Florida vs. Texas Tech in NCAA Tournament: Time, TV channel, preview for second-round matchup (March 17, 2018)

DALLAS — The Florida and Texas Tech basketball teams took turns praising each other Friday ahead of their NCAA Tournament second-round showdown. The No. 6-seeded Gators (21-12) take on the No. 3 Red Raiders (25-9) on Saturday at American Airlines Center, which may have the feel of a home game for one of the teams. Texas Tech’s fans filled the arena with a whole lot of red and a whole...
Via SEC Country
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Bobby Hurley not rooting for Duke today

WICHITA, Kan. — There was no decision. Blood over a bond, no matter how tight that bond may be. When second-seeded Duke meets No. 7 Rhode Island in Pittsburgh on Saturday afternoon in a South Region second-round game, Bobby Hurley will be rooting against his alma-mater and former coach and close friend, Mike Krzyzewski. “I’m...
Via New York Post
3 hours ago

Kansas fears Angel Delgado

WICHITA, Kan. — In the Seton Hall locker room, he was a rock star, surrounded by Kansas reporters. Jayhawks players and coach Bill Self talked about him in reverential terms. There is no confusing the focus of top seeded Kansas in Saturday’s Midwest Region second-round meeting with No. 8 Seton Hall: Stop Angel Delgado. The...
Via New York Post
3 hours ago

Meet the Rhode Island star who embraces being ‘Fatts’

PITTSBURGH — He was a fat baby who everyone calls “Fatts” these days, even though he is skinny as hell and decided years ago to add a second “T” to his adopted name. “Because I’m not fat anymore,” Fatts Russell said, and laughed. “I had to give it some type of twist because I’m not...
Via New York Post
3 hours ago

Michael Porter Jr., Missouri's would-be superstar, we hardly knew you

Freshman's career spanned one regular-season game, an SEC tournament loss and Friday's NCAA Tournament defeat
4 hours ago

WATCH: Florida State Regroups To Roll Missouri In NCAA Tournament Opener

Florida State fell behind 7-1 early to Missouri but didn't panic. The Noles stormed out to a 22-point halftime lead and held on for a 67-54 win over the 8th-seeded Tigers. Mfiondu Kabengele led FSU with 14 points and 12 rebounds and joined Phil Cofer and Trent Forrest at the postgame press conference to talk about how 9th-seeded Florida State was able to ride out the early storm...
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WATCH: Syracuse Digs Deep For Second NCAA Tournament Win

Syracuse dug deep and held on to beat 6th-seeded TCU 57-52 to move on to the Round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament. Guards Frank Howard and Tyus Battle broke down how the Orange were able to rally after playing a close game Wednesday and what made the difference down the stretch Friday night against the Horned Frogs.
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10 biggest takeaways from Friday’s NCAA Tournament action

If you had any doubts about whether or not March would truly go mad, Friday answered those doubts with authority. We saw close games up and down the slate of games, highlighted by a historic upset.For thirteen consecutive hours Friday, the NCAA Tournament treated fans to non-stop action. While some fans may grumble about how that action affected their favorite team or their bracket...
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Missouri, Michael Porter Jr. fall to Florida State in first round of 2018 NCAA Tournament

Cuonzo Martin’s first season has come to an end, as his Tigers got trounced in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament, as the Tigers lost 67-54 to Florida State. The Seminoles advance to take on Xavier in the next round. Missouri was playing without its second leading scorer in Jordan Barnett, who was suspended following a DWI arrest. The Tigers did have Michael Porter Jr. play...
Via SEC Country
6 hours ago

Syracuse 57, TCU 52: Frogs fall in NCAA Tournament opener

TCU is one and done after the offense failed them in their March Madness opener. Detroit, MI - The nerves were there early for TCU Friday night as they tipped off their first NCAA Tournament game in 20 years at Little Caesar’s Arena in Detroit against the Orange of Syracuse. And despite making a run to take a half time lead, they returned at the worst possible time. The Frogs struggled...
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6 hours ago

WATCH: Press Conference | Syracuse vs. TCU | NCAA 1st Round

Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim and guards Tyus Battle and Frank Howard after the No. 11 seed Orange's 57-52 win vs. No. 6 seed TCU in the NCAA Tournament first round in Detroit.
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Why was UMBC’s Jairus Lyles spotted licking peanut butter cracker?

