There were a few noteworthy games yesterday. A game with a really exciting ending, a couple where the higher seed team had to make a come-back to win, and one stunner!
I have to start off with former UK coach, Tubby Smith and the Golden Gophers of Minnesota. The un-ranked Gophers had the stunner of the day with a win over #11 Michigan State. Final Score: 72-67 I will certainly be rooting on he Gophers as they continue Big 10 semifinal play today against #5 Purdue.
The #1 Jayhawks from Kansas had to fight off a pesky Texas A&M squad who led by as many as nine early in the second half. Texas A&M went eight minutes without scoring a field goal in the second half. Final Score: 79-66
The Kentucky Wildcats were one of the teams that had to put up a comeback effort to win. UK(#2) played Alabama in the SEC semi's Friday. Most of the credit for the win went to SEC Player of the Year, UK freshman John Wall. In my opinion another freshman, Eric Bledsoe made several clutch plays and bought a lot of enthusiasm to the court. Final Score: 73-67
In the Big Ten tourney, it took a three-pointer at the buzzer by National Player of the Year contender, Evan Turner to give Ohio State(#7) the win over Michigan. Final Score: 69-68
Best of luck to these teams as they continue on in tournament play today. To those who fell yesterday, hopefully your efforts up until this point were enough to get you into the NCAA Tourney.