THIS WEEKEND IN SPORTS

BY: WILLIAM NICHOLSON

ADRIEN BRONER CALLS OUT FLOYD MAYWHETHER, APRIL FOOLS?

Adrien Broner challenged retired pound-for-pound great Floyd Maywhether after scoring a Ashley Theophane by ninth- round TKO on Friday night. Buy Maywhether, who sat in the audience and laughed during Broner's post fight in-ring interview, said afterwards that the 26-year-old's April Fools' Day call-out was the biggest joke of night. "Today is April's Fools', ya know?' Maywhether responded when asked about the call-out by FightHype.com. The 39-year-old Maywhether, who retired with a perfect 49-0 record last May, didn't see the point of Broner's actions, and believes he should be looking up to "Money" as a role model rather than a future adversary. Though if Broner is insistent on facing Maywhether back into the ring, he'll probably need a couple more signature wins.  

THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IS SET

Villanova, in there first Final Four appearance since 2009, absolutely routed Buddy Hield and the Oklahoma Sooners in a matchup of the two seeds, while North Carolina, the lone remaining number 1 seed, proved too much for the 10-seed Syracuse, returning to the title game for the first time since 2009. 

It was a relatively comfortable win for the Tarheels as they limited the Orange to just 40 percent from the field and 32 percent from the three point range. The Tarheels outscored the Orange 50-32 in the paint, where they've dominated all season. The Wildcats put together the most lopsided Final Four win in NCAA history, dominating the Sooners to win by an eye-popping 44 points. Villanova shot near perfect 71 percent from the field. The defense matched the intensity, holding the Sooners to only shoot 32 percent from the field and totally making the Naismith Player Of The Year Buddy Hield,  terribly frustrated as he struggled to find his shot. The Tarheels and the Wildcats are set to meet Monday, April 4th, in the NCAA Men's National Championship. Tipoff is at 6.19 p.m PT