A nice reader sends us this amazing shot of Villanova forward Kris Jenkins’s game-winning buzzer-beater from the end of the NCAA championship game. We’ve all seen this shot from a dozen or so angles, but I don’t think this one has been out there yet.
For an exercise in learning compassion, a Durham, N.C. transitional kindergarten teacher had her class write letters to members of the North Carolina men’s basketball team, who lost the national championship in spectacular fashion. A good idea for a lesson, but more importantly, The News & Observer shot video of these…
Villanova closed out the college basketball season with one of the most memorable finishes in history when Kris Jenkins hit a buzzer-beating three-pointer to down North Carolina. Here’s that legendary shot as called by announcers around the world:
This year’s NCAA Tournament opened with as crazy of an opening weekend as you’ll ever see, before settling into a boring procession of blowouts, which abruptly ended tonight, when Villanova beat North Carolina in a genuinely bonkers National Championship game. Hell, Kris Jenkins’ game-winning buzzer-beater was so good…
Villanova erased Marcus Paige’s heroism after Kris Jenkins hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to earn the Wildcats a national championship.
Wrestlemania is tomorrow in Dallas, but it was elsewhere in Texas that saw the slobberknockers tonight as Villanova smoked Oklahoma in the first Final Four semifinal. Here are some highlights of the game, as called by “J.R.” Jim Ross’s commentary in Wrestlemanias of the past.
Massive viewer complaints about glare from the Final Four venue ribbon boards on TBS’s broadcast led to the lights being blacked out late in the first half of tonight’s Oklahoma-Villanova semifinal.
There was a very hard-to-believe bit of gossip buried in a NOLA.com article this morning. Columnist Roy Higgins cited a source who told him that the University of South Carolina Gamecocks were initially invited to the NCAA tournament by the selection committee, only to have that invitation rescinded a short time…
The UConn women’s basketball team breezed into the Elite 8 by beating Mississippi St. 98-38 on Saturday, and barking carrot Dan Shaughnessy did not approve:
Slow and steady, sometimes, goes home.
Notre Dame-UNC is showing Philadelphia what real basketball looks like, and V.J. Beachem brought the thunder (while inducing a case of the vapors in teammate Zach Auguste).
Who throws a shoe? The Syracuse Orange, who dispensed with footwear late in the first half against Virginia when freshman Tyler Lydon got tied up, later shooting—and making—a somewhat crooked three-pointer.
The Washington Huskies upset the Stanford Cardinal 85-76 this afternoon to book the first ticket to the Final Four in Indianpolis. Chantel Osahor had a career-high 24 points (including three threes) and 18 rebounds to help the Huskies win. Osahor is a six-foot-two forward who’s in the top 15 nationally in rebounds per…
The wildest aspect of the NCAA Tournament is its proclivity for upsets. Unless you have an allegiance to Michigan State, West Virginia, or Cal, or you really care about the health of your bracket, those teams all losing to lower seeds was the most thrilling part of the opening weekend. Chaos is the rule of the first…