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Kansas led Michigan State 40-35 during halftime in their second-round NCAA Tournament game.
The measure was tied during 27 before a Jayhawks went on a 9-0 run.
Frank Mason, Josh Jackson and Svi Mykhailiuk any scored 9 points in a initial half for Kansas, that shot 50 percent from a margin in a initial 20 minutes.
Michigan State’s Miles Bridges left a diversion quickly with an injury. He was clever after his lapse and had 13 points in a initial half.
North Carolina youth indicate ensure Joel Berry II will start Sunday opposite Arkansas in a NCAA Tournament’s second round.
Berry suffered an ankle damage in Friday’s first-round win opposite Texas Southern. Coach Roy Williams lifted a probability that Berry competence not be means to play, nonetheless Berry pronounced he was ”75 to 80 percent” and sounded like he designed to play.
Berry went by pregame sharpened and warmups and looked fine. Team orator Steve Kirschner pronounced Berry was good to go for a top-seeded Tar Heels roughly 20 mins before tipoff in a South Region.
Star beginner Miles Bridges quickly left Michigan State’s second-round diversion opposite Kansas with an injury.
Bridges came out with 14:55 left in a initial half and a measure tied during nine. He walked off a justice grimacing with his right arm raised. He stayed nearby a Michigan State dais for a few minutes, afterwards went behind to a locker room. He returned to a diversion after in a initial half.
Bridges leads a group with 16.7 points and 8.3 rebounds per game.
Kentucky’s freshmen came adult large in a finish Sunday. Freshmen finished large defensive plays to assistance Kentucky reason on for a 65-62 feat over Wichita State in a South Region on Sunday.
Malik Monk also finished a final dual giveaway throws, forcing Wichita State to take a 3-pointer before a buzzer. But Landry Shamet’s shot was blocked.
The Wildcats allege to a Sweet 16 in Memphis. Wildcats manager John Calipari coached Memphis – even heading a Tigers to an NCAA Tournament final in 2008 – before withdrawal for Kentucky.
Kentucky beginner Bam Adebayo took a nasty brief on his behind and stayed on a belligerent quickly usually before a second-to-last media timeout Indianapolis.
After a few moments, Adebayo got adult and walked to a bench.
Wichita State’s Shaquille Morris was called for his third tainted with 7:46 left. Kentucky was heading 48-44 during a time.
Kentucky and Wichita State are tangled in a earthy diversion with a Wildcats adult 26-24 during halftime in Indianapolis.
The second-seeded Wildcats are sharpened 33 percent from a field, and a Shockers 30 percent. Bam Adebayo had 15 points and 18 rebounds in Kentucky’s opening win over Northern Kentucky, though he’s been hold to dual points and 5 rebounds.
It’s distant opposite from their second-round diversion 3 years ago, that was far-reaching open and finished with a Wildcats winning by two.
The Kentucky-Wichita State rematch has sloping off in Indianapolis on a justice where bluegrass teams are carrying a tough time.
Wichita State has a longest winning strain in a contest during 16 games. Three years ago, a Shockers were 35-0 when they played Kentucky – also in a second spin – and mislaid 78-76. This time, a Wildcats also have a prolonged winning strain going in – 12 games.
Kentucky knocked Northern Kentucky out of a contest on Friday night, expelling one group from a bluegrass. Second-seeded Louisville mislaid to Michigan 73-69 in a progressing second-round diversion in Indianapolis.
Michigan’s 73-69 dissapoint of Louisville exemplifies a purpose reversals between a Atlantic Coast Conference and Big Ten this postseason.
The ACC led all conferences with 9 NCAA Tournament invitations and was billed as a best joining in a republic this season. The Big Ten had a unsatisfactory unchanging deteriorate and had nothing of a teams seeded aloft than fourth in a NCAA field.
Yet a Big Ten already has sent 3 teams to a Sweet 16 with Purdue, Wisconsin and Michigan advancing. In a meantime, a ACC doesn’t have any informal semifinalists nonetheless and is down to usually dual teams left in a tournament: North Carolina and Duke.
North Carolina faces Arkansas and Duke meets South Carolina after currently as a dual normal ACC heavyweights follow Sweet 16 berths.
The ACC’s struggles paint a overwhelming spin of events for a group that had finished really good in Mar lately. The ACC had 4 informal finalists final season, including Final Four participants North Carolina and Syracuse. The ACC also sent 3 teams to a informal finals in 2015, with Duke winning a inhabitant title.
