Hear the latest NCAA basketball tournament news, game schedules, scores and standings throughout March Madness.
Overtime buzzer-beater ends Bruins impressive tourney run
"Suggs with the buzzer beater in overtime to keep the Zags undefeated, season alive and beat U. C L. A 93 to 90 was the first buzzer beater in the final Four. Since 1977 and Gonzaga will be the 10th team to enter the national title game undefeated. They will play Taylor On Monday night, The Bears blew out Houston 78 59. It's their first title game appearance since 1948
Oregon-VCU declared no-contest; Ducks advance
"And vcu was kicked out of the nc double a. tournament shortly before its first round game. Because of multiple positive covid nineteen tests the development throws into question whether the nineteen day event will be able to be held all the way through amid a pandemic. The nc double a. ruled that tenth seated. Vcu's first round game. Saturday against organ was a no contest. That means the seventh-seeded ducks will advance face. Iwa in the second round of the west region. The announcement came a little more than three hours before. Vcu in oregon were supposed to
Suggs hits buzzer-beater in overtime, Gonzaga tops UCLA 93-90
"It was in all time Classic at the Final four in Indy seven seconds to go six seconds choosing in the paint fade away. No. Got his own rebound slippers to the ram and lays it in three seconds to go. We're tied at 90. Here comes Suggs. Long, three for the window Banks at home. Thanks in home, Jalen Suggs. Deep bank three Justin Gonzaga, one Step closer to history. Jalen Suggs, The hero for Gonzaga. Kevin Kugler. The Call on the Westwood one N C. A. A radio network Suggs with the buzzer beater in overtime to keep the Zags undefeated, Season alive and beat U C l a 93 90 It's the first buzzer beater in the final four since 1977 and Gonzaga will be the 10th team to enter the national title game undefeated. They'll play Baylor there. The Bears blowout Houston in the first game, 78 to 59. It would be their second ever title game appearance and first 1948
University of Houston loses to Baylor in Final Four
"Stellar basketball season came to an end. They played all the way to the NC Double eight semifinals. Baylor Bears, though finally one they beat him. 78 59, their head coach was honored is the best in college basketball and coach Kelvin Sampson was named recipient of the John McLemore Award finals will be played Monday, with the Bears playing the winner between Gonzaga and U. C. L. A, and the
Georgetown Hoyas Unlikely To Win Against Colorado
"Tell you right now. Much as i love patrick ewing as much as i love america's coach doing as much as i love my georgetown. Hoyas i think. I pretty much Solidify that if you listen to me if you listen to my podcast especially the last podcast. That you know i am a devotee. I am a cult member. Follower of the georgetown holiest basketball program with the reason but even i had to be realistic to know that their chances against colorado too good not very good still remember. This is a team that had to win the big east tournament to get to the ncaa tournament so Not i mean. I don't know expectations. i don't know. I didn't think they'd get past villanova so i don't know i don't know everything right now is gravy with georgetown. So you know what if they beat. Colorado a man. I'll be dancing in the street. Mcmartin vendettas if they make it to the sweet sixteen. Be dancing on the ceiling. Lionel richie but I'm realistic in the fact that a pretty good chance decent chance strong shantha dilute
North Carolina's Roy Williams Announces Retirement
"Pretty big in the college basketball world on thursday. The legendary roy williams announced his retirement after a pretty frustrating season despite north carolina standards. What can you tell us about his decision to hang it up and the timing of this announcement. Yeah it's been a rough two years. They weren't very good last year. Either before the pandemic ended the season prematurely so i don't think north carolina is in the best position right now with roy williams leaving but it still north carolina. It's not like there's a pile of ash he's leaving behind that you've got to build the thing from the ground up. I mean this is a program that can get better overnight with the right guy in charge. You know there's some thought that this may have been percolating for awhile and the announcement was maybe gonna come after the ncaa tournament so as not sort of overlap with the end of things here the final. Four in indy. But doing it now doing it just a couple of days before both final four games to kate that yeah i mean north carolina in roy realized. Someone needs to be in that chair sooner than later to really build for next
Final Four Weekend: How Did UCLA Make It In?
