President Barack Obama has congratulated the Duke men’s and University of Connecticut women’s teams on winning the NCAA basketball championships.
If they can pull it off, Breanna Stewart would accomplish her goal of winning four championships at UConn — and coach Geno Auriemma would pass the legendary John Wooden with 11 NCAA titles.
“I’ll let the people who write the history decide where I fit in,” Geno Auriemma said after leading UConn’s women to a third straight championship Tuesday night.
Even without an undefeated team, the NCAA title game has earned its highest preliminary television rating in 18 years.
Nothing much changes for Duke except the star players Mike Krzyzewski recruits. It’s a program of consistency. It’s a program that has become the model for others.
John Wooden is somewhat of the ‘Gold Standard’ when it comes to coaching college basketball — or any sport for that matter.
It certainly wasn’t a total shock that Wisconsin was able to beat Kentucky the national semifinals on Saturday. But, an upset? Absolutely.
While Jahlil Okafor, Justise Winslow, and Tyus Jones have been incredible this season, don’t forget about Grayson Allen.
While the white-hot drama of a Duke-Kentucky, Coach K vs. Coach Cal matchup would have been irresistible, the long-term impact trumps the ephemeral thrill.
Duke languished in the shadows of Kentucky all season, the big blue juggernaut that nobody seemed to be talking about.
Breanna Stewart and Morgan Tuck have UConn back in the championship game for the third straight year. Now the Huskies are one victory away from a third straight title.
The Irish (36-2) advanced to the NCAA championship game for the fourth time in five years, surviving a scoring drought that lasted nearly seven minutes down the stretch.
Harrison muttered “F— that n—-” into a live microphone when another player was asked a question about Kaminsky after Kentucky lost 71-64 to the Badgers on Saturday.
The Badgers scored eight straight points late to take a four-point lead with 1:06 left, and Kentucky couldn’t overcome the deficit this time.
Justise Winslow scored 19 points and Jahlil Okafor added 18 to lead top-seeded Duke to an 81-61 victory over Michigan State on Saturday and into the national championship game.