Despite hosting four Division I conference basketball tournaments, state-of-the art facilities and the NFL and NHL putting franchises in the city, Las Vegas still can’t get the NCAA to drop its policy on sports gambling in order to host a championship event.
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The opening chapter of how the Rebels went from a team under Lon Kruger that made four NCAA fields his last five years to one that just concluded the worst season in program history begins in 2011, when Nigel Williams-Goss was a sophomore at Findlay Prep.
A look at Monday’s NCAA men’s national championship basketball game.
A year ago, Kennedy Meeks missed winning an NCAA title as Villanova beat North Carolina on a last-second shot. Monday, he gets a second and final chance for a ring as a senior as the Tar Heels face Gonzaga in the national championship game.
North Carolina is a 1½-point favorite over Gonzaga and the total is 154½ in Monday’s NCAA championship game. Here’s a survey of opinions from Review-Journal staff members, other media, oddsmakers and professional handicappers.
Antron Brown continued his mastery of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway quarter-mile with a victory over Top Fuel teammate Tony Schumacher in the DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals.
Sunset Station sports book director Chuck Esposito expects 1½-point underdog Gonzaga to beat North Carolina and so do we.
Gonzaga won the battle of the point guards, matched South Carolina’s toughness and executed at the end of the game to advance to Monday’s NCAA final.
Dawn Staley is going to savor her first NCAA championship. It took her a long time to finally be able to raise the trophy over her head.
The New York Mets sent Seth Lugo to the disabled list and put Rafael Montero on the roster, leaving neither in the Las Vegas rotation.
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