John Thompson

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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First Round Highlights: UNC routs Texas Southern 103-64

17 March 2017 Comments are off for this post.
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…
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Championship Game Highlights: Kris Jenkins wins it for Villanova

05 April 2016 Comments are off for this post.
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…
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Championship Game Preview: Villanova faces North Carolina

04 April 2016 Comments are off for this post.
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.
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