While they’re sequestered during March Madness, teams are ordering everything from pizza to soul food—and local restaurants are seeing a much-needed bump in business as a result.
In 90 minutes of arguments held via teleconference, justices across the ideological divide grilled the NCAA’s lawyer and repeated criticisms that the organization invokes its defense of amateurism as a way to increase profits while keeping its labor cost low.
The Big Ten Conference, regarded as the nation’s best basketball conference this season, sent a conference-record nine teams into NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament play. None are left.
Homer Drew soaked in the celebration Monday night. He had every reason. After coaching more than 1,000 basketball games and watching his two sons, Scott and Bryce, coach almost another 900, the family finally had its first ticket to a Final Four.
Lots of activities, concerts and events are planned throughout the city for the final weekend of the college basketball season.
What can go wrong? What problems need to be overcome? Just about anything you can imagine—and more.
The Wolverines missed their final eight shots, including a 3-pointer by Mike Smith with a couple of seconds left and another by Franz Wagner at the buzzer that sent the Bruins (22-9) flying off the bench in a wild celebration.
The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association sent a letter to NCAA President Mark Emmert saying the external review he proposed to look into potential gender equity issues wasn’t good enough.
Gonzaga (30-0) has been an offensive juggernaut rarely seen in college basketball. Fast moving and free flowing, the ultra-efficient Zags have steamrolled everyone in their way, winning a Division I-record 27 straight games by double digits.
Seven of the Elite Eight teams’ schools are located no less than 800 miles from Indianapolis, as the crow flies. Michigan is the outlier, and local tourism officials have indicated that if the Wolverines advance to the Final Four, it could provide a helpful economic boost.
The Hoosiers advanced past the Sweet 16 for the first time, but their methodical, grinding game simply ran into a a player it couldn’t match for 40 minutes. IU missed all nine of its three-point attempts and got no scoring off the bench.
The South Region final was a reunion of former Southwest Conference programs aiming to join another (Houston) in the Final Four.
One day after Mike Woodson left the New York Knicks to take the coaching job at his alma mater, he provided a glimpse into his long-term vision for the job and his thoughts on working with Thad Matta.
It wasn’t always pretty, with Houston shooting 29% after halftime and 32% for the game. Yet it also exemplified the program’s rugged defense-first identity under Kelvin Sampson, who has led Houston to accomplishments it hadn’t matched since the famed “Phi Slama Jama” days of the 1980s.
Gonzaga extended its school-record winning streak to 33, the Division I record for consecutive double-digit wins to 26 and reached the Elite Eight for the fourth time in six years.
The matchup between the University of Arkansas and Baylor University in the South Region final of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament on Monday night in Indianapolis features coaches who’ve built on their fathers’ successes.
Matta, former Butler University coach and the winningest coach in Ohio State University basketball history, had been mentioned as a candidate for IU’s open basketball coaching position, but that has been filled by Mike Woodson, according to media reports.