Bill Frieder is one of the lead analysts on Westwood One’s coverage of NCAA Basketball. After winning two straight state championships at Flint Northern High School in Flint, Michigan, Bill returned to his alma mater in 1973. Frieder became the head coach at Michigan in 1980 and led the Wolverines to a 191-87 record during his tenure (1980-1989). After winning Michigan’s first ever NIT championship in 1984, the Wolverines won 33 consecutive regular season games on the way to two straight Big Ten championships in 1985 and 1986. For that he was named Coach of the Year by both the Associated Press and Basketball Weekly.
Frieder ended his coaching career at Arizona State (1989 -1997). In 1995, he led the Sun Devils to their only Sweet 16 appearance of the last 40 years.
Bill Frieder's Posts
Coaches and players are on the move! Let’s face it basketball fans, transfers are as much a part of college basketball as are incoming freshmen. Several good ones are on the move, and several players still have…Read More »
I have been around basketball for a long time, yet I wasn’t smart enough to see the national champions right in front of me for the past few weeks. I had Miami as a sleeper and Villanova took them out. Everyone loved Kansas (including me), yet Jay Wright’s crew wasn’t…Read More »
Well we are off to Houston and just like we all thought it turned out to be…wait, no Kansas? Where is Michigan State? Oregon? Are any No. 1 seeds left? Well, there’s one… All hail the Heels Let’s start with everyone’s favorite to win it all now as North Carolina…Read More »
What a weekend! The bottom line is teams 20 through 70 are all the same, it just depends on who is playing where and who is hot and who is not. Had the NCAA put St. Mary’s, San Diego State or Monmouth in the field and left out Tulsa, Vanderbilt…Read More »
Well Kansas is the No. 1 overall seed, and while I do think the Jayhawks should’ve been sent to St. Louis, I don’t think anyone should worry about if Kansas and its fans will get to Des Moines. The first round could be in Auckland or Iceland and Jayhawks are…Read More »
BIRMINGHAM, AL – Reggie Upshaw’s two free throws with 2.9 seconds to go were the decider, as Middle Tennessee State held on to beat Old Dominion 55-33 in the Conference USA Championship. Sophomore guard Giddy Potts led the Blue Raiders with fourteen points on 4-of-5 shooting from behind the arc. MTSU…Read More »
Well, here we are; midway through Championship Week, and some teams are really hot headed into their conference tournaments. I am looking forward to being at the Conference USA Championship and then heading to New York for Selection Sunday duties to talk about everyone from Austin Peay to the ‘Zags. As…Read More »
ASHEVILLE, NC – For the first time since 2009, the Mocs are going to the NCAA Tournament. Chattanooga defeated East Tennessee State 73-67 on Monday night to win the Southern Conference tournament and the league’s automatic bid to the Big Dance. Greg Pryor and Tre’ McLean led the way with…Read More »