Sam Young, Memphis (#36) – How Sam Young fell this far is beyond me. Detroit needs more athletes, and Summers could definitely help here. It has not won in Philadephia, however, since 1995. We want to go out and do our job and be productive.
While we, the college basketball teams in Utah, agree it has been a long, strange trip into Hell for all but one of the teams in Utah major college basketball this season, all suffering from the whole one-and-done philosophy prevalent this time of year and all sitting at home waiting for another chance, your actions against the Utah womens’ basketball team this morning during your telecast were reprehensible.
It has been nothing but smooth sailing for #11 Cincinnati while things are going pretty much as expected for #4 Louisville. Jim Boeheim and #3 Syracuse have coasted thus far to an undefeated season. Mike Brey and #22 Notre Dame are sure to be satisfied with the way things are going and eager to begin conference play.
Murphy scored 14 points and Tarczewski added 16 in the Lions 67-56 win. Nikolas Stauskas led all scorers with 20 for St. Mark’s while Syracuse signee Michael Carter-Williams was held to 15 for St. Andrew’s.
On what the defensive line being labeled the leaders of this year’s defense means: “It means a lot. Myself, Sean Lissemore, C.J. Herbert, Daniel Pulley, we’re pretty much the older guys on the team as far as age and experience goes. So with that will definitely come the leadership aspect and it’s something that we welcome. It’s something that I don’t think we’re foreign to. We’ve been called into individual leadership positions before. So it’s nothing new we’re going to do. It’s going to focus on what we feel that defense needs to be and we’re going to get it done.
North Carolina comes into this contest as the heavy favorite, but don’t expect Villanova to roll over and play dead. The Wildcats knocked off heavyweights Duke and Pittsburgh to reach the Final Four. The Tar Heels’ toughest game was arguably their second round matchup with LSU, as they rolled past Gonzaga and Oklahoma to reach Detroit.
Sunday afternoon’s arguably most dramatic victory came in a Midwest bracket game. Maryland fought back despite trailing Michigan State throughout most of their round two match-up, only to see the victory snatched away by a great three-point shot in the last second of the game. Cornell also continued its improbably march toward Indy, beating 4th seed Wisconsin by a decisive final score of 87-69.
Former Connecticut forward Willnett Crockett (2002-06) is a Temple assistant, and Niele Ivey – the leader of the 2001 team – assists the Irish. McGraw’s former point guard Coquese Washington defeated Dayton Saturday as Penn State’s head coach, and Megan Duffy (class of 2006) is an assistant at St. John’s, which won its first round game over Texas Tech – the only team other than Connecticut to beat Baylor this season.