Louisville rallied from a 12-point deficit to beat Michigan in the NCAA championship game Monday night for the Cardinals’ third national title and their coach’s second at two schools. “They do play hard,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew. “Those were two physical teams that play both ends of the court and go after each other.”
The Louisville Cardinals put on a defensive clinic, shutting down Colorado State and dominated the Rams 82-56.
Nate Wolters struggled to get his chances for most of the game . Once he did, the Summit League’s player of the year proved worthy of the title and added another – tournament MVP.
Markel Walker matched her season high with 23 points, Jasmine Dixon added 15 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 14 UCLA advanced to its fourth Pac-12 tournament title game with a dominant 70-58 win over No. 5 California on Saturday night.
Wash. (AP) The to-do list for the Gonzaga basketball team got shorter Monday: For the first time, the Zags were ranked No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 poll. Sweet, but it may get bumpier from there.
Rory McIlroy walked off the course at the PGA National after hitting his second shot in the water on the ninth hole, already seven over par for the day. “I’m not in a good place mentally,” he told reporters.
“I told (Mike) Montgomery, ‘I respect you as a coach. Do I respect what you did? No. You can’t put your hands on a kid. It’s 2013,’” Allen Crabbe Jr., his father, said.
California coach Mike Montgomery was reprimanded by the Pac-12 on Monday for shoving one of his own players in the chest during a game.
The Golden Bears, who have won three of the last four championships, secured a 46.5-point victory Saturday night over Georgia, the runner-up two years running.
Ariya Crook scored all 11 points in the last 1:32 of overtime to rally Southern California to a 76-75 victory against California on Saturday night.