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The best team doesn’t always win the NCAA Tournament. Many of greatest rosters ever assembled failed to cut down the nets in the one-and-done, single-elimination Madness of March. These are the 15 best teams that never won the NCAA Tournament...
Nathan Rush
3 months ago
College Basketball
Let’s take a moment and be thankful this season didn’t turn out for Kentucky the way many predicted.How boring would all this be if Kentucky were a top seed, a team whose trip to the national championship game felt like a formality?...
David Fox
3 months ago
College Basketball
For the second consecutive game in the NCAA Tournament, Kentucky guard Aaron Harrison hit a game-winning 3-point shot. This time, Harrison's shot against Wisconsin will send the Wildcats to the national championship game following a 74-73 win....
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
College Basketball
DeAndre Daniels
If all hope looks lost for UConn in the national championship game, don’t believe it.Don’t say UConn is finished. Don’t change the channel. Don’t leave the arena.Against Florida, the Huskies clawed through an opponent and...
David Fox
3 months ago
College Basketball
Kentucky may be the best-positioned No. 8 seed to play for a national title, but 1985 Villanova Big Blue Nation is not.Rollie Massimino’s 1985 Villanova team is the lowest-seeded program to win the national title, a feat Kentucky can match if...
David Fox
3 months ago
College Basketball
Not many teams can say they’ve defeated every team on their schedule.If Florida make it to Monday night (and so does Wisconsin), the Gators can say they’ve answered all comers even if they've lost twice this season.In an odd turn of...
David Fox
3 months ago
College Basketball
Coaches in the Final Four by now have completed the scouting process and are starting to implement the game plans they hope will lead to a national championship. If you’re wondering what the coaches are seeing, Athlon Sports hopes to offer...
David Fox
3 months ago
College Basketball
John Calipari
The freshman class will be present and accounted for in the Final Four, even if it’s not in the way anyone would have predicted.The high school graduating class of 2013 will have more players in Dallas than any other class, but their roles...
David Fox
3 months ago
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Shabazz Napier
The Final Four is a collection of fine players, but like the NCAA Tournament as a whole, the diverse pieces make for a more interesting puzzle.The stars have been stars on the way to the Final Four, including UConn’s Shabazz Napier, Wisconsin...
David Fox
3 months ago
College Basketball
Kevin Ollie
Not that we really needed it, but the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight weekend showcased why the NCAA Tournament is one of sports’ greatest events.And not just because six games of the 12 came down to the final seconds.Wisconsin’s Bo Ryan, one...
David Fox
3 months ago
College Basketball
The Most Interesting Tidbits in the World about the Final Four Teams
The 2014 Final Four: What You Need to KnowSOUTHEAST WESTMIDWESTFloridaConnecticut WisconsinKentucky Albany 67-55Pittsburgh 61-45UCLA 79-68Dayton 62-52St. Joe's 89-81 (OT)Villanova 77-65Iowa State 81-67Michigan State 60-54Path to...
David Fox
3 months ago
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Aaron Harrison
Nothing has come easy for Kentucky this season, especially not in the NCAA Tournament.Sunday featured another Wildcats Tournament game, another thrilling finish.Aaron Harrison’s game-winning 3-pointer with 2.3 seconds sent Kentucky to the...
David Fox
3 months ago
College Basketball
Shabazz Napier
The shadow of Kemba Walker continues to follow Shabazz Napier at Connecticut.The Huskies senior guard has been primed to step into Walker’s shoes since his sophomore season, a year after Walker led UConn to the national title.Like Walker,...
David Fox
3 months ago
College Basketball
Gary Harris
Connecticut and Michigan State are proof that patience is a virtue.The outlook for the Huskies and Spartans, who will meet in the East regional final, could have changed drastically if not key players learning how to recover from disappointments....
David Fox
3 months ago
College Basketball
John Calipari
On Selection Sunday, so much of the chatter involves the matchups, seeding and statistical trends that will be key in advancing through the NCAA Tournament.Those are all at play, but Sunday’s Midwest regional final is a test on the...
David Fox
3 months ago
College Basketball
Frank Kaminsky
When Frank Kaminsky scored 43 points in a November game against North Dakota, the outburst was something for the college basketball hardcores to ponder for a bit.Kaminsky was a non-factor for the first two seasons of his career, so it certainly...
David Fox
3 months ago
College Basketball
New Mexico Lobos
Madison Square Garden is hosting the East Regional Sweet 16 and Elite 8 games in this NCAA Tournament.But most everyone knows exactly what you mean when you say “The Garden.” Mark Messier, Willis Reed and Kemba Walker have helped make...
Braden Gall
3 months ago
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Sean Miller
After Saturday, the debate for the top active coach without a Final Four appearance likely will be settled.It’s one neither Bo Ryan nor Sean Miller want to win.The coaches at Wisconsin and Arizona have accomplished much in their careers, and...
David Fox
3 months ago
College Basketball
Patric Young
A team can’t reach six regional finals in nine seasons, including four in a row, without being either the dream crusher or dream maker.Consider the teams the Gators have faced in the NCAA Tournament since the year of Florida’s first...
David Fox
3 months ago
College Basketball
Tom Izzo
You may exhale now.In a wild night of Sweet 16 games, Kentucky and Michigan State advanced to the regional finals when both games came down to the final possessions and final possessions.First, Kentucky defeated rival Louisville 74-69 on a go-ahead...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
College Basketball
Russ Smith played the role of rally killer early against Kentucky with a ridiculous dunk over Wildcats star freshman Julius Randle.Louisville pulled away early before Kentucky went on an 11-3 run. Smith halted any momentum for the Wildcats with a...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
College Basketball
Adreian Payne
For Michigan State, reaching the Final Four is almost a birthright.For Virginia, reaching the Final Four has been a long time coming.Of course, neither can seal a trip in Friday’s Sweet 16 game, but that’s just an illustration of the...
David Fox
3 months ago
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Russ Smith
Take note, college football, this is what you were missing from your postseason before the playoff took over.The state of Kentucky is a state of Alabama of sorts for college basketball. Just as Alabama and Auburn accounted for every national title...
David Fox
3 months ago
College Basketball
Fred Hoiberg
The careers of Fred Hoiberg and Kevin Ollie have been connected nearly from the start.On Friday, they’ll meet in the Sweet 16, the first trip to the regional semifinal for both coaches.The pair met in high school when they took a visit to...
David Fox
3 months ago
College Basketball
Nik Stauskas
Transformation is one of the key words for both Michigan and Tennessee as they reached the Sweet 16.The top players for both teams have transformed themselves from last season. Michigan's Nik Stauskas added muscle to make him much more than a...
David Fox
3 months ago

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