Dukes Charm in March Madness: LeBron Backs Duquesne Coach

LeBron James backs Duquesne Dukes in NCAA Tournament as coach Keith Dambrot makes first and final appearance. March Madness fever sweeps fans nationwide.

The first round of the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament kicked off on Thursday with 16 games, including Mississippi State versus Michigan State at 12:15 p.m. ET. One of the teams in the tournament is the Duquesne Dukes, who are coached by Keith Dambrot, known for coaching LeBron James during his time at St. Vincent-St. Mary’s High School. The tournament, also known as March Madness, features 68 teams from both the men’s and women’s divisions, playing a total of 135 games over the next three weeks.

LeBron James Shows Support for Duquesne

Los Angeles Lakers star, LeBron James, has been vocal about his support for the Duquesne Dukes in the NCAA Tournament. He gifted the team new shoes ahead of the tournament and is expected to cheer them on as they compete. The Dukes themselves are excited about the opportunity to participate in March Madness and are ready to make their mark in the tournament.

March Madness Takes Over

For basketball enthusiasts, March is an exciting time as the sport takes center stage with the NCAA Tournament. March Madness has the power to captivate fans and draw attention to the office or social gatherings, where conversations often revolve around bracket predictions and game outcomes. This year, popular teams like Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, and North Carolina are among the participants, providing fans with a taste of the basketball powerhouses.

Keith Dambrot’s First and Last NCAA Tournament Appearance

Keith Dambrot, the head coach of the Duquesne Dukes, will make his first and final appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Dambrot successfully led the team back to the tournament, as he had promised, but has now announced that it is time for him to move on. This marks a significant moment for both Dambrot and the Dukes.

“Before Duquesne slid into the slide we’re sliding into, basketball was pretty successful,” he said. “But we didn’t capture the imagination of the community. I think we have a little bit now, and I’m leaving it better than how we found it.” – Keith Dambrot

Overall, March Madness continues to dominate the college basketball landscape, bringing thrills and excitement to fans across the country. The tournament provides a platform for both well-known teams and unexpected challengers to compete for the coveted championship title, creating unforgettable moments along the way.

  • First round of the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament commenced.
  • Duquesne Dukes, coached by Keith Dambrot, enter the tournament.
  • LeBron James gifts new shoes to Duquesne ahead of the tournament.
  • March Madness captures the attention of basketball enthusiasts.
  • Popular teams like Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, and North Carolina participate in the tournament.
  • Keith Dambrot’s first and last NCAA Tournament appearance as the head coach of Duquesne.

Source: The Associated Press

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