Ranking College Basketball’s Six Remaining UnbeatensLet’s introduce the remaining half-dozen, and where they rank compared to one another.
Greatest NCAA Championship Games EverA thrilling affair from the opening tip, the Villanova vs North Carolina game is already considered one of the greatest title games ever played. Here’s the company it joins.
Rising Star: Villanova Guard Phil BoothThe sophomore from Baltimore hit the second-biggest shot of the game for Villanova (it was, admittedly, a very distant second).
Five Things: Best NCAA Championship Game Ever?Villanova claimed its second national championship last night with a 77-74 victory over North Carolina on a buzzer-beating three from Kris Jenkins.
5 Things: Final Four Margin Of Victory Record ObliteratedVillanova blasted Oklahoma 95-51, a semifinal record for margin, and North Carolina topped Syracuse 83-66. It sets up what should be—what we hope will be—a competitive final tonight.
UConn To Face Villlanova In Former Big East ReunionVillanova coach Jay Wright is confident it won't take the opening 15 minutes for his players to gain respect for their next NCAA tournament opponent.
Rothstein: Friday's NCAA Tournament Primer; Picks, Best Bet For An Upset & MoreDon't be surprised if Iona pushes Ohio State. If the Gaels make some shots early on, this one could very interesting.
Big East: One More Time, With FeelingThe death of the Big East as we know it hit home last week as 14 teams arrived at the World’s Most Famous Arena (Connecticut was ineligible). Next season, the “Catholic 7” will be reportedly joined by Butler, Creighton, and Xavier in a basketball-only conference that has paid to keep the Big East name.
Wildcats Rebound Their Way To Defeat Of HuskiesVillanova grabbed 20 offensive rebounds in beating Connecticut 70-61 on the road Saturday.
Huskies Tame Wildcats
Shifting Landscape Of College Athletics Leaves Big East Future UncertainThe Big East --a proud league built on basketball moments like the 1985 Villanova Wildcats stunning conference rival Georgetown in the national championship game --will soon become extinct, even if the name lives on in some unrecognizable form.
UConn 61 Villanova 59UConn's Kemba Walker drove through the lane for a 10-foot floater with 2.5 seconds, giving UConn a a 61-59 victory over Villanova.