Exuberant UConn fans descended on Madison Square Garden Friday evening to watch their team beat Iowa State and reach the East Regional finals.
DeAndre Daniels scored 26 points, 18 in the second half, and UConn held off Iowa State 81-76 on Friday to reach the East Regional final a year after the Huskies were barred from the NCAA tournament.
In this week’s That Thing You Missed watch the Twins pull an epic March Madness prank on Mike Pelfrey, Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg’s lack of dancing prowess go viral and what just might be the worst answer to a sports question ever.
Wilt had some unbelievable games here. Ali and Frazier fought here. The players who will take the court at Madison Square Garden this weekend, though, don’t remember any of that. And yet they still regard the Garden as the World’s Most Famous Arena.
Friday night, Virginia meets Michigan State and Connecticut faces Iowa State in the East Regional semifinals.
The Huskies are back at MSG, where they won seven Big East tourney titles. But head coach Kevin Ollie warned that being the local favorite doesn’t guarantee anything.
This year, the NCAA Tournament finally returns to the ‘Mecca of Basketball’ for the East Regionals, and there is perhaps no better example of the demand for March Madness than prices for NCAA Tournament tickets to these sessions.
Jermaine Marshall has been one of the nation’s best transfers. And because of that the Sun Devils are in position to make the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2009.
There’s not one squad in college basketball that’s playing even remotely close to the way Kentucky was in 2012 or even the way Louisville was a year ago.
The Friars are now legitimately in the NCAA picture after five consecutive victories including wins over Creighton and Xavier.
There is no team more prepared for the long haul than the Wildcats.
Rutgers announced the NCAA’s reversal Friday night after Okoro’s initial request was rejected by the governing body last month.
DeAndre Kane’s decision to commit to Iowa State on Thursday night immediately makes the Cyclones a top-four team in the Big 12 next season along with Kansas, Oklahoma State, and Baylor.
Iowa State needs to get back to the way they initially built their program under Fred Hoiberg — taking transfers.
Fans poured into the streets, rejoiced in dorms, bars and living rooms, and at one point became so raucous that riot police were briefly called in as the city held all-night parties to celebrate the Cardinals’ first NCAA title in a generation.