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March 26, 2013

RAMBLIN’ RECK: Field down to 16 — but one No. 1 is out

TERRE HAUTE — The field is down to 16 in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship with most of the top teams still in the field.

All but one of the No. 1 seeded teams are set for regional action. They are Indiana, Louisville and Kansas.

Gonzaga was the other top seed and didn’t make it thanks to being shocked by Wichita State. We watched most of that one as the Shockers rallied from a five-point deficit in the final eight minutes to win.

They owned the final eight minutes, going on a 23-10 run and making seven straight shots in one stretch — five of them 3-pointers. In the end, WSU made more 3-pointers in the game (14) than 2-point field goals (11), being good on half of its 3-point shots.

Go, Shockers.

While Wichita State was the only team to beat a No. 1 seed, Florida Gulf Coast is the Cinderella team still alive in the tournament with victories over San Diego State and Georgetown; it will face state rival Florida this week. Miami of Florida is the third team from Florida in the field, after defeating Illinois in a tough game, and will take on Marquette.

The Big Ten has four of its teams set for regional action. Here’s how we see the final two rounds:

Midwest Regional — Louisville over Oregon, Michigan State over Duke, Louisville wins

West Regional — Wichita State over LaSalle, Ohio State over Arizona, OSU wins

South Regional — Michigan over Kansas, Florida over Florida Gulf Coast, Michigan wins

East Regional — Indiana over Syracuse, Miami over Marquette, IU wins

Finals — Louisville over OSU, IU over Michigan, IU wins

• VU fourth — Vincennes University’s men’s basketball team had a good week in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I finals last week in Kansas.

The Trailblazers defeated Texas teams Lee College 84-80 and Howard College 70-65 before losing to NW Florida in the semifinals 76-69 and to Spartanburg in the third-place game 100-93 to take fourth after being seeded fifth in the event.

Central Florida bested NW Florida 74-69 in the championship game.

Darius Carter and DeShawn Delaney of VU both made the all-tourney team.

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Tribune-Star/Jim Avelis Team effort: The North Terre Haute Little League All-Starts won the District 4 championship by beating Clinton 4-0 Friday evening.

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    Jordan Bradley didn’t walk a batter until the sixth inning, scattering three hits in a shutout pitching performance to lead Terre Haute North to the District 4 championship with a 4-0 victory over a tough Clinton team.

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  • Andy Amey: Just a small trip to talk about this time

    To paraphrase Carl Spackler, the heavy stuff’s not going to come for quite awhile. So while it’s true that I’m back from a week’s vacation, it’s not time — yet — for the big vacation column. Trips to Noblesville, Brunswick and Reelsville, while providing some nice family time, don’t really have the cachet to fill newspaper space.

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  • Pacers sign three free agents

    The Pacers couldn’t keep waiting around for Lance Stephenson to make up his mind. So on Friday, they went to work. The two-time Eastern Conference runner-ups announced they had signed three free agents — backup big man Lavoy Allen, swingman C.J. Miles and Damjan Rudez, a sharp-shooting forward from Europe.

    July 11, 2014

  • Odum heads for Vegas with Kings summer team

    Terre Haute native Jake Odum scored three points in the Indiana Pacers’ 84-74 victory on Thursday over the Miami Heat in the Orlando Summer League.

    July 11, 2014

  • Metro sports: Rosselli, Biechler capture Prospect League honors

    The Terre Haute Rex swept the Prospect League Player of the Week honors this week.

    July 11, 2014

  • Thoroughbreds complete race card at Martinsville

    Thoroughbred races were on Friday’s card to wind up four days of Illinois racing at the Martinsville Agricultural Fair. Horses owned by Bart Baird and Lance and Stacey Holsapple won all six of the thoroughbred races on the card with two other features run for ponies and mules.

    July 11, 2014

  • LeBron James says he’s returning to Cavaliers

    LeBron James is going back to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
    James told Sports Illustrated Friday that he’s decided to go home. It’s a move that would have seemed unfathomable four years ago, after the venomous fallout that followed his decision to leave Cleveland for the Miami Heat.

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  • SPT 071014 RAMER TROPHY.jpg Ramer, Kuppler claim junior city golf titles

    Megan Ramer and Colton Kuppler were two winners in the junior city golf tournament concluded Thursday in sunny, warm conditions at Rea Park.
    Both golfers claimed titles in the 15-17 age division for the first time while Ramer and Andrew Granda were two of the winners in the 2013 tournament.

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  • Rex return from All-Star break with a win at Danville

    The Terre Haute Rex returned to action on Thursday in winning fashion as they defeated Danville 4-1.

    July 11, 2014

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