Maybe it was fitting that nobody — not even Kentucky — escaped this year unscathed.
Perhaps no two college basketball players singularly define their teams this season quite like Duke’s Jahlil Okafor and Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky.
All season it seemed like a foregone conclusion that Connecticut would play for another women’s national championship. It wasn’t as clear cut for Huskies nemesis Notre Dame.
Alabama has offered its men’s basketball job to former NBA player and head coach Avery Johnson, a person familiar with the negotiations said Sunday.
The Splash Brothers had a little help from the big guys, and the Golden State Warriors had a little present for record-setting coach Steve Kerr.
Smart replaced Rick Barnes, who was fired last week after 17 seasons at Texas. Barnes already has a new head coaching job at Tennessee.
Texas athletic director Steve Patterson is reportedly scheduled to travel Thursday to meet with VCU coach Shaka Smart in order to make an offer to coach the Longhorns.
Players at Kentucky, Wisconsin, Michigan State and Duke operated under the same rules on their road to the Final Four this season — except when it came to the frequency of their doping tests and the penalties they faced for failing.
Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder said in a statement Tuesday that Travis Ford will remain Oklahoma State’s head basketball coach, despite reports and rumors saying Ford’s job is in jeopardy.
Getting to the Final Four won’t be as costly for the parents of players this week, thanks to an NCAA pilot program that is helping pay for families of athletes to travel.
Just two days after leaving Texas, Rick Barnes has landed at Tennessee. They announced the hiring Tuesday, calling Barnes an “elite basketball coach in every respect.”
UConn, Notre Dame, Maryland and South Carolina are in the NCAA woman’s Final Four. This is just the third time in history that all four of the top seeds made it this far.