Kentucky Wins Eighth National Title

April 3rd, 2012
Kentucky wins their first title since 1998

The looks on their faces seemed to be more of relief than elation. Pegged as one of two overwhelming favorites in October (North Carolina being the other), and the prohibitive favorite entering the NCAA tournament, a season without a national title would have been a disappointment for the Kentucky Wildcats.

Mission accomplished. 

What Can We Learn from the November Meeting?

April 2nd, 2012
Tyshawn Taylor and the Jayhawks made a statement

The question of what can be learned from a prior regular season meeting can be a tricky one, especially when there's been so much time in between meetings. No. 1 seed Kentucky (37-2) and No. 2 seed Kansas (32-6) will meet on Monday night for the national title, a rematch of their November 15th meeting at the Champions Classic in New York.

Kentucky vs Kansas: Prediction

April 1st, 2012
2012 Final Four

(1) Kentucky vs. (2) Kansas: National Championship



NCAA Tournament Interviews: CBS Color Commentator Clark Kellogg

March 29th, 2012
Clark Kellogg is one of the best to play at Ohio State

Recently CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with one of the voices of the Final Four, CBS color commentator Clark Kellogg. But Kellogg was also an outstanding player, having won a Big Ten Player of the Year award at Ohio State in 1982. His son Nick is a member of the Ohio team that won the MAC tournament and reached the Sweet 16 before losing to North Carolina last week. 

NCAA Tournament Interviews: Ohio State's Jerry Lucas

March 29th, 2012
Ohio State great Jerry LucasRecently CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Ohio State great Jerry Lucas, who led the Buckeyes to the 1960 national title. Lucas won two MOP awards during his career in Columbus, helping lead the Buckeyes to three straight title game appearances. Lucas is one of three players in the history of basketball to have won a title at each of the following four levels: high school, college, NBA and the Olympics.

NCAA Tournament Interviews: Kentucky's John Calipari

March 29th, 2012
John Calipari hopes to win Kentucky's 8th title

Just before the NCAA tournament began CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Kentucky head coach John Calipari, whose Wildcats take on Louisville on Saturday in a national semifinal. Calipari has won more than 500 games at three stops: Massachusetts, Memphis and Kentucky. 

Jon Teitel: In 2009 you were hired at Kentucky, where you became the second coach to ever lead three different schools to a #1 seed in the NCAA tournament. How have you been able to have so much success despite coaching at several different schools?

Kentucky vs Louisville: Prediction

March 28th, 2012
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was one of the standouts for UK

(1) Kentucky vs. (4) Louisville



Ohio St vs Kansas: Prediction

March 28th, 2012
Jared Sullinger's double-double helps lead Ohio St.

(2) Ohio State vs. (2) Kansas