Michigan’s extraordinary Mar contest run is headed to a Sweet 16.
The Wolverines trailed many of a diversion before pulling out a 73-69 feat over second-seeded Louisville in a Midwest segment during Indianapolis. They’ll face possibly Rhode Island or Oregon in Kansas City.
Michigan was in risk of blank out on a contest wholly before winning a final diversion in a unchanging season. The Wolverines had a craft fumble before nearing in Washington for a Big Ten tournament, afterwards won 4 games in 4 days for a involuntary bid.
Moe Wagner had a career-high 26 points, and D.J. Wilson finished 4 giveaway throws in a final 17 seconds to bind it.
Louisville has taken a 36-28 halftime lead over Michigan by conflict 3-pointers – something a Wolverines customarily do.
Donovan Mitchell and Deng Adel strike back-to-back 3s during an eight-point run that sealed a half. The Cardinals have hold a tiny lead for many of a game, holding down Michigan’s 3-point attack.
Michigan finished 18 3-pointers – a propagandize record for a NCAA Tournament – in a opening-round win. But a Wolverines are usually 3 of 11 and removing few open shots from over a arc. Point ensure Derrick Walton Jr. has missed 7 of his 8 shots and has a span of fouls.
Louisville is removing held adult in a coaching carousel as it plays a NCAA Tournament game.
Arkansas State has announced it has hired Louisville partner Mike Balado as a subsequent conduct coach. Arkansas State officials pronounced Balado would be introduced during a Monday press conference.
Balado has been an partner on Rick Pitino’s staff a final 4 years. He replaces Grant McCasland, who quiescent Monday to take over North Texas’ program.
This is one of dual coaching hires to be announced today. Washington announced it has hired Syracuse partner Mike Hopkins as a subsequent conduct coach. Hopkins replaces a dismissed Lorenzo Romar.
Seventh-seeded Michigan and second-seeded Louisville have sloping off Sunday’s second-round games in Indianapolis.
The Wolverines are 7-0 this deteriorate on neutral courts, with 6 wins entrance opposite NCAA Tournament teams.
Louisville has finished a Sweet 16 in 5 of a past 6 years. The sole skip came in 2016 when a Cardinals served a school-imposed postseason for purported recruiting violations. The Cardinals have been to 21 informal semifinals, a fourth-highest sum in NCAA history.
Louisville leads a all-time array 3-0, with one win in Louisville, one in Ann Arbor and many recently in a 2013 championship diversion in Atlanta.
The Atlantic Coast Conference lifted some eyebrows during football deteriorate by going 10-4 in head-to-head matchups with a Southeastern Conference, that prides itself as a nation’s best football conference.
Now a SEC has a possibility for payback in a NCAA Tournament.
The SEC already kick a ACC once this weekend, with Florida blustering Virginia on Saturday. Today’s movement facilities dual some-more SEC-ACC matchups as South Carolina faces Duke and Arkansas meets North Carolina.
The SEC headed into a NCAA Tournament with an 8-10 record opposite ACC teams.
The ACC warranted 9 NCAA Tournament bids to lead all conferences, though it endured a heartless Saturday as Notre Dame, Virginia and Florida State all mislaid by double-digit margins. The ACC has a possibility to redeem itself Sunday as it brings out a complicated hitters with North Carolina, Duke and Louisville all playing. Those 3 schools have total to win 4 of a final 8 inhabitant championships.
The Sweet 16 margin will be filled out in Sunday’s 8 NCAA Tournament second-round games.
No. 1 seed Kansas opposite No. 9 Michigan State facilities dual tip freshmen in a Jayhawks’ Josh Jackson and a Spartans’ Miles Bridges. No. 2 Kentucky opposite No. 10 Wichita State is a rematch of a 2014 diversion where a Wildcats busted a Shockers’ 35-0 season.
No. 2 Louisville vs. No. 7 Michigan play for a initial time given a 2013 pretension diversion won by a Cardinals. No. 11 Southern California, that meets No. 3 Baylor, tries to stay alive after starting in a First Four.
Higher seeds were 6-2 Saturday. No. 8 Wisconsin bounced No. 1 altogether seed and fortifying inhabitant champion Villanova, and No. 11 Xavier suspended No. 3 Florida State.
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