Baylor Falls to Mississippi State 78-77 on Buzzer Beater

It’s over With a lucky bounce on a 3-point attempt as time expired, Baylor fell to Mississippi State 78-77. The four seniors—Manu Lecomte, Jo Lual-Acuil, Terry Maston and Nuni Omot—have played their last game for Baylor. Mississippi State shot out of their minds early. The Bulldogs entered the game 330th in 3-point percentage. But they went 8-of-12 from deep in the first half...
Via Our Daily Bears
5 hours ago

Purdue’s Matt Haarms goes viral over hair

The injury to Purdue center Isaac Haas meant that freshman Matt Haarms had an expanded role on Sunday, and that helped make a viral star out of his hair.Haarms’s well-coiffed head of hair required frequent care and adjustment during the game against Butler, and pretty much everyone watching took notice. Even the broadcast took note, with CBS broadcaster Ian Eagle noting Haarms’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Butler's mascot Butler Blue III chows down on Boilermaker cake before Purdue game

Butler and Purdue are currently locking horns in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. But before the game, Butler Blue III, Butler’s adorable bulldog mascot, chowed down on a special “Boilermaker” cake that the team hoped would foreshadow a big win for the No. 10 seed. That’s just too cute.To this point, Butler is hanging tough, though Purdue has the edge with around seven minutes...
Via Sportsnaut
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Simms has been a blessing for Clemson - He is starting to show Tiger fans exactly why

SAN DIEGO — In practice his teammates see it all the time. Aamir Simms takes the basketball, glides up the court and then makes a spectacular dunk. They had been waiting for him to do it in a game all season, but the true freshman from Virginia always passed up the opportunity. However, when he caught the basketball just above his own foul line as New Mexico State was try to deny...
Via The Clemson Insider
6 hours ago

Isaac Haas elbow brace does not meet NCAA standards

As much as Purdue center Isaac Haas wanted to find a way to play through his elbow fracture, it sounds like it won’t happen for many reasons.Perhaps the largest is that the NCAA would have to approve any brace he would wear during a game, and the one he tested during practice did not pass NCAA standards, according to NCAA media coordinator David Worlock. Haas wanted to play, but...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee stars Admiral Schofield and Grant Williams comment about their futures

Tennessee fans can rest easy. For anyone who has questioned whether or not star forwards Admiral Schofield and Grant Williams would be departing early for the NBA, the speculation should now be put to rest for now. Following the heartbreaking 63-62 loss to Loyola-Chicago on Saturday evening, the duo was asked about any future plans they may have regarding the NBA. “I really feel...
Via SEC Country
6 hours ago

UMBC Retrievers forward Joe Sherburne has a new fan in Aaron Rodgers

The UMBC Retrievers are the biggest story in American sports right now, so it’s hardly shocking that they’ve got the attention of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.On Friday evening as UMBC was in the process of taking down No. 1 seed Virginia, the team’s very active and entertaining Twitter account reached out to Rodgers. Apparently, forward Joe Sherburne, who scored 14...
Via Sportsnaut
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Five Key Plays: Michigan 64, Houston 63

Incredible. There’s really no other words that can describe Jordan Poole’s game-winning shot. It sent Moritz Wagner, and then the rest of the Michigan men’s basketball team, running after Poole as he sprinted around the court. It sent denizens of Ann Arbor running into the streets, yelling and whooping in joy. The Wolverines were staring at a near certain defeat, and it didn’t matter...
Via UM Hoops
7 hours ago

North Carolina locker room was robbed during ACC Tournament

The North Carolina men’s basketball team was dealing with some off-court drama during last week’s ACC Tournament.While the team was at the Barclays Center to play through the conference tournament, someone broke into the Dean E. Smith Center back on campus and stole valuables from the locker room and basketball offices. According to Joe Johnson of the News & Observer, the thief...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

No. 11 Syracuse upsets No. 3 Michigan State

The madness continues. On Sunday afternoon, No. 11 Syracuse would top No. 3 Michigan State to reach the Sweet 16. All the while, State would shoot just 25.8 percent from the field. And while the Orange did shoot just 35.7 percent from the field, 24 of their 55 points would come from the charity stripe. Sophomore Tyus Battle would lead all scorers with 17 while freshman forward Oshae...
Via The Sports Post
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky basketball: John Calipari kept believing, pushing buttons, and now it’s oh so Sweet 16

BOISE, Idaho — Admit it, you thought Kentucky was toast. Back on Valentine’s Day, when the Wildcats had lost four straight games to fall below .500 in SEC play, it was perfectly reasonable to believe these guys just didn’t have a deep NCAA Tournament run in them. But somehow, in the midst of that chaos and criticism, as they were increasingly compared to the 2014 NIT Cats, John Calipari...
Via SEC Country
7 hours ago

Zach Norvell and Rui Hachimura step into the national spotlight

Welcome to the big stage guys, we hope you enjoy your stay. The Gonzaga Bulldogs will play in their fourth consecutive Sweet 16 this week, and the ride there has been just as tough as ever. On Thursday, the Zags needed every extra ounce of effort to push past an ugly UNC Greensboro team intent on the upset. On Saturday, the Zags jumped out to an early 15-0 read, led by 11 at half...
Via The Slipper Still Fits
7 hours ago

