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5 biggest takeaways from Sunday’s Elite Eight games

After two weekends of chaos, the dust has settled and only four teams remain in the NCAA Tournament. South Carolina, Gonzaga, Oregon, and North Carolina will meet in the desert of Arizona to determine a champion.Sunday provided college...Show More Summary

South Carolina students have epic celebration after Final Four berth

After South Carolina’s victory over Florida on Sunday, students back on campus engaged in a pretty epic celebration.South Carolina continued its historic run in the NCAA Tournament on Sunday by defeating Florida 77-70 to advance to the Final Four for the first time in school history. Show More Summary

Kentucky freshmen crying in locker room after heartbreaking loss

Some people think that just because they are one-and-done players, Kentucky’s freshmen don’t care much about losing. De’Aaron Fox and Bam Adebayo made that notion look foolish.Fox was absolutely bawling in the locker room after his Wildcats lost to North Carolina 75-73 in what was an incredible finish to their Elite Eight game on Sunday. Show More Summary

Viewers furious after TV station interrupts Kentucky-UNC finish for weather alert

College basketball fans in Columbus, Ohio, are furious after their local CBS affiliate missed the incredible finish to the Kentucky-North Carolina game to air a weather alert.According to multiple Twitter users, WBNS cut into the Elite Eight game with about 30 seconds left in order to show a weather alert about a tornado. Show More Summary

Columbus missed the endings of UK-UNC because of a failed weather update

North Carolina beat Kentucky in thrilling fashion to reach the Final Four on Sunday. UNC’s Luke Maye hit the game-winning jumper with just 0.3 seconds on the clock for the 75-73 win in a game that captivated everyone who saw it.Unless you live in Columbus, Ohio of course. Show More Summary

Luke Maye sends North Carolina to the Final Four with game-winning shot

Luke Maye may have been the hottest shooter on the floor in the fantastic Elite Eight game between Kentucky and North Carolina on Sunday, and he punctuated that with a clutch game-winning shot.North Carolina was up 73-30 and Justin Jackson had a 1-and-1 free throw situation, but he missed. Show More Summary

Roy Williams' suit jacket sends Twitter into a frenzy

North Carolina men’s basketball head coach Roy Williams wore a suit jacket Sunday to his Elite Eight game against Kentucky that caused a bit of an uproar on social media.Here’s a look at the plaid wonder from behind as Williams spent a moment chatting with John Calipari before the game. Show More Summary

Singer Darius Rucker cries as South Carolina clinches Final Four berth

South Carolina continued its historic run in the NCAA Tournament by reaching its first ever Final Four after defeating Florida in the regional finals on Sunday. One person who was on hand to witness the win was Darius Rucker, betterShow More Summary

Video of LaVar Ball playing basketball surfaces and he doesn't look great

LaVar Ball recently said that he would have “killed” Michael Jordan in a game of one-on-one during his heyday.While this claim was ridiculous, we didn’t know much about Ball’s hoop skills other than the fact that he averaged 2.2 points per game at Washington State during the 1987-88 season. Show More Summary

Archie Miller's dad says son didn't want NC State job

Archie Miller attended N.C. State and played there for four years, but when its coaching job became available, the Dayton coach said no thank you.According to Miller’s father John, Archie turned down the N.C. State job due to a lack of trust in the administration.“Yeah, everyone thought N.C. Show More Summary

Report: Micah Shrewsberry back in mix for UMass job

The ripple effect from Pat Kelsey’s “change of heart” could be felt on the Boston Celtics’ coaching staff.Kelsey, the head men’s basketball coach at Winthrop, pulled a surprising 180 on Thursday after accepting an offer to coach the Minutemen next season. Show More Summary

5 biggest takeaways from Saturday’s Elite Eight action

Saturday’s games marked the first which featured a truly brighter spotlight for the teams playing.The Elite Eight, unlike the three rounds prior, only has one game played and televised at each interval. The entire college basketballShow More Summary

Lawrence Police trolls Kansas after upset loss to Oregon

Lawrence Police trolled Kansas after the Jayhawks were upset by Oregon in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday night.The Jayhawks were a No. 1 seed in the tourney and had been destroying opponents, yet they went cold against...Show More Summary

Oregon headed to first Final Four in 78 years as Jordan Bell & Tyler Dorsey dominate Kansas

While everyone knew the No. 3-seeded Oregon Ducks were a terrific team, the No. 1-seeded Kansas Jayhawks entered Saturday night’s Elite Eight contest as the clear favorite after they absolutely annihilated Purdue 98-66 in the Sweet 16. Show More Summary

Phil Knight cuts down nets after Oregon reaches Final Four

Oregon’s basketball program had one of its finest moments in their history on Saturday, and Phil Knight was on hand to celebrate. And he didn’t just celebrate from the stands like some fan; he got to participate.The Nike founder, who...Show More Summary

WATCH: Dillon Brooks gets upset with coaches during timeout

Dillon Brooks was heated during a timeout in the final five minutes of Oregon’s game against Kansas in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday.The Ducks were up by double-digits against the Jayhawks and essentially started nursing the ball offensively rather than running plays or trying to score. Show More Summary

This is the Gonzaga we’ve been waiting for

The ghost of Adam Morrison may have officially left the building. The disappointment of the past decade may have finally lifted. And after nearly 30 years with the program, Head Coach Mark Few is on the brink of history.It’s happening. Show More Summary

Gonzaga-Xavier first half ends on two of the most absurd shots you’ll ever see (but only one counted)

The first half of Saturday’s Elite Eight game between Gonzaga and Xavier ended in wacky, wacky fashion.First, we had this Xavier basket in the final 30 seconds that was made by, well, Gonzaga’s Johnathan Williams and the SAP Center basketball court: And 25 seconds later, Xavier’s J.P. Show More Summary

LaVar Ball glad Steve Alford staying with UCLA

There are some people that LaVar Ball does have positive things to say about other than his sons. One of them, apparently, is UCLA coach Steve Alford.Ball, whose two younger sons have both committed to UCLA, is pleased that Alford is...Show More Summary

LaVar Ball finally got what he deserved

LaVar Ball has been in the news a lot recently—probably too much—and in some ways, he overshadowed what UCLA has been able to accomplish this season. And now, after the team’s 86-75 loss to Kentucky in the Sweet 16, he’s been all over...Show More Summary

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