The civil trial for the owners of the New York Mets is set to begin Monday. The outcome could hinge on the question of "willful blindness" — whether Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz should have known that the Ponzi scheme run by their friend Bernie Madoff was too good to be true.
In NCAA men's basketball action Thursday night, Iowa State defeated the the University of Connecticut 77-64. The Huskies were last year's champions. Also, VCU beat Wichita State 62-59 to advance to weekend play.
This year the Murray State University men's basketball team grabbed the highest NCAA tournament seed in the program's history. Excitement over the Racers' success has spread from the campus into the community. The team won its first 23 games and every home game has sold out since January.
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