UConn’s Boatright in 3-point championship in Indy

Temple senior guard Will Cummings played in the NIT semifinals at Madison Square Garden Tuesday night. He will be in Indianapolis, site of the NCAA Final Four this weekend, on Friday to play in the 2015 Reese’s Division I College All-Star game at Lucas Oil Stadium. The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Tuesday announced […]

Honest Cal cannot tell a lie

As we go deeper and deeper into the NCAA tournament every year, we are constantly reminded of what an honest man Kentucky has in coach John Calipari. When Calipari took his turn on Monday’s teleconference with the Final Four coaches, it sounded a bit like George Washington telling the tale of the cheery tree. “I […]

Search leads DePaul back to Leitao

DePaul University hired nationally recognized Parker Executive Search on March 17 to conduct a national search for a new men’s basketball coach and the process led the Blue Demons back to the man who coached at the Chicago school from 2002-05. Former UConn assistant coach Dave Leitao, who was an assistant at Tulsa this season, […]

Sweet 16 Power Rankings

All of those upsets on the first day of the NCAA tournament were fun, right? UAB and Georgia State blew up your office pool brackets. UCLA, aided by a controversial goaltending call, showed Larry Brown and SMU the exit door. Then North Carolina State eliminated Villanova, the No. 1 seed in the East Regional. Wichita […]

Three No. 1 seeds advance to NCAA Sweet 16

The Sweet 16 for the 2015 NCAA tournament is set. No. 1 seeds Kentucky, Wisconsin and Duke have moved on to the second week. Five teams –  Notre Dame, North Carolina, Duke, Louisville and North Carolina State – are from the Atlantic Coast Conference. Here are the matchups:               […]

NCAA history: “The Shot” lives on 25 years later

A reflection on the NCAA tournament 25 years ago, while wondering whether Kansas State fans are rooting for Kansas or Wichita State today. I’m guessing Wichita State – or they just aren’t interested. THE SHOT UConn isn’t in the NCAA tournament this season, but today is a special anniversary in Huskies history. Scott Burrell made […]

Sweet 16 will be set in NCAA tournament tonight

Third Round Games Sunday, March 22 (Noon-Midnight)   Tip (ET) Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter 12:10 p.m. CBS Charlotte I Virginia vs. Michigan State Jim Nantz/Bill Raftery/Grant Hill//Tracy Wolfson After Conc. I CBS Charlotte II Duke vs. San Diego State Nantz/Raftery/Hill//Wolfson 5:15 p.m. CBS Omaha I Kansas vs. Wichita State Marv Albert/Chris Webber/Len Elmore//Lewis Johnson 6:10 […]

NCAA tip times and network listings for weekend viewing

Your guide to NCAA tournament TV viewing this weekend. All the games in one spot. You are welcome.   Third Round Games Saturday, March 21 (Noon-Midnight) Tip (ET) Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter 12:10 p.m. CBS Louisville I UCLA vs. UAB Verne Lundquist/Jim Spanarkel//Allie LaForce After Conc. I CBS Louisville II Kentucky vs. Cincinnati Lundquist/ Spanarkel// […]

Boatright shoulders unexpected ending to UConn career

STORRS, Conn. – It wasn’t the type of ending Ryan Boatright had imagined when he decided to return for his senior season at UConn. Remember, Boatright said he had his bags packed for the NBA last April, only to reconsider, return to Storrs and chase his dream of back-to-back national championships. The thought of cutting […]

With no Boat, Huskies sink in first round of NIT

STORRS, Conn. – The ending was much different from last season. The final game for the UConn Huskies in 2013-14 featured a confetti shower at the Final Four in Arlington, Texas. There were smiles and hugs on the championship podium and the NCAA trophy to hoist high and bring home to Storrs. Wednesday night at […]