The 2014 NCAA Tournament is finally here! We’ve already given you five NCAA Cinderella’s, possible Goliath’s that may get knocked out early and the only eight teams that can win. Now hear Nets guard and former Michigan State Spartan Alan Anderson asking fans in Times Square which schools will be the least likely Cinderella stories this year. Read More »
Do you have your bracket set? Maybe you’re betting on a series of Cinderella stories to advance in this year’s NCAA Tournament? Maybe you’ll take Peyton Siva‘s advice on this year’s tourney? Regardless of whether you’ve filled out your bracket already, the people at POINT 3 are offering you a chance to win $10,000 by picking the “und3rdog” in each round of this year’s bracket. Read More »
Peyton Siva, Louisville Cardinals (Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports)
Selection Sunday lays the blueprint for the coming battles. Contending teams wait anxiously to see who they will be tested against first, and who they may face in future weekends if they advance. Bubble teams pray quietly, hoping for an invitation to the dance. On the eve of this fantastic event and at the conclusion of the selection process, I had the opportunity to speak to a former NCAA champion. Peyton Siva has gone through it all: The two-time Big East Champion and NCAA Tournament MVP completed his college career winning a National Championship with Louisville last year. I had a chance to get his initial thoughts on this year’s tournament and their selection process, along with some of his previous college exploits. Read More »
Rick Pitino promised his Louisville players that if they won the NCAA Tournament this season, he would get a tattoo. This morning, the internet’s atwitter with photos of Rick following through with his promise.
If you want to see an old shirtless guy’s ink, have it: Read More »
Maybe it was the seemingly endless commercial breaks leading up to it at the end of last night’s CBS telecast, or maybe anything would seem like a letdown after that spectacular Nation Championship game, but didn’t “One Shining Moment” seem to not have the pop that it usually does?
Maybe I’m just irrationally bitter because this was inexplicably left out of the montage. It’s still tradition, and it’s still always good no matter what, so here’s “One Shining Moment” for the 2013 NCAA Tournament: Read More »
We here at Dime are unapologetic Kobe Bryant superfans and we make no bones about it. Is there anyone who is as entertaining as Kobe is both on and off the court? We have been consistently detailing Mamba’s hilarious, “I-don’t-give-a-f**k” schtick with the media this season.
And, true to form, Kobe brought it when he was asked Friday night if he’d be watching the Final Four this past weekend. Read More »
/ Apr 7, 2013 / 2:55 am
Louisville adidas adiZero uniform home (photo. adidas)
Give the people what they want. Thank you Louisville and Michigan, for setting the stage for the best possible national championship matchup for Monday night. As much as we love Syracuse – and we do love the ‘Cuse â€“ going into Saturday’s games, clearly the most entertaining title matchup was going to be the Cardinals and the Wolverines, and that’s what we’re getting … In Game 1 yesterday, Louisville withstood a withering, physical attack from a rough and tough Wichita State team, coming back from being down double figures with 11 minutes to go to win, 72-68 … Read More »
While we were clearly all about the superhuman performance that Elena Delle Donne put on UNC last night, somehow her show wasn’t even the most dominant the Women’s NCAA Tournament last night. That distinction belonged to Brittney Griner who unleashed a 33-point, (career-high) 22-rebound, 4-block ass-whooping on Florida State.
Amidst those 33 points were three buckets that came on Griner dunks – the most she’s ever had in one game. Watch the dominance here: Read More »
Also drinking deeply from the well of irrational confidence along with the entire Florida Gulf Coast roster? The LaSalle Explorers. They’ve now won three NCAA Tournament games in less than a week, knocking off Boise State, Kansas State and Ole Miss. Last night’s victory came down to the wire, and the Explorers went up two with 2.5 seconds left on this tough drive by 6-1 junior guard Tyrone Garland right at 6-9 shot blocker Reginald Buckner.
After the game, Garland dubbed the move the “Southwest Philly Floater” and told reporters, “[Buckner] blocked my shot a couple times during the game, but I ain’t scared of nobody.” Read More »
/ Mar 24, 2013 / 1:30 am
Despite the fact that they were the top seed in the weakest region of the NCAA Tournament, you could pretty much guess that Gonzaga was going to be the first No. 1 seed to get bounced. That scenario became a reality last night as the No. 9 seed Wichita State Shockers willed themselves to an upset vicory, 76-70, handing the ‘Zags their first loss in nine weeks … Gonzaga was in the driver’s seat deep into the second half, but WSU hit a stream of incredible jumpers down the stretch while flustering Gonzaga on the defensive end, exploiting a real weakness for the No. 1-ranked team in the country [They could have used some of this]. Gonzaga was basically playing 3-vs-5 on the offensive end, because David Stockton and Mike Hart rarely, if ever shoot, leaving everything to Kevin Pangos, Kelly Olynyk and Elias Harris to play against five guys. That might work when you’re beating up on the University of Portland, but that doesn’t fly in this setting. Read More »