NCAA Tournament 2013

Syracuse’s Jerami Grant back in the friendly confines of Verizon Center

When I went to work with my dad, I got to stare at his collection of books about Renaissance literature. When my daughter comes to work with me, she gets to stare at people swearing at computers. When Jerami Grant … Continue reading

via Dan Steinberg June 27

Kevin Ware cuts down the net. Awwww.

And…the moment everyone was waiting for came when Louisville’s Kevin Ware, who broke his leg so terribly just over a week ago, got to cut down the net after the Cardinals’ victory over Michigan. The basket was lowered and Ware, … Continue reading

via Cindy Boren June 19

So many shining moments…

Luther Vandross does the honors on the 2013 edition of “One Shining Moment” as we wrap up the live blog. Thanks for joining us.

via Cindy Boren June 19

Rick Pitino will get tattoo of a cardinal on his shoulder

Rick Pitino promised his Louisville players that he’d get a tattoo if they won the national championship. They did and now he will. Pitino knows just what he’ll get and where he’ll get it. “I said it … not believing … Continue reading

via Cindy Boren June 19

NCAA rules committee likely to keep shot clock at 35, but changes to flagrant fouls, etc. coming in 2013- per source: http://t.co/5k8ofMWHv2

via Twitter May 8

Why that guy was popping his Georgetown shirt during the FGCU game

“GEORGETOWN BRO,” Tweeted Deadspin’s Timothy Burke during halftime of the Creighton-Duke game on Sunday. “Now is not the time for pride.” Indeed, there was GEORGETOWN BRO — aka Blommer Science Library supervisor Phil Sites — proudly holding up his Georgetown … Continue reading

via Dan Steinberg April 19

Syracuse guard eats four bananas in 60 seconds (Video)

  I was talking to Syracuse forward Rakeem Christmas in the locker room of Verizon Center on Wednesday about any secret talents his teammates might have (because we’re the Bog, you see), and he had a suggestion for me. “You … Continue reading

via Sarah Kogod April 19

NCAA tournament athletes do D.C. trivia (Video)

During NCAA media day at Verizon Center yesterday, I set out to see how many of the visiting players knew Washington D.C. trivia. It did not go well. Few players knew what a half smoke is and even fewer knew … Continue reading

via Sarah Kogod April 19

Metro to stay open an hour late for NCAA games at Verizon Center

Since I got three notes from readers asking about Metro’s hours during the NCAA tournament games at Verizon Center Thursday night, here’s the news, via WMATA: Metrorail will provide an additional hour of service from Gallery Place and Judiciary Square … Continue reading

via Dan Steinberg April 19

Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery and staying young

After teaming up for Thursday night’s Verizon Center doubleheader on CBS, Verne Lundquist and Bill Raftery have called a total of 539 NCAA tournament games, over a combined 60 seasons. And yet they recently finished atop the NCAA announcer ratings … Continue reading

via Dan Steinberg April 19

Marquette’s Chris Otule sings ‘My Girl’

  Marquette big man Chris Otule provided 11 points and 3 rebounds in just 15 minutes Thursday night, as the Golden Eagles swept past Miami into the Elite Eight. After the game, Otule was among the most talkative players in … Continue reading

via Dan Steinberg April 19

The man with the Jim Boeheim masks

Sometime in the first half of Thursday’s Verizon Center nightcap, the CBS broadcast showed this fellow in a Jim Boeheim mask making distracting motions with his arms while Indiana shot free throws. I figured that meant he was sitting behind … Continue reading

via Dan Steinberg April 19

Derrick Coleman says Hoyas ‘aren’t playing Georgetown basketball’

If there’s one thing Georgetown fans probably would not want to read this week — besides praise for Syracuse running a squeaky-clean program that does everything with class — it would probably be an ex-Orange star attempting to diagnose the … Continue reading

via Dan Steinberg April 19

RGIII’s Twitter rant over Baylor women’s loss

  Look out people, because RGIII is heated. The Baylor women’s basketball team took on Louisville Sunday in the NCAA tournament and the defending national champions lost in an upset, 82-81. Baylor grad Robert Griffin III has always shown his … Continue reading

via Sarah Kogod April 19

Mitch McGary picks up fourth foul

Mitch McGary bit on the classic Luke Hancock pump fake-and-jump-into-you move, picking up his fourth foul in the process. With Michigan already hurting inside against the physical Cardinals, this could have major implications down the stretch. Louisville opened up a … Continue reading

via Alex Prewitt April 19

Siva’s dad is pumped; Hardaway dunks

Meanwhile, Tim Hardaway Jr. offers up a dunk that was somewhat, and I do mean somewhat, reminiscent of his pops: Tim Hardway Jr came with the NBA Live 98 aggression of his father on that dunk?? twitter.com/Shoe_God/statu… — Chris Colossus … Continue reading

via Cindy Boren April 19

Trey Burke’s ‘foul’ on Peyton Siva

Peyton Siva has shown some impressive hubris tonight, skying up for several attempted posterizations and even slamming home a backdoor alleyoop. But Trey Burke got the best of his backcourt counterpart on this fast break. Well, until it was called … Continue reading

via Alex Prewitt April 19

Rick Pitino ducks

Louisville wrapped up its 82-76 victory over Michigan and as Coach Rick Pitino made his way toward the Wolverines’ bench, fireworks in the Georgia Dome went off. Pitino jumped and ducked his head, but it was a little unnerving. Pitino … Continue reading

via Cindy Boren April 19

Louisville beats Michigan for NCAA title

Louisville is your 2013 NCAA champion after defeating Michigan, 82-76, in an enthralling NCAA title game. Read all about it, courtesy of The Post’s Barry Svrluga.

via Matt Bonesteel April 19

Beilein admits a coaching error

Michigan Coach John Beilein admitted that the Wolverines were dallying late in the game because he made a simple mistake. After Michigan’s turnover with 52 seconds left, 15 seconds ticked off the game clock before the Wolverines fouled. And when … Continue reading

via Cindy Boren April 19

Luke Hancock leads Louisville win with his ailing father watching

Before he went off to Google “tattoo parlors in Louisville,” Rick Pitino took a moment to offer praise for Luke Hancock, the kid who helped deliver the school’s third NCAA championship and Pitino’s second. “It was their four shooters against … Continue reading

via Cindy Boren April 19
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