Guard Shabazz Napier led the Connecticut Huskies to the men’s NCAA Championship Monday night, beating Kentucky 60-54. Before a packed house and a national TV audience, Napier took the mic during the emotional post-game celebration.
The Connecticut Huskies are back in a very familiar position, undefeated and playing for a national championship.
The expected sanctions for the Spartans stem from the team’s Academic Progress Rate last year, and will include a ban from postseason play.
Maggie Lucas buried her face in a towel on the bench as her day, her NCAA tournament and college career came to a disappointing end. Stanford’s swarming defense simply shut down the Big Ten’s best player.
The star of the incessant State Farm “Discount Double Check” ad campaign may need to do an alma mater double check. Former Cal standout and Green Bay Packers star Aaron Rodgers was captured on camera celebrating with the Wisconsin Badgers Thursday after the team advanced to the NCAA elite eight.
Neither 10th seeded Stanford nor 11th seeded Dayton were considered elite when the NCAA Tournament brackets were released. But one of those teams will continue ride another victory Thursday into the Elite Eight, just one victory away from the Final Four.
Stanford’s victory over Kansas and Mercer’s win over Duke were two of the NCAA Tournament upsets over big name basketball programs.
Dwight Powell had 15 points and seven rebounds and No. 10 seed Stanford knocked off No. 2 Kansas 60-57 in the South Regional on Sunday.
Stanford is in the field for the first time in six years, but half of its games have been against NCAA tournament teams.
Brittany Boyd scored 22 points, including the game-winning jumper with 14 seconds left, and California survived for a 64-63 victory over feisty Fordham in the first round of the NCAA tournament Saturday.
Gonzaga with this win, will be in the conversation for top team in the country.
Unranked Cal takes care of business against Arizona and causes major problems on the defense.