Texas without star Dylan Disu for regional final vs. Miami
Texas forward Dylan Disu, one of the bright stars of the opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament, was ruled out of the Longhorns' game against Miami for a spot in the Final Four on Sunday with a left foot injury. The 6-foot-9 Disu was the MVP of the Longhorns' run to the Big 12 Tournament title on the same T-Mobile Center floor two weeks ago, then helped them reach the Sweet 16 with 17 points in a win over Colgate and 28 points in a win over Penn State.news.yahoo.com
Miami beats No. 1 seed Houston; all four top NCAA seeds out
Nijel Pack and Miami hit shots from near and far against the stingiest defense in the country to beat Houston 89-75 in the Sweet 16, leaving the NCAA Tournament without a single No. 1 seed among its final eight teams for the first time since seeding began in 1979.
Saint Mary's F Ducas injures back in loss to UConn
Saint Mary's senior forward Alex Ducas was knocked out of Gaels' second-round NCAA Tournament game against UConn on Sunday with a first-half back injury. Saint Mary's trainers attended to him and he gingerly walked off the court with people supporting him. “His back just kind of slipped out of place,” Saint Mary's coach Randy Bennett said.news.yahoo.com
Jackson-Davis leads Indiana past Kent State in March Madness
Trayce Jackson-Davis made staying up late worthwhile for Indiana fans. The All-American did it all with 24 points, 11 rebounds, five blocked shots and five assists as Indiana defeated 13th-seed Kent State 71-60 Friday night to reach the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2016. Jackson-Davis became the first player since blocks became an official NCAA statistic in 1985-86 to have at least 20 points, 10 rebounds, five blocks and five assists in an NCAA Tournament game, according to OptaSTATS.news.yahoo.com
Pitino on St. John's: 'You don’t buy houses without looking'
Rick Pitino insists he doesn't know his next move. After the 70-year-old Hall of Famer's 13th-seeded Iona team was knocked out of the NCAA Tournament by UConn on Friday, he addressed speculation that St. John's is targeting him as its next coach. Pitino talked earlier this week about how much he admires St. John's President Rev. Brian Shanley, who previously worked at Providence.news.yahoo.com
Analytics expert says portal hurting some major programs
A University of Illinois professor who runs an analytics website thinks the transfer portal has hurt some power conference schools in the NCAA Tournament. Changes brought on by an increasingly active portal have diminished the cohesiveness within some marquee programs, said Sheldon Jacobson, who operates the site BracketOdds.news.yahoo.com
New Mexico St report calls for strengthened culture, values
An independent law firm investigating a fatal shooting by a New Mexico State basketball player recommended the school enhance its weapons policy and “strengthen a culture that encourages student-athletes to adhere to the integrity and values of NMSU at all times.”.
Cronin says UCLA seed in NCAA bracket preview is 'comical'
The Division I men’s basketball committee revealed its top 16 teams for next month’s NCAA Tournament on Saturday, and UCLA coach Mick Cronin found his team’s current seed to be “comical.” No. 8 Arizona was chosen as the sixth overall seed, while fourth-ranked UCLA was eighth. The Pac-12 rivals will meet March 4 in their regular-season finale.news.yahoo.com