Joedy McCreary writes Duke started another season at No. 1 but ended it before the Final Four. Now the Blue Devils await the NBA draft decisions from several potential one-and-done freshmen with next year’s top recruiting class arriving over the summer.
Stephen Hawkins writes Texas Tech coach Chris Beard gathered his seniors in a tight circle around him when they came out of their final game with 9 seconds left — and one win short of the Red Raiders making it to the NCAA Final Four for the first time.
Aaron Beard writes welcome to a Final Four filled with past national champions — just the way the NCAA selection committee drew it up, right?
Steve Megargee writes Tennessee coach Rick Barnes believes Loyola-Chicago has a realistic possibility of capping its improbable postseason run with a title.
Dave Skretta writes In the six years since Kansas last made the Final Four, coach Bill Self has produced eight NBA draft picks. Six were first-round selections, one was national player of the year and another was the No. 1 overall pick.