With the victory, the Gophers extended their NCAA-record winning streak to 49 games, dating back to Feb. 18, 2012. The victory also gave the WCHA its 13th consecutive NCAA title.
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Ohio State is headed to its fourth straight Sweet 16, the program’s longest streak and the nation’s longest current streak. How did it get there? Simple: Aaron Craft. The junior hit a buzzer-beating trey to make up for a trio of late missed free throws and send Ohio State past Iowa State, 78-75.
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The four finalists for the 2013 Naismith Men’s College Player of the Year were announced Sunday afternoon, and the Big Ten comprises half the field. Indiana’s Victor Oladipo and Michigan’s Trey Burke are finalists, along with Creighton’s Doug McDermott and Georgetown’s Otto Porter Jr.
Aaron Craft hit a 3-pointer with a half-second left, and Ohio State escaped Dayton – a place of heartaches – as the lone high seed left in the NCAA tournament’s wild West Regional, beating Iowa State 78-75 on Sunday.
The Big Ten opened the NCAA tourney with a pair of wins Saturday, and it racked up four more wins Sunday to complete the first round of action with a perfect 6-0 record. Get stats and recap from all four of Sunday’s games in this post.
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Eying its third consecutive NCAA wrestling crown, Penn State’s Ed Ruth and Quentin Wright delivered Saturday night in Des Moines, Iowa.