men’s college basketball

March 31st, 2012

NCAA Final Four 2012: Rivals And Acquaintances

Kentucky and Louisville represent one of the most bitter rivalries in college sports. They play at 6 o’clock on Saturday. The late game doesn’t feature a rivalry, but instead two traditional powerhouses of college basketball – Kansas and Ohio State. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou previews the two match-ups.

March 24th, 2012

‘Don’t Put Me In, Coach’ By Mark Titus

Mark Titus never quite made it as a basketball player. He walked on for the Ohio State Buckeyes, but played in just 32 games, taking six shots in four seasons. He’s since found a second career as an author and blogger. He joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his book, “Don’t Put Me In, Coach”.

March 24th, 2012

Syracuse, Ohio State Represent East In NCAA’s Elite Eight

Syracuse and Ohio State have advanced in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. The Buckeyes and Orange will play on Saturday for the right to advance to the Final Four in New Orleans. Bill Littlefield looks at the top teams in the East Region.

March 17th, 2012

Syracuse Stumbles Into NCAA Tourney’s Second Round

Syracuse was nearly tripped up in the NCAA tournament on Thursday, and they must press on without star center Fab Melo. Bill Littlefield spoke with Mike Waters of the Syracuse Post-Standard about Syracuse’s chances in the coming rounds and off-court controversies about the program.

March 14th, 2012

Should The NFL Void The Saints’ Super Bowl?

In college sports, teams have seen wins, and even championships, voided as a result of breaking the rules. Bill Littlefield explores the possibility of stripping the New Orleans Saints of their Super Bowl title because of a former coach’s bounty-hunting program.

March 14th, 2012

A Member Of Harvard’s 1946 NCAA Tournament Team Looks Back

The Harvard men’s basketball team has qualified for the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1946. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou talks with 89-year-old Louis Desci, Jr., who played on the ’46 team, about his memories of college and semi-pro basketball in the 1940s.

March 10th, 2012

High Financial Stakes For Mid-Major College Hoops

Unlike teams from power conferences like the Big East, ACC, or Big Ten, teams in the Missouri Valley Conference often have to win their conference tournament to secure a berth in the NCAA tournament. And once they get there, the stakes soar to even greater heights. Only A Game’s Greg Echlin has the story.

February 18th, 2012

Australian Connection Pushes Saint Mary’s Into Top 25

The Saint Mary’s Gaels have risen into the Top 25 this season under the guidance of head coach Randy Bennett, who has established a recruiting pipeline from Down Under. Dan Brekke of KQED has the story from San Francisco.

February 11th, 2012

‘Elevate’: From Africa To Prep School Hoops

“Elevate” follows the story of four high school students from West Africa who come to the U.S. with dreams of the NBA. Bill spoke with director Anne Buford about the film.

February 11th, 2012

Murray State Basketball: Kentucky’s Latest Top 25 Team

While the Kentucky Wildcats are one of the most storied programs in college basketball history, this season, the Murray State Racers might be the best team in the Bluegrass State. Murray State is the last remaining unbeaten team in Division I men’s college basketball. Only A Game’s Greg Echlin has the story.

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