Michigan is moving on to the Sweet 16 after Jordan Poole delivered a desperation shot at the buzzer to give the Wolverines a 64-63 win over Houston. The freshman’s heroics came after a series of Michigan fouls and missed shots, but it was Houston’s Devin Davis who opened the door for the memorable finish by missing three of four free throws in the final 25 seconds, including both with just four minutes remaining. What a tournament it’s been. [TBS] … [Read more...] about Jordan Poole’s Buzzer-Beating Three-Pointer Downs Houston
2018 NCAA Tournament
Kyle Snyder added a third national championship to his two world championships and an Olympic gold medal as the Ohio State heavyweight beat Michigan rival Adam Coon with a two-point takedown that came with just 30 seconds left in their national title match, cementing the wrestler’s place among the all-time greatest in NCAA history. Competing in front of a heavily Buckeyes crowd in Cleveland, Snyder showed the same skill and strength against a much-heavier opponent that he has exhibited throughout his career; Coon defeated Snyder in a dual meet one month ago, handing the Olympian his first collegiate loss since falling to Kyven Gadson in the national title match three years ago. Coon outweighs Snyder by 55 pounds. Snyder’s career moves on to international and further Olympic competition; unlike the unpaid basketball players currently on television’s March Madness, though, an NCAA loophole for wrestling has already allowed the grappler to pocket hundreds of thousands of … [Read more...] about Ohio State’s Kyle Snyder Ends College Career With Third-Straight NCAA Championship
Nevada head coach Eric Musselman—the man TBS cameras caught being extremely fucking jacked about his team’s first-round win—might just be the most honest coach in this entire tournament. First pointed out by Newsday’s Laura Albanese, Musselman was fielding questions from reporters after the Wolf Pack’s Saturday practice session when a yet-to-be-revealed reporter made a very interesting observation and posed maybe the best pregame interview question I’ve ever heard or read. Also, it’s important you go in knowing that the preceding question Musselman fielded was “How would you describe the toughness of the team you’re going to face tomorrow?” and the following one was “Do you feel like [your team will] be looser in this game, just being out on the stage once?” Q. Coach, you’ve got to be one of the most hydrated coaches on the sideline. You always have a cup of water or something in your hand going up and … [Read more...] about Nevada’s Eric Musselman On Personal Hydration And His Need To Pee: “It’s Been A Great Concern Of Mine”
In their two first-round games of their respective NCAA tournaments, the Buffalo Bulls men’s and women’s basketball teams have both just completely destroyed heavily favored competition, by a combined total of 191-147. First, the men took out four-seed Arizona on Thursday, then today, the women crushed sixth-seeded South Florida, 102-79, thanks mainly to junior guard Cierra Dillard’s 36 points. For both Buffalo teams, it was their first-ever tournament victory. Both games, too, featured tense first halves followed by Buffalo-dominant conclusions. Today, the Bulls faced a double-digit deficit in the second quarter, but turned it around by ending the half on an 11-2 run to lead by four, including a dynamite steal and transition Dillard three with two seconds remaining. They didn’t look back from there. The men try to keep it up today against Kentucky, in a region that’s been so torched by UMBC-inflicted mayhem that, hey, the Bulls have as good a shot to go … [Read more...] about Buffalo Basketball Is A Goddamn Juggernaut
On Friday, Purdue issued a statement saying senior center Isaac Haas would miss the rest of the tournament with a fractured elbow. Less than 24 hours later, a report is out claiming Haas still might play for the Boilermakers. CBS and TNT sideline reporter Allie LaForce tweeted Saturday afternoon that Haas practiced with the team that morning, wearing a brace on his injured right elbow. LaForce wrote that Haas was still waiting on NCAA clearance, but that if he obtained it, he will go through warmups and push head coach Matt Painter for playing time. Purdue will have the final say as to whether the 7-foot-2 center suits up on Sunday when it takes on Butler in the Round of 32. Painter told the Indy Star’s Gregg Doyel that he doubts Haas will play, pointing out that he has a pretty big NBA tryout coming up and noting that the big man only went through a couple drills and not a full practice. Sports Illustrated also reported that Painter downplayed the possibility of Haas playing … [Read more...] about Report: Isaac Haas Still Alive, Thanks To Modern Science?