Calipari owns the refs (MORE THAN IZZO).. It's almost comical Lol— Tramaine Isabell (@oTrillMaine) March 29, 2015
What a game Kentucky vs Notre Dame was, huh? Some suspect play by Notre Dame (ahem hero ball cough) put Kentucky in the position to win it, but these teams played an almost perfect game, and Kentucky's Final Four matchup with Wisconsin promises to be a dogfight.
Since 1993, the SEC has won six men's basketball national championships - Arkansas (1994), Kentucky (1996), Kentucky (1998), Florida (2006), Florida (2007) and Kentucky (2012). Only the ACC (6) has won as many men's basketball titles during this time.
Wisconsin looked strong and in control for most of the game as they took down 2-seed Arizona. Sam Dekker and his impossibly high-arching jumper were 5-for-6 from three, and his career-high 27 points essentially sealed the win.
Michigan State vs Louisville. Tom Izzo vs Rick Pitino. You've probably already heard everything is to hear about this matchup of March regulars. I'm picking Louisville because when the coaches are equal, the better team wins, and I just think Montrezl Harrell gives Louisville the edge.
Gonzaga vs Duke. The breakout performance of Justise Winslow and post presence of Jahlil Okafor make Duke dynamic and dangerous, but Gonzaga's Kentucky transfer Kyle Wiltjer can negate Okafor and perhaps level the court. Gonzaga might make Coach K sweat this out to the very end, but I think Duke is too talented not to advance to another Final Four.
Sunday TV Schedule
Here's the full schedule of Sunday's games (All times are Eastern Time Zone):
Sunday, March 29 (ET)
|2:20 p.m.||CBS||Syracuse||(7) Michigan State vs (4) Louisville||Line: MSU -2.5 O/U: 128.5|
|5:05 p.m.||CBS||Houston||(2) Gonzaga vs (1) Duke||Line: DUKE -2.5 O/U: 145|
If you haven't joined the SB Nation Real time Bracket challenge, things are getting crazy. Whereas I was in first when Saturday started and picked both games right, I've dropped to 10th and my wife now leads again. That's good hustle on her part.
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Diamond Tiger Recap
HIGHLIGHTS: @KelseaRoth hits walk-off HR, sends @MizzouSoftball home with a victory https://t.co/VujYVMyu22 #Mizzou— Mizzou Network (@MizzouNetwork) March 29, 2015
MUTIGERS.COM No. 23 Mizzou Evens Series With No. 1 Texas A&M
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - No. 23 Mizzou baseball evened its series with top-ranked Texas A&M with a 3-2 win on Saturday afternoon (March 28) at Blue Bell Park. The win improves the Tigers to 20-8 and 6-2 in SEC play. Texas A&M falls to 26-2 and 6-2 in SEC play and the loss is the Aggies' first at home this season.
The win for Mizzou is the eighth one-run win of the season for the squad and it is also the Tigers third over a top-10 opponent this season. The Tigers are now 8-1 in one-run games this season and 3-1 when tied after seven innings. The Tigers are also now 14-2 away from Taylor Stadium this season. Freshman Tanner Houck (Collinsville, Ill.) picked up his third win of the season, going 7.0 innings while scattering eight hits and allowing only two earned runs. He struck out three and walked two. Junior closer Breckin Williams (Oronogo, Mo.) earned the two-inning save, his seventh of the season. Texas A&M's Ty Schlottmann took the loss, his first of the season.
Both teams will go for series wins over top-10 opponents today. Softball takes on Auburn at 12:00 p.m. CT on SEC Network, while Baseball plays A&M again at 1:05 p.m. on SEC+.
Gregg Marshall to Texas?
Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports writes that Marshall is ready to pounce on the position that will be vacated by outgoing coach Rick Barnes, with Texas likely to also have interest in Marshall donning burnt orange: