NCAA mens basketball

Villanova names USC’s Mark Jackson athletic director

Villanova has hired USC’s Mark Jackson to succeed Vince Nicastro as the program’s athletic director. Jackson was senior associate AD and chief innovation officer at USC. Nicastro left after 15 years to become the associate […]


Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan

NCAA Tourney head says refs should have been more ‘patient’

NCAA vice president of men’s basketball Dan Gavitt says the referees Monday night in the national championship game had access to television replays on a crucial play in the last 2 minutes but had already […]


Quinn Cook and Mike Krzyzewski

6 things to take away from Duke’s 5th national championship

One by one, the grandchildren filed onto the court. One by one, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski lifted them high into the air, never once worrying about his 68-year-old back. He’ll have plenty of time to […]


Duke players celebrate

Comeback! Duke tops Wisconsin 68-63 for national title

Over a matter of mere minutes, the youngsters at Duke grew into salty old pros. Call them freshmen. But please, do not call them kids. Led by Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor, Duke’s talented group […]


Justise Winslow

Duke headed for another championship game

Two star freshmen, a solid senior and some of the trademark defense Duke has long been known for have the Blue Devils back in the national championship game. And in Indianapolis, no less. Justise Winslow […]


Trey Lyles

Kentucky’s perfect season ends with 71-64 loss to Wisconsin

Nobody ever said they were perfect. Now, the Kentucky Wildcats aren’t undefeated, either. The hard-nosed Wisconsin Badgers did what nobody else could Saturday night — knocking off the Wildcats 71-64 behind 20 points and 11 […]


UCLA's Nick Kazemi, right, consoles Norman Powell

UCLA headed home after loss to Gonzaga in Sweet 16

UCLA opened the second half of the regional semifinal against Gonzaga hot, scoring six straight points to get within 1. Then the shots simply stopped falling and for five excruciating minutes, the Bruins didn’t score […]


Norman Powell

Gonzaga headed to Elite Eight for 1st time since 1999, UCLA out

Przemek Karnowski had 18 points and nine rebounds and second-seeded Gonzaga used a big run early in the second half to pull away for a 74-62 victory over No. 11 UCLA on Friday night in […]


Duke and Utah

Freshman-led Duke in another regional final, beat Utah 63-57

Mike Krzyzewski and Duke are one win away from getting back to the NCAA Final Four, this time with a talented group of freshmen. Justise Winslow, the freshman from Houston playing at home the day […]


Mamadou Ndiaye

Snider’s FTs help Louisville fell UC Irvine and the Big Man

Freshman Quentin Snider hit the winning free throws and Terry Rozier made the saving steal Friday to help fourth-seeded Louisville top UC Irvine 57-55 and send the tournament’s tallest player packing. With the game tied, […]