"Make you are is. You are ears on the ground for this final four and it is a special one tomorrow night. Because baylor's taking on houston and then undefeated gonzaga is playing this unlikely cinderella. Ucla and i feel the need to start with ucla. Myron because i don't think anyone outside of bill walton saw any of this coming. I don't think anybody's saw them knocking off. A one seed in michigan bell. Takes the basketball dickinson looking choirs. An adviser turns players at three for the good off. The back of the ramp and ucla has water from i. Four to the final four for the nineteen taught school history the first since two thousand eight. The bruins aren't going off final four. Ucla's own players are using words like surreal unreal. When they're asked to describe what this ride to the final four has been like. So how did ucla pull all of this out of the anyone knows and it's funny because a lot of people are saying. Hey you should have believed in the pac twelve. But i demanded all pac twelve fans. Show me they're brackets so we can see if they even believed in the past well. Ucla came out of nowhere and just to beat a team like michigan. That was legitimately a great team. That people thought might be able to some trouble and here. They are just winning game after game. I mean if you want to sum up the chaos of the entire twenty twenty twenty twenty one season. It's ucla in the final four right now after. Not even being the best team in the pack twelve so they make it from the first four to the final four. The second team since vcu to do that. When i saw them beat michigan. Myron in the way that you describe. Johnny giuseppe my half vietnamese king. That dude fifty. Five percent of the points twenty eight like is that just how this team goes now or was that a one
Update: The NCAA Final Four Is Taking Shape
"Is taking shape after last night's action in Indianapolis. The Zags they're going to play tonight. But let's talk about what happened last night, first of all, top seed Baylor a number to Houston the first two teams to move into the final four after their victories. The Bears reaches semis for the first time since 1950 by beating Arkansas 81 72. Houston advances after beating Oregon State 67 61 Oregon State's dream run finally comes to an end tonight. Number one seed Michigan faces you see L. A. That is preceded by overall number one seed Gonzaga and USC. Gonzaga Senior Corey Chris kissed for the All American from King's High school is asked about the challenges facing us feed a U. S. C. S Defense in the paint. Those Mobley brothers could protect the room and they're really good at it. And It's gonna take a huge effort from us on offense in order to get the percentages that we're used to having around the rim, you know, in their reason why they've had the best two point percentage On defense in the country is because those guys are so good at what they do to above it for 15, his eggs favored by nine and women's action, you comics 1/13 straight Final four trip of the women's tournament after they beat number two. Baylor 69 67 are a McDonald, who played for the Huskies, originally in her career before transferring to Arizona led the Wildcats into the final four after being Arizona 66 53. That's her first trip to the Final four. Manners wrapped up Cactus League play with a 55 tie against Cincinnati. A Good year ballpark yesterday, so I'll open the regular season Thursday. Seven 11th pitch against San Francisco Sports at 10 40 past each hour. Tom Cutler Comma News Come on news time. 5
Shaka Smart Bails on Texas To Take Marquette Job
"Their words. Big breaking news earlier today on the coaching carousel shock. Smart has left texas to become the next head coach at marquette. Dead-leg your thoughts. On what i think that might be an actual quote win. Shocker was okay. So i got source telling. That shock was talking with marquette's administration about being this new this new coach here and they were on a call and they were trying to offer terms and they said here's what we got shock and he says now i don't know if that's exactly what he said but it seems like that might be the actual case here any excuse to give a little. That's right okay. This okay so gp congrats you confirm the news shortly after this. This feels like let's just talk about how this played out. This feels like can happen real fast. I had one call thursday night. That said hey don't know how real it is but you know shock marquette feels like they're you know just keep an eye didn't get any sense that this was going down friday morning but it damn well went down and He was always. I think loosely connected if there was going to be a change there but to me this was this was real quick when the marquette job opened after it removed the school st hausky after seven seasons literally. The first thing i did was take somebody who works in this world and said how easy or difficult would it be to bounce shock to marquette if he were willing to bounce to marquette and the response i got within seconds was there's always a good market for shock and so i i i don't want to say definitively knew he was gonna be markets next to coach then if i would have said it but i knew he was in play and yeah once it started coming together i it came together pretty quickly
