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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NEW YORK – Behind 18 points from Kevin Larsen, George Washington used a second half surge to defeat top-seeded Valparaiso 76-60 in the NIT Championship on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. It is the first NIT…Read More »
NEW YORK, NY – Behind 20 points and 11 rebounds from junior forward Tyler Cavanaugh, fourth-seeded George Washington rolled past second-seeded San Diego State on their way to a 65-46 victory and a spot in the NIT finals, where they will take on top-seeded Valparaiso on Thursday night. San Diego State’s…Read More »
NEW YORK, NY – Top-seeded Valparaiso was in control for most of the game, until a late-second half comeback gave the Cougars a brief one-point lead with under two minutes to play. David Skara would come off the Crusader bench, though, to hit a tie-breaking three with 20 seconds left, and then Shane…Read More »
NEW YORK, NY – Sixth-seeded Notre Dame needed a flurry of attempts as time wound down but got a tip-in from Rex Pflueger with just over a second remaining to down Stephen F. Austin 76-75 and head to the Sweet 16. Thomas Walkup led all scorers with 21 points in…Read More »
NEW YORK, NY – Second-seeded Villanova took off in the second half against Iowa Sunday afternoon, pulling away for an 87-68 victory that sends the Wildcats into the Sweet 16. Josh Hart led all scorers with 19 points for Villanova, while Jarrod Uthoff led Iowa with 16. Chris Carrino and…Read More »
NEW YORK, NY – Villanova put on the dominating performance everyone expected from a No. 2-seed with their 86-56 victory against UNC-Asheville on Friday. If they knock off seventh-seeded Iowa to advance to the Sweet 16 at 12:10 PM ET, nobody will be surprised. But No. 14-seed Stephen F. Austin…Read More »
BROOKLYN, NY – There’s an oft-tossed-around adage that “pressing teams don’t like to get pressed themselves…” Well, maybe there is some truth to that aphorism, as fourteenth-seeded Stephen F. Austin forced 22 Mountaineer turnovers on their way to a frenetic 70-56 upset over third-seeded West Virginia. There was no mystery in the…Read More »
BROOKLYN, NY – Adam Woodbury grabbed a rebound and scored a put-back at the buzzer in overtime to send the No. 7 seeded Iowa Hawkeyes into the next round with a 72-70 victory against the No. 10 Temple Owls. Jarrod Uthoff scored 23 for the Hawkeyes, while Quentin DeCosey scored…Read More »