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.
NEW YORK, NY – Penn State guard Tony Carr was one rebound short of a triple-double, scoring 15 points to go along with 14 assists to lead the fourth-seeded Nittany Lions to a 82-66 victory over second-seeded Utah. Lamar Stevens and Josh Reaves scored 28 and 15 points, respectively, for…Read More »
NEW YORK, NY – In the first semifinal, Utah’s Tyler Rawson hit two big go-ahead three-pointers in the second half, while fellow transfer-senior Justin Bibbins went 12-of-12 from the charity stripe to help their Utes complete a 13-point comeback and edge past Western Kentucky 69-64. In the nightcap, Penn State…Read More »
NEWARK, NJ – Villanova defeated Seton Hall 69-68 in overtime on Wednesday night in a tight Big East battle. Mikal Bridges led the Wildcats with 23 points. Khadeen Carrington had 23 for the Pirates in defeat. Scott Graham and Kelly Tripucka called the action on Westwood One Sports.Read More »
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 for the Boilermakers, scoring 20 points to go along with 7 assists and…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 »