Charlotte assistant Patrick Ewing, a Hall of Fame player who spent the majority of his basketball career with the New York Knicks, made his head coaching debut in the Bobcats’ 101-91 loss against his former team.
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.
The University of Kentucky’s eighth men’s basketball championship last April drew 42.9 million broadcast viewers for an annual event that raised $705 million in television rights fees for college sports’ national organization.
The University of Connecticut claimed its third men’s college basketball championship as Butler University had the worst title game shooting performance in the 73-year history of the national tournament.
The Cleveland Cavaliers took Duke University’s Kyrie Irving with the top pick in the National Basketball Association draft as they seek to rebuild a team that had a 19-63 record last season after losing LeBron James.
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.
The University of Connecticut has yet to lose in three tournaments this season and is a four-point favorite against Butler University in college basketball’s championship game, according to oddsmakers.