RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Patience has been a necessary virtue for Jamie Skeen since he transferred from Wake Forest to Virginia Commonwealth University three years ago.
When Shaka Smart found out his social studies teacher was also a basketball coach, the seventh-grader would hang around his desk every day, talking about Magic Johnson or the latest move he was perfecting on the playground.
Jay Kornegay isn't sure who the guy is, or exactly what his motivation was. All he knows is no one is laughing at him now.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - In Bill Self's eight seasons at Kansas, the Jayhawks have had all sorts of disappointing finishes - back-to-back first-round departures and last year's second-round failure when they were the No. 1 overall seed.
BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) - The president of Virginia Commonwealth University says he predicted a Final Four appearance, even if the players and most everybody else following college basketball didn't see it coming.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Matt Howard followed his heart. Shelvin Mack took the best offer he had.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun compares himself to an old car - once shiny, new and well-liked by everyone, he's had his share of dings to his reputation during the later part of his 39-year coaching career.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Our time. Right now.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A day of excitement, celebration and delirium wasn't quite enough for VCU basketball fans, who turned out late Sunday night to welcome home their triumphant Rams.
Even in the unpredictable, anything-goes world of March Madness, this is a Final Four nobody saw coming.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Kentucky spent 13 straight springs watching other schools play in the Final Four, a destination college basketball's winningest program considers its birthright.
At most places, that's hardly a drought.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Move over, Butler. Virginia Commonwealth is crashing the Final Four.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - With nine pressure-packed victories in 19 days, Connecticut has been on an exhausting sprint through the postseason for nearly three weeks now.Turns out Kemba Walker and his Huskies aren't slowing down until they get to Houston.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Of course Butler erased a late deficit. Of course the Bulldogs hit a clutch 3-pointer late in overtime. Of course they're going back to the Final Four.