The Southeastern Conference’s push to improve in men’s basketball paid off in record fashion Sunday.
Justin Jackson delivered the go-ahead three-point play with 1:40 left Monday and North Carolina pulled away for a 71-65 win over Gonzaga that washed away a year’s worth of heartache.
A’ja Wilson scored 23 points to help Coach Staley and South Carolina win their first women’s basketball national championship with a 67-55 victory over Mississippi State on Sunday night.
After ice-cold North Carolina missed its fourth straight free throw down the stretch, Kennedy Meeks grabbed the game-saving offensive rebound in a 77-76 victory over Oregon in the Final Four on Saturday night.
Gonzaga used some last-second strategy for a 77-73 victory over South Carolina on Saturday in a matchup of first-time teams at the Final Four.
Diamond DeShields scored 24 points to lead fifth-seeded Tennessee to a 66-57 first-round victory over Dayton on Saturday in the NCAA women’s basketball tournament.
ORLANDO, Fla. — Devin Robinson tied his career-high with 24 points, Kasey Hill added 14 and No. 4 seed Florida used a second-half surge to beat 13th-seeded East Tennessee State 80-65 in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday.
The speculation is over. East Tennessee State will play Florida in the first round of the NCAA tournament, and the game will be in the Gators’ backyard in Orlando.
Virginia Tech is bound for Buffalo and a first-round NCAA tournament matchup with Wisconsin.
Kris Jenkins answered the 3-pointer of North Carolina’s Marcus Paige by spotting up behind the right side of the arc and draining a 3 of his own at the buzzer to lift Villanova to a 77-74 victory and the national championship Monday night.
Malachi Richardson scored 21 of his 23 points in the second half, and 10th-seeded Syracuse extended its improbable run with a 68-62 victory over top-seeded Virginia on Sunday.
Top-seeded Virginia beat Iowa State 84-71 in the NCAA Midwest Region semifinals on Friday night, advancing to its first regional final since 1995.
The opposing team’s locker room is a place Pat Riley has generally considered off-limits for almost all his basketball life: Do not enter except under extreme circumstances. Fifty years ago was one of those circumstances.
Oregon joined Kansas, North Carolina and Virginia with top billing for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.