College Basketball Tournament
Rick Pitino and John Calipari have met before in the Final Four — it was 16 years ago in 1996 when Pitino was at Kentucky and Calipari was at Umass — but this is different.
Top-seeded Kentucky advanced to the Final Four for the second year in a row with a 82-70 blitzing of Baylor, setting up a Bluegrass showdown with rival Louisville in the national semifinals Saturday at New Orleans.
Once upon a time, Billy Donovan took Rick Pitino on an improbable ride to the Final Four.
Twenty-five years later, Pitino is heading back after another unbelievable run — one capped with an amazing late-game rally that left his old protege wondering what the heck happened.
Chane Behanan scored 15 points and Gorgui Dieng anchored Louisville’s stifling defense with seven blocked shots, helping the Cardinals knock off top-seeded Michigan State 57-44 Thursday night in the West Regional semifinals.
Bradley Beal, the freshman with NBA written all over him, scored 21 points on 8-for-10 shooting Thursday night to help the Gators to a 68-58 victory over Marquette.
The Bears and Musketeers are building their own impressive resumes heading into their round of 16 matchup Friday night for a spot in Sunday’s South Regional final.
C.J. Fair broke out of a scoring slump with 15 points and top-seeded Syracuse held on for a 64-63 victory over fourth-seeded Wisconsin on Thursday night in the East Regional semifinals.
The Tarheels looked like they were headed straight towards a collision course with Kentucky in the National Championship game, but all of that came to a screeching halt when Kendall Marshall fractured his right wrist.
Jon Rothstein breaks down Thursday’s Sweet 16 games and makes predictions for the four matchups.
Michigan State coach Tom Izzo marches around players much taller than he is, clapping and barking out orders, imploring them to run faster, work harder as they race around the court.
Defense will be the key when top-seeded Syracuse faces fourth-seeded Wisconsin in the East Regional semifinals on Thursday night. It’s just going to be which style will prevail.
North Carolina is reliving a 28-year-old nightmare.
In 1984, the Tar Heels began the year favored to win the national basketball championship — but their point guard broke his wrist.
Buddy Jones, the board chairman of the Baylor University regents, is in constant awe of all the great things his school is experiencing these days.
Five members of the University of Southern Mississippi pep band have lost their scholarship after participating in a racially-insensitive chant during the NCAA Tournament last week.
The Tarheels are the best transition team in college basketball — with Kendall Marshall running the point. Without him, they’ll need to focus on maximizing their greatest strength and that’s their size.