COLLEGE BASKETBALL MARCH MADNESS

HOUSTON COUGARS & KENTUCKY WILDCATS ADVANCE-VILLANOVA ROLLS

Rob Gray puts Houston on the map taking over the game with 39 points and leading the Cougars to a 67-65 win over San Diego State.

 Scott Polacek of the Bleacher Report writes Tom Crean is returning to the sidelines as the new head coach of the Georgia Bulldogs, the school announced. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN first reported the former Marquette and Indiana head coach was “finalizing an agreement.” Wojnarowski added it’s a six-year contract.

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College Basketball Coaching Carousel writes Matt Norlander.
Jalen Brunson scored 16 points and No. 1 seed Villanova hit 14 3-pointers in an 87-61 romp over Radford in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday night.
Davidson missed two crucial three’s down the stretch and the Kentucky Wildcats survive and move on in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament with an 87-83 victory.
BOISE, ID – MARCH 15: Sacha Killeya-Jones #1 of the Kentucky Wildcats celebrates after dunking the ball in the second half against the Davidson Wildcats during the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Taco Bell Arena on March 15, 2018 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Who is better for the NBA Collin Sexton or Trae Young. Yahoo Sports’ Brad Evans and Stephen Bardo discuss which freshman point guard NBA general managers should be targeting.

Keenan Evans scored 19 of his 23 points after halftime and third-seeded Texas Tech surged late to top Stephen F. Austin 70-60 Thursday night in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
DALLAS, TX – MARCH 15: Justin Gray #5 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders celebrates their 70-60 win over the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at American Airlines Center on March 15, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Henry Bushnell writes, Arizona entered Thursday night’s game against Buffalo as the Pac-12’s last hope. It left as a token of the conference’s failure, upset by the Bulls by a shockingly wide margin, 89-68 – the joint second-largest margin for an NCAA tournament upset of any top-four seed, ever.

Buffalo stunned fourth-seeded Arizona with an offensive explosion in the second half. (Getty)

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Wednesday’s first round NIT game between LSU and ULL had more entertainment value than all four of the NCAA Tournament play-in games combined. That’s because on Monday, Louisiana coach Bob Marlin made comments questioning why his team was the lower seeded of the two, and Tigers coach Will Wade took exception to the comments. Here’s what Marlin said, via The Advocate, that had Wade fired up, which ultimately led to an in-game exchange and an epic post game press conference writes Kyle Boone.

 

 

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