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Podcast Audio: ‘The Sports Watchdog’ Radio Show Features NBA’s Dominique Wilkins, Boxing’s Austin Trout & NFL’s Christian Okoye

This weekend’s edition of The Sports Watchdog Radio Show on NBC Sports Radio AM 1060 Phoenix was jam-packed! In addition to exclusive interviews with nine-time NBA all-star and Hall-of-Famer Dominique ‘The Human Highlight Film’ Wilkins, professional boxer and former WBA title holder Austin ‘No Doubt’ Trout, and two-time NFL all-pro and Kansas City Chiefs Hall-of-Fame running back Christian ‘The Nigerian ... Read More »

Duke rallies to beat Wisconsin for 5th title

Indianapolis, IN (SportsNetwork.com) – Mike Krzyzewski celebrated with his players on the makeshift Lucas Oil Stadium court after a game that looked lost until it wasn’t. Duke’s fifth national championship came largely on the backs of two freshmen, just not the ones everyone expected. First-year guards Tyus Jones and Grayson Allen scored 29 of Duke’s 37 points in the second ... Read More »

NCAA Tournament Game Capsules from March 29

(Sunday, March 29) Final Score: Michigan State 76, Louisville 70 (OT) Syracuse, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Tom Izzo and Michigan State are heading back to the Final Four, this time as a No. 7 seed. The unheralded Spartans survived Louisville 76-70 in overtime on Sunday to cut down the nets at the Carrier Dome as champions of the East Region. Mangok ... Read More »

NCAA Tournament Game Capsules for March 29

(Saturday, March 28) Final Score: Wisconsin 85, Arizona 78 Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – Frank Kaminsky, Sam Dekker and the Wisconsin Badgers are headed back to the Final Four. Once again, it came at the expense of Arizona. Kaminsky’s dominance inside, Dekker’s clutch shooting and a plus-30 differential from 3-point range helped Wisconsin beat Arizona 85-78 in Saturday’s West Region ... Read More »

NCAA Tournament Game Capsules for March 26

(Thursday, March 26) Final Score: Notre Dame 81, Wichita State 70 Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) – Mike Brey called a timeout early in the second half after Wichita State took its first lead of the night. Whatever was said in the huddle apparently provided a spark, as Notre Dame took over and rolled to an 81-70 win that ended its long ... Read More »

How Sweet (16) it is

By Scott Haynes After six exhilarating days of basketball, the NCAA Tournament field has dropped to 16 participants. While reaching the Sweet 16 is certainly satisfying, all the teams still alive in the tournament know there is a golden opportunity staring them in the face. Whether they can take advantage is what will make this week’s action so much fun ... Read More »

NCAA Tournament Game Capsules for March 22

(Sunday, March 22) Final Score: Duke 68, San Diego State 49 Charlotte, NC (SportsNetwork.com) – Jahlil Okafor scored 26 points with six rebounds as top-seeded Duke crushed eight-seeded San Diego State, 68-49, in a third round matchup of the South Region of the NCAA Tournament. Quinn Cook scored 15 points with five boards and Justise Winslow added 13 points, 12 ... Read More »

NCAA Tournament Game Capsules

(Friday, March 20) Final Score: Duke 85, Robert Morris 56 Charlotte, NC (SportsNetwork.com) – Quinn Cook scored 22 points to power top- seeded Duke to an 85-56 win over Robert Morris in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday. Jahlil Okafor, the ACC Player of the Year, netted 21 points on 9-of-11 shooting and Marshall Plumlee posted his ... Read More »

NCAA Tournament Game Capsules

(Wednesday, March 18) Final Score: Robert Morris 81, North Florida 77 Dayton, OH (SportsNetwork.com) – Lucky Jones scored 14 of his 21 points in the second half, helping Robert Morris extend its season with an 81-77 come- from-behind victory over North Florida in an NCAA Tournament First Four matchup. The Northeast Conference champion Colonials overcame a 44-31 deficit early in ... Read More »

Tarkanian, The Original Rebel

By Gregg Xenakes – Associate Editor, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – They say that death comes in threes, which means the college basketball community is now holding its collective breath, waiting for the other shoe to drop. Over the weekend we lost one of the most beloved coaches basketball has ever known in North Carolina’s Dean Smith and ... Read More »