Penn State players and fans celebrate their 75-69 upset win over Michigan on Tuesday.
College Basketball

Dramatic finishes are increasing as March Madness approaches

The casual fan, that impressionable follower of all kinds of basketball — he or she should gravitate toward college hoops this season.
February 14

THE FINAL FOUR

U.S. Bank Stadium  •  Minneapolis  •  April 6 & 8, 2019

Nevada forward Jordan Caroline
David Zalubowski, Associated Press
Sports

Cinderella season: Plenty of mid-major men's basketball buzz

Buffalo? Houston? Furman? Somewhere out there is the country's next Cinderella story for March Madness.
Kentucky's Reid Travis is a graduate transfer this season for the Wildcats.
James Crisp, Associated Press
Colleges

Reusse: Former DeLaSalle star Travis shines bright in new Kentucky home

Reid Travis is in his fifth collegiate season and having what might be the time of his life amid the unmatched madness that surrounds University of Kentucky basketball.
Gophers coach Richard Pitino, above calling a timeout against Illinois on Wednesday, says his team’s No. 50 NET ranking "makes no sense” to him.
Aaron Lavinsky • aaron.lavinsky@startribune.com
Sports

Gophers' low NET ranking 'makes no sense' to Pitino

A rendering of how basketball could look in U.S. Bank Stadium, home of the men's basketball Final Four 2019.
Star Tribune file
A rendering of how basketball would look at U.S. Bank Stadium, site of the 2019 Final Four.
NCAA Final Four

Final Four will cost stadium millions more than Super Bowl

The newly reborn Armory in downtown Minneapolis, shown getting ready for Super Bowl shows, will host the free three-day music festival for the NCAA Ma
Aaron Lavinsky, Star Tribune
The newly-reborn armory in downtown Minneapolis as workers readied the...
Local

Final Four music festival heads to Minneapolis Armory; four-day party set for Nicollet Mall

Marcus Fuller's Final Four prediction: Will fast-starting powers stay strong?
Rahul Mukherjee
MARCUS FULLER'S FINAL FOUR FORECAST

Marcus Fuller's Final Four prediction: Will fast-starting powers stay strong?