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Monday / May 27.
  • No losing player in the NCAA Tournament wants to talk about the NBA Draft right after they go down in defeat.

    It’s an awkward question for reporters to ask, yet everybody is curious what they might say.

    In the cases of Kansas freshmen Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid, both told reporters after losing to Stanford, 60-57, that they weren’t thinking about the draft at this point.

    Here you go…


    THURSDAY, MARCH 27 (7 p.m.-Midnight ET)


    Tip (ET)





    7:15 p.m. CBS Memphis I Stanford vs. Dayton Kevin Harlan/Len Elmore/Reggie Miller//Rachel Nichols
    7:47 p.m. TBS Anaheim I Wisconsin vs. Baylor Marv Albert/Steve Kerr//Craig Sager
    After conc. I CBS Memphis II Florida vs. UCLA Harlan/Elmore/Miller//Nichols
    After conc. I TBS Anaheim II Arizona vs. San Diego State

    Charles Barkley has long been against freshmen entering the NBA, and he used this weekend’s stunning results to chime in again.

    The three projected top picks  in the NBA Draft — Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid and Jabari Parker — are now all out on the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament, with Kansas having been sent packing by Stanford on Sunday as Wiggins went 1-for-6 for 4 points and Duke having been ousted by Mercer on Friday. Syracuse and freshman star Tyler Ennis, a projected Top 10 pick, also lost to Dayton on Saturday night.

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