CHICAGO — Three headlining freshmen. Three spectacular performances. Julius Randle? All he did was take his youthful Kentucky Wildcats and rally them with a dominant second half performance of 23 points and eight rebounds against Michigan State, one of the more consistently well coached and talented teams in college basketball.
The first weekend of the NCAA Tournament is pure mayhem; games begin and end simultaneously, buzzers sound from TV’s, iPads, iPhones, and computers, celebrations are loud … and defeat is inevitable for more than three-quarters of the field… Which brings us to these next four days of college basketball: Games are fewer than the week before, but the stakes continue to rise as the Sweet Sixteen turns into the Elite Eight, and, eventually the Final Four.
It was an exciting and historic first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament over the weekend, with the blue bloods of college basketball reaching the second week of the tourney along with surprise teams including LaSalle, Wichita State and No. 15 seed Florida Gulf Coast. But what did it really take for the teams to win two, and in LaSalle’s case, three, games last week?
For the second night in a row, Stephen Curry is in the headlines as our Tweet of the Night. As we all know, Curry is a former Davidson Wildcat who became famous for his 2008 NCAA Tournament run with the Wildcats all the way to the Elite Eight and one shot away from the Final Four.
It’s Selection Sunday, and March Madness officially kicks off this week. Now that the brackets are out, office productivity around the country will take a nose dive. While there is so much excitement around the games and tradition, NBA teams will be watching closely trying to find their next draft pick. Here is a look at a few games and top prospects in each region to keep an eye on.
Despite missing out on their conference tournament championship, the Duke Blue Devils are back in the NCAA Tournament. This marks the 18th consecutive season in which coach Mike Krzyzewski’s crew has made the big dance. So what do you need to know about this year’s Dukies? Here are five facts. 1. Of their 27 wins, four have come against teams that were ranked in the Top 5 at the time they played. That includes Louisville, Ohio State, Miami (FL) and Kentucky. They’ve