Is This Tom Izzo’s Most Improbable Final Four Run?Tom Izzo is headed to his seventh Final Four. Only three coaches have been to more: John Wooden, Dean Smith, and Izzo’s opposition on Saturday, Mike Krzyzewski.
Five Things: Miller Brothers Bounced And Florida Is Still The FavoriteKentucky, the preseason No. 1 that entered the Big Dance unranked, has reached the Final Four as an eight seed. The Wildcats will face Wisconsin, which upset top seed Arizona in a thriller.
Madison Square Garden Still The Mecca For Young BallersWilt had some unbelievable games here. Ali and Frazier fought here. The players who will take the court at Madison Square Garden this weekend, though, don't remember any of that. And yet they still regard the Garden as the World's Most Famous Arena.
Rising Star: Michigan State Guard Gary HarrisThe Big Ten’s Freshman of the Year last season is averaging 17.9 points per game (second in the conference), 4.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and two steals for the 22-6 Spartans.
Michigan, Michigan St Both Staying Close To HomeTwo years ago, Jordan Morgan and Michigan had to play a road game in the NCAA tournament — or so it seemed at first.
Rothstein: 68 Reasons To Be Excited For The NCAA TournamentLouisville's pressure. Jim Boeheim's postgame press conferences. HAVOC. Coach K's drive for five. Get pumped, people -- it's tourney time!