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NCAAA Tournament 2018: John Calipari shoulders blame for Kentucky's loss to Kansas State in Sweet 16

Calipari said he should have called a timeout during Kentucky's late-game scenarios
Via CBSSports.com
3 hours ago

K-State delivers another upset, 61-58 over Kentucky

ATLANTA — Barry Brown Jr. darted into the lane, blowing by everybody in blue, and delivered a rare burst of offense just in the nick of time. He wasn’t done, either. As Kansas State celebrated yet another upset in the bracket-busting South, knocking out Kentucky’s’ latest group of fabulous freshmen, Brown leaped over the press table like Superman and waded into the arms of the purple...

Florida State beats Gonzaga 75-60 in 3rd NCAA upset

LOS ANGELES — Terance Mann grabbed the basketball with both hands and screamed, relishing his turn to be the high-scoring hero while Florida State steadily pulled away from Gonzaga. If he doesn’t get the opportunity again, the junior guard will be just fine with it. These surprising Seminoles are thriving on balance, discipline and tremendous teamwork during an upset run that has...

Stay or go? Kentucky players discuss future with Wildcats after Sweet 16 loss

ATLANTA — With the end of every Kentucky basketball season comes the question: Who will stay and who will go? Kentucky fell to Kansas State 61-58 Thursday night in the Sweet 16. SEC Country collected the responses of Kentucky’s scholarship players on their future plans. Kevin Knox (Fr.)  On decision: “Right now I’m just gonna focus on this loss, focus on the season, spend some...
Via SEC Country
3 hours ago

Kentucky basketball: What John Calipari said after Kentucky’s Sweet 16 loss to Kansas State

ATLANTA — Kentucky’s season ended in stunning fashion Thursday night. Ninth-seeded Kansas State beat 5 seed Kentucky 61-58. Kansas State advanced to the Elite Eight. Kentucky is headed home. Here’s everything UK coach John Calipari said after the loss. JOHN CALIPARI: Congratulations to Kansas State. They played well. They played the kind of game, a physical game, and did what they...
Via SEC Country
4 hours ago

Six biggest takeaways from Thursday’s Sweet Sixteen games

It’s not every year that the Sweet Sixteen venue days are split by each side of the bracket, like this year. Thursday treated us to four games between the eight teams still alive on the left side of the bracket. One of the eight teams we saw Thursday night will advance and play for a national championship next Monday.Before they reach San Antonio, regionals in Atlanta and Los Angeles...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Texas A&M forward Williams declares for draft

Texas A&M sophomore Robert Williams announced after the Aggies' Sweet 16 loss to Michigan that he will enter the NBA draft. The 6-foot-10 power forward is ESPN's No. 6-ranked draft-eligible prospect.
5 hours ago

Turnovers, poor FT shooting doom the Kentucky basketball team

The Kentucky basketball team lost in the Sweet Sixteen to the Kansas State Wildcats. Kentucky had 15 turnovers and shot 62% from the free throw line. The Kentucky Wildcats lost in the Sweet Sixteen to Kansas State 58-61. The Wildcats...
Via Wildcat Blue Nation
5 hours ago

2018 NCAA Tournament: Michigan good-guy John Beilein is just what college basketball needs

The notoriously squeaky-clean coach has his team marching through madness
Via CBSSports.com
5 hours ago

Barry Brown Jr. wins game for Kansas State with tie-breaking layup

Barry Brown Jr helped lead Kansas State to an upset win over Kentucky in the Sweet 16 on Thursday night with a tie-breaking layup.Brown drove straight to the rack and maneuvered his way to a layup off the glass with 18 seconds left in the game: The layup broke a 58-58 tie and put Kansas State up 60-58. After Kentucky missed a three-pointer, Kansas State went 1-for-2 on free throws...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky knocked out by Kansas State: 3 things to know and postgame mourning