NCAA Withheld Use of Powerful 'March Madness' Brand From Women's Basketball
"And finally. It's march and college. Basketball tournaments are in full swing the infamous march madness logo is everywhere but that trademark one of the most powerful brands in sports is only used for the men's tournament in a recent report. The wall street journal found that the national collegiate athletic association had withheld use of the march madness brand from the women's basketball tournament when asked about it the nc double a. I said the women basketball leadership had chosen not to use it but then the ncwa reversed course to say. That was an accurate. This comes on the heels of recent posts that went viral on social media. Depicting different facilities and perks for the women's teams competing in the tournament. Our sports reporter. Louise radnofsky says the. Nc double a. is playing defense where now is also at a much bigger underlying causes of the despair. If the men's tournament has had for years access to one of the most powerful sports brands in the world and the women's tournament not only did not as the ncaa initially suggested decide. It didn't want to be part about brand but it had been excluded from that brand and that people now say they of course want to be part of something that powerful that they believe they deserve to be part of something that powerful and that the ncaa what is reviewing how it proceeds going forward with women's basketball may need to take a much deeper look and a much wider look then simply focusing on weight rooms which are perhaps the most tangible way people experienced it but not necessarily the biggest way they were in fact experiencing it earlier. This week the nc. Aa said it would work with stakeholders to quote determined the best way forward for women's basketball including the use of march madness logos in the future.
March Madness recap: NCAA Tournament is off to a historic, upset-riddled start
"We are here to talk through the third full day of the two thousand twenty one. Ncaa tournament is a wild. That'll be remembered for a number one seed losing to an in state opponent and for three double digit seeds advancing to the sweet sixteen. We'll get the top seeded illinois lose loyal chicago in a bit. But i want to start with the double digits. In that one on sunday number eleven syracuse upset number three west virginia. Jim bejon against all odds is in the sweet sixteen number twelve oregon state upset number four oklahoma state wayne tinkle against all. Odds is in the sweet sixteen in number fifteen oral roberts upset number seven florida. Paul mills against all odds is in the sweet sixteen dead-leg makes sense. What in the world is going on in indiana. You want me to make sense of this. No shot and need you to make some sense. I'm not gonna make any sense of this. It's been a gloriously. Chaotic and we are knocking on the door of historic and double a. tournament so with these Upsets in addition to others. First of all eight teams from eight separate leagues are now into the sweet sixteen and with the other obviously on monday The most is that could If that could happen Also we have had so the instable a and shops the david warlock who's obviously the media coordinator of all the stuff. He tweeted this about twenty five minutes before we started podcasting so we define an upset as a team seeded five spots or more lower than their opponent we've already set the record with eleven such occurrences were midway through the second round. We have the so another way of saying that is. We're not done the second round yet. The already been eleven games in which a team separated by. At least five seed lines have seen the team lower seeded when it is history. And it's it's just wild man. I actually think we're also on pace. I haven't had time to research this but are. Cbs sports hq team is researching it. I think we are probably on pace. Because of this to have the highest collective number for all the seeds meaning like we've got fifteen in their plus a twelve and oregon state plus eight with loyal. If you get what. I'm saying like when we get to the sweet sixteen. If you add up all the seeds it's going to be the highest total we've ever had there and i can't make any sense of it. I don't know if because like if we'd had this enormous setting with fans and stuff would it be the same. No i mean every single tournament x exists unto itself. If you played this thing again you're going to have all sorts of different kinds of results but is it because it's happening in the pandemic in one location in the venues it's happening at is that allowing for more chaos. I'm i can't say that. It is and i can't say that that's not the reason so i'm loving this parish. Get enough of all of this. Although i will say Oregon state is maybe the most random and congrats to the beavers man. It's the most of sweet sixteen. Maybe ever this team was nowhere. Near the bubble it has not been relevant in its own conference for most of the past four decades and has come out of nowhere to get into the second week for the first time since one thousand nine hundred to
