Final Four

Rick Pitino caps ‘unbelievable week’ with a national title

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ATLANTA — Think about where Rick Pitino was four years ago, as Karen Sypher dragged him through what was likely the most embarrassing scandal in the history of college athletics. Then think about where he was just two years later, as he lost his second straight opening round NCAA tournament game while watching arch-nemesis John [more]

Highlight-reel dunks from Harrell and Hardaway Jr. shook Atlanta

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What. A. Game. What we witnessed on Monday night in the Georgia Dome may go down as one of the best, most entertaining National Championship games in the 75 year history of the NCAA Tournament. Louisville’s 82-76 victory over Michigan was not only the best game of the NCAA tournament, but also the best game [more]

Kevin Ware cuts down the net with Louisville

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Kevin Ware was one of the Final Four’s main storylines all week. Turned out it that story had a happy ending. Ware, the Louisville guard who suffered a compound fracture while attempting a block during the Cardinals’ regional final win against Duke, was with his teammates in Atlanta for their NCAA tournament title game against [more]

Crawford: Fab Five ‘the reason I went to Michigan’

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Clippers sixth man Jamal Crawford joins Dan Patrick to talk about the whereabouts of his college uniform, why he’s on board with a Fab Five reunion, and Crawford showcases his impressive memory by naming all 16 coaches he’s played under. [more]

Some NCAA tourney title-game tickets going for $1,000

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ATLANTA — I spent the afternoon wandering around downtown Atlanta, buying overpriced knick-knacks and souvenirs to bring home, because it’s not a Final Four if you don’t purchase a pint glass and a t-shirt specifically for the memory of spending an unnecessary $50. While wandering, I got to asking about ticket prices on the street, [more]

Previewing the National Title game: Louisville vs. Michigan

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The last day of the college basketball season. Hard to believe it’s been five months already. And I couldn’t be more excited about the national title game. Key Player: Gorgui Dieng, Louisville Mitch McGary has played the best basketball of his career during this tournament. He’s averaging 16.0 points and 11.6 boards in these five [more]