Kelly Tripucka is an analyst for NCAA Basketball and the NCAA Tournament on Westwood One Sports.
Tripucka was a four-year starter at Notre Dame and led the Irish to the NCAA Tournament in each of his four seasons. He was selected in the first round of the 1981 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons and went on to play 10 years in the NBA with Detroit, Utah and Charlotte.
After finishing his playing career, Tripucka began a career in broadcasting and has worked for the Detroit Pistons, New Jersey Nets and New York Knicks over the past two decades.
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MILWAUKEE, WI – Fourth-seeded Purdue went ten rounds with fifth-seeded Iowa State in a slug-fest before holding on to secure an 80-76 win and a spot in the Sweet Sixteen. Sophomore forward Caleb Swanigan was an absolute beast… Read More »
MILWAUKEE, WI – The Bulldogs used a smothering defense to shut down Giddy Potts and the Blue Raiders, as fourth-seeded Butler defeated twelfth-seeded Middle Tennessee State 74-65 to advance to the Sweet Sixteen for the first time in six years. Junior Kelan Martin came off the bench to pour in 19… Read More »
MILWAUKEE, WI – A Second Round double-header tips off in Cream City on Saturday at 7:10 PM Eastern. The first matchup will have two experienced teams on display, when the South Region’s fourth-seeded Butler Bulldogs do battle with the twelfth-seeded Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders for a spot in the Sweet Sixteen. Then… Read More »
MILWAUKEE, WI – For the second year in a row, Middle Tennessee State came into the NCAA Tournament a double-digit seed, only to confidently upset a Big Ten squad in the First Round. The difference this time around, though, is that the Blue Raiders aren’t ready to pack their bags… Read More »
MILWAUKEE, WI – Fifth-seeded Iowa State survived an up-and-down track meet, defeating twelfth-seeded Nevada 84-73 to advance to the Second Round. Senior guard Monte Morris led a balanced Cyclones attack with 19 points, 8 assists, and 8 rebounds. The Wolf Pack were paced by the sophomore tandem of Cameron Oliver and… Read More »
MILWAUKEE, WI – With an 80-70 come-from-behind victory, fourth-seeded Purdue ended thirteenth-seeded Vermont’s 21-game winning streak. Matt Painter’s squad also ended a drought, as the Boilermakers advance to the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2012. The West Lafayette team got off to a sluggish start,… Read More »
MILWAUKEE, WI – Twelfth-seeded Middle Tennessee State provided 2017’s first upset of the tournament with an 81-72 win against the fifth-seeded Minnesota Golden Gophers. Reggie Upshaw had 19 points for the Blue Raiders, with Jordan Murphy scoring 15 in the loss for Minnesota. Brandon Gaudin and Kelly Tripucka called the… Read More »
MILWAUKEE – Behind 18 points from Avery Woodson, who tied a career-high with six made 3-pointers, fourth-seeded Butler downed No. 13-seed Winthrop 76-64 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Winthrop’s Xavier Cooks led all scorers with 23 points. Brandon Gaudin and Kelly Tripucka called the action on Westwood One… Read More »