke. "amour" also won the palme d'or at the cannes film festival.but jennifer lawrence won the academy award for best actress that year, for her performance as a young widower in "silver linings playbook."