Here are all of today’s Sweet Sixteen results!
AUSSIES IN ACTION
Duke’s Jack White, out of Victoria, didn’t see a building in his team’s 69-65 win over Syracuse.
(5) WEST VIRGINIA 78 — 90 (1) VILLANOVA
Top-seeded Villanova kick a press of West Virginia and modernized to a Elite Eight of a NCAA Tournament.
Jalen Brunson scored 27 points to lead a Wildcats to a 90-78 feat over fifth-seeded West Virginia. Villanova will play a leader of a informal semifinal after Friday night between No. 2 seed Purdue and third-seeded Texas Tech for a mark in a Final Four.
Villanova trailed by 6 before scoring 11 true points to take a 65-60 lead with 9:03 remaining. The 2016 inhabitant champions led 68-64 before scoring 10 of a subsequent 14 points to lift away.
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Omari Spellman scored 18 with 8 rebounds for Villanova, that overcame Press Virginia’s obvious counterclaim by attack 13 of 24 shots from 3-point range. Daxter Miles Jr. scored 16 for a Mountaineers before fouling out with usually over dual mins left. Sagaba Konate combined 12 points with 9 rebounds.
(5) CLEMSON 76 — 80 (1) KANSAS
Kansas done it by a Sweet 16 for a third year in a quarrel as a No. 1 seed after flourishing a late shock and violence fifth-seeded Clemson 80-76 in a Midwest Region semifinal.
Now a Jayhawks will try to get by a Elite Eight for a initial time given 2012, when they mislaid a inhabitant pretension to Kentucky. They’ll play Sunday opposite a leader of Friday night’s second semifinal between No. 2 seed Duke and 11-seed Syracuse.
Clemson, in a informal semifinal for a initial time given 1997, had a six-minute margin idea drought and shot 36 percent in a initial half. The Tigers trailed by 20 early in a second half.
But a 26-12 run fueled by Gabe DeVoe got Clemson within 74-68. DeVoe’s dual giveaway throws pulled a Tigers to 78-74 with 14 seconds left, though a Jayhawks were means to hang on.
Malik Newman scored 17 points to lead Kansas, Devonte Graham combined 16 and Udoka Azubuike had 14 points and 11 rebounds before fouling out with 2:30 left. DeVoe finished with a career-high 31 points.
Udoka Azubuike of a Kansas Jayhawks.Source:AFP
(11) SYRACUSE 65 — 69 (2) DUKE
Duke is behind in a Elite Eight for a initial time given a 2015 group won it all after holding off a late assign from opposition Syracuse 69-65 on Friday night in a Midwest Region semifinals.
Marvin Bagley scored 22 points and Wendell Carter Jr had 14 with 12 rebounds for a Blue Devils (29-7), who will face top-seeded Kansas -a singular matchup of bluebloods in a contest tangible by chaos- on Sunday in Omaha. But Duke couldn’t shake a Orange (23-14) until a final buzzer sounded. Sharp-shooting Grayson Allen missed a front finish of a one-and-one with 12 seconds left and Duke adult 67-64. The Blue Devils fouled rather than let Syracuse go for a game-tying 3, and Tyus Battle usually done one of dual from a line. Gary Trent Jr. afterwards done dual giveaway throws with 6.3 seconds to go to sign a closer-than-expected win that was identical to a Jayhawks’ 80-76 win over Clemson – a diversion Kansas led by 20 during one point.
Battle had 19 points to lead a Orange. Allen had 15 for Duke, though he was usually 3 of 14 on 3s.
(3) TEXAS TECH 78 — 65 (2) PURDUE
Texas Tech is headed to a Elite Eight for a initial time in module history. Keenan Evans had 16 points and a third-seeded Red Raiders overcame an early initial half hole and dominated second-seeded Purdue down a widen to acquire a 78-65 feat in a Sweet 16 on Friday night.
Texas Tech will play tip seed Villanova in a East informal final Sunday. Zach Smith combined 14 points and 5 rebounds.
Texas Tech trailed by as many as 7 points in a initial half. But it sealed a duration on a 10-0 run to take a 30-25 halftime advantage. Purdue got it down to 1 early in a second though a Red Raiders never surrendered a lead. Carsen Edwards led Purdue with 30 points, including 4 3-pointers. The Boilermakers (30-7) were personification in their second true informal semifinal. They were denied what would have been their initial Elite Eight berth given 2000.
Purdue came in ranked second nationally in 3-point commission and connected on 7 of 18 for a game. But a Boilermakers authorised a Red Raiders 17 second possibility points.
Texas Tech (27-9) also got 33 points from a bench, compared to usually 6 for Purdue.
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