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  • Whitley: Kentucky Wildcats are great, but they aren't greatest ever

    Whitley: Kentucky Wildcats are great, but they aren't greatest ever
    Contrary to rumor, Kentucky will not replace the Miami Heat in the NBA playoffs. But as the Wildcats storm closer to the first perfect season in 39 years, one question is becoming louder. Is this the greatest college basketball team ever? No, though...
  • Kentucky crushes West Virginia 78-39 to advance to NCAA's Elite 8

    Kentucky crushes West Virginia 78-39 to advance to NCAA's Elite 8
    CLEVELAND — Throughout its three NCAA tournament games, the question almost never has been whether Kentucky would win its games but whether the Wildcats would face a serious challenge. Kentucky still is looking for one. The only question...
  • How 'bout them 'Eers?

    As someone who has lived in the Baltimore-Washington region since 1981, I am sympathetic to the fact that no "local" teams are still alive in the NCAA men's basketball tournament with Virginia Commonwealth (which I'm not sure is even local), Georgetown,...
  • Great Coaches? Don't Ever Count Out Tom Izzo

    Great Coaches? Don't Ever Count Out Tom Izzo
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Using the Jeff Jacobs eyeball metric, a metric not nearly as scientific as FiveThirtyEight over at ESPN, Rick Pitino is the best game manager in college basketball. Of course, when I wrote that three years ago, Jim Calhoun opened a...
  • Tyler Ulis's impact at Kentucky not a surprise

    Tyler Ulis's impact at Kentucky not a surprise
    There may be some college basketball observers surprised by the success of Kentucky freshman Tyler Ulis. Just don't include the many locals who watched Ulis dominate the competition during a four-year reign at Marian Catholic among the naysayers. Many...
  • Mike Brey balances family, Notre Dame

    Mike Brey balances family, Notre Dame
    CLEVELAND — After Notre Dame defeated Butler to advance to the Sweet 16, Notre Dame coach Mike Brey made some time to grieve. The Irish coach took Sunday to fly down to Orlando to be with his family after his mom, Betty, died on Saturday. The...
  • NCAA tournament Week 1 is hardly garden-variety as seeds get scattered

    This year's NCAA field was not trimmed, from 68 to 16, as much as it was hacked with garden shears. The East saw its top seedlings turned into compost. ------------ FOR THE RECORD: NCAA tournament: In the March 23 Sports section, a column about Week 1...
  • Despite plenty of upsets in NCAA tournament, Kentucky plows on

    Despite plenty of upsets in NCAA tournament, Kentucky plows on
    Out of more than 11.57 million brackets in an ESPN-sponsored NCAA tournament challenge, only one remained intact after the opening round of games. That tells a small picture of a typically March-like opening to March Madness. The means for bracket...
  • Looking Ahead To The Sweet 16

    A few storylines before the Sweet 16 games begin later this week: Kentucky (36-0) needs four wins to become the first undefeated champion since Indiana in 1976. Next up in the Midwest Regional semifinal is West Virginia, another team that will come right...
  • Kentucky becomes first team to reach 36-0 mark after 64-51 win over Cincinnati

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Karl-Anthony Towns remembered to the second when the final television timeout of the first half came Saturday. "I think 2:44 left," he correctly said. What made this particular timeout memorable was what was said and not said...
  • College basketball is in crisis and needs a change of pace

    College basketball is in crisis and needs a change of pace
    Kentucky Coach John Calipari may have summed it up best when he said recently: "I just want the regular season over with." Amen. The NCAA tournament, which began Tuesday with play-in games, has arrived to rescue us from months of a different kind of...