Bill Frieder

Bill FriederĀ 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.

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Bill Frieder on the Pac-12, SMU and more

All the talk about the Pac-12 only getting two teams into the NCAA Tournament is probably out the door. Oregon had a huge win against Utah, UCLA has three very winnable home games to come and...
Boxed Out by Bill Frieder

NCAA Basketball Highlights: SMU 73 – UConn 55

DALLAS, TX - Yanick Moreira, Sterling Brown and Markus Kennedy each had 13 points as SMU dominated UConn in a 73-55 win on Saturday night. The Mustangs also got 10 points and six assists from Nic...
Yanick Moreira

Bill Frieder on Kentucky, A&M, LA Tech and more

Can Kentucky keep rolling and go undefeated in the regular season? Road blocks include this Saturday's game at Florida - and circle next Tuesday's trip to LSU. I have a funny feeling about that one -...
Boxed Out by Bill Frieder

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