| Mar 24, 2015
| 7:45 PM
Through the first weekend, the NCAA men's basketball tournament is producing large TV numbers, some of the biggest ever. CBS and Turner were beaming about the ratings in a release.
Game coverage on CBS won Saturday night's Nielsens and the strong...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 9:00 AM
Joey Ptasinski didn't enjoy the 200-mile trip to American last month.
The Lafayette shooting guard didn't like missing six of the nine 3-pointers he took during that game and hates losing. But what made the trek to Washington, D.C. unfavorable was that...
| Mar 22, 2015
| 8:43 PM
The calendar said March 1, but Tom Izzo knew better. It's not March until the brackets come out.
So on the day that followed Feb. 28, Izzo set a lineup at Wisconsin that didn't include his most important player. He benched the bruising Branden Dawson,...
| Mar 21, 2015
| 8:28 PM
PITTSBURGH — Villanova went from a top seed to No. 1-and-done.
N.C. State is back in the Sweet 16, attacking one of the top teams in the nation for 40 minutes and stunning Villanova 71-68 on Saturday night. The Wolfpack went wild as the final horn...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 7:42 PM
Kentucky Coach John Calipari may have summed it up best when he said recently: "I just want the regular season over with."
The NCAA tournament, which began Tuesday with play-in games, has arrived to rescue us from months of a different kind of...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 8:24 PM
The great news about hiring Bill Carmody is you'll never get embarrassed. You'll never have to listen to your coach repeatedly say he takes "responsibility" for academic fraud and sham drug testing — without actually taking responsibility.
| Feb 16, 2015
| 5:20 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — At NCAA headquarters, the basketball enthusiasts view Selection Sunday as Christmas morning.
This mock selection exercise would be akin to Thanksgiving.
"So let's eat," says David Worlock, the NCAA point man for this event....
| Mar 15, 2015
| 7:10 PM
Many Virginia basketball faithful are unhappy — thank you, Twitter and email — with the NCAA tournament bracket unveiled Sunday. Two reasons.
One is rooted in conference rivalry — loathing seems too strong a word for Lent — the...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 5:13 PM
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Virginia led Florida State by 17 points at halftime of Thursday’s early ACC tournament quarterfinal. The Cavaliers had doubled up the Seminoles on the scoreboard and the backboards and were shooting like Tony Bennett in...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 4:03 PM
Big Ten basketball coaches will debate into the night whether players should be afforded a sixth foul, the proper duration of the shot clock and the latest incarnation of the block/charge call.
But ask about the Big Ten tournament's new double-bye...
| Mar 12, 2015
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Virginia on Sunday will receive its third NCAA basketball tournament bid in the last four years, and with only one scholarship senior and many reinforcements en route, Tony Bennett appears poised to establish his program as a...