The media gathered for a press conference Thursday expecting UMass to introduce Pat Kelsey as its new head basketball coach. Kelsey “realized UMass wasn't the place for him” a source told Sports Illustrated’s Pete Thamel, and expects to return to Winthrop, where he has been the head coach since 2012.
Outside Jerry Krause’s suburban Chicago home seven weeks ago, the snow blanketed the backyard and patio. Inside, Krause had been going for an hour and a half at the kitchen table now, an old scout telling the story of a lifetime chase. At 77 years old, his body crumbling because of an excruciating bone disease, Krause could see the end.
Jayson Tatum’s last game at Duke was a second-round NCAA tournament loss to South Carolina. Jayson Tatum has officially played his last game at Duke. As expected, the Blue Devils freshman will declare for the NBA draft, according to an announcement from the program Wednesday.