The Hurricanes have had a dream season, but Marquette is the toughest team in college basketball. That’s just one of four great matchups.
Mark Lyons had a solid career at a perennial basketball power and helped lead his team to the Sweet 16—last season. This season, he helped lead another basketball power, this time Arizona, to the Sweet 16.
Aaron Craft hit a 3-pointer with a half-second left, and Ohio State escaped Dayton — a place of heartaches — as the lone high seed left in the NCAA tournament’s wild West Regional, beating Iowa State 78-75 on Sunday.
Don’t be surprised if Iona pushes Ohio State. If the Gaels make some shots early on, this one could very interesting.
In 2012, President Obama’s men’s bracket ranked 2,347,421 out of 6.45 million entries, placing him in the 63.6th percentile.
Most conferences have begun league play, with preseason favorites like Gonzaga and North Carolina State getting off on the right foot. Illinois showed its hot start was no fluke with a dominant performance against a top-10 team, while Arizona won another tight game.
There were no major upsets this weekend, but there were plenty of impressive victories, exciting finishes, and highlight-worthy plays. UNLV moved to 7-1 but will be without one of its stars for an undetermined amount of time, while Illinois notched another notable win.
Mac Attack 4/22: ESPN college football analyst Chris Spielman calls in to talk about what the Urban Meyer hire means for the Buckeyes, if Urban’s recruiting tactics deserve to be called into question, and his book on his wifes battle with breast cancer.
On a personal note: while visiting my son at Levine’s children’s Hospital I saw Carolina Panther players JJ Jansen, Dan Connor, & Thomas Keiser with members of our military. They were on location for a charity event and visiting kids in the hospital.
It is very ironic that after UNC lost last weekend to UNLV, Duke followed it up on Tuesday night getting blasted at Ohio State by 22.