Every year, March Madness ends with the new national champions cutting down the nets — we saw Wisconsin/Duke players do that Monday night. Believe it or not, there is a coach and a team that are credited with starting the tradition that’s spread to all levels of college basketball.
The Blue Devils and Badgers play for the title tonight at 9:18 p.m. ET on CBS.
The Final Four this weekend has the potential to be one of the best we’ve seen with so many story lines heading into each of these games. We decided to take a look back at the best games from the semi-finals in tournament history.
Tom Izzo is headed to his seventh Final Four. Only three coaches have been to more: John Wooden, Dean Smith, and Izzo’s opposition on Saturday, Mike Krzyzewski.
There are plenty of story lines for each squad as Kentucky, Wisconsin, Michigan State and Duke head to Indianapolis for the Final Four. Duke and Michigan State face off first Saturday night, then we get Kentucky against Wisconsin for a night cap. The winners meet Monday night for the national championship. So which team will be celebrating when it’s all over?
Gov. Scott Walker’s promise of a “big announcement” on April Fool’s Day turned out to have nothing to do with presidential politics.
If Michigan State is to continue its magical Tournament run, it will need continued strong play from a 5’10” freshman from the Bahamas called “Tum Tum.”
Mike Krzyzewski and Tom Izzo are no strangers to each other and have already played once this season.
With a few days to go before basketball resumes, the only thing we can do to quench our March Madness thirst is talk about what was and what is still to come in this year’s NCAA Tournament.
The record-setting start to the Tournament—as far as one-point games—gave way to exciting, compelling matchups this past weekend.
These are the four things you need to know for Sunday, March 29. They include the searches for two missing Minnesotans, an update from the March Madness basketball tournament, and a note from the Kids’ Choice Awards.
A quick start travel guide to help prepare you for your trip to the Final Four in Indianapolis.
A trifecta of major sporting events — the Ryder Cup, the Final Four and the biggest prize of all, a Super Bowl — are headed to Minnesota in coming years, all of them certain to shower the state with global attention and pull in tens of thousands of visitors.
Minneapolis made its final pitch Tuesday to host an upcoming NCAA Final Four. The steering committee for Minneapolis’ bid made a one-hour presentation to the NCAA men’s basketball committee in Indianapolis. Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority chairwoman Michele Kelm-Helgen told the Star Tribune the group’s presentation “went off flawlessly.”
Minnesota wants to follow up its 2018 Super Bowl host duties with an NCAA men’s basketball Final Four in 2019 or 2010. State, business and sports leaders led appeared Tuesday with Gov. Mark Dayton to describe their push for college basketball’s biggest weekend.
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Young scored 20 points for Kentucky last night, twice as many as the next highest-scoring Wildcat, in a 60-54 loss to Connecticut. This was Young’s ninth 20-plus point game and he led Kentucky with 17 in the Final Four win over Wisconsin.
The wildest NCAA Tournament of the modern era culminates with an 8 seed versus a 7 seed for the championship. Kentucky, a 74-73 winner over Wisconsin on Saturday, will face Connecticut, which upset Florida 64-53.
No, this was not an instant replay, though it certainly is turning into a highlight loop that Aaron Harrison and his Kentucky teammates could get used to watching.
Faithful Bucky Badger fans filled the 508 Bar in downtown Minneapolis Saturday night to watch the team in the Final Four. The whole place was packed with Wisconsin fans all day. “I just want it so badly that it’s terrifying to think that it’s so close but it’s going to be a big battle,” Wisconsin fan Greta Hughes said.
Aaron Harrison hit a 3-pointer with 5.7 seconds left to lift Kentucky to a one-point victory over Wisconsin.
The national semifinals drew 79,444 AT&T Stadium, beating the previous record of 78,129 when Kentucky beat Michigan State in a regular-season game at Ford Field in Detroit on Dec. 13, 2003.
DeAndre Daniels had 20 points and 10 rebounds to help UConn snap Florida’s 30-game win streak.
Calipari embraces the sordid system, uses it, and dominates. He doesn’t pretend he’s taking kids for the leafy campus life, for the diploma that will never arrive, or even for a few classes. He wants talent. And talent he gets. And talented he is.