Getting to the Final Four won't be as costly for the parents of many players this week, thanks to an NCAA pilot program that is helping pay for families of athletes to travel and see their sons and daughters play in the biggest college basketball games of the season.
Chasson Randle came into the NIT semifinals 11 points away from setting Stanford's all-time scoring record. The Cardinal needed much more than that from their senior star after blowing a 21-point first-half lead.
Northern Arizona's fans spilled out of the stands and jumped almost in unison at center court of the Walkup Skydome. One was brave enough to do a snow angel next to a pulsating throng that continued to grow as more people streamed from the seats.