What a team. What a season. These Cats battled til the very end, but it just wasn’t enough this time. The Kentucky Wildcats dug themselves an early hole against the Kansas State Wildcats, then tried to battle out of it all the way down to the final minute. The Cats fought valiantly after trailing by double digits on multiple occasions in the second half, and they even rallied to...
Via A Sea of Blue
5 hours ago

Jevon Carter and West Virginia set to face Jalen Brunson and Villanova in battle of former Big East foes

The Mountaineers will face off against yet another familiar face, this time for a spot in the Elite Eight. OPENING THOUGHTS I just want to let y’all know that I’m still laughing about what we did to Marshall on Sunday, and it’s honestly what got me through this week. Let’s just take a minute and watch those highlights again. With that out of the way, it’s time to be serious...
Via The Smoking Musket
5 hours ago

Kansas star big man getting fully healthy at the right time

With one practice and just three game-minutes in two weeks, Udoka Azubuike was still able to make his presence felt when he returned. Without him Saturday, Kansas coach Bill Self said the Jayhawks wouldn’t have gotten past Seton Hall. Six days later, with more rest and practice time, the monstrous 7-foot, 280-pound Nigerian should make...
Via New York Post
5 hours ago

Gonzaga's Tillie sits out vs. FSU with hip injury

Gonzaga forward Killian Tillie was a late scratch for the Zags' Sweet 16 matchup against Florida State Thursday night, pulled from the lineup after aggravating a hip injury.
5 hours ago

NCAA 2018: Michigan vs. Texas A&M Recap

It only took four minutes for one thing to become everyone at the Staples Center on Thursday night: Texas A&M couldn’t guard Michigan. The Wolverines spent the first 20 minutes of Thursday’s Sweet 16 game carving up the Aggie defense with ruthless precision. The Aggies tried to switch every ball screen. Michigan guards shot over their bigs and Moritz Wagner scored over their...
Via UM Hoops
5 hours ago

Video & Quotes: Michigan press conference after win over Texas A&M

John Beilein was joined on the podium by Moritz Wagner, Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman and Charles Matthews after a Sweet 16 win over Texas A&M. JOHN BEILEIN: Yeah, really proud of our teams, because I think we beat a really good team. I think you could see that the other day when they played so well, and beating both Providence and beating North Carolina. They have a lot of weapons...
Via UM Hoops
6 hours ago

Twitter reacts to crazy finish of Loyola-Nevada game

Neither Loyola or Nevada were supposed to reach the Sweet 16. But in their Sweet 16 game against each other, the Ramblers and Wolfpack put on a show. The finish was quite frenetic.With Loyola nursing a one-point lead in the final seconds, Marques Townes buried a three to go up four points. #MarchMadness#Sweet16pic.twitter.com/9LMUnm6Z2v— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 23...
Via Sportsnaut
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jarred Vanderbilt out, Dean Wade in for Kansas State vs Kentucky

How big of a factor will these injuries play in the game? There’s some big injury updates coming from both teams in this Sweet 16 matchup. For the Kentucky wildcats, Jarred Vanderbilt will not play. For the Kansas State Wildcats, their star who’s missed their first two games of the tournament, Dean Wade, is playing. UK is going to miss out on their best rebounder for the sixth...
Via A Sea of Blue
8 hours ago

Eric Musselman goofs with strategy to end game

Eric Musselman received all kinds of praise for leading Nevada to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament, but he sure screwed up at the end of Thursday’s game against Loyola Chicago.Nevada’s Cody Martin made two free throws with 36.1 seconds left to bring the Wolf Pack within one of the Ramblers, down 66-65. Loyola Chicago then brought the ball up and had a possession while up one....
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Malik Newman is Kansas Basketball’s X-Factor

The Kansas Jayhawks have won five games in a row dating back to the Big 12 Tournament. Their best player during this recent stretch was not senior leader Devonte’ Graham. It was not senior guard and second-leading scorer Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, either. In March, the Jayhawks’ best player has been Malik Newman. Before the season started, fans did not know what the team would get out...
Via isportsweb.com
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mariah Musselman interviewing Sister Jean is the sweetest thing ever

