If you watched the NCAA tournament this past weekend, you had the chance to witness that the best teams do not always win. We saw Duke lose to a 14-seeded Mercer team that destroyed all of our brackets, while also witnessing Kansas, Ohio State, Syracuse, North Carolina and Wichita State all fall early.
Having the best talent can only get you so far when it comes to tournament time. In a tournament where anything can happen, it takes a great team that plays together to win the NCAA title–not just a group of individuals. Read More »
/ Jan 2, 2014 / 2:15 pm
First-year Celtics coach Brad Stevens has been a revelation in Boston. The former Butler coach has figured out how to fit a roster of square pegs into round holes, finding his new team in the playoff mix in the Eastern Conference even without their All-NBA point guard. Stevens, thanks to his wild success at the collegiate level, could have entered the league with a huge ego (like a certain former big-time college coach who attempted to bring his college style to the pro game in Boston), but he has done the complete opposite. Read More »
This could be the shortest radio interview in history. Rick Pitino just won a National Championship with his Louisville Cardinals this past April. Early this morning, Toucher and Rich of CBS Boston spoke with Rick Pitino…for a split second. Read More »
This weekend saw 12 different players, executives and coaches inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. Among those admitted, former NBA players Gary Payton, Bernard King, Richard Guerin, and ABA champion Roger Brown. Check out videos detailing some of the Hall of Fame inductees during this weekend’s look back at their contributions to the game, and watch the speeches Payton and King gave upon entry into the exclusive club. 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 »
/ Apr 9, 2013 / 2:56 am
After having one of their family members break his leg in half right in front of their bench, it was only fitting that this tournament, this season would end with the Louisville Cardinals winning a championship for the school (its first in 27 years), for Rick Pitino (who found out yesterday he’ll be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame), and for Kevin Ware (for obvious reasons). Read More »
When talking about the Final Four, it is expected year in and year out that power conferences such as the Big East and Big 12 are represented during college basketball’s final weekend. The Missouri Valley Conference is certainly not one of those conferences. It’s rare that we get a David and Goliath matchup during the Final Four. However, the Wichita State Shockers go into this weekend’s play as a No. 9 seed, joining an unlikely group of mid-major Final Four participants (George Mason in 2006, VCU and Butler in 2011 and Penn in 1979) that made history. Read More »
/ Mar 31, 2013 / 10:29 pm
The last time Rick Pitino and Mike Krzyzewski met up in a NCAA Tournament game, they were a part of one of the most memorable moments in basketball history. This time, 21 years later, their latest matchup will be remembered for an entirely different reason. Read More »
In rounding out our Sweet Sixteen series and making predictions on who will make it to this year’s Final Four, we take a look at the Louisville Cardinals of the Midwest region, who will be the last No. 1 seed remaining after this weekend if you’re going by our red-splashed bracket. Read More »
*Midnight Madness is over, and with it went the smoke machines, dunk contests and laser shows that kick off the season. College basketball begins now, and while the excitement still remains it’s time to peel the hype back and see who the nation’s best truly are. That’s why Dime has you covered with individual previews of the nation’s top 15 teams and a few others just outside, all over the course of the next few weeks. Today, Louisville. Read More »