NCAA Tourney Roundup: Kentucky Rolls, Irish Elite
CLEVELAND (AP) — Kentucky doubled up West Virginia 78-39 in a one-sided Midwest Regional semifinal last night that sends the 37-0 Wildcats into the Elite Eight. Trey Lyles scored 14 point and Andrew Harrison added 13 for the 37-0 Wildcats, who face Notre Dame in Saturday's Midwest final.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Demetrius Jackson scored 20 points and third-seeded Notre Dame dominated Wichita State 81-70 in the Midwest regional semifinals to advance to the Elite Eight for the first time in 36 years. Pat Connaughton added 16 points and 10 rebounds for Notre Dame and Jerian Grant had nine points and 11 assists.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sam Dekker scored a career-high 23 points, Frank Kaminsky added 19 and top-seeded Wisconsin rallied in the final 10 minutes to hold off North Carolina 79-72 and advance to the final eight of the NCAA Tournament. Zak Showalter came off the bench to score six points in the Badgers' 19-7 comeback run that sent them into the West Regional final Saturday against No. 2 seed Arizona.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Second-seed Arizona earned the right to play Wisconsin for the West final by rallying past Xavier 68-60. T.J. McConnell scored 17 points for Arizona, which went on a 19-7 run in the final seven minutes to win.