Taking A Charge Is Just The Worst

With 20 seconds left and Syracuse down two, Brandon Triche drove the lane and dropped off a sort of wild layup as Jordan Morgan slid underneath him. Triche was called for an offensive foul and Michigan got the ball back and eventually won the game. It did not decide the game so much as make a Michigan win inevitable.… » 4/07/13 10:05am 4/07/13 10:05am

After An Absolute Rock Fight In The Georgia Dome, Louisville Knocks…

Down 12 with 13:15 remaining, Louisville clawed back with defense that changed the game's atmosphere from "celebratory" to "panic attack," and hit just enough shots to surpass a Wichita State team whose game plan gradually fell apart in the final minutes. Of course, the comeback might not be the story of one the best Final … » 4/06/13 9:08pm 4/06/13 9:08pm

What Makes Them So Good? A Video Breakdown Of The Final Four Teams

The Final Four play tonight, with Wichita State-Louisville at 6:09 p.m. ET and Syracuse-Michigan following it up at 8:49 p.m. Here, we're breaking down the four teams' special qualities: What should you know about Syracuse's zone? Who's that white guy who hits all the threes for Wichita, and how the hell does he get so … » 4/06/13 2:00pm 4/06/13 2:00pm

Wichita State Players Know As Little About Wichita State As You Do

Wichita State: What is it? A university named after a city with a population of less than 400,000—and which isn't even the capital (of Kansas)—Wichita State hasn't enjoyed the surge of interest around the school that accompanied March Madness upstarts like Florida Gulf Coast, or Harvard. Even after the Shockers'… » 4/06/13 12:30pm 4/06/13 12:30pm

Amar'e Stoudemire Generously Donated 1,000 Grim Reminders Of Human…

Amar'e Stoudemire, himself synonymous with scratched retinas, torn-up knees and uninsurable contracts, was emotionally blackmailed this week by a pushy contractor working for the University of Louisville's marketing department, and subsequently donated $2,500 to that department so it could invest in 1,000 "big heads" of… » 4/06/13 11:00am 4/06/13 11:00am

Russ Smith's Fourth-Grade Highlight Reel Is Interrupted By A…

There's a lot to like in the recent Daily News profile of Louisville's Russ Smith: An unmistakable product of New York, Smith was raised in East Williamsburg, coached in Queens by the late legend Jack Curran at Archbishop Molloy, played for an AAU team in the Bronx, and came out of the experience brazen, charming and… » 4/06/13 10:15am 4/06/13 10:15am

Michigan Destroys Florida For Final Four Berth

This was an ugly one. Michigan beat Florida 79-59, dominating from cover to cover. Short of a mini-run at the end of the first half, Billy Donovan's squad was out of whack all game. The image above was grabbed from the end of the broadcast but, really, it could have been taken two minutes into the game. » 3/31/13 4:41pm 3/31/13 4:41pm

Here's What Kentucky's Championship Celebration Sounded Like Over The…

If you weren't tuned in to the Lexington Police Department's radio scanner last night, you missed out on a wild world of sports celebrations that ranged from the violent to the perverse. (The #LexingtonPoliceScanner Twitter hashtag alone was trending worldwide, at one point.) We recorded the whole thing, and edited… » 4/03/12 2:31pm 4/03/12 2:31pm

Commence The Kentucky Fans Shouting Profanities On Live Television

Here's a shot from a few minutes ago on WKYT in Lexington of an ill-advised live shot from the middle of a gathering of Kentucky fans at the corner of Woodland and Euclid, near the UK campus. The horrified reactions of the "hosts" broadcasting from what appears to be an RV in New Orleans makes the clip that much better. … » 4/03/12 12:41am 4/03/12 12:41am

The Fray's Pre-NCAA Title Game National Anthem Performance Was ...…

While nowhere near as bad as any that made our suggestions for the Worst National Anthem Ever (indeed, if you caught Monica's tone-deaf rendition Saturday, you know it wasn't even the worst of the Final Four) The Fray's attempt at a hipster version of Marvin Gaye's "Star-Spangled Banner" fell awfully flat. If you were… » 4/02/12 9:50pm 4/02/12 9:50pm