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Iowa State doesn't dispute charge call

DAYTON, Ohio — Iowa State's Will Clyburn won't dispute a late charge call in Sunday's 78-75 loss to Ohio State.

Leading by one, Clyburn was called for a charge when he ran into Buckeyes point guard Aaron Craft as he made a lunging shot near the basket with 1:41 to play. Leading by one, Clyburn was called for an offensive foul with 1:41 to go. Craft slid over on the drive and got the controversial call. Replays showed the heel of his foot barely hovering over the line marking the restricted area under the basket, where helping defenders aren't allowed to set up and draw offensive fouls.

Clyburn couldn't tell where Craft was set up and wouldn't second-guess the call. The NCAA says the official decided Craft established position outside the semicircle. The play is not reviewable.

"We played our hearts out," Clyburn said of the upset-minded Cyclones.

Iowa State had other late issues. The Cyclones had a turnover and knocked the ball out of bounds trying for a rebound, giving Ohio State a chance for Craft's 3-pointer with a half-second left.

player's home destroyed: The Massachusetts home of Syracuse star guard Michael Carter-Williams was destroyed by a fire Saturday night.

According to Boston television station WCVB, the blaze began around 10:30 p.m. at the Hamilton home of Mandy Carter-Zegarowski, the mother of Carter-Williams.

When firefighters arrived about 30 miles north of Boston, there was heavy fire in the attic and around the chimney. Firefighters were evacuated twice because of the heat before the flames were brought under control by 12:50 a.m., the station said.

Family members were in the home watching the Syracuse-Cal game when the blaze erupted, but there were no injuries.

Carter-Williams was told about the fire after the game in San Jose, Calif.

online badgering: After Wisconsin's first-round loss to Ole Miss, Badgers coach Bo Ryan's Wikipedia page was vandalized. The revisions quickly spread across social networks, touching off a back-and-forth dance between anonymous fans and moderators fighting to keep the page as accurate as possible.

One revision replaced Ryan's image with side-by-side photos of Ryan and Jim Carrey's 2000 portrayal of the Grinch.

Another edit: "Bo Ryan has as many Final Fours as Daffy Duck, Tony the Tiger, Big Bird, your local mail man, the Geico lizard, Skeeter, Mickey Mouse, Homer Simpson, Sasquatch and Winnie the Pooh combined." Wisconsin made the tournament all 12 years under Ryan, with five Sweet 16s and one Elite Eight.

michigan talk: When was the last year neither Michigan nor Michigan State made the NCAA Tournament? It was 1997, and 1984 before that, the year before the field expanded to 64 teams.

Given the regular appearances and the schools' 17 combined Sweet 16 appearances since 1985, it might be surprising to learn that 2013 is the first time that both Michigan and Michigan State have made the region semifinals in the same year.

Both teams advanced Saturday.

They've just been good at different times. As of Saturday, Michigan has reached the Sweet 16 a dozen times, while Michigan State has done it in 17 tourneys.

yankees of basketball?: Don't tell coach Mike Krzyzewski that Duke is college's Yankees. He was asked about his Blue Devils being like the Bronx Bombers in terms of nonpartisan fans rooting against them. "I don't know how the Yankees are. I don't coach the Yankees. We're not the Yankees," he said. "(Seth) Curry doesn't come back every year. We still don't have (JJ) Redick. (Christian) Laettner left a long time ago. If he was Mariano Rivera we'd still have Laettner. It's not the same. We have a different Duke team every time."

Iowa State doesn't dispute charge call 03/24/13 [Last modified: Sunday, March 24, 2013 10:52pm]
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