The University of Kentucky ousted defending champion Louisville 74-69 and Michigan State knocked off East Region top seed Virginia 61-59 to complete the final eight at the men’s national college basketball tournament.
Manhattan College men’s basketball coach Steve Masiello has been put on leave after a background check by prospective employer South Florida turned up questions about whether he lied about having a college degree.
Defending champion University of Louisville erased a three-point deficit in the final 3 1/2 minutes to beat Manhattan College on the first full day of the men’s college basketball tournament as Harvard and North Dakota State pulled off the biggest upsets.
March 14 (Washington Post) -- Earl Monroe called back late Wednesday afternoon after physical therapy. The Pearl says he's not gleaming as much these days. He turns 70 later this year and has had six knee-replacement operations since July to prove it. Like a somewhat accomplished former teammate of his, Monroe couldn't imagine working full-time now just for the money. "He doesn't need a job," Monroe said of Phil Jackson, who is said to be days, maybe even hours, away from going back to work for a Knicks organization that Jackson and Monroe last helped lead to a title more than 40 years ago. "When I last spoke to him, he seemed content living in L.A. and doin' his thing." So what's this really about? "You see what Pat Riley has done lately," Monroe said. Yep. "Well, everyone knows that Pat Riley and Phil haven't had the greatest relationship over time," Monroe said. "There is an
University of Louisville coach Rick Pitino would make $425,000 extra this year -- on top of a $5.7 million pay package -- by leading his favored Cardinals to the championship of the men’s national basketball tournament.