Is This Tom Izzo’s Most Improbable Final Four Run?Tom Izzo is headed to his seventh Final Four. Only three coaches have been to more: John Wooden, Dean Smith, and Izzo’s opposition on Saturday, Mike Krzyzewski.
No. 7 Michigan State Overcomes Late Scare, Holds Off No. 10 GeorgiaDenzel Valentine scored 16 points and went 6-for-6 at the free throw line in the final 30 seconds to help Michigan State hold off Georgia 70-63 on Friday in the NCAA Tournament's round of 64.
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?
Five Things: Miller Brothers Bounced And Florida Is Still The FavoriteKentucky, the preseason No. 1 that entered the Big Dance unranked, has reached the Final Four as an eight seed. The Wildcats will face Wisconsin, which upset top seed Arizona in a thriller.
Madison Square Garden Still The Mecca For Young BallersWilt had some unbelievable games here. Ali and Frazier fought here. The players who will take the court at Madison Square Garden this weekend, though, don't remember any of that. And yet they still regard the Garden as the World's Most Famous Arena.
Rising Star: Michigan State Guard Gary HarrisThe Big Ten’s Freshman of the Year last season is averaging 17.9 points per game (second in the conference), 4.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and two steals for the 22-6 Spartans.
Michigan State Blows Out Memphis, Into Round Of 16Michigan State had no problems against Memphis as the Spartans topped the Tigers by 22 points.
Michigan, Michigan St Both Staying Close To HomeTwo years ago, Jordan Morgan and Michigan had to play a road game in the NCAA tournament — or so it seemed at first.
Rothstein: 68 Reasons To Be Excited For The NCAA TournamentLouisville's pressure. Jim Boeheim's postgame press conferences. HAVOC. Coach K's drive for five. Get pumped, people -- it's tourney time!
Rothstein Files: Thursday's Sweet 16 PrimerJon Rothstein breaks down Thursday's Sweet 16 games and makes predictions for the four matchups.
Rothstein Files: Do Everything Draymond Green Shining For SpartansAfter posting a triple-double in his team's second round win over LIU on Friday, Green scored 16 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, and dished out six assists including a key dime that clinched the game for Michigan State.
Rothstein Files: Five Teams On The Rise In College BasketballWho saw this one coming? Kevin Willard has reconstructed the Pirates into a cohesive, unselfish team that is playing the second best basketball in the Big East.