RECRUITING BUILDING PROGRAMS FOR 2019 CHAMPIONSHIP PROGRAMS

by Matt Norlander The season is over, but hiring season still rolls on. There are jobs still to be filled in college basketball. Many of them are closing in a hurry, though. Fred Glass says he wants Indiana University basketball to be a perennial contender, and the school’s athletic director is willing to spend like one to get … Read moreRECRUITING BUILDING PROGRAMS FOR 2019 CHAMPIONSHIP PROGRAMS

DONTE DIVINCENZ LEADS VILLANOVA TO THE 2018 NCAA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

The No. 1-seeded Villanova Wildcats completed their best season in school history with a dominating 79-62 championship game victory on Monday night over No. 3 Michigan Wolverines. By Matt Norlander The Villanova Wildcats have one of the best offenses ever and one of the greatest five years runs too, by by Reid Forgrave      

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP CENTRAL HALFTIME BREAKDOWN

By JOE DRAPE, VICTOR MATHER and ZACH SCHONBRUN   1st Half: Brunson Buries a Big 3 Jalen Brunson buries his first 3-pointer, with Michigan’s defenders conspicuously absent. Michigan misses, and it’s 37-28 Villanova, with the Wildcats also getting the last shot with 12 seconds to play. Donte DiVincenzo? Slam dunk by the revelatory Donte DiVincenzo. His season high was … Read moreNCAA CHAMPIONSHIP CENTRAL HALFTIME BREAKDOWN

MICHAEL BARI SHOW DAILY APRIL 2, 2018

MICHAEL BARI SHOW April 2, 2018 Michael talks about the NCAA Championship Game between the Michigan Wolverines and the Villanova Wildcats. He breakdown the two team offensively and defensively and tells you who he thinks will win.

MICHIGAN OUTLASTS LOYOLA CHICAGO-VILLANOVA POUNDS KANSAS

The Michigan junior Moe Wagner spoke about his 24-point, 15-rebound performance in the Wolverines’ win over Loyola Chicago in the national semifinal. Yahoo Sports Videos Duncan Robinson, Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman and Jaaron Simmons explains how the Wolverines got the offense on track in Saturday night’s win over Loyola Chicago at the Final Four. The Wolverines freshman Jordan … Read moreMICHIGAN OUTLASTS LOYOLA CHICAGO-VILLANOVA POUNDS KANSAS

FINAL FOUR SET IN SAN ANTONIO

Yahoo Sports Final Four Preview Henry Bushnell writes a week of anticipation is almost over. The Final Four is almost here. The second of two games pits top-seeded Villanova against top-seeded Kansas (Saturday, 8:49 p.m. ET, TBS). With less than 48 hours to go until tip-off, here’s a look at the matchup and the factors that will decide it. ESPN … Read moreFINAL FOUR SET IN SAN ANTONIO

KRZYZEWSKI BEATS CALIPARI AT HIS OWN GAME

John Gasaway, ESPN Insider writes well, if the NCAA can do it, we can too. Here are the top 25 players at the Final Four. Taking a page from MOP selection protocol, these rankings are based on tournament performance alone. Pete Thamel, Yahoo Sports writes when Mikal Bridges arrived at Villanova, he struggled to bench press 135 … Read moreKRZYZEWSKI BEATS CALIPARI AT HIS OWN GAME

JEFF CAPEL HIRED AT PITTSBURGH-CHRIS MACK HIRED AT LOUISVILLE

Jeff Eisenberg, The Dagger, writes the Duke assistant many thought might be Mike Krzyzewski’s successor isn’t waiting around for the legendary Blue Devils coach to retire. Jeff Capel has instead accepted an offer to become the next head coach at Pittsburgh, the school confirmed Tuesday afternoon. Jeff Eisenberg, The Dagger, also writes Texas-Arlington fired Scott Cross after 12 seasons, … Read moreJEFF CAPEL HIRED AT PITTSBURGH-CHRIS MACK HIRED AT LOUISVILLE

NCAA FINAL FOUR SET MICHIGAN-VILLANOVA-KANSAS AND WHO? LOYOLA CHICAGO

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 … Read moreNCAA FINAL FOUR SET MICHIGAN-VILLANOVA-KANSAS AND WHO? LOYOLA CHICAGO