Jordan Morgan scored 15 points and Nik Stauskas had 14 including a key free throw to help Michigan hold on for a 73-71 victory over Tennessee in Friday’s first Midwest Regional semifinal.
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.
The odds of the University of Virginia being crowned national champions are 10/1, according to sports betting site Bovada.
The opening-round exits by American and George Washington from the NCAA men’s tournament should have been no surprise for local college basketball fans.
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.
Joe Harris scored 16 points and top-seeded Virginia shot 56 percent to beat Memphis78-60 on Sunday night, earning its first trip to the NCAA tournament round of 16 in nearly two decades.
Jordan Adams scored 19 points and UCLA beat Stephen F. Austin 77-60 on Sunday to reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2008.
Wolverines beat the Longhorns to reach the NCAA tournament’s Sweet 16 for the second straight year.
Anthony Gill scored 17 points to help No. 1 seed Virginia pull away late and beat Coastal Carolina 70-59 on Friday night, avoiding a historic upset in the NCAA tournament.
March Madness is in the air and not even the Lurch Papa can deny his enthusiasm for life. That is, not until the final seconds of the show are near, and he initiates a violent tone shift begging for the show to be wrapped up (Audio).