Duke's title was aided by awful officiating down the stretch
Why waste everybody's time taking two minutes to look a replay, giving analysts, viewers and anyone else with two eyes the chance to see what should been the correct call, only to have officials walk away from the sideline desk to say the exact ...
April 7, 2015
UConn Has One Last Run Before SMU Snuffs Out NCAA Hopes
This time they must cede the stage to other, better teams. One of those teams, Southern Methodist, crushed out UConn's final, flickering hopes of going back to the NCAA Tournament with a 62-54 victory in the American Athletic Conference Tournament ...
March 15, 2015
Checking out all 68 teams in the field
It's not just the goofy nicknames or bad-sports-movie uniforms. There are stories like Wofford Terriers (55): Spartanburg's finest narrowly avoided history in the SoCon title game, edging an 11-win Furman team that would have been among the worst ...
March 16, 2015
Xavier back in NCAA Sweet 16 for 5th time since 2008
CINCINNATI (AP) — Xavier's youthful lineup is growing up in March, just in time to add to the Musketeers' history of late-season success. They've beaten Ole Miss and Georgia State to reach the Sweet 16 for the fifth time since 2008. Only eight other ...
March 23, 2015
A dream realized for women's water polo
Alexa Philippou. Desk Editor With 11 seconds on the clock in the final quarter of the NCAA women's water polo national championship game, Kiley Neushul drilled the ball into the bottom right corner past UCLA goalie Sami Hill on a penalty shot ...
May 11, 2015
Wisconsin steals Kentucky's perfect ending in Final Four, 71-64
The Badgers again closed the deal, beating previously undefeated Kentucky 71-64. With the victory, which avenged a national semifinal loss to Kentucky last season, Wisconsin will play Duke in the NCAA Tournament championship game Monday night....
April 5, 2015
Peterson: Is Hoiberg the dream candidate the Bulls described?
He is a former Minnesota Timberwolves vice president, so he knows that side of the desk, too. Furthermore, he's close to Forman, an ISU He'll inherit a program that has been to four NCAA Tournaments in a row. He inherits Georges Niang, Jameel McKay ...
May 29, 2015
Why waste everybody’s time taking two minutes to look a replay, giving analysts, viewers and anyone else with two eyes the chance to see what should been the correct call, only to have officials walk away from the sideline desk to say the exact... Replay in this NCAA tournament seems to have gotten more wrong than right. In this case, it was a contended out-of-bounds call that had actually gone off the fingertips of Justise Winslow, not a Wisconsin player as had originally been called. Two minutes, probably dozens of views of multiple angles of replays and three highly trained officials, deemed good enough to be reffing in the biggest game of the year, disagreed with all three CBS analysts, all of Twitter and every American... Duke retained the ball up 63-58, hit a three pointer on its next possession, went up 66-58 and basically clinched the game with 1:24 remaining. But, realistically, there was probably an 80% chance Duke was winning even if Wisconsin got the ball. With the way Jahlil Okafor and Grayson Allen were playing and how Coach K was coaching down the stretch, it was hard to see Wisconsin overcoming that. The officiating was the only disappointing thing about a classic 2015 NCAA tournament. Every game has bad calls, but over the past three weeks, so many of those bad calls came near the end.
Rodney Purvis, like all of his UConn teammates, was curled up by his locker, staring downward, forced to digest the kind of loss that reaches the pit of one's stomach. "I just never want to witness this feeling again," Purvis said, eventually wiping away tears. Guys that are coming back, hopefully this hurt them and lights a fire under them, including me, and we get better, so hopefully we never have to witness this feeling again. This time they must cede the stage to other, better teams. One of those teams, Southern Methodist, crushed out UConn's final, flickering hopes of going back to the NCAA Tournament with a 62-54 victory in the American Athletic Conference Tournament championship game before 13,365 at the XL Center on Sunday... "I don't want to ever feel like this ever again," freshman Daniel Hamilton said. So going into next year, I know how this feeling is, and I'll make sure we won't be in this position again. UConn didn't leave the limelight without a fight, as hard a fight as anyone could have expected. Needing to win four games in four days to capture this league's automatic NCAA bid, the Huskies, after finishing sixth in the conference, won three, including dramatic victories over Cincinnati and Tulsa.
They've beaten Ole Miss and Georgia State to reach the Sweet 16 for the fifth time since 2008. Only eight other schools have done it as often, according to STATS. Their inexperience showed early in the season, but they've played their best in the last few weeks, reaching the Big East conference championship game and comfortably winning both NCAA Tournament games. "You know, what's really special about our team is that we've grown a ton," senior center Matt Stainbrook said. I think it's great that the Big East has been able to test us with some really tough teams, and I think the fact that we've grown as a team together has made us really special at this point. Since 2008, the list of schools to make the Sweet 16 so often includes Michigan State (7), Louisville (6), and Arizona, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Xavier with five appearances, according to STATS. Ohio sent four teams into the tournament, and they all won their opening games. Ohio State, Cincinnati and Dayton were eliminated over the weekend, weekend, leaving only Xavier to keep playing. "And looking at Xavier, not a lot of people look at them as a team to really go deep in the.
John Calipari questions if refs will 'have the stomach' to call fouls
The NCAA's new basketball rules to improve pace of play and reduce ... Speaking Wednesday at the SEC spring meetings, Calipari said the decision to reduce the shot clock from 35 to 30 seconds won't help or hurt the product. But if officials aren't ...
May 27, 2015
NCAA approves 30-second shot clock in men's basketball
It's the first time the shot clock has been trimmed since ... and if either team calls a timeout within 30 seconds of a media timeout, it would count as the scheduled break. On Monday, the NCAA's Playing Rules Oversight Panel officially approved both ...
April 5, 2015
CBSSports.com Players of the Week (Oct. 13): Chubb steps up for Georgia
Every Monday, we will highlight the best and brightest performances from the weekend with the CBSSports.com Players of the Week. The honors will run through the end of the regular season right up until the CBS Sports All-America Team in December.
October 13, 2014
Video: Lack of game clocks in Cancun doom Seton Hall's final shot
As the ESPN announcers later would say, the only game clock in the building is on the scoreboard above the court ... some sort of oversight in how these arenas are set-up. Would the NCAA stand for an 84-foot court? Or baskets that were six inches too ...
January 2, 2010