Celebrate, Wisconsin fans! The Badgers are headed to their third consecutive Sweet 16. [ MORE: NCAA tourney bracket | AP recap | Box score | Play-by-play ] Seventh-seeded Wisconsin nipped second-seeded Xavier, 66-63, on Sunday night, thanks to Bronson Koegnig’s last-second heroics. On a play that will live on in March Madness lore, the junior point guard drilled an unforgettable game-wining buzzer-beating trey to help Wisconsin avoid overtime and advance to the East Region semifinals. Wisconsin will play sixth-seeded Notre Dame on Friday night. Watch Koenig’s dramatic buzzer-beater and Wisconsin’s celebration in the video above (here’s a cool angle of
It took a while, but No. 5 Maryland subdued pesky No. 13 seed Hawaii, using a balanced attack with four double-digit scorers and a strong defense to survive and advance. The Terps were too big and too talented for the Warriors, who toppled Cal to reach the second round after Maryland dumped South Dakota State in its opener. [ MORE: NCAA tourney bracket | AP recap | Box score | Play-by-play ] The Terps have never lost to a team seeded 13th or lower (12-0 all time). And the program is in the Sweet 16 for the first time since
Big Ten tournament champion Michigan is the conference’s lone representative in the 2016 NCAA Men’s Hockey Tournament, it was announced Sunday. [ MORE: View the interactive NCAA bracket ] The Wolverines will take on old CCHA rival Notre Dame at 5:30 p.m. ET Friday in the Midwest Regional at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. Should Michigan win, it would face the North Dakota-Northeastern winner Saturday with a berth in the Frozen Four on the line. The Wolverines are making their 36th NCAA tourney, an NCAA record, and their first since 2012. Michigan is 50-28 record all-time NCAA Tournament record,
(AP) A fresh start for Wisconsin running back Corey Clement called for a new number in spring practice. Foregoing his familiar No. 6 jersey for No. 24, Clement also has a different outlook looking ahead to his senior season as he puts the drama of 2015 behind him. “Me and Coach (Paul) Chryst are really talking about … changing my mindset and attitude toward how I approach practice each day,” Clement said after practice Tuesday. “He kind of made a joke out of it. `Can you handle 24, because 24 is really the workload number.” As in the number that
The University of Minnesota women’s hockey team defeated previously undefeated and top-seeded Boston College, 3-1, to earn its seventh national championship at Whittemore Center Arena in Durham, New Hampshire, on Sunday afternoon. [ MORE: Relive the official NCAA tourney bracket ] Minnesota’s Sarah Potomak put the Gophers up 1-0 in the first 13 seconds of the game with an assist from Hannah Brandt and Megan Wolfe. Amanda Kessell tallied another score in the third period with an assist from Potomak, and Kelly Pannek netted Minnesota’s final goal with an assist from Lee Stecklein. Minnesota, which owns a collegiate record seven
There is no way to sugarcoat No. 7 Iowa’s 87-68 demolition at the hands of No. 2 Villanova in the second round of the NCAA tourney. It was through and utter domination. [ MORE: NCAA tourney bracket | AP recap | Box score | Play-by-play ] Sometimes, a team is gonna have days like this. The Wildcats were just the better team … a WAY better team. This was Iowa’s worst NCAA loss since a 21-point defeat to Colorado in 1955. Much credit goes to the Wildcats, who at one time looked primed to be a No. 1 seed in
Kelsey Mitchell had a day to remember Sunday afternoon. [ MORE: NCAA tourney bracket | AP recap | Box score ] The Ohio State star poured in an eye-popping 45 points, the fourth-most in NCAA tourney opening weekend history, to lead Ohio State to an 88-81 victory over West Virginia. With the win, the Buckeyes advance to the Sweet 16, their first regional semifinal appearance since 2011. Harris reached 45 points, thanks to 18 made free throws, which ties for the most in NCAA tourney opening weekend annals; she also added five rebounds, two assists and three steals. Mitchell’s output
Dorian Finney-Smith had 16 point and 12 rebounds Sunday to help No. 2 seed Florida beat third-seeded Ohio State 74-66 in the second round of the NIT.
At 5-foot-9, A.J. Harris isn’t a regular when it comes to the highlight-reel dunk. But, as he proved Sunday afternoon, the Ohio State freshman sure is capable of doing so. Harris threw down a powerful one-handed posterizing dunk over 6-foot-9 Florida forward Kevarrius Hayes in Ohio State’s season-ending NIT defeat at Value City Arena. The highlight came in a loss, yes, however it’s worthy of recognition. “He’s 5-foot-9 and he dunked on the entire state of Florida!”‘ ESPN color commentator Dan Dakich said. Watch Harris’ posterizing slam in the tweet above. *** We’ve seen Harris flash his athleticism before.
With Penn State wrestling’s fifth NCAA title in the last six years Saturday, the Big Ten has claimed the last 10 national crowns. [ MORE: View full NCAA brackets | View final team standings ] Incredible, right? Four Big Ten teams (Iowa – 3; Minnesota – 1; Ohio State – 1; Penn State – 5) have contributed to the conference’s dominant streak, and, to no surprise, it was all Big Ten in the latest NCAA Wrestling Championships, this one at Madison Square Garden. In addition to the Nittany Lions claiming the conference’s 10th straight crown, the Big Ten put six