Only ten other coaches have accomplished what University of North Carolina’s Roy Williams did on Monday night. With the Tar Heels’ 85-68 win over Syracuse, Williams became the 11th coach in college basketball history to notch his 800th career win. “Two hundred is more impressive than 100, so when you get to 800 not a lot of guys have done that,” Williams told local media after the game. “So I’m human.
Mo Watson Jr.’s Creighton career is over. The star point guard for the Blue Jays had an MRI on Tuesday to determine the damage suffered in his left knee, and it revealed a torn ACL. Watson entered Monday’s game at Xavier averaging 13.4 points and a nation’s-best 8.8 assists on the season. He was the engine that made Creighton’s high-octane offense work. “Devastated for [him],” head coach Greg McDermott said. “His impact on our program has been incredible. His leadership will continue to be vital to our success.” With Watson, who was having an all-american season and was seventh in our Player of the Year Power Rankings as of Tuesday, Creighton was a team with Final Four upside. Their defense was
Nick Saban has found another athletic director with whom he can work. That's the first thought that comes to mind now that Alabama has hired Arizona athletic director Greg Byrne. The job Byrne is inheriting pales in comparison to the football coach he is inheriting. You shouldn't have to be told that -- like most schools -- everything flows from football at Alabama. Football success has bred campus-wide success. A $50 million capital campaign was exceeded by ... $52 million. Credit Saban -- and the incredible football momentum he created -- with a lot of that. Alabama football alone created $100 million in revenue most recently. That was more than the entire athletic budgets of all but 24 schools,