Two decades ago this month, Arizona’s basketball team won its only national title by beating Kentucky, a moment that caused many to believe a geographical shift of sorts had taken afoot in the college game.
Las Vegas casino owner Derek Stevens bet $11,000 to win $10,000 on 32 first-round NCAA Tournament games.
To help pick a few upsets on your bracket, look no further than the lines posted at Las Vegas sports books, which have No. 10 Wichita State favored by 6½ points over No. 7 Dayton.
Duke received a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament, but the Blue Devils have the nation’s best players and coach. It’s a daunting combination for the rest of the field.
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Adam Hill from the Las Vegas Review-Journal recaps the finals in the WAC, Pac-12 and Mountain West finals and also talks about what teams will go to the NCAA tournament and which teams are on the bubble.
Three takeaways from Saturday’s Pacific 12 Conference men’s tournament championship game, in which Arizona defeated Oregon 83-80 before a sellout crowd of 18,927 at T-Mobile Arena:
In his first year as the Aggies’ coach, Paul Weir led New Mexico State back to the NCAA Tournament with a 70-60 comeback victory over defending champion Cal State Bakersfield.
Arizona (30-4) defended well, got great looks offensively and had enough in reserve to hold off Oregon (29-5) and win the Pacific 12 Conference men’s basketball tournament championship Saturday 83-80 in front of 18,927 at T-Mobile Arena.