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Report: Alabama Closing In On Hiring Avery Johnson To Be Its New Basketball Coach

Alabama is reportedly getting close to hiring its next men’s basketball coach.  According to ESPN.com’s Andy Katz, Crimson Tide representatives are set to meet with Avery Johnson’s representatives sometime this evening. Johnson, 50, spent five years as a head coach in the NBA; from 2005-08 with the Dallas Mavericks and from 2010-12 with the New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets.  Johnson...
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Kentucky-Wisconsin Got Monster Ratings For Turner Networks

Saturday night’s Kentucky-Wisconsin Final Four game was one of the best college basketball games we’ve seen in a long time. The television ratings back this up.  According to a press release from CBS, the national semifinal game between the Wildcats and the Badgers – a 71-64 Wisconsin victory – was the most-watched college basketball game in the history of cable TV.  It’s...
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Fans create website to mock Kentucky's 38-1 season

Saturday night, Kentucky lost its first and only game of 2014-2015 after winning its first 38 contests of the year. While Wildcats supporters are surely upset about the ordeal, fans of some other squads are celebrating Sunday morning. A few alumni of Wisconsin and Louisville apparently got together to try to make a little money off of the results, too. There is now a website with...
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Andrew Harrison apologizes for cursing, using racial slur

Kentucky sophomore guard Andrew Harrison took to Twitter early Sunday morning to apologize for an offhand comment he made regarding Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky at his team’s post-game press conference after the Wildcats’ Final Four loss.  As his teammate, Karl-Anthony Towns, was being asked a question about Kaminsky, Harrison appeared to mutter the words “f*** that n***...
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Wisconsin Fans Celebrated As “Jump Around,” A Staple At Badger Games, Played At Lucas Oil Stadium

Since 1993, the song “Jump Around” by House of Pain has been a fixture at University of Wisconsin football games. The song plays between the third and fourth quarters of games at Camp Randall Stadium, and Badgers fans typically follow the song’s message, jumping and cheering wildly. Tonight, after Wisconsin knocked off Kentucky and ruined the Wildcats’ perfect season, ...
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Crying Wildcats Fan Sums Up Kentucky’s Saturday Night

Kentucky lost to Wisconsin over an hour ago at this point, but for some reason, at least one Wildcats fan is still at Lucas Oil Stadium in shock regarding what’s transpired. ESPN, during it’s post-game broadcast, showed a UK supporter absolutely losing it emotionally in the stands. It pretty much sums up how most Kentucky fans feel right now. Dude go home https://t.co/BbQGLyztur...
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Ashley Judd Posts Classy Message To Wisconsin Fans After Kentucky’s Final Four Loss

It’s been a tough night for Kentucky and its supporters, but at least Wildcats superfan Ashley Judd is handling the team’s Final Four loss in stride. Judd, minutes after Wisconsin knocked off UK, 71-64, tweeted a classy message to Wisconsin fans, urging their team to take care of business Monday night against Duke. Check it out: .5 to go. I got one thing to say. I love my team...
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Video: Kentucky’s Andrew Harrison Appears To Say “F— That N—-” During Question Asked About Frank Kaminsky

In a post-game press conference following Kentucky’s 71-64 loss to Wisconsin in the Final Four, Wildcats’ sophomore guard Andrew Harrison appeared to say some very bad things when a question was asked about Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminisky.  A reporter from USA Today asked Kentucky freshman forward Karl Anthony-Towns what makes Kamisky, who scored 20 points, so tough to guard...
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Drake Lost $6,000 To Rapper The Game By Betting On His Beloved Kentucky Wildcats

The rapper Drake is an unabashed Kentucky fan, one of the most famous members of Big Blue Nation. Apparently, he was feeling confident in his ‘Cats tonight, and decided to lay some money down in a bet with fellow rapper The Game.  Obviously Drake lost his bet, to the tune of $6,000, according to Game’s Instagram.    #IfYoureReadingThisItsTooLate Bet my bro @ChampagnePapi...
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Video: Some Kentucky Players, Including Willie Cauley-Stein, Walk Off Court Without Shaking Hands With Wisconsin

Kentucky’s dream of an undefeated season ended Saturday night, as the Wisconsin Badgers exacted revenge for last year’s Final Four loss to the Wildcats with a 71-64 victory in Indianapolis. After the contest, Wisconsin celebrated wildly, while a few UK players decided to head straight to the locker room. Willie Cauley-Stein, specifically, is being criticized for not staying to...
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Photo: Upset Kentucky Fans Are Lighting Things On Fire In Lexington After Final 4 Loss

The post-game meltdown is underway in Lexington, Ky.  Kentucky’s previously undefeated men’s basketball team lost for the first time Saturday night. The No. 1-seeded Wildcats fell to No. 1 seed Wisconsin in the Final Four at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, 81-74.  There will be no undefeated season for John Calipari’s squad. No undefeated season, either.  The people of...
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Video: Frank Kaminsky And Teammates Did Lots Of Awkward Jumping In Their Post-Game Celebration

Wisconsin just shocked the college basketball world with its 71-64 win over undefeated Kentucky. The Badgers will face Duke for the national championship on Monday night.  While the Badgers’ prowess on the court is undeniable, their dance moves could still use some work. Here’s some footage of the post-game locker room celebration, which features a lot of awkward jumping. ...
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Video: Wisconsin Knocks Off Undefeated Kentucky At The Final 4, 71-64

