Home » Conference Notes » Currently Reading:

Duke Goes Down

March 21, 2002 Conference Notes No Comments

Friday, March 22, 2002

by Dan Hauptman

News and Notes
University of Arkansas president B. Alan Sugg upheld the dismissal of basketball coach Nolan Richardson. Sugg said on Thursday that after reviewing 80 pages of material submitted by Richardson and interviewing a number of people, he concluded that he agreed with Chancellor John White and that Richardson should be replaced.

West Virginia has offered Bob Huggins its vacant head coaching job. The Cincinnati coach was in Morgantown, W.Va. this week and is now back in Ohio and deciding whether to remain with the Bearcats or return to coach at his alma mater.

Radford coach Ron Bradley quit on Thursday to take an associate coaching position at James Madison. Bradley is the winningest coach in Highlanders history with 193 wins in 11 seasons.

The Big 12 is 10-2 overall. In the West Regional Final, two Big 12 teams (Missouri and Oklahoma) will play for a chance to go to the Final 4. Also, the Big 12 is 3-0 in head-to-head games vs. the Pac 10 this Tournament. Kansas beat Stanford in the 2nd round, Oklahoma beat Arizona in the 3rd round, and Missouri beat UCLA in the 3rd round. The two conferences will face off again on Friday when Texas plays Oregon.

No. 12 Missouri becomes the lowest seed ever to advance to the Regional Finals. Also, with No. 10 Kent State and No. 12 Missouri in the Regional Finals, it is the first time that two double-digit seeds advance to the Regional Finals in the same Tournament.

In the South Regional Final, Kent State will play Indiana. In the first round of last year’s Tournament, No. 13 Kent State defeated No. 4 Indiana 77-73.

Oklahoma was the only higher seed to advance on Thursday. In the other three games, No. 1 Duke, No. 3 Pittsburgh and No. 8 UCLA all lost to lower seeds.

Conference Breakdown
Big 12 (10-2): 3rd round Win – Oklahoma, Missouri.
Pac-10 (8-5): 3rd round Loss – Arizona, UCLA.
Big Ten (7-3): 3rd round Win – Indiana.
ACC (6-3): 3rd round Loss – Duke.
Big East (5-5): 3rd round Loss – Pittsburgh.
SEC (5-5):
MAC (3-0): 3rd round Win – Kent State.
MVC (3-1):
A10 (1-1): DONE after 2nd round.
WAC (1-2): DONE after 2nd round.
CUSA (1-3): DONE after 2nd round.
MWC (1-3): DONE after 2nd round.

Seeds Breakdown
1 (7-2): 3rd round Loss – Duke.
2 (8-1): 3rd round Win – Oklahoma.
3 (6-4): 3rd round Loss – Arizona, Pittsburgh. DONE after 3rd round
4 (5-2):
5 (3-3): 3rd round Win – Indiana.
6 (3-3):
7 (3-4): DONE after 2nd round
8 (5-4): 3rd round Loss – UCLA. DONE after 3rd round
9 (0-4): DONE after 1st round
10 (3-3): 3rd round Win – Kent State.
11 (3-3):
12 (5-3): 3rd round Win – Missouri.
13 (1-4): DONE after 2nd round
14 (0-4): DONE after 1st round
15 (0-4): DONE after 1st round
16 (0-4): DONE after 1st round

Indiana: First Regional Final since 1993.

Kent State: First ever Regional Final.

Missouri: First Regional Final since 1994 (the appearance was later vacated).

Oklahoma: First Regional Final since 1988

Thursday’s Heroes
Jared Jeffries, Indians: 24 points and 15 rebounds in win vs. Duke.

Aaron McGhee, Oklahoma: 21 points (19 in 2nd half) and 9 rebounds in win vs. Arizona.

Hollis Price, Oklahoma: 26 points (22 in 1st half), 4 rebounds and 3 assists in win vs. Arizona.

Kareem Rush, Missouri: 20 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists in win vs. UCLA.

Antonio Gates, Kent State: 22 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists in win vs. Pittsburgh.

