Jim Boeheim has never been very likable, but after winning 900 games over the course of 40 years and taking No. 10 seed Syracuse to the NCAA Tournament's Final Four, there's something to be said for his perpetual dourness.
Coached by Billy Tubbs and led by grunge inspiration Mookie Blaylock, Oklahoma's high-octane 1987-88 Final Four team was the NCAA equivalent of punk rock: brash, ruthless, and one of the best teams to never win a championship.
Syracuse will enter its Final Four matchup against top-seeded North Carolina as an underdog, but the Orange have a real chance to advance to the NCAA tournament title game.
North Carolina's old-school offense, Syracuse's incredible comeback, and Seth Davis's War on Math Nerds highlight our daily NCAA Tournament roundup.
Roy Williams had fun celebrating with his players last night.
George Mason stunned the country by advancing through the 2006 NCAA Tournament and reaching the Final Four, setting a precedent for Butler, VCU and other mid-major Cinderellas that followed.
More like core blowovers, IMO.