Despite hosting four Division I conference basketball tournaments, state-of-the art facilities and the NFL and NHL putting franchises in the city, Las Vegas still can’t get the NCAA to drop its policy on sports gambling in order to host a championship event.
Three takeaways from North Carolina’s 77-76 win over Oregon in Saturday’s Final Four semifinals at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
Neither No. 1 seed covered the spread Saturday as North Carolina outlasted Oregon 77-76 as a 4½-point favorite and Gonzaga held off South Carolina 77-73 as a 6½-point favorite.
Former Bishop Gorman High star Zach Collins told anyone who would listen that he wouldn’t want to be South Carolina players facing him in a Final Four game Saturday, and he was dead serious.
Gonzaga won the battle of the point guards, matched South Carolina’s toughness and executed at the end of the game to advance to Monday’s NCAA final.
Nigel Williams-Goss and Zach Collins combined for 37 points to lead Gonzaga past South Carolina 77-73 at the Final Four, while North Carolina held off Oregon 77-76 to advance to Monday’s title game.
It’s no longer March, but March Madness is still going on with the NCAA Tournament going three days into April this year. And tournament action continues today with the Final Four.
A William Hill bettor lost a $7,000 money-line wager to win $100 that UConn would beat Mississippi State in Friday’s women’s Final Four.
Those who play for Frank Martin are unabashed in their defense of his style, adamant that what those watching at home see does not paint the entire narrative.
UConn’s record 111-game winning streak came to a startling end when Mississippi State pulled off perhaps the biggest upset in women’s basketball history, stunning the Huskies 66-64 on Morgan William’s overtime buzzer beater in the national semifinals Friday night.