College Basketball

Patrick Ewing hired as new head coach of Georgetown men's basketball

As first reported by ESPN 980 in Washington, D.C., the Georgetown Hoyas have hired former New York Knicks legend Patrick Ewing as its new head coach on Monday.Having spent the past three years as an assistant coach with the Charlotte Hornets, Ewing will vacate the position immediately to join the...

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 3:49pm

What time does Gonzaga - North Carolina game start? (Live Stream, TV)

North Carolina has been in this position plenty of times before - last year in fact. The Tar Heels fellto Villanova in last year's National Championship game but are right back in college basketball's biggest game of the year in 2017. Meeting UNC is fellow No. 1 seed Gonzaga, making its first ever...

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 3:43pm

Final Four preview: 5 things to watch for as UNC, Oregon, Gonzaga, South Carolina tip off

The Final Four may contain four relatively household names in North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina and Gonzaga, but each is surprisingly different with regards to their college hoops legacy, pedigree and strategy.The seeming sprint to the finish that began two weeks ago with 68 teams has slowed...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 1:37pm

When is the 2017 Final 4? (College basketball start, TV time)

The 2017 NCAA men's basketball tournament is down to four teams, with two one seeds, a three seed and a seven seed all having made Glendale, Arizona. Two of the teams (South Carolina and Gonzaga) have never made college basketball's Final Four while Oregon hasn't been there since 1939. For UNC, it'...

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 3:52am

2017 NCAA March Madness Elite 8 basketball schedule (start time, TV)

We’re closing in fast on the 2017 Final Four as the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 rounds of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament will take place this weekend. Here is a look at the regional final round which will be played Saturday and Sunday.Saturday, March 25Xavier vs. Gonzaga (6:09 p.m., TBS)Oregon vs....

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 4:14am

Sweet 16 Friday preview: UCLA and Kentucky set for mega-showdown

Friday, at least on paper, features the sexiermatchups in the Sweet 16 - highlighted by thedream meeting of No. 2 Kentucky (31-5) vs. No. 3 UCLA (31-4) in Memphis (9:39 p.m., CBS).The Sweet 16 seems like it is way too early to have these national title contenders squaring off, but you can't...

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 12:43am

YouTube video: LaVar Ball, dad of Lonzo, yells at Stephen A. Smith on ESPN

LavarBall has become the most notorious sports dad in America, saying that his son Lonzo (currently playing in the NCAA tournament for UCLA)is already better than Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry and that his boy is more advanced at this stage in his career than Michael Jordan.The outspoken...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 9:33pm

NCAA March Madness 2017 Sweet 16 schedule, tip times and match ups,

The NCAA men's basketball regional semifinals — better known as the Sweet 16 — tip off Thursday night and continue Friday. The slate of eight games will determine which teams will compete for their respective regional titles and for a spot in next weekend's Final Four.Here's a look at the start...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 2:10am

NCAA Sweet 16 preview: What not to miss when the action resumes

The Sweet 16 begins on Thursday with the Midwest and West Regionals and as is usually the case, there are basically nothing but heavyweight programs left from the original field of 68 teams in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament that started last week. These two particular regions didn’t have many...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 12:10am

It's not just NCAA Tournament Madness, NIT brackets can be busted too

Ask an average sports fan about their bracket just a couple days into the NCAA Tournament and most will respond with some variation of the word busted. Ask a true college basketball fan, someone who is hardcore and their response is likely a question.“Which one?”Bracketology these days isn’t just...

Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 5:57pm

What went wrong for Villanova in shocking upset to Wisconsin?

The ghosts of UCLA’s John Wooden, Kentucky’s Adolph Rupp and Oklahoma State’s Hank Iba can rest easy now. They won’t be disturbed by any interloper from Philadelphia’s Main Line. And Mike Krzyzewski can stop looking over his shoulder waiting for Nova Nation to show up.The Wildcats, just like...

Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 2:08pm

How will recent Villanova success be remembered after latest early exit?

It seems as though 2016 was an anomaly for Villanova.A team that has, in recent years has been known for early exits as a No. 1 or No. 2 seed returned to disappointing form Saturday, when the top-seeded Wildcats were stunned by Wisconsin 65-62 as the No. 8 Badgers will head to Madison Square Garden...

Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 5:23pm

2017 NCAA college basketball tournament schedule (Saturday, Sunday, Sweet 16 start time)

A look at the field of 32 schedule for the first Saturday and Sunday of the 2017 NCAA men's basketball tournament as well as an early look at the Sweet 16.Saturday, March 18No. 5 Notre Dame vs. No. 4 West Virginia (12:10 p.m., CBS)No. 8 Wisconsin vs. No. 1 Villanova (2:40 p.m., CBS)No. 8...

Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 8:19am

5 NCAA Tournament games to watch on Day 2 (Friday March Madness)

1) No. 7 Michigan vs. No. 10 Oklahoma State at 12:15 p.m. on CBS in IndianapolisBefore last week, this matchup of two mostly under-performing Power Five conference teams would not have deserved much attention. However, that all changed as the Wolverines’ (24-11) chartered plane skidded off the...

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 1:51pm

Temple women's hoop squad hopes to make deep run as No. 7 seed

For the first time since 2011, the Temple Lady Owls (24-7) are dancing.Led by a fearsome foursome of Feyond Fitzgerald (17.3 points, 7.8 assists), Aliya Butts (15.1 points), Donnaizha Fountain (14.1 points, 7.5 rebounds) and Tanya Atkinson (13.1 points), the No. 7 seeded Owls are deep offensively...

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 1:43pm

March Madness: 5 can't-miss games to watch on Day 1

With games on all day and night on four different channels, everyone knows that the first two days of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament are some of the best in the entire sports year. With the First Four completed on Tuesday and Wednesday, things start for real on Thursday afternoon as No. 12...

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 1:49pm

Villanova NCAA preview: Finally, the title defense begins

Finally!All season Villanova's men's basketball team hasmanaged to dodge the question.“We’re not thinking about that,” they’d say in unison almost like robots. “We’re just thinking about the next game. We just want to get better.”In fact, even though they’re the top seed throughout the land —a...

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 1:17pm

Pick these 5 NCAA Tournament upsets on your March Madness bracket

Every year, millions of college basketball fans pick their brackets, act timidly when choosing a 14, 13 or 12 seed to advance, and then kick themselves when they watch it happen (or half watch it happen while pretending to work on the best Thursday and Friday in all of sports).This year there is...

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 12:40pm

POLL: Is Villanova really a Philly sports team?

Villanova won last year's NCAA national basketball championship and held a parade down Lancaster Avenue, and another downMarket Street.The first parade was impromptu, an outburst of joy on campus as thousands celebrated on Villanova's main drag. The second was well-planned and ended with speeches...

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 3:30pm

Gallery: Villanova head coach Jay Wright owns many expensive suits

Jay Wright has it pretty good on the Mainline, just outside Philadelphia.He's coaching the defending national champion Villanova Wildcats (who start their title defense Thursday in Buffalo) and has spurned a bevy of head coaching jobs in the NBA and elsewhere in college.He is an impressive guy and...

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 2:12pm