It may not have been a particularly memorable weekend, but there were exciting finishes across the country. Some of the teams mentioned below, as well as Gonzaga and Michigan State, continue to impress, while other contenders have looked shaky of late.
The sports talk around the water cooler this morning probably isn’t about college basketball, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t an exciting weekend for the sport.
March Madness kicked off with the second round of games Thursday. CBS Sports’ Greg Gumbel spoke with Toucher & Rich about the big NCAA Tournament and teams that he sees making a big run.
Not only does MIT have a basketball team, but they’re heading to their first Final Four in 112 years this weekend.
Derek Kellogg and the UMass Minutement are moving on in the A-10 Tournament after upsetting top-seeded Temple 77-71 in the quarterfinals.
The Harvard Crimson are tournament bound.
Kyle Casey scored 20 points as Harvard rallied from a 10-point deficit and then outlasted Princeton 67-64 Friday night, avenging its only Ivy League loss of the season and setting a program record for wins in a season
Billy Baron hit a key 3-pointer in the second overtime, nailed four free throws and finished with 25 points to lift Rhode Island to a 78-72 win over Boston College on Monday afternoon.
Boston University introduced Joe Jones as their new men’s basketball coach on Monday.
Head basketball coach Tommy Amaker has decided to stay at Harvard.