This time around, it wasn’t all about UConn’s Kemba Walker…but he was certainly a big factor. The Huskies started off slow, being outscored 11-2 early in the contest. From then on, though, they took control.
Along with Walker’s 20 points, freshman Jeremy Lamb put up 19 and had 4 assists as UConn survived a powerful inside [...]
The Butler Bulldogs are returning to the Final Four next week in Houston after beating the Florida Gators 73-70 in overtime on Saturday afternoon in New Orleans.
Florida led 33-32 at halftime behind senior center Vernon Macklin who had 15 first half points.
The Gators came out strong in the second half to push the lead to [...]
For the first time in NCAA history, a team has won four games in the Big Dance but is still not in the Final Four. All thanks to clutch play, and the expanded ‘First Four’ scheduling. The Cinderella Virginia Commonwealth Rams eeked out a fourth win tonight against the Florida State Seminoles 72-71.
Bradford Burgess made [...]
John Calipari and his Kentucky Wildcats are advancing to the Elite 8 of the NCAA Tournament after upsetting the top seeded Ohio State Buckeyes 62-60 on Friday night.
Kentucky’s prized forward Terrence Jones picked up two early fouls in the first five minutes of the game that sent him to the bench.
With Jones on the bench [...]
The North Carolina Tar Heels came out on fire and smothered the Marquette Golden Eagles 81-63 on Friday night.
Marquette did it’s best impression of the Wisconsin Badgers by just scoring 15 points in the first half. North Carolina was North Carolina in scoring 40 points before the intermission.
The UNC defense held Marquette to 36% shooting [...]
In the first few minutes, this contest was looking like an absolute laugher, although you’d have to be completely heartless not to feel a little pity for the Richmond Spiders as they were dismantled by the Kansas Jayhawks 77-57. The story of the game is quite simple. One Spider stat, says it all: 4-25 in [...]
The Butler Bulldogs had their way with the Wisconsin Badgers on Thursday night for the most part in advancing to the Elite 8 with a 61-54 win.
Butler’s Shawn Vanzant led the Bulldogs to a 33-24 halftime lead with 9 first half points. Matt Howard was impressive as well in the first with 8 points. The [...]
So much for those who thought Duke would be a team of destiny. The defending champs looked all but that against the #5 Arizona Wildcats. The Duke Blue Devils looked rattled throughout the second half and had little-to-no answer for Arizona:
Derrick Williams had 32 points and 13 rebounds, and Arizona rode a 19-2 second-half [...]
Most college basketball followers knew that when BYU Cougars big man Brandon Davies was kicked off the team for breaking the school’s honor code that it would be nearly impossible for the Cougs to advance as far as they potentially could have in the NCAA Tournament.
So BYU became more Cinderella in the NCAA Tourney without [...]
I’m not just saying this because I’ve got UConn in my Final Four, but don’t bet against Kemba Walker. That kid is on fire, and so is are the Huskies, winners of their last eight games. After a slow start, they proved it again, beating the San Diego St. Aztecs 74-67 in Sweet 16 play.