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(4) Wisconsin vs (1) Syracuse

The loss of Fab Melo has not seem to hurt the Orange much yet. Both of these teams can shoot the three well as Syracuse shot 67 percent in their win over Kansas State. Wisconsin won a grind it out game against Vanderbilt led by Jordan Taylor’s 14 points, 3 assists and 2 rebounds. The Badgers will have their hands full inside with Rakeem Christmas and Kris Joseph who had 16 combined rebounds in their 3rd round win. The Orange must take better control of the basketball against a very good Wisconsin defense, who forced Vanderbilt to turn it over 12 times. The inside presence and the depth of the bench will lead the Orange to the elite 8.

Syracuse 72, Wisconsin 65

Rakeem Christmas's inside presence could be an issue for the Badgers.

(4) Louisville vs (1) Michigan State

The biggest issue going into this game for the Cardinals will be finding a way to stop Draymond Green. Green had 16 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists against St. Louis. Gorgui Deng had a nice game scoring 6 points and grabbing 10 rebounds in their win over New Mexico, but will need to stay out of foul trouble guarding Green. Kyle Kuric can help on the boards, slip out and shoot the three and at 6’4 he is a match-up nightmare for the Spartans guards. The battle between Keith Appling and Peyton Siva will be fun to watch as they both are very athletic and can score. When it gets to this point in the tournament Tom Izzo just gets more out of his teams than most, the Spartans move on.

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2012 NCAA Tournament Schedule/Results

South Region:

(1) Kentucky (33-2) 81, (16) Western Kentucky(16-19) 66

(8) Iowa State (23-10) 77, (9) UConn (20-14) 64

(12) VCU (29-6) 62, (5) Wichita State (27-6) 59

(4) Indiana (26-8) 79, (13) New Mexico St (26-10) 66

 (11) Colorado (24-11) 68, (6) UNLV (26-9) 64

(3) Baylor (28-7) 68, (14) South Dakota St (27-8) 60

(10) Xavier (22-12) 67, (7) Notre Dame (22-12) 63

(15) Lehigh (27-7) 75, (2) Duke (27-7) 70

West Region:

(1) Michigan State (28-7) 89, vs (16) LIU Brooklyn (25-9) 67

(9) St Louis (26-7) 61, (8) Memphis (26-9) 54

(5) New Mexico (28-6) 75 , (12) Long Beach State (25-9) 68

(4) Louisville (27-9) 69 vs (13) Davidson (25-8) 62

(6) Murray State (31-1) 58, (11) Colorado State (20-12) 41

(3) Marquette (26-7) 88, (14) BYU (26-9) 68

(7) Florida (24-10) 71, (10) Virginia (22-10) 45

(15) Norfolk St (26-9) 86, (2) Missouri (30-5) 84

East Region:

(1) Syracuse (32-2) 72, (16) UNC Asheville (24-10) 65

(8) Kansas State (22-10) 70, (9) Southern Mississippi (25-9) 64

(5) Vanderbilt (25-10) 79, (12) Harvard (26-5) 70

(4) Wisconsin (25-9) 73, (13) Montana (25-7) 49

(6) Cincinnati (25-10) 65, (11) Texas (20-14) 59

(3) Florida State (25-9) 66, (14) St Bonaventure (20-12) 63

(7) Gonzaga (26-6) 77, (10) West Virginia (19-14) 54

(2) Ohio State (28-7) 78, (15) Loyola Maryland (24-9) 59

Midwest Region:

