The 12 games between now and Sunday will narrow down the field of 68 to the Final Four who will meet in Atlanta next weekend for a shot at the national title.
The theme of the week so far: you can’t just bring your name, you have to bring your game.
We’ll be tracking Friday’s best all day long and updating you throughout. If you missed some of today’s action and want to see which players helped their teams advance to the next round or pull off the major upset, be sure to check back throughout the night.
Welcome to another edition of “Where Are They Now?” For the unfamiliar, we at Sheridan Hoops track down the stars of yesteryear and inform you, the reader, of where it is they have ended up.
From ex-NBA standouts to college basketball award winners, we’re determined to find every player you shouldn’t have forgotten about. Not only are many of these players still contributing at a high level, but they’re upholding the standard that fans once set for them when they were in the American spotlight.
Just remember—the NBA isn’t the only place for stars to shine.
Blue Devil Nation had something to fee happy about today when Jabari Parker of Chicago’s Simeon H.S., widely considered the No. 1 recruit in the nation, committed to Duke for next season.
It’s a dark, snowy Tuesday night in Hamden, Connecticut, the kind that last all basketball season in the Northeast. John W. Adams is sitting by himself in the last row at the TD Bank SportsCenter, preparing to take in yet another game in the long stretch of games that make up his life each winter.
Over the next five months, the NCAA’s head of men’s basketball officials will traverse the country, going from city to city, small gym to huge arena, to evaluate as many of our nation’s college basketball officials as he can. His recommendations will determine which referees make it to the NCAA Tournament, which ones advance, and ultimately, who will toss the ball into the air at the Final Four.