With Tuesday’s decisive victory over Louisville, UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma earned his eighth national championship, equalling Pat Summitt’s mark at Tennessee. The Hartford Courant’s John Altavilla joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the accomplishment and the future of the UConn program.
On Tuesday night, the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team overwhelmed Louisville, 93-60, to win their eighth NCAA Championship. But according to Bill Littlefield, an NBA owner’s headline-grabbing draft plan provided an unnecessary distraction from the Huskies’ ongoing dynasty.
For 75 years, the winner of the NAIA basketball tournament has received the Maude Naismith Trophy, named after the wife of basketball inventor Dr. James Naismith. Many Naismith artifacts scattered are throughout the U.S. and Canada. As Only A Game’s Greg Echlin reports, some feel that Naismith’s collection should be concentrated in one location. The question is where.
The women’s Final Four tips off this Sunday with Cal taking on Louisville and Connecticut facing Notre Dame. Who will come out on top? espnW’s Michelle Smith has the answer.
Wichita State is back in the Final Four of the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1965. The ninth-seeded Shockers topped No. 1 Gonzaga and No. 2 Ohio State along the way. Austin Colbert of The Sunflower, Wichita State’s student newspaper, joined Bill Littlefield to discuss the Shockers’ run.
Andy Enfield, who coached the Florida Gulf Coast University men’s basketball team to a couple of exciting upset wins at the NCAA tournament, has changed jobs. This apparently surprised his former employer at Florida Gulf Coast, but not Bill Littlefield.
The success of Baylor women’s basketball standout Brittney Griner has attracted attention — some positive, some negative. ESPN’s Kate Fagan joined Bill Littlefield to discuss the six-foot-eight star.
Only A Game intern and Harvard Crimson basketball writer Martin Kessler traveled west to the NCAA tournament for his spring break. While in Salt Lake, he crossed paths with Pat Riley, encountered a group of Arizona cheerleaders, and nearly witnessed an historic upset.
Last week, Florida Gulf Coast made NCAA men’s basketball history by becoming the first 15th seed to make it to the Sweet Sixteen. FGCU professor Dr. James Brock joins Bill to talk about the team’s unexpected success.
Back in 1970, the NCAA basketball tournament wasn’t even called the “Big Dance.” There were only 25 teams in the tourney and South Carolina wasn’t one of them, although everyone expected them to be. With help from former Gamecock Bobby Cremins, Only A Game’s Alex Ashlock relives the heartbreaking end of the Gamecocks’ season.