Florida Gulf Coast is without question the story of the tournament — but they’re not going to beat Florida.
Michigan coach John Beilein briefly lost track of how long it’s been since the Wolverines reached the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament.
The dream run was bound to end. La Salle had defied so many odds to reach the Sweet 16.
With its 2-3 zone defense disruptive from start to finish, and Michael Carter-Williams pouring in 24 points, fourth-seeded Syracuse upset No. 1 seed Indiana 61-50 Thursday night to reach the NCAA tournament’s East Regional final.
Jamil Wilson scored 16 points, Vander Blue and Davante Gardner had 14 apiece, and Marquette advanced to the Elite Eight for the first time since 2003 with a 71-61 win over Miami on Thursday night.
President Barack Obama had already stated his NCAA bracket was ‘busted,’ but Indiana’s loss Thursday night really did him in.
If you’re one of the college basketball fans who can’t wait for the Big East breakup to be final, hang on. You’ll have to wait for the Final Four.
Vander Blue’s buzzer-beater came at the end of the first half. For a change, Marquette didn’t need one at the end of the game.
Here’s your cheat sheet to read up on before the start of the Sweet Sixteen Thursday night. It’s kind of like a compilation of statistics and general background on teams and key players so you can rattle off some impressive knowledge to your friends at the bar.
The Hurricanes have had a dream season, but Marquette is the toughest team in college basketball. That’s just one of four great matchups.