It's Bracket Time; Let The March Madness BeginIt's a March tradition. We're not talking about the Road to the Final 4, where the best college basketball team in the nation is picked. We're talking "Brackets", the arcane science, or some say art, of starting out with 68 teams and deciding, weeks in advance, the two who play for the championship. Its not just for hoops experts.
In Squeaker, Miami Takes Game 3 88-86With 4 seconds left in Game 3 of the NBS Finals, the Miami Heat and the Dallas Mavericks battled for two points that could have sent the game into OT. As the clock wound down, Dirk Nowitzki tried one last two-pointer, and it bounced off the rim. One last try at the buzzer for a rebound, and the American Airlines Center went quiet. Dallas had lost only their second home game of the playoffs, and the Heat moved to 2-1 in the best of 7 series.
Loss Sends Canes Home From Women's NCAA TourneyThe 3rd seeded Hurricanes battled Oklahoma from behind, finally evening the score with just over 3 minutes left Tuesday, but in the end they were outplayed, ever so slightly, by the Sooners, who sent the Canes home from the Women's NCAA tournament, 88-83.