Duke came into Sunday's game against Vermont, a rival of UAlbany in the America East Conference, a 26.5 point favorite. They nearly lost outright to the Catamounts, in what will be remembered as one of the games of the year in college basketball.
I love basketball because of its free flowing nature and fast paced action. I do not love basketball because I get to watch guys shoot free throws. Unfortunately for me, thanks to college basketball's new rules, I get to see way less of the former and way more of the latter.
The UAlbany Great Danes were the class of the America East last season, winning their conference tournament en route to an NCAA Tournament clash with Duke last March. Tonight, their accomplishments will be celebrated when their championship banner is raised to the rafters of SEFCU Arena prior to their game against NJIT.
For the last three years, I've spent a very special weekend in March at the America East Basketball Championships, a multi-day marathon in which contained three straight days, four games in each day, and at least 24 hours of basketball. Now that fun is being taken away from America East fans starting in 2015, as the conference has elected to go to a high seed format.
Andrew Wiggins will be dealing with some pretty outrageous pressure during his only first season with the Kansas Jayhawks. ESPN.com's Myron Medcalf named him the most indispensable player in the NCAA next season over such players as Marcus Smart and Doug McDermott despite the fact that they are men who have actually played college basketball before...
The last time we heard from the UAlbany Great Danes, they were making national pundits question the conference tournament system, winning conference championships, and competing with the Duke Blue Devils in the NCAA Tournament. Now we know when and where they'll be playing the first half of this season, as they have released their non-conference schedule.
Earlier this month, we mentioned that Louisville basketball head coach Rick Pitino promised his team prior to the NCAA tournament that he'd get a tattoo if they won the national championship. Well, Pitino kept his promise.
Rick Pitino said he’d get a tattoo if Louisville won the National Championship...
The 2013 NCAA Tournament was one full of upsets, clutch shots and other shining moments.
Now that it is complete, we can sit back and enjoy the official highlight film of this year's tournament, One Shining Moment.