Day 2 games

Second Round Impact Players

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Some teams won their second round game because of a team effort, but others won because of individual performances. In the NCAA tournament a team will do whatever it takes to win, even if that mean’s riding on the coattails of just one player. Ask Norfolk State and Lehigh if they would swap their upset [more]

What we learned from the second round

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The “second round” is  officially in the books, and there are only 32 teams that still have a chance to cut down the nets in New Orleans. The first two days of the NCAA tournament were not as action-packed as we would have hoped, but the games did provide us with some information that we [more]

NCAA Tournament Day 2 recap

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The opening day of the opening round of the NCAA tournament was less than stellar. There were a lot of blowout and not much in the way of upsets. That all changed on Friday afternoon, as Day 2 provided us with one of the most exciting four hours since I started following college basketball. It [more]

Photo of the Day: Ohio’s upset timing needs work

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On nearly any other day, in nearly any other NCAA tournament, the Ohio University Bobcats would be the big story. A 13 seed knocks off a 4 seed? That’s a biggie. When Morehead State stunned Louisville last year, it made the Eagles the toast of Thursday and Friday. A 65-60 win vs. No. 4 Michigan [more]

More controversy? No, but blame game ruins great Xavier comeback

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For the second time in two days, a lane violation on a free throw cost a team a game. This time, it was Jerian Grant of No. 7 Notre Dame. Down two with 2.8 seconds left, Grant crossed the 3-point line before Eric Atkins hit the front-end of a one-and-one. The shot went in, but [more]

‘Beauty is in the eye of the beholder’ as USF advances

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The first half for 12-seed USF got off to a start similar to many of their games down the stretch of the season. The Bulls couldn’t hit a shot, at one point trailing 5-seed Temple 19-9 and shooting less than 10% from the field. Ten percent. But as has also happened in many of their [more]