On Shaka Smart and the question of Havoc at Texas

Without playing his signature style, does the Longhorns head coach have an identity? Can Smart win without The question came and Shaka Smart lit up. In late November, the Texas Longhorns head coach was asked about playing his signature style of basketball that helped the VCU Rams reach the Final Four in 2011 — the fullcourt pressure, transition-oriented attack known as “Havoc....
Via Burnt Orange Nation
9 hours ago

Tennessee basketball coach Rick Barnes: ‘I’m glad it hurts a little’

DALLAS — Tennessee basketball coach Rick Barnes has led four different programs to 23 NCAA Tournaments, but the elimination game loss never gets any easier to swallow. “It’s always a tough way to lose a basketball game, the buzzer-beaters,” Barnes said after the No. 3-seed Vols (26-9) were eliminated by No. 11-seed Loyola-Chicago on Saturday night at American Airlines Center. WATCH...
Via SEC Country
10 hours ago

Becky Hammon won’t purse CSU men’s head coaching job

For now, it appears that Becky Hammon is content right where she’s at. Named as a top candidate to fill the vacancy at Colorado State, she has withdrawn her name. With the Spurs since 2014, head coach Gregg Popovich has nothing but praise for her.“She’s an impressive person. She knows her stuff.”But Pop doesn’t stop there.She has a great basketball mind. She’s wonderful with people...
Via The Sports Post
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video of Jordan Poole’s buzzer beater that sent Michigan to the Sweet 16

Late Saturday night, Michigan Basketball’s season appeared to be just about over. With 3.9 seconds remaining in the game and the Wolverines facing a 63-61 deficit, Houston’s Devin Davis, who had made nine of 10 free throws, went to the line with a chance to ice the game for the Cougars. Inexplicably Davis missed both free throws. Moe Wagner secured the rebound and with 3.6 seconds...
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

John Beilein Has Amazing Locker Room Celebration After Buzzer Beater

Take a look at the Michigan locker room after Jordan Poole’s game winner:
Via Diehardsport
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

8 biggest takeaways from Saturday’s NCAA Tournament action

The first round of the NCAA Tournament collects tons of attention and praise as one of the premier events in sports. The second round is relatively underappreciated by comparison, though based on what happened Saturday, that may change.Between the finishes in the Michigan-Houston game and Loyola Chicago-Tennessee, it was hard to top the action from Saturday. We saw half the second...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michigan advances on Poole’s buzzer-beater

Make your free throws, kids. Otherwise Jordan Poole will teach you and unforgettable lesson. With 3.6 seconds remaining, Michigan would need at least a two-pointer to send it to overtime. But Poole would do them one better, creating one of the shots of the tournament in the process. Of course, the only reason they would get the chance? Because Devin Davis missed two free throws just...
Via The Sports Post
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Photo from Houston-Michigan captures essence of March Madness

Few images can capture the essence of March Madness better than this one.Michigan defeated Houston 64-63 on Saturday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on a heave by Jordan Poole at the buzzer. It was the kind of deep buzzer-beater that will go on highlight reels forever.After the improbable shot went in, the Wolverines celebrated, while the Cougars collapsed in disbelief...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Twitter reacts to Michigan knocking out Houston on buzzer-beater

March Madness may have started slowly this year, but it’s certainly earning its name now.Michigan knocked out Houston with a deep buzzer-beater by Jordan Poole to beat the Cougars 64-63 on Saturday. Houston appeared to have the game in hand, but they made the fatal flaw of missing two free throws that could have put the game out of reach. Compounding that, they failed to guard the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rob Gray’s little brother also rocks a man bun

The man buns run in the Gray family.Rob Gray, who is Houston’s star player, has made a name for himself in the NCAA Tournament thanks not only to his play, but also his style. The guard has a man bun that has been the talk of the tournament. And guess what? His little brother is easily identifiable by the man bun he wears too.Gray’s little brother was shown by TBS multiple times...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee basketball rim protector Kyle Alexander explains why he didn’t play

DALLAS — Tennessee junior Kyle Alexander was one of Rick Barnes’ X-factors for the NCAA Tournament, but on Saturday, UT’s starting center was no factor. The No. 3-seed Vols and their fans can only wonder how much of a different Alexander would have made in Tennessee’s 63-62 loss to No. 11 seed Loyola Chicago on Saturday. RELATED: Tennessee basketball recap from NCAA Tournament upset...
Via SEC Country
21 hours ago

Kansas fails to cover on amazing bad beat

There were some who were much happier about Kansas’ win over Seton Hall in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Saturday than others.Kansas beat Seton Hall 83-79 to advance to the Sweet 16. They had the game in hand in the final seconds, leading Seton Hall to begin sharing some goodbye hugs. But before the buzzer sounded, Myles Powell threw up a three-pointer that went in to help...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Prayer answered again: Loyola tops Tennessee on late jumper

DALLAS — Another NCAA Tournament prayer answered for Loyola-Chicago, and the Ramblers are set to bring Sister Jean to the Sweet 16. Clayton Custer’s jumper took a friendly bounce off the rim and in with 3.6 seconds left, and 11th-seeded Loyola beat Tennessee 63-62 in a South Region second-round game Saturday night. Custer’s winner came two days after Donte Ingram’s buzzer-beating...
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