The seed range for next week's tournament varies for both schools.
The 79-year-old coach was honored at Assembly Hall during halftime of the Hoosiers' game against rival Purdue on Saturday.
The UK will play host to UK and Michigan in 2020
We go into this week with a statement we never thought possible: Minnesota is more likely to go to the College Football Playoff than Alabama. That sums up Week 11 of the Power Rankings. The Game of the Century was the bummer of the year for Alabama, which slipped from third to seventh after losing to LSU. It and Kansas State, which lost to Texas, had the largest drops of the week.
Tom Izzo left the podium after about seven minutes Wednesday morning, and Fran McCaffery strode up a few seconds later. Iowa’s coach summed up what the rest of the Big Ten thinks about Michigan State basketball this season. “Got a lot of new faces,” McCaffery said of his own team, “and I think that's the challenge, especially going into a season where Michigan State is the clear favorite.” Though there is no official preseason poll conducted by the conference or its coaches, the Spartans are the preseason favorite according to Big Ten writers in the USA Today Network and an independent media poll conducted by The Athletic as the preseason favorite.
The timing is surprising, sure -- if only because the news broke on a Monday morning in May, which is not when college basketball coaches normally change jobs. But John Beilein to the Cleveland Cavaliers? That development, in a vacuum, isn't that surprising. He's been intrigued by the NBA for years. He interviewed for jobs last offseason. He's 66 and, like each of us, not getting any younger. So jumping now makes sense.
In an NCAA tournament that has seen plenty of slow, low-scoring games, Michigan basketball might have just set the new standard. In the first 20 minutes of their game against 3-seed Texas Tech, the Wolverines scored all of 16 points. Per CBS’ broadcast, that set an NCAA tournament record for fewest points in first half. Texas Tech coach Chris Beard’s reaction to that stat pretty much summed it up:
The somber mood in Michigan’s locker room after the NCAA Tournament championship game had no outward effect on John Beilein. When the smiling 65-year-old coach stepped into the Alamodome hallway, he looked nothing like a man who had just missed a golden opportunity to reach his only remaining professional goal. That’s because Beilein doesn’t see a national title as a goal at all, even after falling one game short for the second time in six seasons.
The Wolverines are more than just Moe Wagner (but he’s pretty good).
Michigan didn't just advance into the Elite Eight. It hammered Texas A&M, sending a clear message that the Wolverines will be tough to stop.
Michigan, Gonzaga and Duke all punched their ticket to the Sweet 16 on Saturday
After one of the last Saturday's of the regular season, here are 16 takeaways on where teams stand in conference races and NCAA tournament chances:
We're running out of questions to ask about this Ohio State basketball team, but one that lingered coming off a loss to Penn State last week was how this group would handle the end of an eight-game winning streak. The answer: Pretty well. The No. 17 Buckeyes started strong against an offensively-limited Indiana team on Tuesday night, and bounced back with a 71-56 win at Value City Arena.
Miles Bridges has been bothered by injury and hasn't been at his best. And it hasn't mattered. Bridges' teammates stepped up again to beat Notre Dame.
With the ACC going 11-3 in this season's Challenge with the B1G, we examine Luke Maye's staying power at UNC, tourney hopes and other early storylines.
The Northwestern men's basketball team opens its season against the Loyola (MD) Greyhounds on Friday, November 10, 2017 in Rosemont, Illinois.
An inexplicable intentional foul. A locker room dance party 78 years in the making. Doug Collins' face. In a few years, or even a few weeks, this is what we'll remember about the first (real) day of the 2017 NCAA tournament: not just that Northwestern won its first NCAA tournament game, but how, and the blitz of emotion that accompanied it.
Indiana sophomore forward OG Anunoby will miss the remainder of the season, according to a statement released by the team on Friday. "It has been determined that OG Anunoby will undergo surgery on his right knee and will miss the remainder of the season. He is expected to make a complete recovery," the statement read.
and the reasons vary
It wasn’t arrogance or ignorance that kept Tom Crean sane in November or December, when angry Indiana fans were calling for his head.