Jimmer Fredette of BYU won the John R. Wooden Award as college basketball's player of the year Friday night, easily outpolling Kemba Walker of national champion Connecticut.
Notre Dame figured it had made a strong case for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament despite a crushing overtime loss to Louisville in the Big East semifinals.
Kemba Walker scored 28 points in another stellar performance, and No. 21 Connecticut remained alive in the Big East tournament with an easy 79-62 second-round victory over No. 22 Georgetown on Wednesday.
Ninety minutes before his final home game, Ben Hansbrough's emotions are toying with him. A part of his life is about to end. You wouldn't know it, though, because he is on the basketball court _ the place he enjoys most. He jumps up and down in exhilaration.