College Basketball

St. John's head coach Steve Lavin speaks to Rysheed Jordan and Sir'Dominic Pointer at Madison Square Garden on November 26, 2014. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

St. John’s Certain It Can Survive And Advance Without Obekpa

Steve Lavin says that while center Chris Obekpa’s suspension is “less than ideal,” he still believes the Red Storm has what it takes to overcome the shot blocker’s absence in the NCAA Tournament.

03/20/2015

Cannen Cunningham and Sterling Brown #3 of the Southern Methodist Mustangs walk off the court after losing to the UCLA Bruins on a convroversial goaltending call in the NCAA Tournament on March 19, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

LISTEN: Mike Francesa Goes Ballistic Over SMU Goaltending Call

“OH MY GOD!” the WFAN host said, reacting to SMU’s heartbreaking 60-59 loss. “It isn’t even close to being a goaltend! You cost them the game on this, this isn’t — it wasn’t even near the rim!”

03/20/2015

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Top-Seeded Kentucky, Not At Its Best, Hammers Hampton By 23 Points

Take away the sluggish start and ragged finish, and the Wildcats opened the NCAA Tournament just the way they wanted against 16th-seeded Hampton.

03/20/2015

LOUISVILLE, KY - MARCH 19:  Bryce Alford #20 of the UCLA Bruins shoots a three pointer late in the game against Nic Moore #11 of the Southern Methodist Mustangs during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournamenat at the KFC YUM! Center on March 19, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Boomer & Carton: Still Jacked Up From Day 1 Of NCAA Tournament

There were buzzer-beaters, close games, coaches falling off of stools. The first day had everything!

WFAN–03/20/2015

Branden Dawson #22 of the Michigan State Spartans fouls Bronson Koenig #24 of the Wisconsin Badgers as he tries to knock the ball away during the championship game of the 2015 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament at the United Center on March 15, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Up 3 In The Final Seconds, Do You Foul Or Defend?

Should you commit a foul and let the offense shoot two free throws, hoping to avoid the possibility of a tying 3-pointer? Or should you simply play defense and try to prevent any good looks from beyond the arc?

03/19/2015

Head coach Bobby Hurley of the Buffalo Bulls (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

Upstart Buffalo Happy To Have Tourney-Tested Hurley At Helm

Lucky charm or not, Bobby Hurley will be wearing his championship ring Friday, when his 12th-seeded Bulls make their tournament debut facing fifth-seeded West Virginia.

03/19/2015

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Hampton, 33-Point Underdogs, Hoping To Put Whammy On No. 1 Kentucky

The Pirates enter their matchup with 34-0 Kentucky in Thursday night’s game as heavy underdogs — but they’re playing with house money. They weren’t even expected to be here.

03/19/2015

Kentucky head coach John Calipari (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Boomer & Carton: More Than Enough Madness

With March Madness set to captivate the country, Boomer and Craig got things started Thursday morning with the upcoming action on the hardwood.

WFAN–03/19/2015

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Lichtenstein: Everyone Out Of The Pool! We’re Enabling NCAA’s Shady System

After 30-plus years, I have decided to buck tradition. I no longer need to beware the Ides of March, for this year I will not be joining an NCAA Tournament pool.

03/18/2015

Reginald Johnson of the Hampton Pirates tries to gain control of the ball as Zane Waterman and Emmy Andujar of the Manhattan Jaspers defend during the first round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at UD Arena on March 17, 2015 in Dayton, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Disappointment As Manhattan Blows Chance To Face Mighty Kentucky

It was possible that Jaspers coach Steve Masiello would end up taking on his alma mater, Kentucky, on Thursday night. But Hampton had other plans.

03/18/2015

Ashton Pankey of the Manhattan Jaspers (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Manhattan, Hampton Set To Battle For Shot At Mighty Kentucky

Maybe the Wildcats should take either team seriously. After all, each has been a part of some memorable NCAA headlines over the years.

03/17/2015

Head coach Geno Auriemma of the Connecticut Huskies hugs Moriah Jefferson after defeating the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 79-58 in the NCAA Women's Final Four Championship at Bridgestone Arena on April 8, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

UConn Women Claim No. 1 Overall Seed In Quest For 3-Peat

Though UConn is favored to three-peat, winning another title isn’t a guarantee. Joining the Huskies as top seeds are Maryland, South Carolina and Notre Dame.

03/17/2015

Manhattan head coach Steve Masiello (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Manhattan’s Masiello Enjoying Fresh Perspective In 2nd Trip To NCAA Tourney

Steve Masiello knew the Jaspers’ return to the NCAA Tournament would mean he would have to revisit what happened last year with USF and his resume scandal. And that’s OK.

03/16/2015

Phil Greene IV, Rysheed Jordan, Chris Obekpa and Sir'Dominic Pointer of the St. John's Red Storm talk during the second half of a game against the Syracuse Orange at the Carrier Dome on December 6, 2014. (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)

St. John’s Facing Tough Road In Tournament Without Suspended Obekpa

St. John’s has suspended junior center Chris Obekpa for two weeks for a violation of team rules. And it couldn’t have come at a worse time for the Red Storm.

03/16/2015

LEXINGTON, KY - MARCH 07: The Kentucky Wildcats beat the Florida Gators 67-50 at Rupp Arena on March 7, 2015 in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky finished the regular season 31-0. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Jon Rothstein: Here Comes Selection Sunday

We’re just days from Selection Sunday and it’s looking more and more like the Wildcats and Badgers will be in the same region in the NCAA Tournament. We discuss that plus Murray State’s heartbreaking loss, Davidson’s rise, in addition to a visit from Iowa State’s Fred Hoiberg.

03/10/2015

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