Villanova Coasts To Title On Back Of Record-Setting Bench Player Donte DiVincenzo

For the bulk of the first half, tonight’s NCAA men’s basketball championship was Michigan’s game—not by more than a few points, not convincingly, but it was. With six minutes remaining, though, Donte DiVincenzo hit a three to deliver Villanova its first lead since the opening seconds, and then he sewed up the rest of…

This Was Muffet McGraw's Masterpiece, And Notre Dame's Next Season Could Be Even Better

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Muffet McGraw’s husband Matt clearly knows the drill by now. He beamed as he watched his wife of 40 years hold court with reporters after the greatest coaching win of her career. She wore a black dress that she’d bought especially for what turned out to be her second national championship, her…

This Is "This Is March": Unpacking College Basketball's Most Uncanny Twitter Account

Jon Rothstein is a real person. He was born in a town at the very outermost edge of what could be called exurban New York City and has covered sports for a living virtually from the moment he graduated from Ithaca College. Rothstein won a Dream Job contest at New York’s ESPN sports radio station, 1050 AM, back in…

Notre Dame's Arike Ogunbowale Crushes Mississippi State With Championship-Winning Three

For a while, it looked like today’s National Championship game would be an anticlimactic finale after both semifinals went to overtime on Friday. Mississippi State led Notre Dame 30-17 at the half, holding the Irish to just three points in the second quarter. But Notre Dame fought back and gave us another instant…

Teaira McCowan Is The Most Undeniable Player In Women's College Basketball

COLUMBUS, OH — When Teaira McCowan grabbed her 23rd rebound of Mississippi State’s semifinal win over Louisville on Friday night, she just kept coming down with it—all the way to the floor. That’s a long way down for McCowan, who stands a muscular 6'7", but she wasn’t going to let this rebound get away. That board…

Asia Durr, Teaira McCowan, And A Few Other Reasons UConn Might Not Win It All 

I get it, I do: You’re a fan of basketball, and this weekend has given you not one but two Final Fours watch. A choice appears. In one corner, an 11-seed underdog that might just do the dang thing and three high seeds that survived historically weird brackets; in the other, four No. 1 seeds, led by the same No. 1 seed…

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