Minnesota is not in this year’s NCAA Tournament, but there are plenty of Minnesota connections in March Madness. Here are 11 local connections to the tournament.
The NCAA Tournament is already giving people a lot to talk about, and it’s also busting a lot of brackets. But the biggest upset of the day came with the help of a young man from Golden Valley, Minn.
Tyus Jones became a starter for Apple Valley as an eighth-grader. Two years later, he’s the Minnesota Associated Press Player of the Year for high school boys basketball.
Siyani Chambers plays point guard for the Hopkins High School boys basketball team. He helped lead the Royals to a Class 4A state championship last season.
The only thing keeping U of M basketball coach Tubby Smith from signing an extension is the semantics of getting all the paper work. The terms have been agreed to, although that doesn’t mean other teams won’t keep calling.