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John Calipari blasted for postgame interview

Anyone who has watched Kentucky’s men’s basketball team play this season would likely say the Wildcats faced their toughest test of the season tonight.  Notre Dame played ridiculously well. The atmosphere was incredible. There were 20 lead changes. And, in the end, it took two free throws by Andrew Harrison and a closely-missed shot by Jerian Grant to give UK a 68-66 victory...
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Video: Ashley Judd Did Her Happy Dance After Kentucky’s Narrow Win Over Notre Dame

Exhale, Kentucky supporters. The Wildcats are still undefeated after surviving an incredible test from Notre Dame. UK superfan Ashley Judd probably speaks for all of BBN with the moves she’s showcasing in the below clip. Ashley Judd is happy https://t.co/8VYYgXXtCZ — gifdsports (@gifdsports) March 29, 2015 Two more games, BBN. But at this point, it doesn’t look like they’ll be easy.
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Video: Kentucky Survives Notre Dame After Late Free Throws, Jerian Grant Miss

The dream is still alive, BBN. Kentucky survived an incredible effort from Notre Dame Saturday night, advancing to the Final Four for the second straight season with a 68-66 win. Sophomore guard Andrew Harrison hit the deciding free throws with six seconds to play. Irish senior guard Jerian Grant got a 3-point shot off at the buzzer, but it was long. Karl-Anthony Towns was the biggest...
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Video: Pat Connaughton’s Dunk Puts Ashley Judd In A Funk

The upset special could be on in Cleveland. Notre Dame is hanging with Kentucky thus far, and even has a 46-42 lead early in the second half. The Irish’s most recent basket came on a ridiculous dunk by senior guard Pat Connaughton. It caused Wildcats superfan Ashley Judd to readjust herself in her seat. Connaughton is having a fantastic game – racking up seven points, nine...
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Alabama’s Geno Smith Apologizes To School And Fans On Twitter After Second DUI

Saturday morning, Alabama senior safety Geno Smith was arrested and charged with DUI by Tuscaloosa police. It’s actually Smith’s second offense, as he was also arrested and charged with the same crime back in 2013. As Roll Bama Roll notes, Smith was suspended for one game (Virginia Tech) that season. Saturday night, Smith took to Twitter to apologize to the school and its fans...
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Wisconsin’s Nigel Hayes Refuses To Talk About Kentucky, Cites What Happened To West Virginia’s Daxter Miles

Nigel Hayes is a smart young man.  Following Wisconsin’s Elite Eight victory against Arizona, the Badgers’ sophomore forward was asked about Kentucky, his team’s potential opponent in the Final Four.  Hayes, who scored eight points in the West Region final, refused to say anything about the undefeated Wildcats. He cited what happened to West Virginia and victory-guaranteeing...
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NCAA Clarifies That Dean Smith’s $200 Gift To Former Players Is Not An NCAA Violation

This past week, it was revealed that late North Carolina coach Dean Smith had left behind $200 in his will for each of his lettermen over his 36 years. The gesture, of course, was well-received in the college basketball community. It was also flagged by Forbes as a possible NCAA violation, as athletes are not allowed to accept money offered after they graduate. Well, the NCAA has...
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Arizona PG T.J. McConnell Told His Team “I’m Sorry” As He Exited Floor With Teary Eyes After Loss To Wisconsin

The heartbreak experienced by the 67 teams whose seasons will eventually come to an end during the NCAA Tournament is part of what makes the event so captivating.  Everyone watching tonight’s Wisconsin-Arizona Elite Eight game witnessed said heartbreak in its highest form.  As Wildcats’ senior point guard T.J. McConnell exited the floor at Staples Center in Los Angeles, there...
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Sam Dekker's hot shooting sends Wisconsin to Final Four

Wisconsin forward Sam Dekker put on one of the most impressive performances in Elite Eight history Saturday night, pouring in 27 points on 8-of-11 shooting – including five 3-pointers. The final dagger, which came with the Badgers holding an 81-76 lead with 20 seconds to go, even got Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers off of his feet. Check it out:   Dekker and Wisconsin...
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Video: Notre Dame’s FB Team Sends A Good Luck Message To The BB Team Prior To Kentucky Game

Hey, Notre Dame’s men’s basketball team: your school’s football team has a message for you.  Good luck against undefeated Kentucky tonight, the Fighting Irish football players say.  Here’s the full video:  We have a message for the @NDmbb #NotDoneYet #GoIrish pic.twitter.com/g0JGPIwKZb — Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) March 29, 2015 Notre Dame and Kentucky are set...
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T.J. Ford sends heartfelt tweet about Rick Barnes

Texas fired head coach Rick Barnes today after 17 seasons at the helm. The decision seemed to be brewing, but that didn’t mean its impact didn’t sting one of Barnes’ former stars.  Ex-Longhorn point guard T.J. Ford, the top player on the program’s 2003 Final Four team, composed a heartfelt tribute to his old coach on his Twitter account this evening. Dear Rick Barnes...
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LeBron James, Other NBA Players To Be On-Hand For Kentucky vs. Notre Dame

The Cleveland Cavaliers have tonight off before taking on the Philadelphia 76ers at home tomorrow, but it looks like LeBron & Co. have found something to do. According to Tom Withers of the AP, James and several of his Cavs teammates will be in attendance for tonight’s Kentucky vs. Notre Dame Elite Eight contest. Withers also says that some of the 76ers will attend the game...
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Video: Sam Dekker Shakes His Head, Tells Frank Kaminsky To Stop Begging For A Foul Call

