Navy will face Michigan State and Tennessee will meet VCU in the inaugural Veterans Classic, a Nov. 14 basketball doubleheader at Navy’s Alumni Hall that will celebrate Veterans Day.
Kentucky, the preseason No. 1 that entered the Big Dance unranked, has reached the Final Four as an eight seed. The Wildcats will face Wisconsin, which upset top seed Arizona in a thriller.
When UVa. takes on Michigan State – two teams which can run scoring clinics, or scrap down low in the double digits — for entrance into the Elite Eight, the game will ultimately be low-scoring, and won in the paint, says former Cavs coach Pete Gillen.
Wilt had some unbelievable games here. Ali and Frazier fought here. The players who will take the court at Madison Square Garden this weekend, though, don’t remember any of that. And yet they still regard the Garden as the World’s Most Famous Arena.
We’re being told this is a classic tournament, with juggernauts about to collide like meteors over Texas, and a classic Final Four in store for us. Depends on your view of classic. Does an Arizona – Florida Finals sound unprecedented? Is that must-see TV?
March Madness is a lifeline in an otherwise barren winter sports calendar, an essential bridge between football and baseball
A great weekend of hoops culminated in Sunday’s selection show. With the field set, the real madness can begin.
The Big Ten’s Freshman of the Year last season is averaging 17.9 points per game (second in the conference), 4.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and two steals for the 22-6 Spartans.
The easy question is to ask if Ohio State is better than Baylor, but the real question should ask if Michigan State is better than Oklahoma State. That is the most important question over the next few weeks, but it will not matter if Alabama and Florida State run the table to collide in Pasadena.
Florida Gulf Coast is without question the story of the tournament — but they’re not going to beat Florida.