UK was the only SEC school to emerge victorious yesterday, leaving only 3 of the original 8 eligible for the Sweet Sixteen.
Villanova kicked off a wild Saturday by thrashing Collin Sexton and Alabama, hitting 17 threes on route to an 81-58 win, effectively ending Sexton’s college career. The Crimson Tide point guard is a consensus lottery pick in the upcoming draft.
Tennessee struggled to keep up with Loyola-Chicago, until a late-game push saw the Volunteers take a one-point lead with just 20 seconds to play.
But apparently, the rim in Dallas is a Rambler fan:
THE DREAM STAYS ALIVE??
— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) March 18, 2018
Can we get a Sister Jean?
Florida and Texas Tech were in a 40-minute slugfest, and a clutch steal by UF’s Keith Stone gave the Gators two good swings at the end. Neither would land.
— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 18, 2018
With Kentucky’s ticket to Atlanta already punched, it now falls on Auburn and Texas A&M to represent the conference. The Aggies have to lock it up with UNC at 5:15, while Tiger-on-Tiger violence ensues at 7:10 when Auburn clashes with Clemson.
Now that we aren’t worried about the Cats, let’s enjoy another full day slate of March basketball.