The primary eight bids for the Candy 16 within the males’s NCAA match will shut on Saturday, whereas the primary spherical of the ladies’s match will kick off.
Furman and Princeton took the sports activities world by storm with upsets of No. 4 Virginia and No. 2 Arizona, respectively. Each are in motion once more. The 13-seeded Paladins start the boys’s motion in opposition to No. 5 San Diego State. The 15-seeded Tigers will face the Tigers of a distinct stripe at No. 7 Missouri at 6:10 p.m. ET (TNT).
On the ladies’s facet, No. 1 seed Indiana was in motion on Friday after taking good care of prime seeds South Carolina, Virginia Tech and Stanford. The Hoosiers started the second day of the ladies’s first spherical with a 77-47 win in opposition to No. 16 seed Tennessee Tech, which swept Monmouth within the first 4 video games on Thursday.
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San Diego State 75, Furman 52
San Diego State is headed to the Candy 16 after utilizing a suffocating defensive effort to close down Furman. The Paladin’s Cinderella runs into the second round.
The Aztecs advance to the South Regional in Louisville, Kentucky to face the winner of Alabama and Maryland, making their first Sweet 16 appearance since 2014.
Micah Parish had 16 points for San Diego State, shooting 50 percent, and Furman trailed 16 as the Aztecs and the Paladins had no answers for their inside game. Darian Trammell had 13 points, Lamont Butler scored 12 and Matt Bradley scored 10.
Southern Conference Player of the Year Jalen Slauson had eight points and two rebounds before fouling out with 10 minutes left. Mike Bothwell led Furman with 15 points. Paladin shot 32 percent, including 6-26 from three-point range.
Alabama expected to play Brandon Miller vs. Maryland: report
Tuscaloosa, Ala. — Alabama forward Brandon Miller is expected to play against Maryland, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Tuscaloosa News on Saturday. The person was granted anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about Miller’s condition.
Miller played only 19 minutes and did not score in Thursday’s win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. He is battling a groin injury in the SEC tournament final.
Alabama coach Nate Oates said the SEC Player of the Year, who has been in the news for his involvement in a capital murder case, was pulled from Friday’s live practice drills. “I think knowing Brandon and how tough he is physically, mentally, I think he’ll be ready to go tomorrow.”
, Nick Kelly, The Tuscaloosa News
Women: No. 1 Indiana 77, No. 16 Tennessee Tech 47
Sidney Parish led the Hoosiers to a 30-point victory over the Golden Eagles with 19 points, eight rebounds and one steal. Indiana had two other starters score in double digits: Grace Berger (17 points) and Yarden Garzón (12 points).
But the star of the show was the Hoosiers’ defense with 11 blocks and seven steals in front of a crowd of 14,000 fans at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana. “Having a sixth man is such an advantage,” Berger said of the home crowd.
Tennessee Tech was held to eight fourth quarter points. Malia Owens had a team-high 17 points.
San Diego State Wants to Stop Furman’s Cinderella Run
San Diego State is 20 minutes away from the sweet 16 as it leads Furman 39-25 in second round action in the South Regional.
The Aztecs took control with an 18–1 run, holding Furman without a field goal for over 10 minutes. In the first half, Paladin shot 33 percent, including 2-of-11 from 3-point range.
Micah Parish had 14 points off the bench for SDSU, while Furman’s Jalen Slauson had eight points and two rebounds.
saturday sports rankings
Saturday’s winner earns a spot in the Sweet 16, and eight games feature some of the best teams and players in college basketball. Three No. 1 seeds are in action, and the spotlight is on first-team All-American Jalen Wilson from Kansas and Alabama’s Brandon Miller and potentially Houston’s do-everything guard Marcus Sasser.
Here’s a list of Saturday’s eight games in order of how much they’re available.
- No. 4 Tennessee vs. No. 5 Duke (2:40 PM ET)
- No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 8 Maryland (9:40 PM)
- No. 7 Missouri vs. No. 15 Princeton (6:10 PM)
- No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 8 Arkansas (5:15 PM)
- No. 1 Houston vs. No. 9 Auburn (7:10 PM)
- No. 2 UCLA vs. No. 7 Northwestern (8:40 p.m.)
- No. 2 Texas vs. No. 10 Penn State (7:45 PM)
- No. 5 San Diego State vs. No. 13 Furman (12:10 p.m.)
bill self out again
The school announced that Kansas head coach Bill Self would not coach the team’s second round game against Arkansas on Saturday. Self continues to recover from heart catheterization, which caused him to miss the Big 12 Tournament. Self, 60, attended Jayhawks practice on Friday but mostly sat and watched.
Assistant Norm Roberts will once again serve as the acting head coach for Kansas. He led the Jayhawks to a 96–68 win over Howard in the first round.
Des Moines, Iowa will square off against the defending national champion Razorbacks at 5:15 p.m. ET at Wells Fargo Arena.
