NCAAM Basketball – 1986 – National Championship Game – Duke Blue Devils Vs Louisville Cardinals

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1986 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament involved 64 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men’s NCAA Division I college basketball….which  began on March 13, 1986, and ended with the championship game on March 31 in Dallas, Texas. The Louisville Cardinals team was coached by Denny Crum…..as they won the national title with a 72–69 victory in the final…

NCAAM Basketball – 1986 – Final Four Semifinals – Duke Blue Devils Vs Kansas Jayhawks

DOG ASIDE: Any time and any where that the Kansas Jayhawks go up against the Duke Blue Devils in college basketball….you can pretty well bet it is going to be a great game….and this 1986 meeting in one of the National Semifinal match-up was no exception.  Duke’s Coach K brought his Blue Devils team into…

NCAAM Basketball – 1986 – East Region Finals – Duke Blue Devils Vs Navy Midshipmen

DOG ASIDE:      The 1986 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament was the first tournament to use a shot clock limiting the amount of time for any one offensive possession by a team prior to taking a shot at the basket….for beginning with the 1986 tournament….the shot clock was set at 45 seconds….which would remain until being shortened to…

NCAA Mens Basketball – 1988 – National Semifinal Game – Duke Blue Devils Vs Kansas Jayhawks

DOG COMMENTARY:    This 1988 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Semifinals Game featured two storied college basketball programs and two College Basketball Hall of Fame Coaches….with the Duke Blue Devils and Coach Mike Krzyzewski (Coach K)….and the Kansas Jayhawks with their Coach Larry Brown….who brought their talented squads to this game seen herewith….with a chance to…

NCAAM Basketball – 1986 – CBS Special – Road To The Final Four – Hosts Jim Nance & Bill Raftery

DOG ASIDE:    It seems to us at ImaSportsphile that CBS Sports has been bringing the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament forever….but they actually out-bid NBC for the rights to the tournament in 1982….and have been bringing March Madness to America and the world every year since then.    This CBS special Road to the Final Four was aired on…

NCAAM Basketball – 1987 – CBS Special – Road To The Final Four

DOG ASIDE:  The 1987 Final Four is a very special event to those of us at ImaSportsphile….for our Bone Daddy…the original Sportsphile who was responsible for recording our entire vintage library way back in the day….attended this final four at Reunion Arena….which turned out to be a very eventful tournament in Dallas, TX.  The four…

NCAAM Basketball – 1986 – East Region Finals – Duke Blue Devils VS Navy Midshipmen

DOG ASIDE:   Coach K (Mike Krzyzewski) led his # 1 ranked Duke Blue Devils into the East Region Finals of the 1986 NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament against Coach Paul Evans Navy Midshipmen….who were led by their outstanding center David Robinson….after beating Mississippi Valley 85 – 78 in the 1st round… Old Dominion 89 –…

NCAAM Basketball – 1986 – NCAA National Championship – Duke Blue Devils VS Louisville Cardinals

DOG COMMENTARY:     The 1986 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Game was the finals of the 1986 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament…. as it determined the national champion for the 1985-86 NCAA Division I men’s basketball season….which was played on March 31, 1986 at Reunion Arena in Dallas, Texas….home of the NBA Dallas Mavericks ….as this game matched the East Regional…

NCAAM Basketball – 1986 – Final Four Semifinals – Duke Blue Devils VS Kansas Jayhawks

DOG ASIDE:    This NCAA Mens Basketball 1986 Final Four Semifinal Game not only featured two long-time storied college basketball programs….but also two of the all time legendary coaches in Duke’s Coach K (Krzyzewski) and Kansas’ Larry Brown….who as a matter of fact….are still coaching today some 30 years later….with Coach K still at Duke…