Momentum sagging and Wichita State surging, Mike Brey called time out and offered his Notre Dame players a reminder.
Behind another steady performance from Fred VanVleet and the hot shooting of Evan Wessel, the No. 7 seed Shockers rolled past the second-seeded Jayhawks 78-65 on Sunday, earning a trip to the Sweet 16 at the expense of the school that has caused them so much chagrin.
We’re being told this is a classic tournament, with juggernauts about to collide like meteors over Texas, and a classic Final Four in store for us. Depends on your view of classic. Does an Arizona – Florida Finals sound unprecedented? Is that must-see TV?
By far the most unlikely Sweet 16 matchup is Dayton-Stanford. The 11 seed Flyers started Thursday’s madness by beating Ohio State 60-59.
March Madness is a lifeline in an otherwise barren winter sports calendar, an essential bridge between football and baseball.
A great weekend of hoops culminated in Sunday’s selection show. With the field set, the real madness can begin.
Virginia joined Florida, Wichita State and Arizona as a No. 1 seed Sunday when the selection committee announced the pairings for the NCAA tournament.
In the major conferences, Florida completed an undefeated regular season in the SEC and Cincinnati and Louisville tied atop the American.
A back-up to Malcolm Armstead on last year’s Final Four team, VanVleet has helped lead Wichita to a 25-0 record and No. 4 ranking.
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.
Can Louisville repeat? Without question. The Cardinals lost Peyton Siva and Gorgui Dieng, but there’s still more than enough left over to cut down the nets in Dallas next April.
But he sidestepped one big question — Will he return to Michigan next season?
Relentless Louisville rallied from a 12-point deficit to beat Michigan 82-76 in the NCAA championship game Monday night.
University of Michigan basketball fans in Ann Arbor took the heartbreaking loss as well as could be expected.
Tonight, the No. 1 overall seed takes on a team once ranked No. 1 and now playing its best basketball. On one side is Louisville, the favorite when the field was announced, trying to keep the national championship trophy in the state of Kentucky.