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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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…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 »
HOUSTON – Brice Johnson and Justin Jackson had 16 points apiece as North Carolina advanced to the NCAA Championship Game with an 83-66 win over Syracuse on Saturday night. Trevor Cooney led the way for Syracuse with 22 points but it wasn’t enough as the run of the Orange ended…Read More »
PHILADELPHIA – Led by 25 points and 12 rebounds from Brice Johnson, North Carolina defeated Notre Dame 88-74 in the East Regional Final on Sunday night. The Tar Heels advance to the Final Four for the first time since 2009, when they last won the national title. North Carolina is…Read More »
PHILADELPHIA, PA – No strangers to each other in conference play, Notre Dame and North Carolina will have one final game this season with a spot in the Final Four on the line. Tom McCarthy and John Thompson will have the call from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Remember,…Read More »
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Top-seeded North Carolina got out and running early and maintained a comfortable lead the whole game, as they went on to beat fifth-seeded Indiana 101-86 to earn a spot in the Elite Eight for the first time since 2012. All five Tar Heel starters finished in double figures, led…Read More »
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Sixth-seeded Notre Dame managed to survive a rough offensive first half to hang with seventh-seeded Wisconsin late in the second. Then, down by one with sixteen seconds to play, Demetrius Jackson stripped the ball from Nigel Hayes and broke away for a go-ahead layup. Jackson wasn’t finished with burgling, though,…Read More »
RALEIGH, NC -East Region No. 1 seed North Carolina got a spirited effort from the ninth-seeded Providence Friars Saturday night, but pulled away in the second half en route to a 85-66 victory. UNC had five players score in double digits, while Kris Dunn was the lone bright spot for…Read More »