It certainly wasn’t a total shock that Wisconsin was able to beat Kentucky the national semifinals on Saturday. But, an upset? Absolutely.
Here are the numbers. John Calipari doesn’t care if you want to hear them or not.
For a couple of seconds after a stunning 67-62 win over No. 4 Wisconsin on Sunday, Jordan felt the emotions of all the losses over the past two seasons, hearing the many boos and naysayers.
Duje Dukan thought he had created a turnover with a held ball. The referees said he was guilty of a foul instead. And it sparked No. 2 Wisconsin into finding a way to survive its first test this season.
Aaron Harrison hit a 3-pointer with 5.7 seconds left to lift Kentucky to a one-point victory over Wisconsin.
Frank Kaminsky had 28 points and 11 rebounds for Wisconsin, rallying the Badgers to a 64-63 overtime victory against Arizona to advance to the Final Four.
Ben Brust hit three 3-pointers and scored 14 points for the second-seeded Badgers who jumped to a 14-point lead in the first half and never let up on the overmatched Bears.
Marshall Henderson shook out of a shooting slump and scored 17 points in the second half, leading 12th-seeded Mississippi past No. 5 Wisconsin, 57-46, on Friday, giving the Rebels their first NCAA Tournament win since 2002.
C.J. Fair broke out of a scoring slump with 15 points and top-seeded Syracuse held on for a 64-63 victory over fourth-seeded Wisconsin on Thursday night in the East Regional semifinals.
Defense will be the key when top-seeded Syracuse faces fourth-seeded Wisconsin in the East Regional semifinals on Thursday night. It’s just going to be which style will prevail.
Scoop Jardine’s 16 points helped lead the #1 seed Syracuse defeat the Kansas State Wildcats, 75-59. The Orange advance onto Sweet Sixteen.
Some people told me I was crazy when I made that statement prior to Kentucky’s win over Louisville on Saturday but when you watch “MKG” play, it’s tough not to see why he’s more valuable than anyone else in college basketball.
When the bowl schedule came out I immediately marked January 2nd on my calendar. Does that make me a loser? Probably. But the fact remains that this is by far the single best day of the bowl season.
Derek Stepan has dealt with high expectations with ease. His prep school coach, Tom Ward joined Hartnett to discuss Derek’s exciting progress with the Rangers.
The SEC Championship game is the granddaddy of all conference title games. LSU-Georgia sounds great on paper and I’m sure it’ll be competitive (for at least the first half). But there’s no denying a layer of drama has been taken off this matchup.