Two of the 2018 NCAA Tournament darlings came together for a get together that was sweeter than pie when Mariah Musselman interviewed Sister Jean ahead of Thursday night’s Sweet 16 game pitting Nevada against Loyola-Chicago. Mariah — daughter of Nevada head coach Eric Musselman — has gained fame for her adorable interviews. Sister Jean — a 98-year-old nun — has become an international...
Via Sportsnaut
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jim Boeheim On Friendship With Coach K & "Borrowing" The Zone Defense

Jim Boeheim and Mike Krzyzewski face each other in the Sweet 16 of the Midwest Regional of the NCAA Tournament on Friday. Boeheim says that he and Coach K have been friends for more than 20 years and goes on to praise Duke's effective usage of the 2-3 zone which is a Syracuse staple defensively.
Via ACC Digital Network
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jim Boeheim: Defending Duke's Bagley & Carter Is A Problem

Jim Boeheim and the Syracuse Orange face Duke in the Sweet 16 of the Midwest Regional Friday. Boeheim says that defending ACC Player of the Year Marvin Bagley III and Wendell Carter, Jr. will be a problem. Both Bagley and Carter had big games in a Duke win against the Orange when the two teams met in February.
Via ACC Digital Network
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Battle & Howard Press Conference | Sweet 16

Syracuse men's basketball guards Tyus Battle and Frank Howard prior to the Orange's NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 matchup with Duke at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Complete transcript: https://cuse.com/sports/2018/3/22/battle-howard-press-conference-sweet-16.aspx
Via Syracuse Orange Athletics
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Miami guard Bruce Brown declares for NBA draft

Miami Hurricanes guard Bruce Brown is leaving his options open, the sophomore has added his name to the list of underclassmen declaring for the 2018 NBA draft.The school announced his decision Thursday but said Brown will not hire an agent, which means he could return to Miami in 2018.While that’s unlikely, it’s an important fallback option after an injury-shortened year. Brown injured...
Via Sportsnaut
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

That’s A Wrap: Justin Smith

Welcome to “That’s A Wrap,” our player-by-player recap of the 2017-2018 Indiana Hoosiers. Up first: Justin Smith. Smith (31 games): 6.5 points, 3.2 rebounds, 55% FG, 30% 3FG, 67% FT in 14.9 minutes per game The most heralded player of ...
Via Inside the Hall
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: David Padgett Final Louisville Press Conference: 'I'll Wear U of L Stuff With Extreme Pride'

Now former Louisville head coach David Padgett discussed his future with the program Wednesday afternoon, following the Cardinals' season-ending loss to Mississippi State in the NIT. The school informed Padgett it was going in another direction following his first and only year leading Louisville. At a Wednesday press conference, Padgett said he'll continue to wear U of L gear "with...
Via ACC Digital Network
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Loyola-Chicago Ramblers planning production of Sister Jean bobblehead

One of the biggest stars thus far in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament without question is Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, the 98-year-old nun who serves as team chaplain for the upstart Loyola-Chicago Ramblers. The 11-seed Ramblers moved on to the Sweet 16 thanks to a 63-62 victory on Saturday over the No. 3 Tennessee Volunteers, which followed an improbable 64-62 buzzer-beating...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Draft notes: Louisville's Spalding, Charlotte's Davis entering draft

Louisville power forward Ray Spalding will enter the 2018 NBA draft, as Jody Demling of 247Sports.com details. However, Spalding – a junior – won’t necessarily forfeit his final year of NCAA eligibility. He’ll hold off on hiring an agent for now before deciding whether to go pro or to return to Louisville for one more season.“I didn’t get to test the waters last year, but I will...
Via Hoops Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Surprise, suspense and standard deviation in this year's Tourney

This year’s March Madness was clearly drunk for the first two rounds, or at the very least high on … life. And while college basketball went on a weekend-long bender, those of us watching barely had time to set our brackets on fire and hold on for the ride before things got utterly chaotic.While it’s always nice to be right, sometimes it’s fun to watch the college basketball world...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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