Harvard was given a 12 seed and will play fifth-seeded Vanderbilt in the opening round of the NCAA tournament Thursday in Albuquerque, N.M., in an East Regional game. Should the Crimson pull off the upset, they would meet the winner of 13th-seeded Montana and fourth-seeded Wisconsin on Saturday.
Harvard (26-4), which has not been to the NCAA tournament since 1946, won its first outright Ivy League championship this season.
Vanderbilt (24-10) is coming off a victory over top-ranked (and top-seeded) Kentucky in Sunday's SEC championship game.
UConn is a 9 seed and will play eighth-seeded Iowa State on Thursday in Louisville in the South Regional, with the winner likely meeting top overall seed Kentucky.
America East tournament champion Vermont will meet Lamar Wednesday in one of the four play-in games. The winner gets Midwest top seed North Carolina on Friday in Greensboro, N.C.
The other top seeds are Syracuse (East) and and...
LOS ANGELES -- The Celtics started this eight-game road trip with an absolute thriller against their most famous rival, but the Lakers walked out with a 97-94 victory on Sunday at Staples Center.
Ray Allen hit a pair of 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, and it was the second that gave the Celtics a 94-89 lead with 2:41 left. The Lakers rallied with back-to-back baskets from Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum to trim the lead to 94-93 with 1:16 left. That five-point Boston lead was the biggest held by either team over the final 12 minutes.
Following an Allen miss, it was Bryant drilling a 14-foot fadeaway jumper to give the Lakers the 95-94 lead with 41 seconds left. Brandon Bass then missed a jumper and Bynum answered with a jump hook with 15 seconds left that gave the Lakers the three-point lead that proved to be the final.
All five Celtics starters reached double figures, with Rajon Rondo leading the way with 24 points and 10 assists...
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Jon Lester increased his workload to four innings of work in which he allowed one run on one hit while walking four and striking out two, and Aaron Cook looked good in two innings of work during his Red Sox debut as the Sox beat the Orioles, 5-1.
Lester struggled with his command early, walking three batters in the first two innings, but then settled down to retire seven of the last eight batters he faced. In that stretch, he had two strikeouts and recorded six outs via groundball (one a double play ball after a walk).
While Lester was making his third start of the spring, Cook -- signed by the Red Sox to a minor league deal in January -- tossed two scoreless innings in which he walked a pair of batters, struck out one and got four groundballs, the latter number suggesting that his trademark sinker was working effectively at 88-90 mph. Cook said that he also mixed in four curveballs.
The Sox also got scorelss relief...
LOS ANGELES -- While the Celtics await word on heart tests involving Chris Wilcox, their frontline depth has been diminished considerably. Center Jermaine O'Neal has been out since before the All-Star break with a wrist injury and Rivers has said they're prepared to play without him.
That leaves a huge hole in the middle with Greg Stiemsma and JaJuan Johnson are now the principle backups behind Kevin Garnett and Brandon Bass. Celtics coach Doc Rivers said that while they need another big man, it doesn't change the team's approach with the March 15 trade deadline approaching.
"You don’t want to do anything silly," Rivers said. "We’re building for this year and the future so we’re not going to do anything that’s going to hurt either one of those. Obviously we’re looking to grab a big from somewhere, hopefully not by giving away a player, by doing it another route."
Even if Wilcox is able to...
LOS ANGELES -- Doc Rivers isn't sure when Chris Wilcox will be back with the team, or if he'll ever be back with them as he undergoes more tests for a heart-related condition. The coach said before the Celtics took on the Lakers on Sunday that Wilcox has been tested periodically for heart-related issues throughout the last four or five years.
"He never had a condition but I think we all have different things that you’re a candidate for," Rivers said." And I think he was maybe in that, but it was never a condition that was risky or anything like that. Unfortunately now it may be."
Rivers also referenced forward Jeff Green who is out for the season after a preseason physical found a heart aneurysm. Green had surgery in January and is expected to return to the court next season.
"It’s not a great place. It’s scary. It really is," Rivers said. "The chances of having one of these in a year...
Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Jeff Goodman calls Mike and Rob to drop a ton of knowledge on the upcoming NBA Draft and some of the names available. Sorry fans - he doesn't see Kevin Durant or any big-named free agents coming to Boston and thinks they'll end up making the third pick this season. He also says that there is NO WAY he would trade next year's Brooklyn pick because the draft will be very deep. He discusses the chances of trading with Philly for Okafor, why he like Kris Dunn so much and much more.
Brad Stevens makes his first appearance on the Dale and Holley with Thornton show. We discuss the Atlanta series and what went wrong, and where the Celtics go from here.
Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
Mut recaps the Sox 8-2 loss to the Rockies.
Joe and Tim are joined by the man of the hour, Wade Boggs, on the night where the Red Sox retired his number 26. Wade talks about his career in baseball and how it feels to have his number retired.
Joe and Tim are joined by Red Sox legend and baseball Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski about his time with the Red Sox and his thoughts on the 2016 team.
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
The guys go to battle with a caller who claims to be a Worcester attorney that would like to defend the role judge Andrew Mandell had in letting Jorge Zambrano back on the streets shortly before he killed a police officer.
Gary Tanguay, Gerry Callahan, and Kirk Minihane discuss the intel from TurtleBoySports.com which describes awkward judicial relationships between an Uxbridge judge, his daughter Ashley Losapio, and Losapio's boyfriend Giancarlo Zambrano, twin brother of cop killer Jorge Zambrano
A report says that late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle exaggerated his accomplishments during the Iraq War. Does it affect hero status for one of Gerry's all-time favorite people?
The guys discuss the absolute thrashing the Cleveland Cavaliers handed the Toronto Raptors last night.
Ted Olson, joins the guys to talk about how he and Tom Brady plan to attack the latest court ruling.
Glenn, Lou and Christian start the show by talking about the Red Sox retiring Wade Boggs' number. They also touch on the brief filed by the Patriots yesterday.
We discuss Wade Boggs, his attitude, legacy and decision to wear his NY Yankees ring on the night the Red Sox honored the 1986 team.
We discuss OMF"s interview with Ted Olson, the Amicus brief filed by the Patriots, and whether or not fans are sick of this fight and just want it to end, or if fighting to the bitter end is the right choice.
Inspired by Wade Boggs, we look at him and four other guys who's value wasn't realized until they were long gone.
Jerry is joined by Graig Murphy to talk stand up comedy. Until Graig pretty much hijacks the podcast to tell his side of the "Big Show Unfiltered" story.
Ben and Russ preview the Champions League Final between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. Who we want to win, who we think will win, and why. We also talk about our wishes for the USMNT.
The Dennis and Callahan malcontent is joined by former WEEI personality Pete Sheppard to talk about his past involvement with the station and his current gig in New Hampshire. You'll be glad to hear Pete hasn't changed one bit.
Ken Laird and Paul Chartier are officially the new producers of the Dennis and Callahan Show as Lucy Burdge bails out of the race, perhaps due to money concerns.More from this show
The producer search is over now that Paul and Ken have accepted the job. With their new found job security, they are free to bitch about working three A-holes, the Lucy charade, and the process behind getting the gig.More from this show