John Thompson returns as color analyst for Westwood One/NCAA Radio Network’s coverage of the Final Four for the 13th year in a row. Thompson is best known as the former head men’s basketball coach of the Georgetown Hoyas, where he built one of the most successful programs in college basketball history. During his 28 years at the helm, Thompson won 596 games, was named Coach of the Year seven times and led his team to 24 straight postseason appearances, and three NCAA Final Fours.
He won the national championship in 1984, becoming the first African-American coach to accomplish that feat. Thompson also served as the Olympic Head Coach for Team USA Basketball in 1988, capturing a bronze medal, and won gold as an assistant coach in 1976. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1999.
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GREENVILLE, S.C. – Down by 10 points early in the second half, seventh-seeded South Carolina rebounded and upset No. 2-seed Duke 88-81 on Sunday night in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Gamecocks advance to… Read More »
GREENVILLE, SC – North Carolina stayed tough down the stretch as Arkansas tried to tie it up and managed to advance to the Sweet 16 with a 72-65 victory. The win sends the Tar Heels into a matchup with Butler next Friday. Kennedy Meeks scored 16 points and grabbed 11… Read More »
GREENVILLE, SC – The Palmetto State is set to host a pair of battles on Sunday, as four teams will be fighting for two spots in the Sweet Sixteen. First up, the top-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels will look to out-run the eighth-seeded Razorbacks of Arkansas, with tip-off set for 6:10 PM Eastern.… Read More »
GREENVILLE, SC – Top-seeded UNC exorcised any lingering shooting demons from the ACC Tournament with a 103-64 rout of Mike Davis’s Texas Southern. Justin Jackson found his elusive shooting stroke–pouring in 5-of-8 three-pointers to finish with 21 points–as one of six Tar Heels to score in double figures. Junior guard Kevin Scott… Read More »
GREENVILLE, SC – Moses Kingsley scored 23 points and the Razorbacks shot for over 40% from behind the arc to help Arkansas take down Seton Hall 77-71 and advance to the 2nd round of the NCAA tournament. Khadeen Carrington scored 22 in the loss for the Pirates. John Sadak and… Read More »
GREENVILLE, SC – Arkansas and Seton Hall tip things off for the East Regional on Friday from Greenville at 1:30 ET, while tournament favorites North Carolina will look to begin their march back to the title game against Texas Southern afterwards. The night action brings another North Carolina legend in… Read More »
HOUSTON – Kris Jenkins’ three-pointer at the buzzer gave Villanova its second ever national championship 77-74 over North Carolina. Marcus Paige hit a shot moments earlier to tie the game, but Ryan Arcidiacono dribbled the length of the court before handing off to Jenkins for the game-winner. Kevin Kugler, John… Read More »
HOUSTON, TX – It’ll be North Carolina and Villanova for the national championship on Monday night. Kevin Kugler and John Thompson have a preview of the game and Jim Gray had a chance to talk with the head coaches. Remember, every game of the tournament streams live right here on WestwoodOneSports.com. Read More »