For 20 agonizing minutes, Alyssa Thomas had to rely on her teammates to keep Maryland from falling hopelessly behind Texas.
In the second half, Thomas returned the favor.
Aaron Gordon and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson scored 18 points each, and Arizona looked every bit the No. 1 seed in the West while blowing out Gonzaga 84-61 on Sunday.
Syracuse star freshman point guard Tyler Ennis was open at the top of the key with 2 seconds left and the Flyers holding a two-point lead. When Ennis’ attempt to win the game clanged harmlessly off the rim, Dayton had a victory it had been chasing for three decades.
Wolverines beat the Longhorns to reach the NCAA tournament’s Sweet 16 for the second straight year.
Louisville didn’t need a big game from Russ Smith to get back to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament.
Scottie Wilbekin scored 21 points and top-seeded Florida beat Pittsburgh 61-45 in the NCAA tournament Saturday, advancing to the Sweet 16 for the fourth consecutive year.
Fans poured into the streets, rejoiced in dorms, bars and living rooms, and at one point became so raucous that riot police were briefly called in as the city held all-night parties to celebrate the Cardinals’ first NCAA title in a generation.
Florida Gulf Coast is without question the story of the tournament — but they’re not going to beat Florida.
The final matchups in the Sweet 16 are Friday night, and although there are no local teams in the tournament, there is a team you can root for.
I’ve figured out why they call it “March Madness”. It’s not just because of the excitement on the court of the buzzer beaters or the exceptional play.
The Hurricanes have had a dream season, but Marquette is the toughest team in college basketball. That’s just one of four great matchups.
Louisville’s press, Damyean Dotson’s upside and Denzel Valentine’s versatility are just three of the many reasons to love the Sweet 16.