Jordan Sibert scored 18 points, Kendall Pollard added a season-high 12 and Dayton rolled past Stanford 82-72 on Thursday to make the NCAA tournament’s Elite Eight for the first time since 1984.
Jabari Bird scored 15 of his 20 points after halftime, when Cal (21-14) had to overcome a seven-point deficit. Justin Cobbs had 18 points and David Kravish 12.
Jabari Bird scored 19 points, David Kravish had 13 points and eight rebounds and California beat Arkansas 75-64 on Monday night to advance to the third round of the NIT.
A year after the Bears’ surprising run through the NCAA tournament, their season ended in the second round this time after Baylor took over in the second half Monday night and won 75-56.
Chiney Ogwumike had 19 points and nine rebounds, and Stanford broke open the game with a 30-2 run spanning the halves in a 63-44 victory over Florida State in the second round of the NCAA women’s tournament Monday night.
Stanford’s victory over Kansas and Mercer’s win over Duke were two of the NCAA Tournament upsets over big name basketball programs.
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.
Cole Dickerson scored 24 points to lead the Dons (21-12). Tim Derkson added 12 points.
Even through the praise from coaching mentor Mike Krzyzewski when he departed Duke to lead his own program at Stanford, or the constant chatter over the past year about Johnny Dawkins’ uncertain future if the Cardinal failed to reach the tournament — he has somehow ignored it all.
Kerry Carter scored 10 points over the final 5 minutes and Saint Mary’s stormed back from 10 points down in the second half to beat Utah 70-58 on Tuesday in the first round of the NIT.