Isaiah Austin and Brady Heslip each scored 17 points and Baylor shut down Creighton’s Doug McDermott with suffocating defense, ending the career of the one of the most prolific scorers in college history with an 85-55 win Sunday night in the NCAA tournament West Regional.
The fourth-seeded Friars (23-11) used a 2-3 zone to hold the second-seeded Bluejays (26-7) 24 points below their season average and to an 8-for-30 effort from behind the 3-point line.
The St. John’s Red Storm found a way to keep Creighton’s Doug McDermott from beating them a second time this season – they didn’t let him shoot for the final 8:40.
According to Hoop-Math, 157 of his 163 shots this season have been from beyond the arc (96 percent), the highest percentage in the country among players with at least 100 field goal attempts.
While many people debated whether Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, or Julius Randle would be college basketball’s elite freshman this season, Joel Embiid is leaving all of those guys behind in the dust.
UNLV transfer Mike Moser is down to Gonzaga, Oregon and Washington, and will likely make a decision by the end of the week, according to a source close to the situation.
Don’t be surprised if Iona pushes Ohio State. If the Gaels make some shots early on, this one could very interesting.
It’s been one tremendous season for Creighton. From the rumors that Creighton will be one of the new teams invited to the Big East to the terrific season for the Bluejays, culminating in a No. 7-seed in the NCAA tournament.
The 6-5 Gibbs has excelled in a “point forward” role for Creighton, dishing out 48 assists and committing only seven turnovers in the Bluejays’ first eight games of the season.
Phil Martelli and his St. Joseph’s Hawks are looking to return to the NCAA tournament in
All of a sudden, the Orange have a completely different look heading into the NCAA Tournament.
VCU coach Shaka Smart will be the first person to say Drexel deserves an at large bid to the NCAA Tournament.
If you like Big East basketball, Cincy-Marquette is a must watch.
If Iona is going to live up to their billing, they will have to display a renewed killer instinct.