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.
The Hurricanes have had a dream season, but Marquette is the toughest team in college basketball. That’s just one of four great matchups.
Michigan State’s Adreian Payne blocked a shot and made a long jumper on ensuing possessions, providing another glimpse of his vast potential and boosting his stock as an NBA prospect.
Previewing tonight’s La Salle NCAA Tournament game against Wichita St.
There is no need for Lindsay Gottlieb to mention the Final Four every day. Sure, it’s on the minds of every one of her California players now that they are two victories from that elusive program first and a trip to the Big Easy.
When Norwood Teague took over as athletic director at Minnesota, he knew it would take a little time for him to get up to speed with all the intricacies of major college football.
Louisville’s press, Damyean Dotson’s upside and Denzel Valentine’s versatility are just three of the many reasons to love the Sweet 16.
While many Michigan State fans would never dream of wanting their rival Wolverines to advance in the NCAA basketball tournament, Spartan head coach Tom Izzo will be doing just that.