How remarkable a story it would be, Virginia’s program answering its lowest moment of losing to a 16 seed last year by being the final one standing once a national champion is crowned Monday night.
Virginia and Auburn play at 3:09 p.m. Saturday in the semifinals of the Final Four at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, followed by Michigan State and Texas Tech.
The hottest coach going right now always seemed to put his time with the Rebels behind him faster than those 19 days over which he actually worked for them.
Kyler Edwards is a freshman guard at Texas Tech and he along with Auburn senior forward Horace Spencer helped lead their respective schools to their first Final Fours.
Azzi Fudd hit a game-tying jumper with 45 seconds to play, then hit the winning free throws with 8.3 seconds left to lift the second-ranked Cadets to a 63-61 win over the Bulldogs in New York City.
Duke freshman Zion Williamson is The Associated Press men’s college basketball player of the year.