Category Archives: College basketball

Coaches with multiple NCAA basketball titles

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Big Blue Links: Duke adopts UK model and wins title

Big Blue Links for Tuesday: Duke, Coach K figured out how to rule a new world, writes Dana O’Neil of espn.com. Calipari says at least five Kentucky players will enter NBA draft, reports Jerry Tipton of Herald-Leader. The great Krzyzewski … Continue reading

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Kentucky-Wisconsin ratings were the best in 22 years

Turner Sports says that the Kentucky-Wisconsin game on Saturday night drew the biggest audience for a semifinal in 22 years. Here’s the news release: “Turner Sports and CBS Sports’ exclusive coverage of last night’s NCAA Tournament National Semifinal between Kentucky  and Wisconsin across TBS, TNT and … Continue reading

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Videos: Wisconsin players on Kentucky matchup

INDIANAPOLIS — During the Friday press conferences, the Wisconsin starters were put into breakout rooms for interviews with the media. Above is Sam Dekker, talking about the fan criticism he has received before winning the West Region Most Valuable Player … Continue reading

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Wisconsin: “I’ve never used the term ‘ended'”

INDIANAPOLIS — Here is the transcript from Wisconsin’s press conference at the main podium on Friday previewing Saturday’s national semifinal against Kentucky. THE MODERATOR: We’re joined by Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan. Bo, we’d ask you to make an opening … Continue reading

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Transcript: Final Four players talk Final Four

INDIANAPOLIS — Willie Cauley-Stein was part of a joint press conference with Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky, Michigan State’s Travis Trice and Duke’s Quinn Cook on Thursday. Here’s the transcript: THE MODERATOR: We are joined by the players. We’ll start with questions. … Continue reading

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Big Blue Links: Chris Webber knocks Willie Cauley-Stein

Big Blue Links for Wednesday: Kentucky players recognize importance of sharpening motivation, reports Jerry Tipton of Herald-Leader. “When you get this close to the Final Four, everyone’s motivated,” Aaron Harrison said Tuesday. “But I think that we do have a chip … Continue reading

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Kentucky’s history with Final Four officials

The NCAA has announced the officials for this weekend’s Final Four in Indianapolis. Here’s the news release: INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee has approved 10 game officials recommended by John W. Adams, the national coordinator of officiating, … Continue reading

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Big Blue Links: Indiana’s 1976 undefeated champs would welcome Kentucky into the club

Big Blue Links for Tuesday: Indiana’s 1976 undefeated champs would welcome Kentucky into the club, reports Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post. “As such, the 1976 Indiana Hoosiers view the 2015 Kentucky Wildcats with refreshing perspective. They are not the … Continue reading

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Mike Brey: ‘The size does get to you over 40 minutes’

CLEVELAND — Transcript from Notre Dame press conference after loss to Kentucky. MODERATOR: Welcome Coach Brey, let him open with an opening statement and then we’ll take questions. COACH BREY: What a great college game. It was thrilling to be … Continue reading

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