John Thompson serves as a color analyst for Westwood One’s coverage of the Final Four and National Championship. 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.
SAN ANTONIO, TX – Behind 31 bench points from redshirt sophomore guard Donte DiVincenzo, Villanova captured the 2018 National Championship with a 79-62 win over Michigan at the Alamodome. Trailing 21-14 early in the first half, the Wildcats erupted on a 23-7 run to lead 37-28 at halftime. Jay Wright’s…Read More »
SAN ANTONIO, TX – After knocking down 13 three-point field goals in the first half, Villanova cruised to a 95-79 victory over Kansas to advance to Monday’s National Championship Game. Villanova’s Eric Paschall had a career day in a Wildcat uniform, scoring 24 points, as Nova led by 15 at…Read More »
SAN ANTONIO, TX – Trailing by as many as 10 in the second half, the Michigan Wolverines ended their Final Four contest against the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers on a 22-10 run to advance to the National Championship Game with a 69-57 win. Michigan’s Moritz Wagner was key in the victory as…Read More »
SAN ANTONIO, TX – Kansas head coach Bill Self certainly remembers the Alamodome well, as it last hosted the Men’s NCAA Tournament Final Four in 2008–the same year Self’s Jayhawks last cut down the nets for a national title. But in order to reach the final, Kansas will first have…Read More »
ATLANTA, GA – Senior Ben Richardson blew past his season average of 6.4 points per game, pouring in 23 off of 6-of-7 shooting from behind the arc, to lead the 11th-seeded Loyola-Chicago Ramblers past the 9th-seeded Kansas State Wildcats 78-62. With the victory, the Missouri Valley Conference champions punch the…Read More »
ATLANTA, GA – With the South Regional squarely up for grabs at the beginning of the night, the basketball at Philips Arena surely did not disappoint on Thursday night. In the night’s first game, the 11th-seeded Loyola-Chicago Ramblers continued to roll on with a 69-68 win over 7th-seeded Nevada. Then,…Read More »
If you missed our Selection Sunday show with Jason Horowitz, John Thompson and Jim Jackson, you can listen to the show below. Among the many guests that called in are North Carolina’s Roy Williams, Kansas’s Bill Self, Villanova’s Jay Wright, Gonzaga’s Mark Few and many more. Listen to the whole…Read More »
NEW YORK, NY – Providence rallied from 17 points down to beat Xavier in overtime and Villanova started the game on a 19-0 run and never looked back as the Friars and Wildcats advanced to the Big East Championship Game with semifinal victories on Friday night. Kevin Kugler and John…Read More »