When it comes to officiating, Sam Dekker is level-headed.  During the second half of Wisconsin’s Elite Eight game against Arizona, Badgers’ star forward Frank Kaminsky leaned into a Wildcats’ defender, made contact and threw up a crazy shot. He was clearly ploying for a foul call and the refs saw through it. The whistle wasn’t blown.  Kaminsky disagreed with the no-call...
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Vine: Bucky The Badger Videobombed Bo Ryan And Rachel Nichols In Impressive Fashion

Wisconsin and Arizona are underway in the second half of tonight’s West Regional Final. At halftime, Badgers head coach Bo Ryan did an interview with CBS sideline reporter Rachel Nichols, and Wisconsin’s mascot Bucky the Badger crashed the party. Now THAT is how it is done. Fantastic video bomb.
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Photo: Aaron Rodgers and Olivia Munn Are Back At Staples Center To Cheer On Wisconsin vs. Arizona

Aaron Rodgers and Olivia Munn were at Staples Center on Thursday to watch Wisconsin defeat North Carolina to reach the Elite Eight.  This evening, the celebrity couple is back to hopefully watch the Badgers reach the Final Four for the second straight year.  The Green Bay Packers’ quarterback and actress are cheering on Bo Ryan’s squad against Arizona.  Aaron Rodgers &...
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Video: Watch Wisconsin’s Bronson Koenig Dribble Through Frank Kaminsky’s Legs vs. Arizona

Bronson Koenig’s dribbling skills are not to be messed with.  During the first half of No. 1 seed Wisconsin’s Elite Eight game against No. 2 seed Arizona at Staples Center in Los Angeles, the Badgers’ point guard pulled out a pretty sweet move.  Check out Koenig dribbling through Frank Kaminsky’s legs at the top of the key.  Bronson dribbling thru Frank’s legs. @BadgerMBB...
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Report: Shaka Smart, Gregg Marshall candidates for Texas

Texas has fired Rick Barnes as its men’s basketball coach, according to multiple reports.  The Longhorns’ administration has yet to officially announce the news, but they apparently have their eyes set on two men to potentially replace the 60-year-old coach who has been in Austin since 1998.  According to Gary Parrish of CBS Sports, Wichita State’s Gregg Marshall and VCU’s...
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Report: Texas Has Decided To Part Ways With Rick Barnes

Rick Barnes is out as Texas’ men’s basketball coach, according to Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesman.  A day after it was reported that Barnes is “not expected” to return as the Longhorns’ head coach, Bohls is reporting that Texas’ administration has firmly decided to “part ways” with the 60-year-old coach.  Barnes has been leading the Texas program since...
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Gonzaga Coach Mark Few On Coach K: “I Put Him On The Same Platform As John Wooden.”

Former UCLA head coach John Wooden is regarded by many as the greatest coach in college basketball history. Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski is largely considered to be one of the best coaches of all-time as well, and in the eyes of Gonzaga head coach Mark Few, Krzyzewski isn’t just up there with Wooden. He is his equal.  During today’s media availability, one day before his...
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Tom Izzo Joked About Watching Louisville Film: “I Made Harrell Invisible So Our Players Didn’t Have Nightmares”

Playing against Louisville forward Montrezl Harrell is not an enviable task. Harrell is one of the NCAA’s most athletic players and prolific dunkers, and he is almost guaranteed to put a highlight or two on film every time he hits the floor. He is so intimidating on film, that Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo joked that he “made him invisible” as an aid to his team. Izzo...
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Photo: Denzel Washington Plays For Michigan State According To The NCAA’s Stenographer

Denzel Washington is, of course, one of the most famous actors in the world. Denzel Valentine is not as famous as his namesake, but the junior forward for Michigan State is coming off an 18-point effort in the Spartans’ Sweet 16 win over Oklahoma on Friday night. Valentine spoke with reporters at today’s NCAA-mandated media availability, but according to the transcription of...
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Former Michigan State Stars Gary Harris, Draymond Green, Mateen Cleaves Texting Spartans During Tournament Run

Throughout Michigan State’s NCAA Tournament run to the Elite Eight, the Spartans have been receiving well wishes from some of the program’s greatest stars.  Gary Harris, Draymond Green and Mateen Cleaves, among others, have been texting Tom Izzo and his squad this March.  They’re all believers.  Tom Izzo got a text from Gary Harris today: “Coach, I’m still believing...
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Steve Spurrier Blasted Defensive Lineman Dexter Wideman For Skipping Class During A Media Session

Spurrier has a nice Saturday planned, which includes a Kenny Chesney concert tonight, but he’s not thrilled with everything going on with the South Carolina football program right now. During a media session today, Spurrier put defensive lineman Dexter Wideman on blast for missing class, telling reporters to ask him about it if they speak to him. Steve Spurrier: “Did y’all...
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Tennessee fans show love for Bruce Pearl on campus rock

The Rock is one of the major landmarks at the University of Tennessee. According to the UT Athletics website, for decades, students have painted the rock with messages ranging from “birth announcements to memorials, break-up messages to marriage proposals, protests of war to messages of peace, celebration of Vol victories to expressions of, shall we say, disappointment.” Apparently...
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Ohio State Has Landed A Commitment From The No. 3 RB In The Country

Demario McCall, a four-star running back in the 2016 class, has decided where he’ll be playing college football.  The 5-foot-11, 180-pound prospect out of North Ridgeville, Ohio, will be remaining in the Buckeye State. He announced today that he is committing to Ohio State.  McCall is ranked the No. 3 running back in the country by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings.  Demario...
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