Kentucky, the preseason No. 1 that entered the Big Dance unranked, has reached the Final Four as an eight seed. The Wildcats will face Wisconsin, which upset top seed Arizona in a thriller.
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.
Wilt had some unbelievable games here. Ali and Frazier fought here. The players who will take the court at Madison Square Garden this weekend, though, don’t remember any of that. And yet they still regard the Garden as the World’s Most Famous Arena.
We’re being told this is a classic tournament, with juggernauts about to collide like meteors over Texas, and a classic Final Four in store for us. Depends on your view of classic. Does an Arizona – Florida Finals sound unprecedented? Is that must-see TV?
Joe Harris’ senior season at Virginia has been something of a love-fest.
Just when you think the first weekend of the NCAA tournament couldn’t possibly top itself, it happened again.
Madison Square Garden gets together again with the NCAA tournament this weekend for the first time in 53 years.
Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo is clear on two things.
“These types of events are an embarrassment to our community and our university. Don’t allow your degree to be devalued,” the school warned.
Champ: Michigan and Michigan State basketball for both advancing to the Sweet Sixteen.