RealClearSports
Advertisement

It's Not 'Hoosiers,' But It Comes Close

Chris Bergin/For Indianapolis Star

Classic game.

Classic venue.

Instant-classic finish.

In Maui, it was Rotnei Clarke hitting the prayer to beat Marquette.

At Banker’s Life Fieldhouse, it was Alex Barlow, the walk-on, hitting the shot to upend then-No. 1 Indiana.

Saturday night at Hinkle, in a game that will be replayed hundreds, if not thousands of times in the mind’s eye of Butler fans, Roosevelt Jones stole an inbounds pass and hit a floater with time expiring to knock off No. 8 Gonzaga 64-63.

Incredible.

Read Full Article »

Recommended Articles

30 Key Games on College Slate

Jeff Borzello, Eye on College Basketball - January 10, 2013

When doing midseason look-aheads for college football, it's easy to pick out the games that matter going forward. After all, the regular season shapes the national championship game, so there are normally one or two games... more »

What's Wrong With the Tar Heels?

Mike DeCourcy, Sporting News - January 10, 2013

If a North Carolina fan were to cross the river Styx in the wrong direction, surely this is the world of college basketball as he or she would discover it: the Duke Blue Devils undefeated and ranked No. 1, the Tar Heels unranked... more »

Unbeaten in Basketball? Don't Count on It

Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal - January 9, 2013

It doesn't take multivariable calculus to understand that winning every game in any sport is really, really hard. The last Super Bowl champion without a loss was the 1972 Miami Dolphins. In other pro leagues, the feat is... more »

Suddenly, Parity Infects College Basketball

Jeff Goodman, CBS Sports - January 9, 2013

Everyone knew Alabama was going to win another national football championship, but college hoops is different. It's not only up for grabs because of the unpredictability of the NCAA tournament, but because ... more »

Did McCollum Make the Right Decision?

David Steele, Sporting News - January 8, 2013

 Nine months ago, C.J. McCollum sounded as sincere as could be when he wrote a column for Sporting News stating that he believed returning to Lehigh University to play his senior season was the smartest possible move.“My... more »