Caitlin Clark, the Iowa Hawkeyes’ sensational sophomore guard, did it again. With 1.1 seconds remaining in regulation, Clark launched a buzzer-beating 3-pointer that gave Iowa a stunning 86-85 victory over the No. 2-ranked Indiana Hoosiers on Sunday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Clark finished with 34 points, nine assists, and nine rebounds. Her incredible game-winning shot capped off an already emotional day in Iowa City, as the Hawkeyes honored their two seniors, Monika Czinano and McKenna Warnock, in their final home game.
Houston Cougars reclaim No. 1 in latest AP men’s college basketball poll amidst seven-game winning streak
Houston Cougars have regained the top spot in the AP men’s college basketball poll, securing the position for the third time this season. In an eventful week, Northwestern and Texas A&M have also made their way into the rankings, each with a pair of impressive wins. The Cougars, who have been on a seven-game winning streak, have overtaken Alabama to claim the number one spot with 48 first-place votes out of 62 from the national media panel.
Bronny James, the son of basketball superstar LeBron James, is among the 26 players who were named to the USA Basketball rosters for this year’s Nike Hoop Summit. The annual showcase pits American players against their international counterparts at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon on April 8th. James, a senior at Sierra Canyon High School in California, has been ranked as the 28th best prospect in the 2023 class by ESPN. This will be his first time representing USA Basketball, and he is being actively recruited by several schools including Oregon, Ohio State, and USC.
Less than a week after New Mexico State’s men’s basketball program was shut down due to a culture of bad behavior, egregious violations of the student code of conduct, and other despicable acts, Chancellor Dan Arvizu expressed his confidence in Athletic Director Mario Moccia. At a news conference, Arvizu stated that he was confident that the actions that led to the cancellation of the season and the firing of head coach Greg Heiar were not reflective of the athletic department or the university as a whole.
The Big 12 has announced that Oklahoma and Texas will pay a total of $100 million to join the SEC in 2024, one year earlier than originally planned. The agreement is pending approval from the Oklahoma and Texas governing boards, and the fee is being described as “foregone distributable revenues.” While the cost may seem steep, both schools are expected to offset the expense with future revenues.
The Southeastern Conference (SEC) has released its financial distribution report for the fiscal year ending August 2021. According to the report, the conference distributed an average of $49.9 million to each of its 14 member schools, with a total distribution of $721.8 million. This is a decrease from the previous fiscal year, where the SEC distributed $764.4 million of total revenue, or about $54.6 million per school.