This was the best feeling of all. The Cardinals (35-5) lived up to their billing as the top overall seed in the tournament, though they sure had to work for it.Louisville trailed Wichita State by a dozen in the second half of the national semifinals, before rallying for a 72-68 victory. This time, they fell behind by 12 in the first half, though a stunning spurt at the end of the period wiped out the entire deficit.
It’s a special occasion for Syracuse. Coach Jim Boeheim and team are headed to the Final Four on the tenth anniversary of the school’s first and only NCAA Championship win back in 2003. The Syracuse Orange will face the Michigan Wolverines this Saturday at the Georgia Dome. Will history repeat itself?
The Louisville guard, who broke his tibia in horrific fashion during the Cardinals’ Elite Eight game against Duke on Sunday, is hoping to be discharged from an Indianapolis hospital on Tuesday afternoon and return to his teammates at school.
Curry scored 29 points and the Blue Devils beat Michigan State 71-61 on Friday night to advance to the Midwest Regional final in the NCAA tournament.”Seth was just at a different level than anyone else on the court offensively tonight,” Krzyzewski said. “To get 29 points in a game like this against a good team is just incredible.”
The fifth freshman, and one of three in Michigan’s starting lineup, Robinson, had the best transition if there was one. He started every game and his biggest adjustment was no longer being the focal point of an offense, instead having to find opportunities for shots instead of having plays drawn up just for him.
The Zags got pushed to the limit by Southern on Thursday, pulling out a 64-58 victory in the closing minutes to avoid becoming the first No. 1 seed to lose to a 16 in the NCAA tournament
Atlantic Coast Conference coaches are still reeling from the league’s poor representation in the NCAA tournament.
The NCAA Selection committee claims that this year’s tournament should be one of the best ever.