5 Things: A Game With No Fans And Nationals Get HotThe first month of the season is in the books. Games are shorter, which isn’t a surprise given baseball’s new policies, but the Mets’ and Astros’ hot starts are. And the month couldn’t end without Mike Trout making a game-saving catch.
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.”
Quick Hits: Arizona Falls In Regional Final, Stanford In NIT SemisThe Pac-12 has had an impressive postseason, and after UCLA, Utah, and Arizona were eliminated this past weekend, Stanford is the last team playing.
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.
Quick Hits: Three Pac-12 Teams Reach Sweet 16The Pac-12 began the postseason with 10 consecutive wins and still has four teams alive in tournament play. For the second straight year, the Sweet 16 includes three Pac-12 teams.
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.