Category: Final Four

Charles Barkley: Brittney Griner “Can’t Play with Men”

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Could the NBA become the first of the major American professional sports leagues to have a female player? Mark Cuban has suggested that could be the case by stating that he'd consider drafting Baylor star Brittney Griner. But Charles Barkley is having none of it. Charles Barkley joined The Dan Patrick ...

Jamal Crawford Sees Some Chris Paul in Michigan Point Guard Trey Burke

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Jamal Crawford's had a good year. Not only are his Los Angeles Clippers division champions and en route to the playoffs with big expectations, but Crawford's Michigan Wolverines went on their first Final Four run since the Fab Five era, falling just short of a national title last night in ...

Michigan Wolverines Look For First National Title in Nearly a Quarter-Century

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Michigan jumped on top of Syracuse early and then held on late, winning 61-56 on Saturday night. Now the Wolverines will play for their first national championship since 1989 tonight against Louisville. Tim Hardaway Jr. and John Beilein joined Dial Global Sports to discuss their victory over Syracuse on Saturday night, ...

Tim Hardaway Does His Best to Play the Role of Parent as Michigan Makes Final Four Run

Friday, April 5th, 2013

With Tim Hardaway and Glenn Robinson sitting in the stands watching their sons play for Michigan, it seems easy to picture the former NBA players critiquing Michigan. But Hardaway says the players simply want them to be parents and it seems like that's exactly how it's played out. The Wolverines are ...

Syracuse, Wichita State, Michigan and Louisville Advance to the Final Four

Monday, April 1st, 2013

What a weekend for college hoops. The Final Four is set in the NCAA tournament and it includes the top overall seed, a great Cinderella story and a pair of No. 4 seeds who had something to prove. Louisville will take on Wichita State and Michigan will face Syracuse in ...

Thad Matta: Ohio State Buckeyes Cannot Rely On Riding The Coattails of 2011-12 Season

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

By all accounts, the Ohio State men's basketball program had a great season last year, finishing up with another Final Four and a Big Ten championship. But coach Thad Matta doesn't beat around the bush in telling his players they can't simply show back up and expect that again. The Buckeyes ...

Kansas Big Man Jeff Withey Thinks Defense Will be Key Tonight, Expects to Guard Anthony Davis

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Despite a slew of upsets and surprises early in the NCAA tournament, two of the most successful programs in college basketball history are meeting for the national title tonight in New Orleans. Top-seeded Kentucky has enjoyed an easier ride to the final, which is why the Wildcats are an obvious ...

UCLA Coach Ben Howland: “There’s always going to be tough times that you have to fight your way through”

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Suspensions, injuries, departures, losses and an article in Sports Illustrated that delved into it all. That's pretty much what UCLA coach Ben Howland had to deal with this past season.  By season's end, Howland's team went 19-14 and didn't make the postseason. Despite it all, Howland says in the following interview ...

Thad Matta Takes Time to Reflect on Return Trip to the Final Four

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

When he helped lead Ohio State to his first Final Four in 2007, Thad Matta admits he took little time out to actually enjoy the success. The Buckeyes are back there in 2012 and have a date with Kansas on Saturday, but their head coach says he'll do things differently ...

Further From Home, But In The Same Position, Butler Plays For National Championship Tonight

Monday, April 4th, 2011

One year ago, the Butler Bulldogs were in this exact same spot. OK, maybe not exactly. Last year they played Duke in the national championship just a few miles down the road from their campus. Still, tonight, surprisingly, they'll play for the title again halfway across the country in Houston. I'll ...