College Basketball Tournament
Lorenzo Brown hit three free throws in the final 10.6 seconds and North Carolina State conjured up its glorious tradition with a 66-63 upset of third-seeded Georgetown in a Midwest Regional on Sunday.
Will Sheehey made a 15-footer from the baseline with 12.7 seconds left after a shot was blocked right to him and No. 4 seed Indiana rallied to beat VCU 63-61 in the third round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday.
Down late yet again, Jae Crowder scored six points during a decisive 14-2 run, and the third-seeded Golden Eagles pulled away from Murray State for a 62-53 victory Saturday that sends the Golden Eagles into next weekend’s West Regional semifinals.
Ryan Evans scored 11 points and grabbed a crucial rebound in the closing seconds, helping Wisconsin hold off Vanderbilt 60-57 Saturday night to advance to the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament.
Jared Sullinger scored 18 points, including two big baskets in the final 3 minutes to lead Ohio State past Gonzaga 73-66 on Saturday and into the round of 16.
Scoop Jardine’s 16 points helped lead the #1 seed Syracuse defeat the Kansas State Wildcats, 75-59. The Orange advance onto Sweet Sixteen.
After their early exit in the NCAA tournament yesterday I wanted to wish Duke a happy St. Patrick’s Day. The boys blue now have the day off to enjoy all the festivities this day has to offer, the parades, green beer, corned beef, and Irish Car Bombs. In fact it has been a rough year for the Dookies, they need to have today off.
Make no mistake, the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds are a New York team, a melting pot of talent with the city’s street smarts and swagger to back it up.
Missouri coach Frank Haith implored his team not to overlook Norfolk State. He spent all week trying to prove to his players that the Spartans were better than a No. 15 seed.
C.J. McCollum scored 30 points and Lehigh upset Duke 75-70 to become the second No. 15 seed to beat a No. 2 during a wild Friday in the NCAA tournament.
Jared Sullinger added 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Buckeyes (28-7), who dominated the smaller Greyhounds inside, finishing with a 49-24 rebound advantage.
Except for a late, desperate rally, the Ivy League’s best wasn’t much of a match for the only private school in the SEC. John Jenkins made all six of his late free throws and scored 27 points Thursday to help Vanderbilt hold off Harvard 79-70.
Ohio State has four sophomore starters and one bad NCAA tournament memory. A No. 2 seed this year, Ohio State starts a run at a 10th Final Four when it plays 15th-seeded Loyola (Md.) on Thursday night in the second round of the East Regional.
With six freshmen, Texas coach Rick Barnes planned on the Longhorns needing more than one year to come of age.
The Northwestern Wildcats missed out again on a bid for the NCAA tournament.