Freshman Brandon Knight hit a 15-foot jump shot with 5.4 seconds remaining as the University of Kentucky knocked off overall top seed Ohio State University 62-60 in the regional semifinals of the men’s college basketball tournament.
The Big East Conference reached an exit agreement with St. John’s University and six other schools whose top sports program is men’s basketball, clearing the way for them to start a new league and take the conference name next season.
Duke University’s reign as national champion ended with a 93-77 loss to the University of Arizona that left coach Mike Krzyzewski stuck on 900 wins, two short of tying the men’s major college basketball career mark.
Susan Romano read her son Zach’s financial-aid letter from Drexel University, and her eyes jumped to the line highlighted in yellow: “$13,442 expected payment” for the first year at the $63,000-a-year school.
Butler University defeated the top- seeded University of Pittsburgh 71-70 to advance in the national men’s basketball tournament, while No. 2 seed San Diego State University needed two overtimes to beat Temple University 71-64.
The University of Kentucky , which is four wins away from an eighth college basketball championship, spent more on recruiting last year than any public university in the six biggest conferences in college sports.
Kentucky coach John Calipari is to blame for the visit New Jersey Nets part-owner and rapper Jay-Z made to his players in their locker room March 27, former CBS college basketball analyst Billy Packer said.