Wisconsin's Future In Good Hands With Bronson KoenigThree-year starter Traevon Jackson is graduating, but Wisconsin’s point guard spot is in good hands. When Jackson broke his foot in January, sophomore Bronson Koenig replaced him in the starting lineup and played well.
Five Things: Grayson Allen, Tyus Jones Lead Duke To ChampionshipA thrilling Tournament was capped last night by a fantastic final, as Duke beat Wisconsin 68-63. It was the fifth championship for Duke and Mike Krzyzewski.
Rising Star: Duke Guard Grayson AllenWhile Jahlil Okafor, Justise Winslow, and Tyus Jones have been incredible this season, don’t forget about Grayson Allen.
Five Things: Duke Dominates And Badgers Beat The UnbeatenThe Blue Devils and Badgers play for the title tonight at 9:18 p.m. ET on CBS.
Is This Tom Izzo’s Most Improbable Final Four Run?Tom Izzo is headed to his seventh Final Four. Only three coaches have been to more: John Wooden, Dean Smith, and Izzo’s opposition on Saturday, Mike Krzyzewski.
Rising Star: Michigan State Guard Lourawls Nairn, Jr.If Michigan State is to continue its magical Tournament run, it will need continued strong play from a 5’10” freshman from the Bahamas called “Tum Tum.”
Five Things: Cats Enter Final Four With Eight LivesThe record-setting start to the Tournament—as far as one-point games—gave way to exciting, compelling matchups this past weekend.
Rising Star: Notre Dame Guard Steve VasturiaVasturia, who played his high school ball at St. Joseph’s Prep in Philadelphia, has started every game for Notre Dame this season after starting 12 last year.
Five Things: NCAA Tournament Opening WeekendNothing beats the opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament and this year was especially incredible. From improbable upsets to last-second heroics—and sometimes both in the same game—the 2015 Tourney got off to a roaring start.
Rising Star: Ohio State Guard D’Angelo RussellA United States Basketball Writers Association First Team All American, Russell will lead Ohio State into this week’s NCAA Tournament.
Five Things: NCAA Tournament Bracket RevealedWe will not have a repeat champion this year. While expected for much of the season, it became official yesterday, when Connecticut lost in the American Conference finals and was denied an at-large bid.
Rising Star: West Virginia Guard Daxter Miles, Jr.On the court, the 6’3” shooting guard has stepped up his game following injuries to Staten and Browne. Miles is averaging 7.2 points per game while shooting 40 percent from the field and 34 percent from deep.