Two great games and two lopsided games to bring us to 8 teams. The games today were not as exciting as last night's games but still provided plenty of storylines and entertainment.
#7 South Carolina Destroys #3 Baylor
Final Score: 70-50
Headline: What in tarnation?
MVP: Sindarius Thornwell (24 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists,
What a crazy day in college basketball. The four games provided us with some close finishes, one blowout, and one huge upset. If you weren't able to watch all of the games just keep on scrolling because we are going to recap them for you right here.
#11 Xavier over #2
#3 Oregon vs. #7 Michigan
Storyline: Is Michigan the team of destiny?
In college basketball, momentum is so important and sometimes vital to success. Michigan was boarded a plane on the way to the Big Ten Tournament when their plane slid off the runway. Those players then had to get back on a
#2 Arizona vs. #11 Xavier
Storyline: Xavier has nothing to lose. Arizona has everything to lose.
Arizona is a top tier team. They were one of my top title favorites once I saw their draw. They are a very complete team with talent and depth at all positions. Combine that with Sean Miller's acumen and
#2 Kentucky vs. #3 UCLA
Storyline: The Rematch
On December 3rd of 2016, Kentucky and UCLA were both undefeated and UCLA came to Lexington and outscored the Wildcats 95-92. These teams were both very young and so was the season in early December. The rematch is worth so much more than the
#2 Arizona vs #15 North Dakota
March Preview: Arizona Wildcats
30-3, PAC-12 16-2
Player to Watch: Lauri Markkanen
The best player on Arizona is Allonzo Trier but there are talented combo guards all over the country. There is no player in the country like Lauri Markkanen. The seven foot forward knocks down deep
#3 Oregon vs #14 Iona
29-5, PAC-12 16-2
Player to Watch: Dillon Brooks
Dillon Brooks is an All-American who has carried the Ducks to multiple big finishes in the PAC-12. He averages 16 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 assists this season but his value is much more than the stats. Brooks is a big time
At the beginning of the season, especially in the Maui Invitational, Oregon looked like they would be a team that would be very inconsistent throughout the whole year. Although the Ducks went 2-1 in the tournament, they suffered a loss to Georgetown and were on the heels against UCONN and
Arizona has made the Elite Eight two out of the past three years but hasn't reached the Final Four since 2001. In his eighth year at the helm, Sean Miller has arguably his best team and has all the talent and potential to get over the hump and earn a
Ok, I will admit it. On my first podcast with College Pride Press, I predicted UCLA wouldn't make the tournament and Steve Alford would be fired. Well, I think Lonzo Ball and company heard my comments and used it as motivation for the rest of the season. You're welcome Bruins