Did that really happen?!?!
In case you missed it Friday night (though we can’t imagine how), Purdue became the second men’s No. 1 seed to drop to 16 since it expanded to 64 teams in 1985, when Fairleigh Dickinson stunned the nation with a 63–58 upset.
If there’s a winner besides current Fairleigh Dickinson players and first-year head coach Tobin Anderson — not to mention every single FDU graduate and fan — it’s probably Virginia coach Tony Bennett, now the only coach to lose to a No. 16 seed. are not. Yes. Talk about a club you don’t want to join.
But perhaps the biggest winners are college hoops fans. Now that we’ve seen two 16-seeds beat 1-seeds in the past five years, it’s proof that parity is on the rise in men’s college basketball, which makes the NCAA tournament more unpredictable and ultimately more fun. Makes
– Lindsey Schnell and Paul Myrberg
With Saturday’s win, the sisters could face off in the second round
Lior Garzón’s early excitement during Sunday’s selection show was overshadowed by No. 8 seed Oklahoma State facing No. 9 Miami (Fla.) in the NCAA Women’s Tournament. It took the junior less than a minute to realize that not only were the cowgirls dancing, but they were headed to Bloomington, Indiana, where his younger sister, Yarden Garzón, a freshman guard for No. 1-seed Indiana Is.
in their respective schools through Raanana, Israel, The Garzón sisters never discussed the possibility of ending up together in the bracket before Sunday, but they knew it could happen, at least in play. Indiana tip-off against Tennessee Tech at 11:30 a.m. ET, followed by Oklahoma State-Miami at 2 p.m. ET
Thursday’s reunion at the team hotel marked the first time the sisters saw each other since Yarden visited Stillwater, Oklahoma, during winter break.
“I’m really excited to watch him play,” said Lior, who is averaging 11 points and shooting 43% from the bench.
As an Indiana-Oklahoma State second-round matchup likely — and Lior quickly pointed out that they still have to win their first-round games — it will mark the first time the sisters have faced off in Lior’s United States. Played in a club game shortly before moving to America.
– Brian Hanchen, Indianapolis Star
Princeton is partying like it’s 1996
15th-seeded Princeton dominated inside and out With the upheaval of Arizona the South territory was thrown into chaos.
Perhaps it wasn’t exactly the same when the Tigers pulled off a memorable upset of UCLA in 1996, when they were the 14th seed and defeated the third-seeded and defending champion Bruins, 43–41. There was more crime and given how common trouble spots are now, it probably didn’t shock as many people. But it’s still a big deal. And it was only Princeton’s second tournament win since that game. The Tigers defeated UNLV in the first round in 1998.
What is a Paladin?
Princeton may have pulled off Thursday’s biggest upset, but 13-seeded Furman’s loss to No. 4 Virginia was a fun (unless you’re a Cavaliers fan, of course) start for the 2023 men’s NCAA tournament .
It’s been a long wait for Paladins men’s basketball fans. It had been over 40 years since Fuhrman last appeared in the tournament, and over 45 years since his last March Madness victory.
The American Heritage College Dictionary defines a paladin as “an opponent of chivalry” or “a heroic champion”. Paladin was also one of the 12 great peers or knights who appeared at the court of Charlemagne, or Charles the Great, in the 8th century.
Alabama’s Biggest Rival May Be Exhausting From The Endless Chaos
The director of athletics issued a statement at halftime. The most-scrutinized 20-year-old in basketball couldn’t make a shot and eventually went to rest due to back pain. No one had heard of the walk-on before Wednesday night and the New York Times threatened to sue. And the coach has been losing his mind over every dribble in two consecutive hours of play he didn’t even come close to losing.
In other words, it was just another day in Alabama basketball.
– Dan Volken
Houston ruins title hopes by playing Marcus Sasser before he’s ready
Just five days after gearing up for Marcus Sasser in the American Athletic Conference tournament semifinals, he was back in the Cougars’ starting lineup on Thursday night. for a first round game against the No. 16 ranked team.
To no one’s surprise, Sasser didn’t even make it to halftime. Now top-seeded Houston can’t even reach the second weekend, let alone the Final Four in its hometown.
Final USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll
Houston in the NCAA Tournament Ranked No. 1 in the USA Today Sports Coaches PollRegardless of the loss within the American Athletic Convention championship recreation simply earlier than the brackets have been unveiled on Sunday.
The Cougars, enjoying with out main scorer Marcus Sasser within the loss to Memphis, held off second-ranked Alabama whereas retaining 21 of the 32 No. 1 votes. The Crimson Tide picked up eight No. 1 spots after impressively profitable the SEC title on Sunday.
Houston took on Northern Kentucky of their first spherical recreation, whereas Alabama defeated Texas A&M Corpus Christi of their match opener. The Cougars will face No. 9 seed Auburn on Saturday, whereas the Crimson Tide will tackle 8-seed Maryland.