Syracuse and Ohio State have advanced in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. The Buckeyes and Orange will play on Saturday for the right to advance to the Final Four in New Orleans. Bill Littlefield looks at the top teams in the East Region.
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Syracuse was nearly tripped up in the NCAA tournament on Thursday, and they must press on without star center Fab Melo. Bill Littlefield spoke with Mike Waters of the Syracuse Post-Standard about Syracuse’s chances in the coming rounds and off-court controversies about the program.
In college sports, teams have seen wins, and even championships, voided as a result of breaking the rules. Bill Littlefield explores the possibility of stripping the New Orleans Saints of their Super Bowl title because of a former coach’s bounty-hunting program.
The Harvard men’s basketball team has qualified for the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1946. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou talks with 89-year-old Louis Desci, Jr., who played on the ’46 team, about his memories of college and semi-pro basketball in the 1940s.
Unlike teams from power conferences like the Big East, ACC, or Big Ten, teams in the Missouri Valley Conference often have to win their conference tournament to secure a berth in the NCAA tournament. And once they get there, the stakes soar to even greater heights. Only A Game’s Greg Echlin has the story.
The Saint Mary’s Gaels have risen into the Top 25 this season under the guidance of head coach Randy Bennett, who has established a recruiting pipeline from Down Under. Dan Brekke of KQED has the story from San Francisco.
“Elevate” follows the story of four high school students from West Africa who come to the U.S. with dreams of the NBA. Bill spoke with director Anne Buford about the film.
While the Kentucky Wildcats are one of the most storied programs in college basketball history, this season, the Murray State Racers might be the best team in the Bluegrass State. Murray State is the last remaining unbeaten team in Division I men’s college basketball. Only A Game’s Greg Echlin has the story.
This college basketball season has been particularly peculiar, with schools like Harvard, Murray State, and St. Mary’s making unexpected pushes high in the rankings. To seek out the real contenders, we call on Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports.
This time last year, Erik Anderson of KPBS profiled the 6th-ranked San Diego State basketball team, which was outperforming expectations. After losing a number of key players, you might think the team would be struggling this season. You’d be wrong.