Thursday's flurry of sweet 16 games weren't quite as exciting as the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament. All the drama and crazy finishes seemed to seize to exist for now as all the top ranked teams advanced to the elite 8.
The top seeded Kansas Jayhawks trounced the Maryland Terrapins 79-63, shutting down star-studded freshman and possible 1st-round NBA draft pick Diamond Stone, holding him
Duke came into Sunday's game against Vermont, a rival of UAlbany in the America East Conference, a 26.5 point favorite. They nearly lost outright to the Catamounts, in what will be remembered as one of the games of the year in college basketball.
Louisville overcame a horrifying injury to one of its players and beat Duke in the Midwest Regional final on Sunday to advance to the Final Four.
(1) Louisville 85, (2) Duke 63
Russ Smith scored 23 points and top-seeded Louisville shook off a gruesome injury to one of its players and routed second-seeded Duke, 85-63, in the 2013 NCAA tournament's Midwest Regional final in Indianapolis on Sunday...
During his pregame speech to the team, UAlbany Great Danes head coach Will Brown said that nobody believed they could win today's Second Round game in the Men's NCAA Tournament against Duke, except for themselves. Well regardless of how accurate that statement may be, the Great Danes put in a very gritty effort against one of the best teams in the country, but eventually lost to the Blue Devils by
President Barack Obama is back on ESPN for another four years of his Barack-etology segment, in which he fills out his NCAA Tournament bracket with Andy Katz. This marks the first time that President Obama has been in office for a UAlbany Great Danes NCAA Tournament appearance, making this the perfect time for him to pick our local team to pull off the ultimate upset.
Last night, the bracket for the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament was unveiled, revealing that the UAlbany Great Danes will face the nationally-ranked Duke Blue Devils this coming Friday in Philadelphia. If they are able to pull off the upset, would UAlbany's victory be more or less impressive than Lehigh's upset of Duke from last year's tournament...
Coming into Selection Sunday, the Albany Great Danes were unsure as to where they were going to be playing and as what seed. Now they know, as the selection committee has chosen them as a 15 seed and the opponent of the 2 seed Duke Blue Devils in Philadelphia in the midwest region.
This morning if you asked who the best team in the college basketball was, the answer would be Duke. Wednesday night however you'd be hard pressed to be able to say Duke was playing like the #1 team as they were blown out of their #1 spot. The loss caused fans to storm the court.