UMBC guard Jairus Lyles was nearly unstoppable in Friday’s 74-54 upset win over UVA. Lyles scored a game-high 28 points on 9-of-11 shooting, and was a thorn in the Cavaliers’ side throughout the Round of 64 matchup.Everyone wanted to know what Lyle’s secret was, and it’s possible that peanut butter played a role in his epic performance.No, seriously.Lyles was spotted sitting on the...
Via The Sports Daily
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Tony Bennett after historic loss: ‘We got our butts whipped’

Even after what was probably the toughest loss of his coaching career, Tony Bennett was incredibly professional.The Virginia coach gave an interview to TNT’s Tracy Wolfson after his team’s 74-54 defeat at the hands of UMBC, which marked the first upset by a 16 seed over a 1 seed in NCAA Tournament history. Bennett credited his opponent and did not mince words about how one-sided...
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Shocked Virginia fan meme goes viral after upset loss to UMBC

Friday night’s Round of 64 matchup between UVA and UMBC was decided by a large margin, which is what many predicted. However, it was the 16-seed Retrievers that upset the one-seed Cavaliers, 74-54, which was an upset of epic proportions.It marked the first time a No. 1-seeded team had lost to a No. 16 seed in NCAA Tournament history, which resulted in a number of great Twitter reactions...
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Twitter reacts to UMBC’s massive upset over UVA

A No. 1 seed had never lost to a No. 16 seed in NCAA Tournament history — until Friday, that is.UMBC proved that they could play on the big stage, upsetting UVA in Friday night’s Round of 64 matchup. The Retrievers entered the halftime break tied with the Cavaliers at 21, and their confidence just continued to grow as the game progressed.UVA, touted by many as the best defensive...
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UMBC Twitter account dominates during upset win over Virginia

The play of 16 seed UMBC during its NCAA Tournament game against 1 seed Virginia on Friday was certainly special. What’s incredible is that UMBC’s Twitter account may have put together an even more impressive performance.UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) made history by becoming the first 16 seed to defeat a 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. That’s only half the story...
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Will Wade updates Brandon Rachal’s status ahead of NIT matchup with Utah

Will Wade updated the status of freshman forward Brandon Rachal on Friday, saying he wasn’t sure if Rachal would be available for LSU’s Monday matchup with Utah in the second round of the NIT. “I don’t know,” Wade said. “(The decision)’s not with me.” Rachal missed Wednesday’s first round win over UL-Lafayette, watching from the […] The post Will Wade updates Brandon Rachal’s status...
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8 hours ago

UMBC knocks off No. 1 seed Virginia

Well college basketball fans, a No. 16 has done it! The University of Maryland-Baltimore County has taken out Virginia. Or in other words, THE No. 1 seed of the NCAA Tournament. Not only is it their first tournament win in school history, but it’s the first time a No. 16 has taken out a No. 1.What more needs to be said?
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Michigan State Basketball: Miles Bridges rises to occasion vs. Bucknell

Michigan State needed someone to step up against Bucknell and Miles Bridges was that guy. Just how well did he fare against the Bison? The first-round matchup between Bucknell and Michigan State had the feel of an upset special through the first half as the Bison were holding strong, down just 44-40. However, the Spartans […] Michigan State Basketball: Miles Bridges rises to occasion...
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9 hours ago

Miles Bridges powers the Michigan State Basketball team past Bucknell

DETROIT- Bucknell did all they could to keep pace with Michigan State. They banked in three-pointers from the logo, and shot over 70 percent from behind the arc in the first half. Then Michigan State and Miles Bridges flexed their muscles to run the Bison out of Little Caesers Arena to the tune of a 82-to-78 win. Bridges was the aggressor in the second half for the Spartans scoring...
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CIT Second Round Recap: Central Michigan Chippewas vs. Wofford Terriers

