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Here are some unique stats and facts for the Sweet 16.
-Ohio State has been to 4 straight Sweet 16’s the longest streak in the country.
-In their first two games Arizona has made 55 % of their shots in the half court, that is best of any team left.
-Deshaun Thomas has made 55% of his shots outside the paint.
-LaSalle has 3 wins in this NCAA tournament that is more wins than the last 58 years combined for them.
- The Matchup between LaSalle and Wichita State will be tied for the highest seeds meeting each other in a Sweet 16 game.
-LaSalle is one of the best transition teams left in the tournament, while the Shockers are one of the best teams scoring in the paint.
-In the East region all top 4 seeds have advanced to the Sweet 16. This is only the 15th time this his happened out of 116 times since 1985.
- Shane Larkin scored or assisted on 50 % of Miami points in their last win versus Illinois.
-Marquette has won their first two games by a combined 3 points. That is lowest ever for a ...
BEST OF MAXIM
By Josh Adams
Shane Larkin was ill the day of the Sweet 16/
In a stunning revelation in the press conference following his Miami Hurricanes loss to Marquette in the Sweet 16, Miami Coach Jim Larranaga admitted that his star guard, Shane Larkin was "sick and vomiting, and didn't eat anything until 3PM today."
Larranaga also admitted...
Whether Shane Larkin actually leaves the University of Miami for the NBA remains to be seen. But the star sophomore point guard is expected to submit his name for the NBA draft by the April 10 deadline with the possibility of withdrawing.
Thats probably what is going to happen, Larkin's uncle, Byron Larkin, said in a phone interview Saturday with FOX Sports Florida. Thats what...
WASHINGTON, March 28 — The Miami Hurricanes were billed as a veteran group that would be able to use their poise to overcome Marquette’s aggressive interior game.
On Thursday, it was Marquette’s Jamil Wilson and his squad that were ready to seize the moment to advance one step closer to the Final Four.
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The post Marquette vaniquishes...
The East is the only bracket where all top 4 seed remain. Check out my breakdown below.
Top 5 Players
1.Shane Larkin (Miami)- With the Canes down late to Illinois, Larkin hit a clutch three and then he lead Miami to victory down the stretch.
2. Cody Zeller (Indiana)- He is the best running big man in the country, look for him to have a big game in finding holes in the Syracuse zone...
It's a question that's almost always asked of a college coach before a game against a team the school doesn't usually play.
Who does your opponent most compare to?
When Marquette head coach Buzz Williams was asked the question Tuesday, he took a few seconds to think. Stumped, he had to compare Miami to two schools the Golden Eagles have lost to this season.
As the tournament starts up again Thursday night, what to expect?
Things should certainly tighten up. For a potential minor upset, we might take Marquette over Miami. This is partly because Miami is missing Reggie Johnson, although at this point, he’s not a huge problem. His role is much smaller now than it was last year.
What we like about Marquette is that they just have the...
Just when you thought you had your bracket won, more madness came along to mess with our minds.
#3 Marquette 71 vs. #2 Miami 61
Out of the gate Miami looked sluggish and Marquette looked as on point as can be. The Golden Eagles opened the game up 17-7, and did not look back from there. Reports that Miami point guard Shane Larkin had been up all night because of sickness ended up...
That wasn't how things were supposed to end for the ACC champion Miami Hurricanes. They're margin for error got a little smaller without Reggie Johnson, but Johnson's abilities weren't why they lost to Marquette. As Shane Larkin said, they "just couldn't hit anything." Miami's effective field goal percentage was just 43, and Miami allowed...
With Gonzaga, Georgetown, and New Mexico out among others let’s rank the remaining teams chances of winning the national title.
Now how I rank them won’t solely be based on who the best team, but also on potential matchups and easiest path, especially in the regionals where the games are already set. Here we go…
The Hoosiers could have some problems with the Syracuse’s mat...