Three-year starter Traevon Jackson is graduating, but Wisconsin’s point guard spot is in good hands. When Jackson broke his foot in January, sophomore Bronson Koenig replaced him in the starting lineup and played well.
Even without an undefeated team, the NCAA title game has earned its highest preliminary television rating in 18 years.
A thrilling Tournament was capped last night by a fantastic final, as Duke beat Wisconsin 68-63. It was the fifth championship for Duke and Mike Krzyzewski.
While Jahlil Okafor, Justise Winslow, and Tyus Jones have been incredible this season, don’t forget about Grayson Allen.
The Blue Devils have young talent that’s ready to bolt for the NBA in a year or so, while Wisconsin’s personnel has withstood the test of time.
The Blue Devils and Badgers play for the title tonight at 9:18 p.m. ET on CBS.
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.
Tom Izzo is headed to his seventh Final Four. Only three coaches have been to more: John Wooden, Dean Smith, and Izzo’s opposition on Saturday, Mike Krzyzewski.
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.
Mike Krzyzewski and Tom Izzo are no strangers to each other and have already played once this season.
Kentucky vs. Notre Dame was the highest rated NCAA game to air on cable and the Final Four ratings should be even higher.