The quest to open eyes of NCAA suits about their short-sighted views and mistaken opinions when it comes to staging championship play in Las Vegas doesn’t soon appear to be changing.
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DeAndre Kane drove for the game-winning layup with 1.6 seconds left and No. 3 seed Iowa State beat North Carolina 85-83 on Sunday, advancing to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2000.
Andrew Harrison scored 20 points, twin brother Aaron had 19 and Kentucky ended Wichita State’s pursuit of perfection Sunday when Fred VanVleet’s potential game-winning 3-pointer missed in a 78-76 victory in the NCAA tournament.
Dwight Powell had 15 points and seven rebounds and No. 10 seed Stanford wrapped up its second straight upset at the free throw line, knocking off No. 2 Kansas 60-57 in the South Regional on Sunday.
First Duke, then Syracuse. Now second-seeded Villanova has been eliminated.
The Review-Journal’s Adam Hill, Kelly Stewart and Matt Youmans compete against handicappers Bruce Marshall, Paul Stone and Ken Thomson in a contest covering NCAA Tournament games Thursday through today.
It’s a common reaction: One of the best players on one of the nation’s best college basketball teams is lost for the season due to injury and his teammates begin pressing.
Jacob Parker is what you might expect from a Cinderella story in the NCAA Tournament, a free spirit who happens to be the leading scorer on a team that has won 29 straight games and last lost Nov. 23.
Ben Brust hit a 3-pointer with 1:07 left and the second-seeded Badgers overcame seventh-seeded Oregon’s transition game for a thrilling 85-77 win Saturday night to get into the Sweet 16.
Led by a career-high 26 points from Branden Dawson, the fourth-seeded Spartans (28-8) moved onto the Sweet 16 for the 12th time in the last 17 seasons. They’ll play Virginia or Memphis next Friday at Madison Square Garden.
Dyshawn Pierre scored 14 points and Jordan Sibert hit a key 3-pointer with 47.7 seconds left as Dayton stunned Syracuse 55-53 Saturday night to earn a spot in Sweet 16 for the first time in three decades.
Xavier Thames scored 30 points, and fourth-seeded San Diego State reached the round of 16 for the second time in school history, ending the run of No. 12 seed North Dakota State 63-44 on Saturday in the third round of the NCAA tournament.
Nik Stauskas and Michigan are headed back to the Sweet 16.
Luke Hancock scored 21 points and defending national champion Louisville shrugged off a cold shooting performance to beat Saint Louis 66-51 on Saturday and advance to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament for the third straight year.
If you’re the guy who called the boss and left a long message using a French accent saying we had it wrong in the newspaper when we referred to the first round of March Madness as the second round, do not call and leave another message. Call NCAA headquarters.
Scottie Wilbekin scored 21 points and top-seeded Florida beat Pittsburgh 61-45 in the NCAA tournament Saturday, advancing to the Sweet 16 for the fourth consecutive year.
The Review-Journal’s Adam Hill, Kelly Stewart and Matt Youmans compete against handicappers Bruce Marshall, Paul Stone and Ken Thomson in a contest covering NCAA Tournament games.
Cinderella lives all over the NCAA Tournament bracket and has now assumed a spot in this land of fish tacos and stunning coastline, all because Virginia Commonwealth lost a basketball game on Friday night the only way it possibly could.
This is a truth that March bears: That no matter how celebrated a college basketball player might be, no matter the hype surrounding his game, no matter projections of an NBA lottery pick, nothing is given when the NCAA Tournament arrives.
It can be a Florida Gulf Coast shocking a Georgetown or a Lehigh or a Mercer beating Duke. It also can be Butler, VCU or George Mason the Final Four. Weird things happen on the hardwood at this time of the year. How weird? Here’s a look at 10 memorable upsets in NCAA Tournament history:
This is what UCLA is supposed to do in the NCAA tournament. Win.
Iowa State used an overpowering second half against North Carolina Central to avoid the kind of upset that has tripped up other highly seeded teams in this NCAA tournament. Then came the bad news for the Cyclones — or, really, the bad break.
Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein got a whole lot of grief from his teammates for a comment he made ahead of his team’s game against Kansas State, when he brazenly said the No. 8 seed Wildcats intended to “shock the world” in the NCAA tournament. Well, they’ll at least have a chance to play the Shockers.