In the first game of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, No. 11 seed Dayton upset No. 6 seed Ohio State, 60-59, at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo. The Buckeyes’ Aaron Craft had one last attempt at a game-winning shot, but it bounced off the rim.
Today at 12:40pm ET, Wisconsin will begin its bid to get Bo Ryan that elusive Final Four appearance with a matchup against American. This one will be played in Milwaukee, so the crowd figures to include a heavy contingent of Badger faithful. That will help, but this is a game where Wisconsin doesn’t figure to need much of a boost.
Two teams whose campuses are a mere 75 miles apart will clash today in Buffalo, NY, as Ohio State takes on Dayton.
Well, Iowa’s first taste of March Madness didn’t last long. Heck, it wasn’t really even a taste. More like a sip, as the Hawkeyes were bounced in a play-in game by Tennessee. I guess it shouldn’t be a shock. The Hawkeyes lost six of their last seven games entering the tourney. Conversely, the Volunteers arrived in Dayton, Ohio, with some mojo. It’s just too bad it all had to end like this for Iowa, whose season once glowed with such promise.
The NCAA Tournament officially kicked off on Tuesday and Wednesday with the “First Four.” But today is when things get really juicy. Four Big Ten teams kick off their Big Dance experience. Here are four thoughts on today’s action.
(AP) – Doctors are expecting Indiana wide receiver Isaac Griffith to make a full recovery from a near drowning along Florida’s Gulf Coast. Sarasota Memorial Hospital says Griffith has been brought out of heavy sedation over the past 24 hours and was awake, breathing on his own and responding well to others on Thursday.
Mollie Barden was working in her Wisconsin dorm room two years ago on Halloween when there was a knock on her door. Begrudgingly, she answered, expecting rowdy kids looking for treats. What she found instead would help change the course of her college experience.