Wisch: Groce Is The Coach Illini Fans Have Been Waiting ForFrom the looks of things, it appears that Illinois has a truly elite coach in John Groce.
Five Things: Missing McGary And Hancock Saves Cardinals...AgainThe preseason No. 2 team finishes 35-5 and wins 16 in a row to close the season, culminating with a national championship. No dominant team in college basketball this year?
Luke Hancock's Heroics Propel Louisville To NCAA TitleLuke Hancock's knack for making big shots was on display well before he transferred to Louisville. But he craved something bigger. He finally got it last night.
Video: Pitino Ducks For Cover After Confetti Cannon Goes OffSeconds after his Louisville Cardinals won the NCAA Championship game, the look on Rick Pitino's face turned from pure to joy to sheer horror.
Pitino Leads Class Of 7 Into Naismith Hall Of FameRick Pitino, who will coach Louisville in the NCAA championship game Monday night, is among seven people elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Rothstein: Louisville, Michigan Set To Give Us A ThrillThe season that none of us could predict is set to give us a title game that none of us will forget.
Five Things: Motivated Cardinals Prevail And Wichita State Stays AliveEven with limited drama—none of the regional finals were particularly thrilling—the NCAA Tournament is a wonderful thing, the perfect blend of fairness and unpredictability.
After Horrific Injury, Louisville Beats Duke 85-63 To Reach Final Four With tears in their eyes and Kevin Ware in their hearts, there was no way Louisville was losing this game.
Rothstein: Friday's Sweet 16 Primer; Predictions, Key Matchups & MoreFlorida Gulf Coast is without question the story of the tournament -- but they're not going to beat Florida.
Russ Smith Plays Through GriefRuss Smith last spoke with his former high school coach, Jack Curran, less than three weeks ago. They talked about how well Smith had been playing for Louisville this season.
Marquette Coach Buzz Williams Leads Team Despite Never Playing College BasketballIt’s a rarity at this level, in any sport, for a head coach to have had no playing experience in college. It hasn’t prevented Williams from guiding Marquette to the Sweet 16 the last two seasons and a 60-30 regular season record in the Big East.
Big East: One More Time, With FeelingThe death of the Big East as we know it hit home last week as 14 teams arrived at the World’s Most Famous Arena (Connecticut was ineligible). Next season, the “Catholic 7” will be reportedly joined by Butler, Creighton, and Xavier in a basketball-only conference that has paid to keep the Big East name.