Comment on this Article:

Subscribe to Hoopville

Enter your email address to subscribe to Hoopville


Hoopville Archives

College Basketball Tonight

We hope you enjoyed COLLEGE BASKETBALL TONIGHT during the 2016 NCAA Tournament. COLLEGE BASKETBALL TONIGHT is a comprehensive look at the NCAA Tournament hosted by veteran college basketball broadcaster Ted Sarandis, along with co-hosts Mike Jarvis and Terry O'Connor, both former Division I coaches. It also included many great guests, including Hoopville's own Phil Kasiecki.

The show aired on AM 710 WOR in New York City on Sunday evenings starting with Selection Sunday and running through the NCAA Tournament.

Here are links to the shows:

March 13, 2016 - First hour | Second hour

March 20, 2016 - First hour | Second hour

March 27, 2016 - First hour | Second hour

April 3, 2016 - First hour | Second hour

Coaching Changes

The coaching carousel is moving. Keep track of the latest coaching changes right here on Hoopville.

Everybody Needs a Head Coach

Former college basketball coach Mike Jarvis has a new book out, Everybody Needs a Head Coach.

"As you read this book, I hope that Coach Jarvis' experiences inspire you to find your purpose in life."
-Patrick Ewing, NBA Hall of Fame center

"Mike Jarvis' is one of my special friends. I am so pleased that he has taken the time to write this fabulous book."
-Mike Krzyzewski, Five-time NCAA championship head coach, Duke Blue Devils

"In reading this book, I can see that Mike hasn't lost his edge or his purpose. Readers should take a look at what he has to say."
-Jim Calhoun, Three-time NCAA champion, UConn Men's basketball

Review on Hoopville coming soon!

Hoopville Podcasts

Talking Hoops With Ted Sarandis – April 26, 2018

April 27, 2018 by

In our latest podcast, we spend a lot of time looking at what the Commission on College Basketball came up with, as their report was just produced. We also look at the NBA Draft and transfers, which have many rosters potentially in flux for next season.

Talking Hoops With Ted Sarandis – April 6, 2018

April 6, 2018 by

In our first podcast in the postseason, we look back one more time on the NCAA Tournament, which was just what we needed at this time. We also look at the NIT, CBI and CIT, as well as important transactions with players leaving early for the NBA Draft and coaching changes.

Talking Hoops With Ted Sarandis – April 3, 2018

April 3, 2018 by

The 2018 national championship is in the books, and with it another season of college basketball. We break down the national championship game and some of its implications to wrap up the season.

College Basketball Tonight – April 1, 2018

April 2, 2018 by

Welcome to our Final Four edition of College Basketball Tonight. In this edition, we look ahead to Monday’s national championship game, and bring on two guests – long-time Villanova radio play-by-play broadcaster Ryan Fannon and Radford head coach Mike Jones – to get their thoughts and insights on the game.

Talking Hoops With Ted Sarandis – April 1, 2018

April 1, 2018 by

In our latest podcast, we break d own the national semifinals, where one game went back and forth while the other was never really a ballgame thanks to an impressive performance for the ages by the winning team.

Phil Kasiecki on Twitter

Recruiting Coverage

Lincoln captures Hamilton Park title

August 15, 2017 by

For the first time, a public school won the Hamilton Park Summer League, and they were led by a big effort from a junior point guard in the title game.

Notes from a day at the 2017 Boston Shootout

June 12, 2017 by

Some news and notes coming from the second and final day of action at the 2017 Boston Shootout, where the host program provided plenty of talent, but so did a program that produced a team that beat them.

Notes from a day at the 2017 Northeast Hoops Festival

April 11, 2017 by

The Northeast Hoops Festival helped bring in the new spring travel season in New England, and we have notes from some of Saturday’s action.

2016 Boston Back to School Showcase notes

September 12, 2016 by

We look back at the 2016 Boston Back to School Showcase, where a couple of Boston City League teams were among the most impressive on the day.

2016 Hoopville Spring Finale championship recap

June 28, 2016 by

We look back at the championship games of the 2016 Hoopville Spring Finale, which had a big local flavor as one might have expected.