Ohio State's E.J. Liddell shares threats, vulgar insults received after Oral Roberts loss
"Ohio State, A two seed took a first round lost Orel Roberts of 15 seed. Roberts became the 9th 15, seeded to defeat a two seed in the round of 64. The one is the largest N C a a tournament upset since 16 seed you, NBC upset one seed Virginia and 2018 as a 20.5 point underdog. Of course, the outcome of the game was a big deal for both teams. Ohio State forward EJ Ladell led his team with 23 points and became on Lee, the second Ohio State player with at least 20 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. And an N C a a tournament game. He's also the first ever Big 10 player with those numbers since 2000 and 12. The guy's definitely one of us use most valuable players, but he missed a free throw in the final seconds of the contest. On Friday, Ladell tweeted screenshots of messages that were sent to him after the loss with people threatening his life and saying they wish he was dead. Here's Mel Kiper and Katie George. Don't with it. Everybody deals with it in the public eye and EJ Lovell is a young kid who shouldn't have to deal with it. But that's the reality of social media. Now that's the world these kids live in, and we all live in now. I didn't have to deal with that. When I was growing up, they do. That's just the world as I say you live in and the authorities have to deal with this the best they can, But it is something they should obviously investigating will, But it's just unfortunate that everybody that's in the public ideals with this and that's unfortunate, really unfortunate that kids have to but That's life in the world we live in right now. Unfortunately, it is, you know, social media has become so prevalent and so much a part of our lives into your point knows people in the media. We're often told by higher ups and bosses just Don't look at it. Don't listen to it. Just move on about your day, but to your point when people are saying mean things and threatening you like they did Ladell. It's really hard to just tuck it away and move on. A lot of times. You want to respond, but you also don't want to incite anything further. That's something that's reported Katie which he did report it. Yeah, exactly. And for this situation, I'm actually proud of Ladell for not just standing by for responding and screen shotting and calling these people out for the vile things that they said, and and hopefully they're reprimanded for for doing so because it has no place in sports.
NCAA Tournament First Round Update
"The NC double a tournament first round is concluded. I only gave number two seed Alabama all they could handle until about 10 minutes remained, and then the Crimson Tide pulled away. For a 68 55 it. Corey Rick Pitino says his team can hold their head sign. We thought we could be no, to be honest with you. We had to cut down to three cut down their transition, keep them away from the basket and then do a lot of positive things offensively. With the game on the line. We gave up two threes. You can also sees their season and the Huskies felt of Maryland 63 54 multiple positive covert tests within the VCU program caused their game with Oregon to be ruled no contest. The Ducks advanced on the heels of their tremendous run through the Big East Tournament. The magic Not there for Georgetown, they dropped a 96 73 decision to Colorado. Abilene Christian Will the biggest one in school history, knocking out Texas 53 52, USC dropped Drake 72 2 56. Florida State 10 Better than UNC Greensboro, 64. 54 LS you overseeing Bonaventure 76 61, Kansas dropped eastern Washington 93 84 Michigan Be Texas Southern 80 to 66. Breaking held on to knock off U C. Santa Barbara 63 62 It was Iowa over Grand Canyon. 86. 74, Ohio a 13 seed upset of four seed Virginia 60 to 58 Oklahoma beat Missouri 72 68 top seed Gonzaga ratted No folks stay Daddy 8 55 u C L A eliminated BYU 73 62 Because advantage ad scored with 2.5 minutes to play to snap a 11 tie the Rangers into the capital seven game winning streak with a 31 win the Oliver's drubbed the Flyer 61. The Devils lost the Penguins 31 where the Bloomberg Sports Update on Frank
Virus Ends VCU's NCAA Tournament Run as Oregon Advances
