De'Aaron Fox scored a career-high 39 points as the Kentucky Wildcats beat UCLA 86-75 on Friday night in a showdown between two of college basketball's goliaths for a spot in the South Regional final.
Florida is in the Elite Eight for the first time since 2014, and for the first time under White - the former MS guard who was on the losing end of one of the most famous game-winning shots in NCAA history.
North Carolina, Kentucky and Kansas - programs that have combined for 11 Final Four appearances since 2000 - are showing, once again, that they can play some of their best basketball in March.
Between them, Alford and the third guard in UCLA's starting lineup, Isaac Hamilton, average more than five assists per game. Kentucky coach John Calipari said.
This was the fourth time these powerhouses have met in the past three seasons, and UCLA upset then-No. This wasn't the Kentucky we see on the road in the SEC or even in Rupp Arena. Now, next game it may be we play through Bam, or it may be Malik, and they'll be fine with it. De'Aaron will just get Malik a bunch of shots. From there, the celebration was on in FedExForum for a crowd unsurprisingly dominated by Kentucky fans.
(Lexington) - Arike Ogunbowale had a career-best 32 points, Lindsay Allen added 16 and Notre Dame routed Ohio State 99-76 on Friday night. He also led the nation in assists per game with 7.7, as he was just one of two collegiate players to dish out more than 7.0 assists per game.
They gave up a pocket of points to freshman forward T. J. Leaf in the first half but made him disappear in the second half when he scored only four of his 17 points.
On the season, UCLA basketball is averaging 90.4 points 39.2 rebounds and 21.5 assists per game.
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Monk, also 6-3, is just a cold-blooded shooter who curls around screens and gets his shot off like a camera shutter. He hit four of his first five shots, including a pair of 3s, within the first five minutes of the second. Though Lonzo and crew were able to pull away in that one, they couldn't match Kentucky's firepower in round 2, and were eliminated in the Sweet 16.
Sindarius Thornwell scored 26 points for the seventh-seeded Gamecocks (26-10) against the fourth-seeded Gators (27-9) in the all-Southeastern Conference matchup.
Wisconsin's Zak Showalter forced overtime with a leaning 3-pointer off one leg with 2.1 seconds left in regulation as the Badgers wiped out a 12-point deficit in the last 4:15. He had garnet for SC in game one and then changed to blue and orange for Florida in the nightcap. Florida is in the Elite Eight for the first time since 2014, and for the first time with second-year coach Mike White - the man who replaced Billy Donovan in Gainesville. Luke Maye is a rebound shy of a double-double with 14 points and nine rebounds, while Joel Berry II has 10 points. The Tar Heels already were the only ACC team to reach the second weekend.
He outplayed Ball, who finished with 10 points on 4 of 10 shooting before announcing he had played his final game for UCLA.
As expected, UCLA freshman guard Lonzo Ball is going pro. The Tar Heels connected on 54.4 percent of their shots, while Butler was at 43.5 percent.
After UCLA was knocked out of the NCAA Tournament with an 86-75 loss to Kentucky in the South Regional semifinals on Friday night, Ball announced that he is making himself eligible for the 2017 National Basketball Association draft.
The chant "S-E-C" so well known around football across the South is coming to the Elite Eight. This time, Kentucky limited the Bruins' scoring explosions to a wild stretch at the beginning of the second half.
PJ Dozier added 17 points for the Gamecocks, Chris Silva had 13 and Kotsar 12. The 6-foot-4 freshman went 13 of 20 from the floor and 13 of 15 at the foul line.