Arizona State wins 73-62 against Nebraska - Recap, Box score

Charles Matthews had 20 points and 11 rebounds, MI locked down on defense and the third-seeded Wolverines beat Montana 61-47 in a plodding first-round NCAA Tournament game Thursday night.

Simon Asher Buffalo's Wes Clark (10) and Jeremy Harris (2) celebrate a blowout win against Arizona in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday, March 15 in Boise, Idaho.

As incredible as the Arizona upset was, the United Kingdom matchup indeed has particular significance for Clark, who used to play in the SEC. "Hard-nosed, tough, swagger, chip on their shoulder".

The conference-wide futility robbed the Pac-12 of the potentially millions of dollars that come with NCAA Tournament victories, which would be a boon to a league falling further behind other Power 5 conferences in revenue.

"We just weren't playing hard at all", Ayton said. "We've got a lot of juniors". We've done a good job taking care of the basketball as well. Grayson Allen scored 16 points and added a game-high nine assists for the Blue Devils, while teammate Trevon Duval finished with 19 points and eight assists.

"I just want to thank all the fine, smart, clever journalists who didn't pick us", Holtmann said in a postgame television interview on TNT. "I think the team that plays the hardest is going to come out with the win". Buffalo loves to get up and down the floor and while that might not be the best overall option for Kentucky, the Wildcats can score points and will look to their athleticism to try and win.

Kam Williams made a tiebreaking four-point play with 1:36 left and added three free throws to push the Buckeyes past South Dakota State, 81-73. "So I think a fire kind of went under our butts and we decided we needed to ramp up the pressure defensively and ramp up the energy, crashing the boards and boxing out". "We faced a team that was terrific on every aspect of the game". On Saturday, they face the Kentucky Wildcats, who barely advanced past Davidson in their first game.

Less than 10 percent of fans with brackets in ESPN and Yahoo games selected Buffalo to win. "I call them my brothers", Ayton said. "They're not afraid to mix it up and be physical. You have to give them credit". But as he studied more and more film, he and the rest of the Bulls quickly realized they could play with the No. 12 team in the country in the latest AP poll. We're walking in with all freshmen.

If he can't, this offseason could see two of the premier programs in college basketball - Arizona and Louisville - both looking for new coaches to lead them back from basketball purgatory. Not only does the five straight appearances show the dominance ASU brings, but it has given head coach Charli Turner Thorne 13 berths in the Big Dance. They won their league tournament a couple of years running now.

Guys, I just googled "Conference of Champions", and you're not gonna believe this. This team has a real chance to rip BBN's heart out this weekend and I'm here for it.

"I think a year ago is already history", said USF junior guard Kitija Laksa at Friday's NCAA press conference in Tucker Civic Center.

  • Julie Sanders