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(4) Michigan State Upends (1) Virginia

(4) Michigan State Upends (1) Virginia

Elsa/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Tom Izzo is back where he seems to always be, the Elite Eight. For the eighth time since 1999, Izzo has led his Michigan State Spartans into the regional finals following a 61-59 win over Virginia on Friday night.
Michig…

(7) UCONN Upsets (3) Iowa State in Sweet 16

(7) UCONN Upsets (3) Iowa State in Sweet 16

Elsa/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — In 2012, the Connecticut Huskies lost in the BIG EAST quarterfinals to Syracuse at Madison Square Garden. In 2013, UCONN was ineligible for postseason play, their final year before jumping conferences. On Friday, the…

(2) Michigan Returns to Elite Eight

(2) Michigan Returns to Elite Eight

Andy Lyons/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.) — Last year’s national title game loss to Louisville continues to fuel Michigan. The two-seed in the Midwest region held off a late rally by 11th-seeded Tennessee to advance to their second straight Elite Ei…

Johnson’s Late Push Lifts (1) Arizona into Elite Eight

Johnson’s Late Push Lifts (1) Arizona into Elite Eight

Jeff Gross/Getty Images (ANAHEIM, Calif.) — Nick Johnson missed his first 10 shots and was held scoreless for the first 37 minutes of the game. Over the final 2:45, the Arizona guard scored all 15 of his points helping to lead the top-seeded Wildcats …

(1) Florida Survives Early Scare from (4) UCLA

(1) Florida Survives Early Scare from (4) UCLA

Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) — For the fourth straight year the Florida Gators find themselves in the Elite Eight. The 2014 overall top-seed in the NCAA Tournament survived an upset bid by fourth-seeded UCLA on Thursday, winning 79-68, to…

Dominating Effort Moves (2) Wisconsin Past (6) Baylor

Dominating Effort Moves (2) Wisconsin Past (6) Baylor

Harry How/Getty Images(ANAHEIM, Calif.) — Behind an impressive performance from Frank Kaminsky, the Wisconsin Badgers rolled into the Elite Eight with a 69-52 win over sixth-seeded Baylor in the West Region. Kaminsky had 19 points as the two-seed shot…

(11) Dayton Flies into Elite Eight

(11) Dayton Flies into Elite Eight

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) — After earning their first trip to the Sweet 16 in 30 years, the Dayton Flyers continued their Cinderella run by knocking of 10th-seeded Stanford, 82-72, in the South Region semifinal at the FedEx Forum. It…

Spartans Hold Off (12) Harvard to Reach Sweet 16

Spartans Hold Off (12) Harvard to Reach Sweet 16

Stephen Dunn/Getty Images(SPOKANE, Wash.) — Even with a 16 point lead in the second half, Tom Izzo knew that his Michigan State squad could not let up against Harvard. He was right. The 12th-seeded Crimson made a furios rally, taking a late lead,…

Napier Lifts (7) UCONN Past (2) Villanova

Napier Lifts (7) UCONN Past (2) Villanova

Jared Wickerham/Getty Images(BUFALLO, N.Y.) — Despite foul trouble in the first half, and an apparent leg injury in the second, Shabazz Napier scored 25 points in leading No. 7 Connecticut to a 77-65 win over two-seed Villanova in the East Region. The…

(2) Wisconsin Rallies to Defeat (7) Oregon

(2) Wisconsin Rallies to Defeat (7) Oregon

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(MILWAUKEE, Wisc.) — The Wisconsin Badgers needed to overcome a 12-point halftime deficit but ultimately advanced to the Sweet 16 with an 85-77 win over Oregon in the NCAA Tournament. It is the first time the Badgers (28-7) r…

(11) Dayton Reaches Sweet 16 with Win Over (3) Syracuse

(11) Dayton Reaches Sweet 16 with Win Over (3) Syracuse

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(BUFFALO, N.Y.) — It was nearly 30 years ago that the Dayton Flyers had reached the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament. On Saturday, the 11th-seed in the South region stunned third-seeded Syracuse, 55-53, to earn a trip to th…

Michigan Routs Texas 79-65 to Reach Sweet 16

Michigan Routs Texas 79-65 to Reach Sweet 16

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images Sport (MILWAUKEE) — Nik Stauskas scored 17 points as the Michigan Wolverines throttled Texas 79-65 on Saturday to advance to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the second year in a row.
Jordan Morgan added 15 points …

(14) Mercer Stuns (3) Duke in NCAA Opener

(14) Mercer Stuns (3) Duke in NCAA Opener

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(RALEIGH, N.C.) — For the second time in three years the Duke Blue Devils were upset by a double-digit team in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. On Friday the 14th-seeded Mercer Bears knocked off (3) Duke by a final o…

Scoreboard Roundup – 3/21/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 3/21/14

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — March Madness: South Region: (2) Kansas 80 (25-9) – (15) Eastern Kentucky 69 (24-10)
(4) UCLA 76 (27-8) – (13) Tulsa 59 (21-13)
(10) Stanford 58 (22-12) – (7) New Mexico 53 (27-7)
(12) Stephen F. Austin 77 (32-2) -…

NCAA Men’s Basketball Brackets Announced

NCAA Men’s Basketball Brackets Announced

G Fiume/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The 2014 NCAA Men’s Basketball bracket has been revealed by the Selection Committee on Sunday afternoon. The field of 68 includes seven teams from the Big 10 conference, the most of any league. Florida, Wichita State, …

Albany Earns NCAA Tournament Bid

Albany Earns NCAA Tournament Bid

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(STONY BROOK, N.Y.) —  DJ Evans scored 16 points to lead Albany to a 69-60 win over Stony Brook on Saturday in the America East championship.
With the win, Albany (18-14) earned its second consecutive NCAA tournament berth…

(7) Syracuse Upset at Home

(7) Syracuse Upset at Home

Rich Barnes/Getty Images(SYRACUSE, N.Y.) — It happened again. After starting the season 25-0, No. 7 Syracuse (26-4, 13-4 ACC) has lost four of its last five including a 67-62 home loss to Georgia Tech on Tuesday night.
The Yellow&n…

(12) Michigan Rolls Illinois to Capture Big Ten Title

(12) Michigan Rolls Illinois to Capture Big Ten Title

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(CHAMPAIGN, Ill.) — For the first time since 1986, Michigan (22-7, 14-3) can claim the Big Ten title as theirs and only theirs. The twelfth-ranked Wolverines rolled to an 84-53 win over Illinois (17-13, 6-11) on Tuesd…

No. 1 UConn Completes 31-0 Regular Season

No. 1 UConn Completes 31-0 Regular Season

Lance King/Getty Images Sport (LOUISVILLE, Ky.) —  It was just another day in the office for the defending NCAA champions.
Brenna Stewart had 22 points and 14 rebounds as top-ranked Connecticut throttled No. 3 Louisville 68-48 to cap off an unbea…

(5) Kansas Wins 10th Straight Big 12 Title

(5) Kansas Wins 10th Straight Big 12 Title

Ed Zurga/Getty Images(LAWRENCE, Kan.) — For the tenth consecutive year the Kansas University men’s basketball team will have at least a share of the Big 12 Championship. On Monday, the fifth-ranked Jayhawks (22-6, 13-2 Big 12) defeated Oklahoma 8…

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