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Minnesota Wins NIT Championship

Minnesota Wins NIT Championship

Mike Stobe/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — In 2013, Rick Pitino hoisted the NCAA Championship trophy with his Louisville Cardinals. On Thursday, he watched his son, Richard, hoist up the NIT title after leading Minnesota to a 65-63 win over Southern Methodis…

Houston to Hire Sampson as Men’s Basketball Coach

Houston to Hire Sampson as Men’s Basketball Coach

Scott Halleran/Getty Images (HOUSTON, Tex.) — Kelvin Sampson won’t have to travel very far for his new job. The current Houston Rocket assistant has been hired by the University of Houston as the school’s new men’s basketball coach. Sampson will be in…

Marquette Hires Wojciechowski

Marquette Hires Wojciechowski

Lance King/Getty Images(MILWAUKEE) — Marquette introduced Duke associate head coach Steve Wojciechowski as its new head men’s basketball coach Tuesday.
The 37-year-old Wojciechowski had been part of coach Mike Krzyzewski’s staff at Duke since 1999, …

Andrew Wiggins Declares for the NBA Draft

Andrew Wiggins Declares for the NBA Draft

John Weast/Getty Images Sport(LAWRENCE, Kan.) — Andrew Wiggins officially declared for this year’s NBA Draft on Monday after spending only one season with the Jayhawks.
Wiggins is expected by many experts to be selected in the top three picks come Jun…

Scoreboard Roundup – 3/30/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 3/30/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament – Elite Eight: East Region: (7) Connecticut 60 (30-8) – (4) Michigan State 54 (29-9)
Midwest Region: (8) Kentucky 75 (28-10) – (2) Michigan 72 (28-9)
MLB: San Diego Padres 3 (1-0) – Los…

Harrison’s Three Stuns Michigan, Kentucky Headed to Final Four

Harrison’s Three Stuns Michigan, Kentucky Headed to Final Four

Mitchell Layton/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) — Aaron Harrison’s long distance three-pointer with 2.3 seconds left punched the young Kentucky Wildcats ticket to the Final Four on Sunday. 
No. 8 Kentucky (28-10) defeated second-seeded Michigan (28-9)…

Connecticut Knocks Off Michigan State, 60-54, Headed to Final Four

Connecticut Knocks Off Michigan State, 60-54, Headed to Final Four

Elsa/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The seventh-ranked Connecticut Huskies (30-8) are headed to the Final Four after beating the fourth-ranked Michigan State Spartans (29-9), 60-54 on Sunday.
The Huskies will now meet the top-seeded Florida Gators at AT&…

(2) Wisconsin Topples (1) Arizona in Overtime

(2) Wisconsin Topples (1) Arizona in Overtime

Harry How/Getty Images(ANAHEIM, Calif.) — It would have been Butch Ryan’s 90th birthday on Saturday. His son, Bo, always took him to the Final Four as a gift to his dad. This year, the Wisconsin coach is going for the first time as a head coach follow…

(1) Florida Reaches First Final Four Since 2007

(1) Florida Reaches First Final Four Since 2007

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) — The number one team in the land has punched its ticket to Dallas. Top seed Florida edged out 11th-seeded Dayton to win the South region crown, 62-52, on Saturday night.
Scottie Wilbekin scored 23 points f…

(8) Kentucky Ousts Defending Champ (4) Louisville

(8) Kentucky Ousts Defending Champ (4) Louisville

Andy Lyons/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.) — In a battle of in-state rivals, and the last two national champions, eighth-seeded Kentucky made sure a repeat title would not be in the cards for number four Louisville. The Wildcats came back from a…

(4) Michigan State Upends (1) Virginia

(4) Michigan State Upends (1) Virginia

Elsa/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Tom Izzo is back where he seems to always be, the Elite Eight. For the eighth time since 1999, Izzo has led his Michigan State Spartans into the regional finals following a 61-59 win over Virginia on Friday night.
Michig…

(7) UCONN Upsets (3) Iowa State in Sweet 16

(7) UCONN Upsets (3) Iowa State in Sweet 16

Elsa/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — In 2012, the Connecticut Huskies lost in the BIG EAST quarterfinals to Syracuse at Madison Square Garden. In 2013, UCONN was ineligible for postseason play, their final year before jumping conferences. On Friday, the…

(2) Michigan Returns to Elite Eight

(2) Michigan Returns to Elite Eight

Andy Lyons/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.) — Last year’s national title game loss to Louisville continues to fuel Michigan. The two-seed in the Midwest region held off a late rally by 11th-seeded Tennessee to advance to their second straight Elite Ei…

Johnson’s Late Push Lifts (1) Arizona into Elite Eight

Johnson’s Late Push Lifts (1) Arizona into Elite Eight

Jeff Gross/Getty Images (ANAHEIM, Calif.) — Nick Johnson missed his first 10 shots and was held scoreless for the first 37 minutes of the game. Over the final 2:45, the Arizona guard scored all 15 of his points helping to lead the top-seeded Wildcats …

(1) Florida Survives Early Scare from (4) UCLA

(1) Florida Survives Early Scare from (4) UCLA

Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) — For the fourth straight year the Florida Gators find themselves in the Elite Eight. The 2014 overall top-seed in the NCAA Tournament survived an upset bid by fourth-seeded UCLA on Thursday, winning 79-68, to…

Dominating Effort Moves (2) Wisconsin Past (6) Baylor

Dominating Effort Moves (2) Wisconsin Past (6) Baylor

Harry How/Getty Images(ANAHEIM, Calif.) — Behind an impressive performance from Frank Kaminsky, the Wisconsin Badgers rolled into the Elite Eight with a 69-52 win over sixth-seeded Baylor in the West Region. Kaminsky had 19 points as the two-seed shot…

(11) Dayton Flies into Elite Eight

(11) Dayton Flies into Elite Eight

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) — After earning their first trip to the Sweet 16 in 30 years, the Dayton Flyers continued their Cinderella run by knocking of 10th-seeded Stanford, 82-72, in the South Region semifinal at the FedEx Forum. It…

Coach K Staying Five More Years

Coach K Staying Five More Years

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski is committed to the school for at least five more years after Duke was knocked out of this year’s March Madness.
“I’m looking forward to the next five years,” Krzyzewski said on W…

Coach Masiello Placed on Leave by Manhattan

Coach Masiello Placed on Leave by Manhattan

Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Manhattan College placed men’s head basketball coach Steve Masiello on leave Wednesday. The decision was made after Masiello had his agreement to become the head men’s basketball coach at South Florida reneged a…

Dayton Agrees to Contract Extension with Archie Miller

Dayton Agrees to Contract Extension with Archie Miller

Elsa/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The University of Dayton gave head men’s basketball coach Archie Miller a contract extension Monday that will keep him with the school through the 2018-19 season.
“The University of Dayton is committed to a national-lev…

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