Branden Dawson had 24 points and 10 rebounds and Michigan State beat top-seeded Virginia 61-59 on Friday night to advance to East Regional final.
Michigan State coach Tom Izzo hopes he has not changed much since succeeding Jud Heathcote nearly 20 years ago.
The 12th-seeded Crimson (27-5) trailed by 16 early in the second half but took a 62-60 lead when Laurent Rivard hit a 3-pointer with 7:12 remaining.
Stauskas made four of Michigan’s 14 3-pointers, and the Wolverines beat the Longhorns 79-65 on Saturday to advance to the NCAA tournament’s Sweet 16 for the second straight year
The sweetest tale emerging from this year’s NCAA tournament already included big-hearted Michigan State basketball star Adreian Payne and an 8-year-old fan battling cancer known as “Princess Lacey” to her Twitter followers – and now ESPN analyst Jay Bilas is aboard.
Where does this game and finish rank in NCAA tourney lore for you?
They say history is written by the victors, but in this case … not so fast.
Albrecht brushed off the heroics of his high-scoring feat, saying he’s not exactly a newcomer anymore.
There may not be crying in baseball, but there is definitely crying in basketball.
The Michigan Wolverines held on to beat the Syracuse Orange 61-56 in the NCAA Men’s Final Four Semifinal game on Saturday.