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.
The Wolverines (28-8) led by 15 with 10:55 to go, but committed four turnovers in the final 97 seconds.
Arizona rallied to beat San Diego State 70-64 Thursday night and advance to the final eight of the NCAA tournament.
Michael Frazier II hit five 3-pointers and finished with 19 points as Florida beat UCLA 79-68 to reach its fourth consecutive NCAA regional final.
Jordan Sibert scored 18 points and Kendall Pollard added a season-high 12 while Dayton rolled past Stanford 82-72 to make the Elite Eight for the first time since 1984.
Just when you think the first weekend of the NCAA tournament couldn’t possibly top itself, it happened again.
The Billion Dollar Dream has been over for a while. Most bracket sheets are loaded with red X’s. Still, there is plenty of March Madness ahead of us in the NCAA tournament’s round of 16.
Michigan State coach Tom Izzo hopes he has not changed much since succeeding Jud Heathcote nearly 20 years ago.
How are you doing in your bracket? Can you win it or have you already given up? Although not signed up for the billion dollar bracket … Brad Binder, 23, has a MSU/UM match-up in the final.
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.