And the Fighting Sister Jeans aren't done yet. Syracuse has caught fire since the beginning of the tournament, just as our baseball team has not lost in this month. The regional round is up next. They had young looks.
Kansas. The other No. 1 still left looks pretty good, too. It reached the Sweet 16 with comfortable wins over Murray State (85-68), and Marshall (94-71).
Tech split with Alabama-Huntsville, while Notre Dame won both games, Tech lost its lone contest with Wisconsin and Notre Dame was 3-1 against the Badgers, and Tech beat Michigan State in their meeting, while Notre Dame was also 3-1 against the Spartans. He wanted them to go out and play with a chip on their shoulder.
West Virginia. Getting through Press Virginia and Jevon Carter will take mettle. "I think mentally we have to be prepared for that battle". The Tigers didn't turn it over once down the stretch, and they finished 14 of 19 at the free throw line - which was a strong point all year.
Purdue will likely be without center Isaac Haas, who fractured his right elbow in the opening round win. There is just no reason to hate this team, and we hope to see them advance and continue their incredible run.
St. Cloud State, the Penrose Cup champions in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference, became the second No. 1 overall seed to lose to the No. 16 overall seed in the tournament. He's expected to return.
In '11, again, you had Butler and VCU; '13 9-seed Wichita State; '14 UConn and Kentucky; '15 7-seed Michigan State; '16 10-seed Syracuse; '17 7-seed SC. A lottery pick next year, he could help the Blue Devils cut down the nets this year.
The Michigan Wolverines will be playing in their third elite eight in the last six years. Built like an National Football League fullback, he can shut down whoever you put in front of him. Not only does it have a championship on its resume, it played in one of the most socially significant games in college basketball history during its run to the title. Texas Tech kept the distance and the game finally got out of hand late.
Martin led Nevada (29-8) with 21 points. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is pacing Kentucky with 13 points.
Moe Wagner, Michigan. The German big man has a multi-dimensional game and creates match-up problems. The Wolf Pack's final points of the first half came on Cody Martin's dunk with 7:57 remaining. The entire flow of Matt Painter's rotation and the Boilermaker offensive attack was out of sync without Haas. Kansas brought at least a temporary halt to the insanity this March, holding off a big comeback from fifth-seeded Clemson for an 80-76 victory.
There's plenty of drama in the South Region, where the top four seeds are done and watching the NCAA Tournament on TV.
Kremer was a bit disappointed that the Gophers did not make the championship or consolation final in either of Thursday's relays.
A seemingly inconsistent team that went 9-9 in ACC play has found its groove at just the right time, knocking off Xavier in the second round and using Thursday's Sweet 16 stage to prove it belongs and is far from the No. 9 seed it earned from a back-and-forth regular season.
And the second could go to another 9-seed.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - For the third year in a row, Kansas made it through the Sweet 16 - although not before Clemson tried its hardest to add another wild chapter to an already unbelievable tournament.