The second place national winner for the CBS Local Bracket Challenge in the NCAA Tournament had actually never done any kind of brackets before, but Lija Koch listened to her dad growing up, and apparently had the instincts to win the second biggest prize in the nation.
Gordon made the announcement in interviews with ESPN and Outsports on Wednesday. Gordon said he gained confidence by seeing an NBA team sign Jason Collins, who became the league’s first openly gay player when he joined the Brooklyn Nets this season.
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.
Aaron Harrison hit a 3-pointer with 5.7 seconds left to lift Kentucky to a one-point victory over Wisconsin.
The national semifinals drew 79,444 AT&T Stadium, beating the previous record of 78,129 when Kentucky beat Michigan State in a regular-season game at Ford Field in Detroit on Dec. 13, 2003.
DeAndre Daniels had 20 points and 10 rebounds to help UConn snap Florida’s 30-game win streak.
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.
Frank Kaminsky had 28 points and 11 rebounds for Wisconsin, rallying the Badgers to a 64-63 overtime victory against Arizona to advance to the Final Four.