Russ Smith last spoke with his former high school coach, Jack Curran, less than three weeks ago. They talked about how well Smith had been playing for Louisville this season.
It’s a rarity at this level, in any sport, for a head coach to have had no playing experience in college. It hasn’t prevented Williams from guiding Marquette to the Sweet 16 the last two seasons and a 60-30 regular season record in the Big East.
Yesterday was a relatively drama-free Selection Sunday. Joe Lunardi was a perfect 68 for 68, as Middle Tennessee State, St. Mary’s, Boise State, and La Salle claimed the final spots in the field. Louisville, Gonzaga, Kansas, and Indiana earned the top seeds.
Louisville earned the top overall seed in the NCAA tournament Sunday, while Kansas, Indiana and Gonzaga also received No. 1s after a topsy-turvy regular season and another round of weekend upsets.
It’s that time again! See which teams hoops expert Jon Rothstein has moving on from each region in this year’s NCAA Tournament.
Peyton Siva had 11 points and eight assists to lead No. 4 Louisville to a 78-61 victory over No. 19 Syracuse on Saturday night, giving the Cardinals their second straight Big East tournament title.
The Big East tournament will have a touch of a wake to it this week. When games end, there will be plenty of reminiscing about rivalries and talk of what is to come.
I’m well aware of what Duke has accomplished with Ryan Kelly in the lineup, but there’s just something about this group of Cardinals that makes me believe that Rick Pitino will wind up winning his second national championship.
If there’s a squad that should be rewarded outside the power six conferences with a No. 1 seed, it’s New Mexico.
Can the Crimson go the NCAA Tournament for the second time in as many seasons? Absolutely. Can they finally win a game at Jadwin Gym? That’s to be determined.
The Badgers may be one marquee win away from clinching an NCAA berth. It says here that they’ll get it on Saturday.
Providence is very dangerous at home. And that’s bad news for Cincinnati.
We’re officially buying stock in the Sun Devils. Arizona State made a statement on Saturday with their convincing win over UCLA.
A battle between the two best teams in the Big East should be the highlight on what is a terrific all-around Saturday in college basketball.
Was it really less than a year ago that an article came out crushing Ben Howland and the UCLA program? Boy how times have changed.