Duke tops final power rankings; Kentucky falls to No. 3

  My final power rankings for the 2014-15 baksetball season were posted on FoxSports.com on Tuesday morning after Duke beat Wisconsin in the national championship ¬†game. My apologies for not posting here sooner. I’ve been traveling. Check them out here.

Duke rallies for NCAA title, makes Coach K even happier

INDIANAPOLIS – With the national spotlight shining so brightly on Kentucky and John Calipari’s NBA-bound youngsters, there were times this season that Duke’s developing freshmen were not getting the credit they deserved. Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s kids have grown up. They were men Monday night at Lucas Oil Stadium, rallying from a nine-point deficit with 13 […]

Wisconsin’s Kaminsky gets best birthday present ever

INDIANAPOLIS – The national player of the year called it his best birthday present ever. “I got a [Nintendo]-64 once,” Wisconsin forward Frank Kaminsky said. “I don’t know what happened to it. My dad drove me to get my driver’s license when I was 16, so that was pretty cool too. Yeah, that’s about it.” […]

Kentucky’s Harrison should apologize for comment

INDIANAPOLIS – A couple of videos that illustrate both sides of a big game at college basketball’s Final Four. First, some raw video I shot from my spot on press row, showing Wisconsin fans, especially the Grateful Red, celebrating the final seconds of the Badgers’ 71-64 victory over previously undefeated Kentucky. These fans are a […]

Boatright now known as UConn’s Most Valuable Irritator

ARLINGTON, Texas – Kentucky freshman Aaron Harrison has become the darling of the NCAA tournament or, depending on your perspective, a devil in a Wildcat blue uniform. His deep, deep 3-pointer with 5.7 seconds left Saturday night lifted Kentucky past Wisconsin and into Monday night’s national championship game against Connecticut. Harrison is breaking hearts across […]

UConn Final Four notebook

ARLINGTON, Texas – Some UConn notes from the 63-53 win over Florida Saturday night at the Final Four: – Coach Kevin Ollie is the first coach to reach the national championship game within his first two seasons since interim coach Mike Davis led Indiana to the 2002 title game. – UConn is now 4-1 in […]

UConn’s Final Four video and player introductions

Here’s the way it looked inside AT&T Stadium when UConn was introduced before the national semifinal game against Florida at the North Texas Final Four. Click here for video.

Florida’s Donovan respects Napier’s game

ARLINGTON, Texas – Florida coach Billy Donovan was asked Thursday if Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier reminds him of himself as a senior at Providence. “If I reminded myself of him or him of me, I would not be coaching right now,” Donovan said. I would be playing in the NBA right now.” Donovan reminded members […]

Huskies familiar with Final Four venue

STORRS, Conn. – The Connecticut Huskies held their final practice of the season at Gampel Pavilion Tuesday, then boarded a bus for the airport and their flight to the Final Four in Arlington, Texas. They embarked on their journey not knowing what the next week might hold for them but there is no mystery surrounding […]

Final Four talking points

It’s Final Four week. Four teams left. Four coaches left. Until Saturday night’s national semifinals in Jerry Jones’ Playland, we’re all about the number 4. The NCAA pulled together the four coaches for a conference call with reporters on Monday. From all that pregame chatter, we’ve extracted four – yes, four – talking points. One […]