"It was supposed to be the final tip of the day between VCU and Oregon that was supposed to take place at Indiana Farmers Coliseum. But because of covert 19 protocols and positive tests within the VCU program, Oregon has moved on because of a no contest here is the Rams athletic director Ed McGlaughlin on his players. We've had it happen to us now, twice If you remember last year we got pulled off the floor. Right before he was supposed to play You, Mass. And now we have another one ripped away from us like this. So it Zhar. And done everything that we've asked them to do from a covert protocol perspective. I want to make sure it's clear. This isn't something where our team broke protocol on. Did the wrong thing. You know, it's just we don't know. How this happened, but it certainly wasn't because bad behavior on on our our side whatsoever. So it's brutal. That feeling the way you describe it as brutal on after I got off the phone with With Danny and Mitch. I called Mike and obviously he could tell you that tone of my voice. You know, it's just heartbroken for our student athletes, and I'm heartbroken for our coaches. I know everyone's who worked so hard for this so We best leave there. Dan being Dan Gavitt, who is the head of bad college basketball, with the answer two billion Mitch being Mitch Barnhart, the director of athletics at Kentucky, but also the men's basketball
NCAA Tournament All-Haiku First-Round NCAA Tournament Preview
"Speaking of reason, along We're breezing straight into March Madness. Aspinall, what's going on in that regard sports service of how our brothers out their power and hardware, So take it to the hoop. Caleb. Thanks, Bill. The NC Double eight tournaments First four Playing games finished last night, Texas Southern Beat Mount ST Mary's 60 to 52. They'll play Michigan on Saturday. Drake beat Wichita State 53 52. They'll take on USC. Norfolk State beat Appalachian State 54 53 to set up a match up with number one ranked Gonzaga U C L. A beat Michigan State in overtime 86 to 80. They'll play BYU next. The first round of the tournament starts today. The first game will be a 12 15. With Florida taking on Virginia Tech. Georgia Tech will play it four o'clock taking on Loyola Chicago, Ed Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The Jackets will be without a cc men's player of the year. Moses right first round will continue tomorrow with games. Also starting at 12 15 and the Georgia Tech Women will also play their first round NC double a tournament game coming up on Sunday. They'll take on Stephen F. Austin at 4, 30 San Antonio. Georgia will play their first round game on Monday of next week. They'll be taking on
Katie Barnes on College Basketball BFFs Jalen Suggs and Paige Bueckers
"Katie. Is to have you back on the show. Thanks for having me so. I'm talking to you because you have the story of the kind of blew my mind and i say that because if there's one player in the men's college basketball tournament i would advise people to know about it would be jalen suggs. These star of the number one overall seed gonzaga bulldogs. He's a freshman. They open their tournament. Tomorrow heavily favored. He's going to be the face of this whole thing in the women's tournament the one name i'd advise people to know about would be page. Bekker's their star freshman the star of the yukon. Huskies who are also a one c and opening their tournament. Sunday against high point. They are the two faces of the game right now. They will be the two faces of the month of march. And what. I didn't know until i read your story. Katie is that they grew up twenty miles away from each other in minnesota and they've been friends since elementary school. How did you discover that page. Bekker's jalen subs. Were this close. I had pursued a tip from my editor. That was a video of the two of them playing rock paper scissors when they were seniors in high school. I had written about page before. So i just asked her. It was like. Are you actually friends with jalen suggs. And she said that she was shocking that to kids from the midwest who live pretty close to each other who both played basketball of course they would know each other. Of course they would be friendly. That wasn't surprising. But as i reported the story and i found out just how deep these routes go that to me was. What made this really special. Yeah you came into the story. I know having reported a lot about page. Bekker's you got to know jalen suggs. It sounds like in the course of doing this along with family members of each of them. How difficult was it to get everybody on the record to talk to you about the specific relationship. Everyone was really excited to talk about this relationship. These two are really good friends. Their families our friends. You're the parents want to celebrate the other one so everybody was really pumped to talk to me
Georgia Tech's Moses Wright To Miss NCAA First Round Game Due To Positive COVID-19 Test
"Is confirmed. Georgia Tech star Moses right. The SEC Player of the year will miss the Yellow Jackets first round game against Loyola Chicago, the NC double a men's basketball tournament. Dude away positive over 19 tests right will likely also miss the second game Should Tech beat Loyola, the 69 senior a cc player the years, they said average 17.5 points and eight rebounds. Our game.