The late NCAA game at the Wells Fargo Center on Friday night showed off two distinct methods for trying to attain the same goal. North Carolina and Indiana, with their great traditions and five NCAA titles each, want to play without brakes, accelerator to the floor, 80 points the minimum scoring goal, breaking the opponents’ will the ultimate plan.
SPOKANE, Wash. - This wasn't the script anybody really imagined for Friday night's first-round NCAA game between Saint Joseph's and Cincinnati. Given the Bearcats' tremendous defense, points really figured to be at premium at Spokane Arena. It did not play out that way, and everybody who watched it had to love it. It was high-quality hoops from start to finish where no lead was safe and no shot too difficult.
THE IVY LEAGUE was the last basketball postseason tournament holdout, calling its regular-season a "14-game tournament.'' Now, after approving a four-team tournament for men and women starting next March at the Palestra with the automatic NCAA Tournament berth on the line, the league has joined the rest of college hoops.
PRINCETON, N.J. - The final moment of Steve Donahue's first season at Penn will be one final possession when his team had a chance to finish an incredible comeback at Princeton. Penn had the ball on the baseline with 3.2 seconds left, trailing by a single point after being behind by 18 almost 15 minutes before.
I TEXTED John Calipari not long after I heard that Drexel had told Bruiser Flint he was out as coach Monday morning. I asked if he wanted to talk about his longtime friend and colleague. The Kentucky coach got back to me Monday night, but I missed the cal
Dick Jerardi specializes in college basketball and horse racing. He has covered every Triple Crown race since 1987 and every NCAA Tournament since 1988, in addition to chronicling the careers of two National College Basketball Players of the Year, La Salle's Lionel Simmons (1990) and St. Joseph's Jameer Nelson (2004). He’s also covered many major events, including the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and 2001 NBA Finals.