March Madness is taking the country by storm, with 68 teams vying to be the best college basketball team in the nation. The tourney is usually focused on the players, but the coaches are also pretty important to the success of a team.
Jordan Poole’s buzzer-beater that sent Michigan past Houston to the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16 in 2018 has been recreated with Lego by an Idaho-based stop-motion animator.Boise resident Jared Jacobs pieced together the dramatic moment in a stop-motion animated short that even included Muhammad Abdur-Rahkman wearing his usual pink trainers.The short took 40 hours to create, Jacobs said.Michigan won the game 64-63. Credit: Jared Jacobs via Storyful
Hot off of the Wildcats winning their 2nd Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament in only three years, Villanova head coach Jay Wright joins Cris Carter, Nick Wright, and Jenna Wolfe to break down what was so memorable about this year's historic championship run, noting what it means for his players like Jalen Brunson, Mikal Bridges and 6th man standout Donte DiVincenzo, but also for the school and the city of Philadelphia as a whole.
This woman wants gender equality in the NCAA tournaments, and is demanding that they take action, starting with their logos. Traci Lawson created a Change.org petition to get the NCAA to change the logo for the men’s Final Four. Right now, the women’s Final Four logo specifies it as a “Women’s Tournament,” but the men’s logo doesn’t mention gender at all. “Just looking at the two logos side by side now, it’s really clear that there’s a real Final Four logo.” Lawson explained. Women’s basketball is ‘women’s basketball,’ but men’s basketball is always just ‘basketball.’ She’s been tweeting her concerns for years and is now collection signatures to pressure the NCAA to check its gender discrimination. So far, hundreds of people have signed it, though Lawson says she hasn’t heard from the NCAA. The organization has already released its 2019 logos, which still showcase gender specification in only the women’s addition. “I can’t imagine that it doesn’t irk other people, also. I know men’s sports tend to bring in more revenue, but it’s kind of like a chicken and egg issues, where people aren’t going to take women’s basketball as seriously if the NCAA isn’t even taking it as seriously.” Lawson stated.
Villanova ended its dominant NCAA tournament run by crushing Michigan in the championship game, and became the first team in nine years to win all of its tournament matchups by double digits. Lisa Bernhard reports.
In his reaction to Jay Wright notching his 2nd title after Villanova crushed the Michigan Wolverines to win the 2018 Men's NCAA basketball title, Nick Wright reveals to Cris Carter and Jenna Wolfe how Jalen Brunson, Mikal Bridges and Donte DiVincenzo were able to trail blaze through the tournament and cap off their successful run with a dominant victory.
In his reaction to Notre Dame defeating UCONN with a buzzer-beater to garner the 2018 Women's NCAA Tournament title, Jason Whitlock reveals to Colin Cowherd, Dahntay Jones and Jason McIntyre why he believes the state of women's basketball is 'trending up' while men's college basketball is not.
On Friday, Arike Ogunbowale hit one of the most clutch shots in NCAA women's basketball history with a last-second basket to beat mighty UConn and put Notre Dame in the championship game. How to top that? On Sunday, she hit the most clutch shot in tournament history to give Notre...
Mississippi State takes on Louisville in the women's NCAA Tournament Final Four. 16 WAPT Sports Director Josh Jackson is in Columbus, Ohio, with a preview of Friday night's game.
Looking ahead to the Elite 8 matchups in the 2018 NCAA college basketball tournament, Nick Wright unveils to Cris Carter and Jenna Wolfe why Loyola Chicago's current Cinderella run is the 2nd most historic event in the Ramblers' basketball history.
Set aside the broken brackets! Now that the Sweet 16 is upon us, Nick Wright and Cris Carter unveil who is the best player left in the NCAA tournament. Out of the players left in the Big Dance, who is your pick: Marvin Bagley III, Jalen Brunson, Carsen Edwards, Mikal Bridges or Devonte' Graham?
In his reaction to seven of the top-4 seeds losing in the NCAA tournament, Shannon Sharpe explains that the unknown is one of the reasons why we love March Madness. For the first time since 2004, multiple number one seeds failed to make the Sweet 16 including Xavier, North Carolina, Cincinnati, and Michigan State.