The NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships resumed Friday at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Big Ten continued to dominate the leaderboard with two days now in the books.
So far in the Big Dance, the Spartans are living up to that hype, taking their first step toward Izzo’s eighth Final Four as Michigan State (30-4) dumped scrappy No. 14 Bucknell (25-10) of the Patriot League in the first round of the NCAA tourney, 82-78.
Purdue suffered a big loss today when it was announced senior center Isaac Haas will miss the rest of the season with a fractured elbow suffered in today’s win vs. No. 15 Cal State Fullerton in the opening round of the NCAA tourney.
Purdue head coach Matt Painter has announced that senior center Isaac Haas will miss the remainder of the NCAA Tournament with a fractured right elbow suffered in Purdue’s 74-48 first-round win over Cal State Fullerton.
Purdue is a pick by some to reach the Final Four. And the No. 2 Boilermakers certainly looked the part in destroying No. 15 Cal State Fullerton in their opening NCAA game, 74-48.
It wasn't pretty at times, as witnessed by the fact Michigan fell behind 10-0. Nonetheless, it’s a win for Michigan, which took a 61-47 decision vs. No. 14 Montana (26-8) from the Big Sky Conference in its opening NCAA tourney game.
The wild ride for No. 5 Ohio State continues, as the Buckeyes took a hard-fought 81-73 win vs. No. 12 South Dakota State in an NCAA opening game that featured a hopping 71 3-point attempts.
South Dakota State started a raise-the-roof battle in Thursday's opening round NCAA tournament game, but Ohio State finished it.
Aric Holman had 16 points and 10 rebounds for his seventh double-double of the season, Lamar Peters was four assists shy of a NIT record with a career-high 14 and Mississippi State won its first post-season game since 2010 with a 66-59 victory over Nebraska on Wednesday night in the first round.
Josh Reaves had his second career double-double, Shep Garner hit two 3-pointers in the final three minutes and Penn State overcame an 11-point second-half deficit to beat Temple 63-57 on Wednesday night in the first round of the NIT.