The Bruins (22-13), the team many thought shouldn’t had even been in the field of 68, have won six of their last seven games in earning their first consecutive Sweet 16 berths since reaching the Final Four three straight seasons between 2006 and 2008.
Kentucky coach John Calipari believes in letting his undefeated Wildcats decompress after victories so he made sure players slept in a little longer after a late-night rout of Hampton.
When the conference fell apart two years ago, the strength of the Big East conference was in serious doubt. Two years later, the conference has six representatives in 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.
Tarik Phillip hit a 3-pointer with 28 seconds left while the shot clock was winding down, adding the clinching points as fifth-seeded West Virginia held off No. 12 Buffalo 68-62 on Friday in their NCAA Tournament opener.
Denzel Valentine scored 16 points and went 6-for-6 at the free throw line in the final 30 seconds to help Michigan State hold off Georgia 70-63 on Friday in the NCAA Tournament’s round of 64.
Second-seeded Kansas did its best to restore some luster to the Big 12. Well, at least scrub away some of the tarnish.
RJ Hunter hit a shot that will live on in the history of the NCAA Tournament for years to come and it will be in the “One Shining Moment” montage at the end of the championship game. That got me thinking, what are some of the best father son performances all time in the tournament?
“It can happen. It does happen,” Great Danes forward Sam Rowley said of a potential upset against Oklahoma. “And hopefully it will happen.”
Huggins and his Mountaineers meet the former Duke star’s Bulls on Friday in the round of 64 in Columbus.
Steve Lavin says that while center Chris Obekpa’s suspension is “less than ideal,” he still believes the Red Storm has what it takes to overcome the shot blocker’s absence in the NCAA Tournament.
The KFC Yum! Center in Louisville made NCAA Tournament history Thursday, becoming the first arena to host a trio of games decided by a single point, according to STATS.
“OH MY GOD!” the WFAN host said, reacting to SMU’s heartbreaking 60-59 loss. “It isn’t even close to being a goaltend! You cost them the game on this, this isn’t — it wasn’t even near the rim!”
Take away the sluggish start and ragged finish, and the Wildcats opened the NCAA Tournament just the way they wanted against 16th-seeded Hampton.
Thirty years after an improbable run to a stunning national championship, Villanova is going to try it this time around as a prohibitive favorite to reach the Final Four.