With a few days to go before basketball resumes, the only thing we can do to quench our March Madness thirst is talk about what was and what is still to come in this year’s NCAA Tournament.
Here are the guys who can change the entire course of a game and the season for their team.
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.
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.
U of M will take on the Volunteers of Tennessee on Friday night in Indianapolis, while Michigan State will clash with Virgina in New York City.
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 Hurricanes have had a dream season, but Marquette is the toughest team in college basketball. That’s just one of four great matchups.