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March Madness officially began with 64 teams at the starting line. Along the way, there were some monumental upsets. UAB took down Iowa State, Georgia State defeated Baylor, NC State even upset number one-ranked Villanova. In this tournament of stunning upsets and nail-biting finishes, only four squads remain. All four of those teams share one dream, to compete for the National Championship in Indianapolis. However, only two can advance and only one will be crowned. Will it be Wisconsin, Kentucky, Michigan State, or Duke? That question will be answered on April 6.

Saturday, March 28

(1) Wisconsin 85 vs. (2) Arizona 78

  • WIS: Frank Kaminsky (29 points, six rebounds, two assist) and Sam Dekker (27 points, five rebounds, one assist).
  • WIS: Advances to Final Four for the second straight season.
  • ARIZ: Brandon Ashley and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (17 points each) and T.J. McConnell (14 points and five assists).
  • ARIZ: Kaleb Tarczewski and Gabe York (11 points each).
  • ARIZ: Has not advanced to the Final Four since 2001.

(1) Kentucky 68 vs. (3) Notre Dame 66

  • UK: Karl-Anthony Towns (25 points, five rebounds, four assists) and Devin Booker (10 points).
  • UK: Advances to Final Four for the second straight season.
  • ND: Zach Auguste (20 points and nine rebounds), Steve Vasturia (16 points, two rebounds, two assists) and Jerian Grant (15 points, one rebound, six assists).
  • ND: Has not advanced to the Final Four since 1978.

Sunday, March 29

(7) Michigan State 76 vs. (4) Louisville 70 (OT)

  • MSU: Travis Trice (17 points, four rebounds, five assists) and Denzel Valentine (15 points, seven rebounds, six assists).
  • MSU: Bryn Forbes (14 points, one rebound, two assists).
  • MSU: Advances to Final Four for the first time since 2010.
  • LOU: Wayne Blackshear (28 points, three rebounds, one assist), Montrezl Harrell (16 points, nine rebounds, four assists) and Terry Rozier (13 points, eight rebounds, three assists).

(1) Duke 66 vs. (2) Gonzaga 52

  • DUKE: Justise Winslow and Matt Jones (16 points each).
  • DUKE: Tyus Jones (15 points, three rebounds, six assists) and Quinn Cook (10 points, five rebounds, one assist).
  • GONZ: Kyle Wiltjer (16 points and five rebounds) and Byron Wesley (10 points, five rebounds, two assists).
  • GONZ: Has never advanced to the Final Four in school history.

michigan state beats louisville

Louisville’s Montrezl Harrell (24), along with Michigan State’s Marvin Clark, Jr. (0) and Denzel Valentine (45) battle for the ball in Sunday’s Elite Eight matchup at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, N.Y.

 

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