Yale is going to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1962. Northern Iowa is headed there for a second straight year after another impressive run through the Missouri Valley tournament. Read about the teams that have punched their tickets to the Big Dance, and more — including a post-dunk piggyback ride and an incredible shooting performance — in my “Five Things” weekend recap for CBS Local.
If a 16 seed added LeBron James to its roster, would it win the national championship? My older brother Brian Kahn and friend Lee Joffe join me to debate that scenario. We share our Final Four favorites and I amaze them with the statistical anomaly that is Oakland’s Max Hooper. Subscribe and rate on iTunes!
With the college football season now complete, I know a lot of you have turned your attention to hoops. Allow me to bring you up to speed by taking a look at the college basketball teams and players that have made the most noise so far.
I hope you’ve been enjoying the start of the college basketball season. Thank you for coming here to read about it.
Here are four scores from the opening weekend:
Western Illinois 69, Wisconsin 67
Radford 82, Georgetown 80 (2 OT)
Alabama State 85, Virginia Tech 82
Monmouth 84, UCLA 81 (OT)
Dean Smith was an innovator. From having his players huddle before free throws to starting five seniors on Senior Day to calculating points per possession, the former North Carolina basketball coach was ahead of his time. He died at the age of 83 on Saturday. While many college coaches are praised for being more than just a coach, Smith, a civil rights pioneer, really was. Read my tribute to him on CBS Local.