David DiLeo led CMU with 22 points, as the Chippewas held off Wofford to advance to the quarterfinals of the CIT. David DiLeo led Central Michigan with 22 points and six rebounds, as the Chippewas held on to defeat the Wofford Terriers, 98-94, and advance to the quarterfinals of the CIT. Five Chippewas scored in double digits on the night, including DiLeo. Kevin McKay did a little...
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9 hours ago

WATCH: Roy Williams Coaches Theo Pinson & Kenny Williams During Postgame Press Conference

North Carolina head coach Roy Williams never stops coaching, as put on display during the postgame press conference following the Tar Heels' First Round win over Lipscomb in the NCAA Tournament. Williams interrupted Theo Pinson to explain why a shot Kenny Williams took during the game was a bad shot, leading to a peek inside how Roy gets the best out of his team, an ACC Must See Moment.
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WATCH: Dan Hoard Catches Up With Cincinnati's Jarron Cumberland After His First Career Double-Double

Voice of the Bearcats Dan Hoard chats with Jarron Cumberland following the 68-53 win over Georgia State, where Jarron Cumberland recorded his first career double-double.
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WATCH: Buffalo student loses mind after team beats Arizona

Most of the talk around the NCAA Tournament Thursday night surrounded the Arizona Wildcats and their upset loss to Buffalo in the second round of the tourney. After all, it could have been the death knell for Sean Miller’s tenure as the Wildcats’ head coach.Though, Buffalo’s win shouldn’t be taken lightly. The 13th-seed Bulls defeated Arizona by 21 points. It represented the program...
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Marshall shocks Wichita State

Another day brings more madness. But today, it’s a little more shocking. On Saturday afternoon, Marshall would hold off Wichita State 81-75 to advance. Which means that once again, a 13-seed defeats a 4-seed. Last night, of course, Buffalo would dismantle the Arizona Wildcats.Not only did Marshall beat Wichita State, but it’s their first tournament win in school history. Up next...
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More under-the-radar NCAA Tourney prospects

While the big names will get all the attention, a handful of lesser touted prospects are going to be showcasing their skills during the tournament. We’ll take a look at four of them playing today in the NCAA’s opening round of games.Dean Wade, Kansas St. (Junior)About this time last year, not even diehard Michigan fans were talking about the first round prospects of forward DJ Wilson...
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WATCH: Daejon Davis' game-winning buzzer-beater from half court is the Opus Bank #12Best men's...

Daejon Davis pulled up for the most thrilling play of the season, draining a game-winning buzzer-beater from beyond half court to give Stanford the 77-76 win over USC. It's the Opus Bank #12Best men's basketball play of the season.
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Stanford's Dorian Pickens earns Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year award

Stanford's Dorian Pickens claimed Pac-12 Men's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors averaging 15.4 points in 33 minutes. The Cardinal swept basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards with Brittany McPhee claiming the honors on the women's side.
Via Stanford Cardinal Athletics
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Eight players transferring from Pitt

The decision to fire Kevin Stallings meant Pitt needs to find a new basketball coach. It turns out the university basically needs a new team.According to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, eight players will receive their release to transfer from the school.That’s a mind-boggling, jaw-dropping number. And the Panthers are set to watch a majority of key contributors leave.Goodman notes the group...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Deandre Ayton, Allonzo Trier leaving Arizona for NBA

A bracket-busting upset on the first evening of March Madness saw Arizona ousted from this year’s NCAA Tournament, as the fourth-seeded Wildcats fell to No. 13 Buffalo. Arizona’s loss accelerated the timeline for top prospect Deandre Ayton to make the leap to the NBA, as he confirmed after the game that — as expected — he’ll enter this year’s draft.Ayton has a reasonable chance to...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

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