Final Four

Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats talks with Aaron Harrison #2, Alex Poythress #22 and Andrew Harrison #5. (credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Keidel: Kentucky Coach John Calipari Comes Of Age

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.

04/04/2014

Shabazz Napier #13 and the Connecticut Huskies celebrate with the trophy after defeating the Michigan State Spartans to win the East Regional Final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 30, 2014 in New York City. (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

UConn Players’ Loyalty After Postseason Ban Pays Off

The Huskies were punished for the mistakes made by players over the four previous years. While five players left the program, others remained loyal to UConn.

04/03/2014

HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 02: Jamie Skeen #21 of the Virginia Commonwealth Rams goes to the hoop against Matt Howard #54 of the Butler Bulldogs during the National Semifinal game of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship at Reliant Stadium on April 2, 2011 in Houston, Texas.

Top 5 NCAA Final Four Moments Ever

The NCAA Final Four has given us many amazing moments in its illustrious history. Here are the top 5.

04/02/2014

Ryan Boatright #11 of the Connecticut Huskies calls a play against the Villanova Wildcats during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. (credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Rising Star: Connecticut Guard Ryan Boatright

On Friday, after Iowa State had cut a 17-point deficit to four with two minutes left, Boatright made what his coach called the play of the game.

04/01/2014

Aaron Harrison #2 of the Kentucky Wildcats celebrates with teammates Julius Randle #30 and Dakari Johnson #44 after defeating the Michigan Wolverines 75 to 72 in the midwest regional final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 30, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Harrison Lifts Wildcats To 75-72 Win Over Michigan

Aaron Harrison made a 3-pointer from NBA range with 2.3 seconds left Sunday to lift Kentucky to a 75-72 win over Michigan and a trip to the Final Four.

03/30/2014

Shabazz Napier #13 and Ryan Boatright #11 of the Connecticut Huskies reacts after a play late in the game against the Michigan State Spartans during the East Regional Final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 30, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

UConn Upsets Michigan St 60-54, Back To Final Four

Shabazz Napier scored 17 of his 25 points in the second half, and UConn beat Michigan State 60-54 to return to the Final Four a year after the Huskies were barred from the NCAA tournament.

03/30/2014

Traevon Jackson of the Wisconsin Badgers drives on Aaron Gordon of the Arizona Wildcats in the second half during the West Regional Final. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Wisconsin Beats Arizona 64-63 In OT In West Region

Frank Kaminsky had 28 points and 11 rebounds for Wisconsin, rallying the Badgers to a 64-63 overtime victory against Arizona to advance to the Final Four.

03/29/2014

Scottie Wilbekin of the Florida Gators goes to the basket as Jordan Sibert and Devin Oliver of the Dayton Flyers defend during the south regional final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Florida 1st To Final Four, Beating Dayton 62-52

Scottie Wilbekin scored 14 of his 23 points in the first half as Florida became the first team to advance to the Final Four with a 62-52 win over the 11th-seeded Dayton Flyers.

03/29/2014

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Good Question ‘Reply All’: March Madness Edition

David from Eagan asked: Who picks the 68 teams in the tournament?

03/21/2014

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Minneapolis Being Considered As NCAA Hoops Host

The nets could be cut down in Minnesota again. Minneapolis has made the list of finalists for the next round of Final Four bids.

01/27/2014

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Beyond Bounds: Star Skater + Video Production Phenom = Carolyn Draayer

I laughed at the use of “possibly” and “try.” “My goal is to possibly try to get hired at a studio or a video production house,” Carolyn Draayer said. It was a preposterous statement, as the Gustavus junior’s knack for video production should inevitably have studios hustling to try and get her on board.

11/08/2013

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Minn. Shoots For Big Events For Yet-Built Stadium

Construction isn’t even underway on a new Minnesota Vikings football stadium, but a hard push is on by the team and its landlord to lure a Super Bowl, college football championship game and Final Four basketball tournament.

10/24/2013

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NCAA Hoops Semifinal Games Moving To Cable In 2014

The national semifinals will air on TBS in 2014 and 2015, with the title game remaining on CBS, the companies said Tuesday.

05/07/2013

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Good Question: What Is Winning The NCAA Tourney Worth?

While getting to the Final Four is a big deal, winning it is even bigger. But how much do schools directly benefit from winning the championship game?

04/09/2013

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Five Things: Cards Find A Way And Reserves Shine For Wolverines

Tonight, the No. 1 overall seed takes on a team once ranked No. 1 and now playing its best basketball. On one side is Louisville, the favorite when the field was announced, trying to keep the national championship trophy in the state of Kentucky.

04/08/2013

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Five Things: Motivated Cardinals Prevail And Wichita State Stays Alive

Even with limited drama—none of the regional finals were particularly thrilling—the NCAA Tournament is a wonderful thing, the perfect blend of fairness and unpredictability.

04/01/2013

Senior captain Will DeBerg tasted a national championship as a sophomore, and he wants to experience it one more time. (credit: Mike Ekern/University of St. Thomas)

Tommie Hoops Outlast Williams, Advance To Final Four

The University of St. Thomas men’s basketball team pulled off a gritty win Friday afternoon in the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Division III tournament, topping Williams 82-79 in Salem, Va.

03/22/2013

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President Obama Continues Tourney Tradition, Reveals His NCAA Bracket

In 2012, President Obama’s men’s bracket ranked 2,347,421 out of 6.45 million entries, placing him in the 63.6th percentile.

03/20/2013

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Braham Guard Sinks 4,000 Points, Continues Winning Legacy

Her resume is hard to ignore.

12/07/2012

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KU Selling 2012 ‘National Champions’ Shirts Early

Confidence or tempting fate? That’s the question one has to ponder when considering that Kansas University’s Athletics Department is selling T-shirts boasting a NCAA championship win already, despite the fact that they don’t face off against Kentucky until Monday evening.

04/02/2012

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St. Thomas Women Head To D3 Basketball Final 4

The St. Thomas women’s basketball team is headed to the NCAA Division III Final Four.

03/15/2012

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U Student Generates MIT Interest With Bracket Formula

Like most basketball fans, University of Minnesota graduate student Luke Stanke is checking the teams and figuring out his brackets. But Stanke has a secret weapon.

03/12/2012

Good Question: NCAA Tournament ‘Reply All’

Jason DeRusha gets into the Final Four and answers your basketball-related Good Questions.

04/05/2011

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