Montrezl Harrell scored 24 points, reserve Anton Gill keyed a late-game surge, and Louisville beat North Carolina State 75-65 on Friday night in the East Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament.
Freshman Quentin Snider hit the winning free throws and Terry Rozier made the saving steal Friday to help fourth-seeded Louisville top UC Irvine 57-55 and send the tournament’s tallest player packing.
Aaron Harrison hit a 3-pointer for the go-ahead score with 39 seconds left and Julius Randle made a pair of clutch free throws to lift Kentucky to a 74-69 victory over their in-state rivals.
The 13th-seeded Jaspers looked entirely capable of pulling off the biggest upset on the first full day of the NCAA tournament. Until Louisville’s two most reliable players took over.
Despite the alleged modern-day transparency, some decisions boggle the mind. You have to wonder whether things coaches say have any effect on seeds and matchups.
Louisville coach Rick Pitino had no problem with his team’s NCAA Tournament seeding. It was the pairing that drew his ire.
Before their rivalry comes to an end, the schools square off Thursday night in their lone meeting as American Athletic Conference members.
Ware vowed to return this year from a gruesome leg fracture suffered during the NCAA Tournament. So far, so good.
It’s safe to say this league will have at least five teams in the NCAA Tournament, but anything more than that depends on what happens elsewhere.
Black Onyx has been scratched from the 139th Kentucky Derby. The field is now down to 19.
In an effort to motivate his team and lift its spirits, the legendary coach promised his players in February that if they won the national championship, he would get a tattoo. He stayed true to his word.
Geno Auriemma has been chasing Pat Summitt since he started coaching. Now with his eighth national championship, he has finally caught her. It might not be long before Auriemma stands alone with freshman Breanna Stewart leading the way.
Rick Pitino capped the greatest week of his life with the prize he wanted most of all.
The matchup of Louisville and Michigan could produce a memorable NCAA title game.