Won and ‘Done’: Calipari’s recruiting philosophy pays off at Kentucky
Kentucky coach John Calipari hits the road Friday. This time, he's carrying national championship credentials. For all his success recruiting players and prepping them for the NBA, the 53-year-old's system of recruiting the very best players and never making excuses about his methods had never paid off with an NCAA title — until now.
NCAA Championship: Team of destiny? Jayhawks starting to believe
Charlie Weis was quick to tweet his support of the Jayhawks when they punched their ticket to the national championship game. It was no surprise. The recently hired football coach has been a public supporter of the program from the moment he arrived on campus.
New Orleans has hosted some great Final Fours
Two of the most replayed shots in NCAA tournament history. Two terrible mistakes that are played over and over. Freshmen redeeming the most painful loss in school history. That's what New Orleans has given college basketball fans in the first four Final Fours it has hosted.
Buckeyes rally after being booted from practice
Ohio State coach Thad Matta had seen enough, so he called off practice. Senior William Buford wouldn't let them quit. We're sticking around, finishing this — with or without coach.
NCAA Final Four: Freshman Behanan matures in time for Louisville
Before Chane Behanan could carry Louisville to the Final Four, he had to put down some other baggage. A McDonald's All-American coming out of high school, the 6-foot-7 freshman forward from Cincinnati started his career with consecutive double-doubles, a first in Cardinals' history.
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Tim Kolodziej: A (mostly) sweet 16 thoughts on March Madness in Pittsburgh
Who says Pittsburgh isn’t a basketball town? On an absolutely breath-taking Saturday afternoon — St. Patrick’s Day nonetheless — nearly 19,000 filled the Consol Energy Center to watch a couple of NCAA tournament basketball games.
March Madness: NCAA tournament turns into a big boy's game
This is a different kind of one and done. Instead of three weeks filled with upsets, small schools and all those other feel-good stories that make March Madness so special, basketball fans only get one this year.
Now 20 years after The Shot, Laettner starts over as a coach
It is arguably the NCAA tournament's most enduring image. With defending national champion Duke trailing by one and only 2 seconds left in an epic overtime struggle with Kentucky, Christian Laettner catches a desperation pass from three-quarters of a court away. He dribbles once, whirls — and hits the game-winner. Never a doubt.
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Butler and Virginia Commonwealth defied the odds with Hoosiers-like runs to the Final Four last season, leaving a trail of ripped up NCAA tournament brackets across the country.
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