Young scored 20 points for Kentucky last night, twice as many as the next highest-scoring Wildcat, in a 60-54 loss to Connecticut. This was Young’s ninth 20-plus point game and he led Kentucky with 17 in the Final Four win over Wisconsin.
The wildest NCAA Tournament of the modern era culminates with an 8 seed versus a 7 seed for the championship. Kentucky, a 74-73 winner over Wisconsin on Saturday, will face Connecticut, which upset Florida 64-53.
Calipari embraces the sordid system, uses it, and dominates. He doesn’t pretend he’s taking kids for the leafy campus life, for the diploma that will never arrive, or even for a few classes. He wants talent. And talent he gets. And talented he is.
The Huskies were punished for the mistakes made by players over the four previous years. While five players left the program, others remained loyal to UConn.
On Friday, after Iowa State had cut a 17-point deficit to four with two minutes left, Boatright made what his coach called the play of the game.
Felger, Mazz and Beetle discuss what a great weekend it was for men’s college basketball.
By far the most unlikely Sweet 16 matchup is Dayton-Stanford. The 11 seed Flyers started Thursday’s madness by beating Ohio State 60-59.
With college basketball superstars being the center of attention in the NCAA tournament, Celtics fans will be eagerly paying attention the next two weeks to which player could be the potential future of the franchise.
With Steve Donahue out at BC the search starts for the next man in charge of the basketball team, and Joe Sullivan of the Boston Globe thinks the university won’t have to look very far to find him.
While the Celtics VP of Basketball Operations hasn’t drafted a player solely on his performance in March Madness, Danny Ainge says you can find out a lot about the makeup of a player during this time of year.