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Mike Brey spoke Friday about Fighting Irish fans crushing St. Patrick's Day in Buffalo, but joked they must make sure to get bailed out of jail in time for Saturday's 12:10 p.m. tipoff. Brey's players were the ones who looked bleary. West Virginia swung the shillelagh at Key Bank Center, pounding out a 10-0 start to clobber Notre Dame, 83-71, and advance to the Sweet…

If there are 12 teams in the country better than West Virginia, the NCAA Tournament is headed for some epic games over the next two weekends. The 13th-ranked Mountaineers dismantled 14th-ranked Notre Dame Saturday, 83-71, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. West Virginia beat the Irish in the paint and behind the three-point arc, on the backboards and at the …

The Irish had a slow start following St. Patrick's Day. The Fighting Irish, that is. Notre Dame dug itself an early hole that it never could quite dig out of Saturday in an 83-71 loss to West Virginia at KeyBank Center. Playing in the first NCAA Tournament game of the day, West Virginia was ready for the 12:10 p.m. tip, racing out to a 10-0 lead and forcing Irish coa…

CBS' affable broadcaster Verne Lundquist took a basketball straight to face during the Notre Dame-West Virginia game at KeyBank Center Saturday afternoon. https://twitter.com/MarchMadnessTV/status/843145458100842497 He seemed to be OK. https://twitter.com/SBNationGIF/status/843144443595313152 https://twitter.com/SBNationGIF/status/843145041753395205 https:/…

The NCAA Tournament continues in Buffalo today with two games at KeyBank Center. Stay up to the minute with our live coverage. Today's schedule:  -- Notre Dame vs. West Virginia, 12:15 p.m. -- Villanova vs. Wisconsin, 2:45 p.m. A Twitter List by TBNSports Check back for plenty of updates all week long on our NCAA Tournament page.

No one expected this. The Canisius Golden Griffins weren't expected to do much this season, what with two of the best offensive players in program history gone and an uncertain goaltending situation. But the Griffs proved that the sum can be greater than its parts in rattling off a 17-game winning streak, winning the regular season Atlantic Hockey title and advancing to th…

Area collegesBASEBALLUB at Texas Rio Grande Valley, 9 p.m.St. Bonaventure at Davidson, suspendedWaubonsee CC 12, Erie CC 2SOFTBALLBattle at the Beachat Ft. Myers, Fla.Canisius 3, Cleveland State 0C (10-11): Madi Weathers cg sho, 7 KIowa State 4, Canisius 3C (10-12): Lauren Castro HR, 2 RBIMaryland Tournamentat College Park, Md.UB at Maryland, ccd.George Wash. Buff & Blue C…

Bronson Koenig says he generally plays his best when he's not thinking about the magnitude of the moment, when he pretends that he doesn't really care. So before Thursday night's first-round NCAA game against Virginia Tech at the KeyBank Center, Koenig told himself, 'It's your senior year, March Madness. Why not go out there and have some fun, be aggressive and let it f…

ROCHESTER – The jinx lives. Not that Canisius believes in jinxes. If anything, the Golden Griffins believe in possibilities. Picked ninth in the conference pre-season poll the Griffs won their first Atlantic Hockey regular season title and earned the No. 1 seed for the conference tournament. They had a nation-best 17-game unbeaten streak and one of the best goaltenders i…

Fans in Buffalo couldn't have asked for a much better draw for the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament. The final game here this year has the potential to be a great one between two premier programs with plenty of success on college basketball's biggest stage. Here are Five Things to Know as the No. 1 Wildcats face the No. 8 Badgers on Saturday in KeyBank Center. …

Bo Farrell couldn't help but laugh Friday while recalling his parents' reactions when they walked down the basement stairs to assess the damage. He and his younger brother, Matt, known nationally as Notre Dame's point guard, often played one-on-one Nerf basketball while growing up in New Jersey. As anyone with brothers or sons would attest, it was a matter of time befor…