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College / Apr 8, 2014 / 1:00 pm

5 Schools With The Best Chance Of Winning The NCAA Title Next Year

Marcus Paige

Marcus Paige (Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY Sports)

This year, the NCAA tournament was special and was nothing short of amazing. From heartbreakers, thrillers, dances and game-winners, this tournament had it all. You have to give props to what Kevin Ollie and UConn accomplished after a year removed from participating in any kind of postseason, beating Kentucky for the national championship. Read More »

College, GIFs / Apr 8, 2014 / 10:45 am

Video: Kentucky’s James Young Obliterates Huskies With Monster Jam

James Young, Amida Brimah

James Young, Amida Brimah (Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports)

Yes, the Huskies won the 2014 National Championship last night, defeating the Kentucky Wildcats and their overrated, then underrated, coterie of freshman — led by possible lottery selection Julius Randle. And yes, there was a bizarre rumor that Wildcats coach John Calipari was headed to the Lakers. But all we could do was marvel at the oomph with which James Young threw down this slam on the Huskies midway through the second half. Read More »

College / Apr 8, 2014 / 12:33 am

UConn Defeats Kentucky To Win 2014 NCAA Title

University of Connecticut Huskies

University of Connecticut Huskies (Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports)

The University of Connecticut Huskies are your 2014 NCAA Tournament champions after defeating the freshman-heavy Kentucky Wildcats, 60-54, never having trailed for the duration of the 40-minute affair. Senior Shabazz Napier was his usual brilliant self, scoring 22, grabbing six rebounds (tied for the team high) and dishing three dimes while his fellow guard Ryan Boatright scored 14 more as the Huskies cruised for an unthinkable national title after coming into the Tournament as a No. 7 seed. Read More »

College / Apr 7, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Don’t Hate: Kentucky Will Win The NCAA Championship

Julius Randle

Julius Randle (Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports)

It wasn’t too long ago that John Calipari’s young freshmen lost back-to-back games late in the season. The Wildcats had fallen out of the Top 25 for the first time all season and the No. 1-ranked team in the preseason polls was an afterthought as the Madness began. It wasn’t until losing the SEC Championship Game did the ‘Cats turn it around. Read More »

College / Apr 7, 2014 / 3:00 pm

The Top 5 UConn Huskies In School History

Ben Gordon

Ben Gordon, Dime #15

The UConn men’s basketball program is one of the most prestigious college basketball teams in history. Despite winning three championships since 1999 under the helm of Jim Calhoun, the Huskies still do not get the same amount of respect as some other multiple championship winners. Each year the Huskies are overlooked despite having an abundance of talent and somehow find a way to win the biggest games. Read More »

College / Apr 5, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Keep Sleeping: UConn Will Beat Florida In Final Four

Shabazz Napier

Shabazz Napier (Nelson Chenault/USA TODAY Sports)

Following the footsteps of a legend, Kevin Ollie took over the men’s basketball dynasty at the University of Connecticut that former head coach Jim Calhoun built for 26 seasons. Calhoun sent the Huskies to 18 NCAA tournament appearances and captured three national championships. In his final two seasons of coaching, Ollie–a former player at UConn–began serving as an assistant coach, making his presence felt immediately in helping push 2011 lottery pick Kemba Walker to a breakout season. Read More »

College / Apr 4, 2014 / 10:45 am

Video: Eastern Kentucky’s Marcus Lewis Wins College Dunk Contest

Marcus Lewis

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out of Eastern Kentucky, who you might remember dunking on Kansas in the NCAA tournament, put on quite a show. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Apr 3, 2014 / 6:10 pm

Dime Q&A: Seth Davis On Final Four & Why He’d Take Jabari Parker No. 1

Seth Davis

Seth Davis (Sean Dougherty/USA TODAY)

With the Final Four just days away, Dime had the opportunity to speak with Seth Davis, renowned college basketball reporter for CBS Sports and Sports Illustrated. We discussed a range of issues, including highlights from March Madness, NBA Draft prospects and the league’s age-minimum. Read More »

College, High School, NBA Draft / Apr 3, 2014 / 1:45 pm

12 McDonald’s All-Americans Ready To Make Instant Impact In College

Jahlil Okafor, D'Angelo Russell

Jahlil Okafor, D’Angelo Russell (Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports)

On November 14, 2002, Carmelo Anthony, a 6-8, 230-pound former McDonald’s All-American, dominated in his first collegiate game, scoring 27 points and grabbing 11 rebounds in a Syracuse loss at Memphis. He looked bigger, stronger, and overall better than the other nine players on the floor. Kevin Durant followed suit, scoring 20-plus points in his first seven games at Texas. In their first game of the 2014 season, Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker scored 16 and 22 points, respectively. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Apr 2, 2014 / 2:45 pm

5 NBA Draft Prospects That Could Transform Lottery Teams Right Now

Joel Embiid

Joel Embiid (Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY Sports)

To think that we’re only three weeks away from the start of the playoffs; the special time of year where all of the “It’s only the regular season talk” stifles and the “Win or go home” mantra begins. While 16 teams prepare their final rosters and create the lineups they believe will lead them to a title, the other 14 plan for the draft, as they wait to see where the ping-pong balls bounce this year. Read More »