Dr. Evelyn Dean-Olmsted, an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras reflects on the game that helped her to realize that she loved basketball.
The NCAA women’s national champion will be determined Tuesday night. This year’s Final Four features familiar faces in UConn, Stanford and Notre Dame. But we’ll also see Maryland. ESPN’s Michelle Smith joins Bill Littlefield to share her predictions.
We’ve talked a lot about NBA teams tanking to increase their chances of snagging one of the phenomenal freshmen in the NCAA. Yahoo!’s Pat Forde joins Bill Littlefield to discuss this year’s top freshman players.
Between the men and the women, there are seven — count ‘em, seven — postseason tournaments in Division I basketball. Only A Game’s Gary Waleik wonders if it’s too much of a good thing.
Larry Brown has won a championship in the NBA and the NCAA. Now his SMU Mustangs are in the NIT. The Hall of Famer joins Bill Littlefield.
Brackets have busted everywhere, but Bill Littlefield suggests the true madness of March isn’t related to wins and losses on the court.
Princeton didn’t pull off the upset against Georgetown in 1989, but the game still features prominently in March Madness lore. Sports Illustrated’s Alexander Wolff joins Bill Littlefield to explain why he calls it “the game that saved March Madness.”
What does it take to pull off an upset in the NCAA basketball tournament? Peter Keating and Jordan Brenner of ESPN.com’s Giant Killers Blog explain the keys and point out some teams that could make a run this March.
The Mercer Bears are going to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1985. Head coach Bob Hoffman joined Bill Littlefield to discuss the reaction.
Dean Smith won 879 games and two national titles while coaching the North Carolina men’s basketball team from 1961 to 1997. Now he’s suffering from dementia, a struggle chronicled by Tommy Tomlinson in his piece “Precious Memories.”