The 13th-seeded Jaspers looked entirely capable of pulling off the biggest upset on the first full day of the NCAA tournament. Until Louisville’s two most reliable players took over.
Shabazz Napier shook off a miss at the second-half buzzer to score nine of his 24 points in overtime and lead seventh-seeded Connecticut to a 89-81 win over Saint Joseph’s in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday.
Despite the alleged modern-day transparency, some decisions boggle the mind. You have to wonder whether things coaches say have any effect on seeds and matchups.
No. 1 seeds are 116-0 in opening games since the NCAA tournament field expanded to 64 teams in 1985. The Great Danes are hoping to break that streak against Florida.
Louisville coach Rick Pitino had no problem with his team’s NCAA Tournament seeding. It was the pairing that drew his ire.
The start of the NCAA tournament is arguably the best week on the sports calendar, filled with great teams, exciting games, star players and, usually, plenty of upsets.
As March Madness takes hold of New Yorkers, the age-old question persists: where can a die-hard college basketball fan get a drink around here? These are four of the Big Apple’s best watering holes to watch the game.
Has some of the mystery that made the NCAA tournament so intriguing over the years been slowly stripped away?
A new federal lawsuit claims the National Collegiate Athletic Association should allow college football and basketball players to get some of the money they make for their schools.
Will this year’s Cinderella team hail from right here in the Big Apple? The Manhattan Jaspers sure hope so.
Mateen Cleaves joined Boomer and Craig in the Allstate Studio this morning and he brought with him all sorts of energy.
Bill Raftery is about as good as it gets when it comes to offering analysis on the game of college basketball.
Virginia joined Florida, Wichita State and Arizona as a No. 1 seed Sunday when the selection committee announced the pairings for the NCAA tournament.
The fourth-seeded Friars (23-11) used a 2-3 zone to hold the second-seeded Bluejays (26-7) 24 points below their season average and to an 8-for-30 effort from behind the 3-point line.
Pencils ready (it has to be a pencil with a large eraser because there will be plenty of changes). Pristine bracket hot off the printer. It’s time to pick, change, rethink and settle.