Hoops field announced for 2015 Big Ten/ACC Challenge

Defending national champion Duke and 2015 Final Four partners Wisconsin and Michigan State will be in the field for the 17th annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge, it was announced Wednesday. The Challenge will be held Nov. 30 to Dec. 2 and ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will televise all 14 games. The field includes nine teams in […]

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 […]

Wisconsin welcomes second shot at Kentucky

INDIANAPOLIS – It would be borderline ludicrous to suggest Frank Kaminsky returned for his senior season at Wisconsin just to get another shot at Kentucky in a national semifinal game at the Final Four. That wasn’t even a realistic possibility until Selection Sunday, when the 2015 brackets were announced. “It’s obviously motivating because you want […]

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 […]

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:               […]

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 […]

Who are the 5 teams that can win the NCAA men’s tourney?

How many teams are capable of winning the NCAA national championship this season? In my opinion, there are only five – and one is No.1 Kentucky, of course. Check out the slideshow on FoxSports.com by clicking here.