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A title denied, Texas Tech looks forward with pain and resolve

By Zach Griffith | @ZachGriffith17

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MINNEAPOLIS – They were less than 20 seconds away from having done it. Chris Beard was about to follow in the footsteps of his mentor, Bob Knight, to become a championship coach. The Texas Tech Red Raiders were poised to assume kingship over the entire college […]

Championship predictions: All in on Texas Tech winning first title

By Mike Williams, Zach Griffith | @MikeWritesSport @ZachGriffith17

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By Mike Williams

Tonight’s game has the potential to be one of the biggest stories in tournament history. Virginia, one year removed from being the first No. 1 seed to be upset by a No. 16 seed, is one win away from its […]

Two college basketball writers watched that Bird vs. Magic game for the first time

By Mike Williams, Zach Griffith | @MikeWritesSport @ZachGriffith17

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Editor’s note: Sports Capital Journalism Program students Mike Williams and Zach Griffith, writing for NCAA.com, prepared for Monday night’s National Championship game between Virginia and Texas Tech by watching the 1979 NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship when Larry Bird and Earvin “Magic” Johnson […]

Pearl, Bennett discuss impact of first-time Final Fours

By Zach Griffith | @ZachGriffith17

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MINNEAPOLIS – Although they’ve never been to the Final Four as head coaches, Auburn’s Bruce Pearl and Virginia’s Tony Bennett, whose teams will meet in a semifinal Saturday evening, have no shortage of championship-caliber experience.

Pearl, who has led the Tigers to their first Final Four […]

Duke’s Zion Williamson wins USBWA, AP Player of the Year

By Zach Griffith | @ZachGriffith17

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MINNEAPOLIS – Duke freshman Zion Williamson was named Player of the Year by both the United States Basketball Writers Association and the Associated Press on Friday.

Williamson, who is projected to be the number one pick in this year’s NBA Draft, first accepted the USBWA’s […]