With AP Photos.Attendance for the first two rounds of the women's NCAA Tournament was the highest in a decade.
But March Madness wasn't done. Since the NCAA tournament began on Thursday, we have seen numerous upsets and Cinderella headlines dominating our newsfeed. My team to come out of the South was Arizona, which absolutely s**t the bed in an embarrassing first-round blowout loss to MAC school Buffalo. They beat Arizona State in Dayton and then took down TCU in the first round, but the most impressive showing came Sunday when Syracuse stunned No. 3 Michigan State, a trendy Final Four pick. Jim Boeheim has Syracuse playing their 2-3 zone just about as well as they can, allowing no more than 56 points in all three tournament games.
With the first round in the books, not one 12 seed upset their 5 seed opponent this year, but (12) SDSU suffered a narrow loss to (5) Ohio State 81-73 and (12) Davidson almost beat (5) Kentucky 78-73 in the first round. But the blowouts that North Carolina and Virginia suffered are the types of games that have made this year's tournament unenjoyable. The ACC reported $373.4 million in revenue for fiscal year 2016-most of which comes from television-rights deals with ESPN-and paid out about $25 million to each of its members.
Texas A&M struggled early and found itself down 17 points to DePaul in the second half.
"They come to a lot of our games, they support us, and I wanted to support them", Howard told The Associated Press while the Hornets were in NY to play the Knicks.
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For years, I've described the Atlantic 10 as the best 6-foot-10 and under conference in America. Enjoy the games and teams. I venture to say that parity is the ideal word to describe this tournament. Here are all of your streaming options for March Madness. After holding a 47-36 edge on the glass, Texas A&M should scare a MI team that has had to slog through two victories and deliver a buzzer-beater 3 to get to the Sweet 16. Jim Boeheim's 2-3 zone is hard to prepare for in limited time, and we saw the Spartans' horrid shooting percentage prove that. The Wildcats disposed of Buffalo in the Round of 32 on Saturday night, defeating the Bulls 95-75 behind a monster game from Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. The beat-down they handed out to Rhode Island had to get your attention, at least it did mine because I thought it would be a tight one. Good stories? Maybe. But that doesn't mean it is a good basketball product on the court. Fans are merely getting a breather before the NCAA Tournament kicks back into high gear Thursday night.
Not only has Calipari survived in the one-and-done era of men's basketball, he's thrived.
No. 3 MI vs. These are the majority of the stars of college basketball, and now they are gone in the blink of an eye. Well, either Nevada or Loyola-Chicago will make the Elite Eight because they play one another.
The reason being - I hate Duke. "Just having so much fun with this group". "I think that's something special that he's earned", Hinch commented. If they face Kansas instead, Marvin Bagley and Wendell Carter Jr. are going to be an absolute nightmare for the Jayhawks' undermanned frontcourt, while Grayson Allen and Trevon Duval are good enough to give Devonte' Graham and Malik Newman trouble in the backcourt. Here's a look at the latest odds to win the tournament.
In the East Region, No. 1 Villanova is still alive and well, looking like one of the more dominant teams left in the field of 16. Sister Jean remembers the last Loyola Chicago team to make the tourney back in 1963, and she says that the two teams have something in common: Their unselfishness.