So, that was a pretty good college basketball game.  In the second national semifinal at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Wisconsin defeated Kentucky, 71-64. For the Wildcats (38-1), the undefeated season is over; there will be no 40-0, no national championship.  Wisconsin was led by senior forward Frank Kaminsky, who scored 20 points, and junior forward Sam Dekker, who tallied...
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GIF: Trey Lyles Clocks Josh Gasser In The Face, No Call

Kentucky and Wisconsin are locked in a tremendous battle right now, with the Wildcats holding a slim lead heading into the final minutes. It appeared Wisconsin was about to get a critical break when officials reviewed what looked like a slap to the face administered by Kentucky’s Trey Lyles to Wisconsin’s Josh Gasser.  However, after the refs convened, they ruled it wasn’t...
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Tom Izzo Made It Clear He Wasn’t Happy With The Officiating After MSU’s Final Four Loss

Duke defeated Michigan State 81-61 in tonight’s first semifinal. Throughout the game, MSU head coach Tom Izzo appeared quite irritated with the officiating. The Spartans committed 28 fouls to Duke’s 18, and the Blue Devils shot 37 free throws while Michigan State attempted 16.  After the game, Izzo continued to express some displeasure with how the game was called.  Izzo cites...
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Jahlil Okafor’s Dad Reportedly Chastising Media For Lack Of POY Votes His Son Received

Duke men’s basketball team and its fans have a lot to celebrate tonight.  The No. 1-seeded Blue Devils demolished No. 7 seed Michigan State in the Final Four, 81-61, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Coach K’s team will face either Kentucky or Wisconsin in the national championship game Monday evening.  Jahlil Okafor’s father, Chukwudi Okafor, is using the win as an...
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Tom Izzo 'so sick of losing' to Duke

Tom Izzo is one of college basketball’s winningest coaches…unless he’s facing Mike Krzyzewski.  Saturday night, Izzo’s Michigan State squad fell to Coach K’s Duke team in the Final Four, 81-61. It’s the biggest margin of defeat for an Izzo-coached Spartans’ team in the NCAA Tournament. The loss gives the 60-year-old coach a 1-9 career record against Krzyzewski. ...
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Actor Joseph Gannascoli, Vito From The Sopranos, Is Rooting For Kentucky To Beat Duke

Joseph Gannascoli is an actor, perhaps best known for his role as Vito Spatafore on HBO’s hit series The Sopranos. In the show, the 56-year-old Gannascoli played a mobster from New Jersey, but his real life roots are to Brooklyn, and he’s pulling for the team with Brooklyn coaching ties in this year’s Final Four.  duke showing off, hoopin n hollerin cant wait till slice...
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PHOTO: Jahlil Okafor has massive hands

If you’re tuning into the Final Four but haven’t watched much Duke basketball this year, you may notice that Blue Devils freshman big man Jahlil Okafor often holds the ball with one hand. Clearly, that means he’s got some big hands. How big, you ask? ESPN’s Shannon Spake has that answer. Check out the photo she’s been sitting on since February. Took this picture of...
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Vine: Duke’s Grayson Allen Throws Down Monster Dunk, Flexes At His Teammates On The Bench

Grayson Allen has taken on a larger role for Duke in the absence for former Blue Devil Rasheed Sulaimon, and he added an impressive dunk to his highlight reel in tonight’s Final Four game against Michigan State. Allen grabbed a rebound off of his own missed three pointer and rose up for a monster slam. After the play, he flexed at the Blue Devils bench, which got extremely fired...
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PHOTO: Tom Crean tries to talk on cell phone at Final Four

Cell reception is apparently pretty good inside Lucas Oil Stadium.  The noise level, though, seems to be making it tough to take a call.  Here’s Indiana’s Tom Crean having what looks to be a difficult time talking on his cellphone at the Final Four in Indianapolis.  . @stephenschramm is focused and unflappable pic.twitter.com/SxDmJ6y7Io — Bret Strelow (@bretstrelow...
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Bob Knight plays nice with Kentucky fans

Most Kentucky fans would probably admit they are not fond of Indiana basketball, or its legendary former head coach Bob Knight.  Knight hasn’t exactly appeared friendly toward the ‘Cats in recent years either. In fact, he’s probably one of the most well-known Kentucky haters out there.  But is there photographic evidence Knight’s stance on Big Blue may be softening? As...
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Video: A Michigan State Fan Proposed To Allie LaForce, Who Is Already Married

It’s been a weird day for female college basketball reporters. Earlier in the day, ESPN’s Kaylee Hartung was told that she’s “gorgeous” by an overzealous Kentucky fan. Now, it looks like Turner’s Allie LaForce has been proposed to live on national television. A Michigan State supporter got a little bit ahead of himself ahead of the Final Four, getting down on one knee...
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Wisconsin’s Vitto Brown Sang The National Anthem With Athletes From The Other Three Final Four Schools

Before tonight’s first Final Four game between Duke and Michigan State, the NCAA put together a very cool rendition of the national anthem. The performance featured student-athletes from the four schools participating in tonight’s semifinals. Included in the group was Wisconsin reserve forward Vitto Brown, who might see action off the bench for the Badgers in tonight’s second...
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Photos: Duke Students Have Crammed Into Cameron Indoor Stadium To Watch The Final 4

Lucas Oil Stadium isn’t the only place that features a bunch of Duke fans watching their team play in the Final Four.  Hundreds of Blue Devils’ students have crammed into Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina, to watch Duke take on Michigan State in Indianapolis.  Check it out:  Students are packed into Cameron ready to watch the Blue Devils play in the evening’s...
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