The NCAA Final Four has given us many amazing moments in its illustrious history. Here are the top 5.
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.
The star of the incessant State Farm “Discount Double Check” ad campaign may need to do an alma mater double check. Former Cal standout and Green Bay Packers star Aaron Rodgers was captured on camera celebrating with the Wisconsin Badgers Thursday after the team advanced to the NCAA elite eight.
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.
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.
Neither 10th seeded Stanford nor 11th seeded Dayton were considered elite when the NCAA Tournament brackets were released. But one of those teams will continue ride another victory Thursday into the Elite Eight, just one victory away from the Final Four.
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.