College Basketball

WATCH: Court-Storming Minnesota Fan Confronts Purdue Player

The Minnesota Golden Gophers greatly helped their tournament chances on Tuesday night, with a thrilling 4-point victory over conference rival Purdue. However, as Minnesota fans stormed the floor, one Gopher fan greatly helped his chances of getting knocked out as he gave a Purdue player the double-bird.

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Ole Miss Players Kneel in Response to Confederacy Rally

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Eight University of Mississippi basketball players kneeled during the national anthem Saturday before a victory over Georgia in response to a Confederacy rally near the arena.

Ole Miss

Bilas: College Basketball Players Will One Day Be Paid

College basketball analyst Jay Bilas believes players will eventually be paid, and tells PodcastOne Sports Now that he’s not sure top players will forgo a year on the big stage in college to play in the NBA’s developmental league.

College Basketball

$23 Million Reasons for Players to Leave Nova, Remaining College Projections

Mikal Bridges needed to choose between returning as the top-rated college basketball player in 2019 according to the Value Add Basketball projections – or the potential $9.5 million in guaranteed contracts over three years if the projection of him going ninth in the NBA draft proves accurate.

AP Laurence Kesterson

NCAA Championship Game Suffers Historically Bad Ratings

The NCAA Final Four tournament featured a Cinderella team with a feisty nun, big named schools, and a record breaking MVP, but despite all that the series still saw lower ratings than last year’s games.

AP Keith Srakocic

Loyola-Chicago Upsets Tennessee 63-62

Sister Jean’s prayers were answered again in another heart-stopper, and the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers are going to the Sweet 16, just as they did the last time they were in the NCAA Tournament 33 years ago.

AP Tony Gutierrez

No. 16 UMBC Stuns No. 1 Virginia 74-54 to Make NCAA History

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Senior guard Jairus Lyles scored 28 points, and the University of Maryland-Baltimore County pulled off the most shocking upset in NCAA Tournament history, defeating Virginia 74-54 on Friday night to become the first No. 16 seed ever to beat a No. 1 seed.

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