UNLV has its big man, and Cheickna Dembele’s high school coach said the Rebels are getting a good one. He was being recruited by Michigan State and Syracuse and had a trip planned to Missouri.
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Marcus Paige made three 3-pointers in the second half to help North Carolina get untracked from long range and stifle a Syracuse rally for an 83-66 victory that moved the Tar Heels one win from the program’s sixth title.
Josh Hart scored 23 points on 10-of-12 shooting and Villanova advanced to the national championship game with a resounding 95-51 victory over Oklahoma on Saturday night.
Ol’ Roy successfully cut one of the biggest academic scandals in history down to a weekend garage sale. He’s like a modern-day George Costanza: “It’s not a lie … if you believe it.”
The NCAA Tournament continues today with the Final Four teams fighting to advance to this year’s national championship. Here’s everything you need to know if you want to watch.
Oklahoma-Villanova is a great matchup because of Ryan Arcidiacono, a skinny point guard with a last name that is tough to pronounce and a game that proves even tougher. He’s from Philadelphia, where people are inspired by Rocky Balboa and Vince Papale.
No matter how good Villanova has looked, and we’re talking as good as anyone else in this NCAA Tournament, coach Jay Wright continued to remind his players about a certain game in early December when the Wildcats lost to Oklahoma 78-55 in Hawaii.
Stephen Curry missed a long 3-pointer to tie it with 5.3 seconds left and the Golden State Warriors suffered their first home defeat in more than 14 months, losing 109-106 to the Boston Celtics on Friday night to snap an NBA-record 54-game winning streak in the regular season at Oracle Arena.
No. 2 seed Oklahoma meets No. 2 seed Villanova in the first semifinal, and No. 1 seed North Carolina plays No. 10 seed Syracuse in the second semifinal Saturday in the Final Four at NRG Stadium in Houston.
The University of Nevada Board of Regents has not scheduled the special meeting to discuss the contract for new UNLV basketball coach Chris Beard, and the deal has not been posted online.
Aaron Kessler and Tony Miller of the Golden Nugget sports book join the Review-Journal’s Matt Youmans to preview Saturday’s games.
Final Four proposition bets posted at the Westgate sports book.
For Gonzaga, the timing could not have been worse. Coach Mark Few tells The Associated Press the NCAA called to inform him officials blew the call on a 10-second violation that went against the Bulldogs late in Syracuse’s come-from-behind win in the Sweet 16.
Capsule previews of Saturday’s Final Four matchups in Houston.
Aaron Augustin hit a floater in the lane with 11.4 seconds to go Thursday as the sixth-seeded Miller Grove (Georgia) basketball team upset No. 3 seed Findlay Prep 67-65 in the quarterfinals of the National High School Invitational in New York City.
As the process plays out slowly regarding getting approval on new UNLV basketball coach Chris Beard’s contract, hanging in the background is the memory of 1994 and a secret second contract given to Rollie Massimino to succeed Jerry Tarkanian.
Based on the sparse crowds and social media mockery, the inaugural Vegas 16 certainly won’t be mistaken for March Madness. But it’s not going anywhere.
Police in Ohio say a Xavier University basketball player has been charged with disorderly conduct for pulling down his pants at a bar.
UNLV basketball coach Chris Beard has met with assistants Stacey Augmon and Ryan Miller, but there was no indication of whether either would be retained.
Lon Kruger and Dana Altman are scheduled to be in Las Vegas from May 22 to 24 for the annual Coaches vs. Cancer golf tournament. Kruger created the event while at UNLV and has returned each year.
Trey Freeman had 24 points and six rebounds to spark Old Dominion to a 68-67 victory over Oakland in the championship game of the inaugural Vegas 16 basketball tournament at Mandalay Bay. Freeman was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.
In his only season as a Division I head coach, Chris Beard won 30 games, including one in the NCAA Tournament. But he has much more on his resume.
New UNLV basketball coach Chris Beard spent Tuesday in meetings with his players. The recruiting process on his own roster has begun.