(1) North Carolina (30-5) 77, (16) Vermont (24-12) 58

(8) Creighton (29-5) 58, (9) Alabama (21-12) 57

(12) South Florida (22-13) 58, (5) Temple (24-8) 44

 (13) Ohio (28-7) 65, (4) Michigan 60

(11) NC State (23-12) 79, (6) San Diego State (26-8) 65

(3) Georgetown (24-8) 74, (14) Belmont (27-8) 59

(10) Purdue (22-12) 72, (7) Saint Mary’s (27-6) 69

(2) Kansas (28-6) 65, (15) Detroit (22-14) 50

3rd Round

(1) Syracuse (33-2) 75, (8) Kansas State (22-11) 59

(2) Ohio State (29-7) 73, (7) Gonzaga (26-7) 66

(3) Marquette (27-7) 62, (6) Murray State (31-2) 53

(4) Wisconsin (26-9) 60, (5) Vanderbilt (25-11) 57

(4) Indiana (27-8) 63, (12) VCU (29-7) 61

(1) Kentucky (34-2) 87, (8) Iowa State (23-11) 71

(3) Baylor (29-7) 80, (11) Colorado (24-12) 63

(4) Louisville (28-9) 59, (5) New Mexico (28-7) 56

(11) NC State (24-12) 66, (3) Georgetown (24-9) 63

(1) Michigan State (29-7) 65, (9) St Louis (26-8) 61

(1) North Carolina (31-5) 87, (8) Creighton (29-6) 73

(7) Florida (25-10) 84, (15) Norfolk State (26-10) 50

(13) Ohio (29-7) 62, (12) South Florida (22-14) 56

(10) Xavier (23-12) 70, (15) Lehigh (27-8) 58

(2) Kansas (29-6) 63, (10) Purdue (22-13) 60

(6) Cincinnati (26-10) 62, (3) Florida State (25-10) 56

Sweet 16

Thursday March 22nd

(1) Syracuse (34-2) 64 , (4) Wisconsin (26-10) 63

(4) Louisville (29-9) 57,  (1) Michigan State (29-8) 44

(2) Ohio State (30-7) 81, (6) Cincinnati (26-11) 66

(7) Florida (26-10) 68, (3) Marquette (27-8) 58

Friday March 23rd

(3) Baylor (30-7) 75, (10) Xavier (23-13) 70

(1) North Carolina (32-5) 73, (13) Ohio (29-8) 65 (OT)

(1) Kentucky (35-2) 102, (4) Indiana (27-9) 90

 (2) Kansas (30-6) 60, (11) NC State (24-13) 57

Elite 8

Saturday March 24th

(4) Louisville (30-9) 72, (7) Florida (26-11) 68

(2) Ohio State (31-7) 77, (1) Syracuse (34-3) 70

Sunday March 25th

(1) Kentucky (36-2) 82, (3) Baylor (30-8) 70

(2) Kansas (31-6) 80, (1) North Carolina (32-6) 67

Final Four

(1) Kentucky (37-2) 69, (4) Louisville (30-10) 61

(2) Kansas (32-6) 64, (2) Ohio State (31-8) 62

National Title Game

(1) Kentucky (38-2) 67, (2) Kansas (32-7) 59

 

 

 



NCAA Basketball Top Ten Recap

10. Baylor (24-5) (Beat Texas 77-72, beat Oklahoma 70-60)

Quincy Acy had 22 points and 16 rebounds in a win over Texas.

9. Murray State (28-1) (Beat Tennessee State 80-62, beat Tennessee Tech 69-64)

Isaiah Canaan had 18 points, 4 assists and 3 rebounds in a win over Tennessee Tech.

8. Missouri (25-4) (Lost to Kansas State 78-68, lost to Kansas 87-86)

Ricardo Ratliffe had 22 points and 12 rebounds in an overtime loss to Kansas.

7. Marquette (24-5) (Beat Rutgers 82-65, beat West Virginia 61-60)

Jae Crowder had 26 points and 4 rebounds in a close win over West Virginia.

6. North Carolina (25-4) (Beat NC State 86-74, beat Virginia 54-51)

John Henson had 15 points and 11 rebounds in a win over Virginia.

5. Michigan State (24-5) (Beat Minnesota 66-61, beat Nebraska 62-34)

Draymond Green had 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in a win over Minnesota.

4. Kansas (24-5) (Beat Texas A&M 66-58, beat Missouri 87-86)

Thomas Robinson had 28 points and 12 rebounds and a game saving block in a close win over Missouri.

3. Duke (25-4) (Beat Florida State 74-66, beat Virginia Tech 70-65)

Austin Rivers had 23 points and 4 rebounds in win over Virginia Tech.

2. Syracuse (29-1) (Beat South Florida 56-48, beat UConn 71-69)

Kris Joseph had 21 points and 7 rebounds in a close win over UConn.

1. Kentucky (28-1) (Beat Mississippi State 73-64, beat Vanderbilt 83-74)

Anthony Davis had 28 points, 11 rebounds and 6 blocks in a win over Vanderbilt.

NCAA Basketball Top Ten Recap

10. Marquette (22-5) (Beat UConn 79-64)

Jae Crowder had 29 points and 12 rebounds in a win over UConn.

9. Ohio State (22-5) (Beat Minnesota 78-68, lost to Michigan 56-51)

Jared Sullinger had 23 points and 8 rebounds in a win over Minnesota.

8. Georgetown (20-5) (Beat Providence 63-53)

Hollis Thompson had 13 points and 10 rebounds in a win over Providence.

7. North Carolina (23-4) (Beat Miami 73-64, beat Clemson 74-52)

Harrison Barnes had 24 points and 7 rebounds in a win over Clemson.

6. Michigan State (22-5) (Beat Wisconsin 69-55, beat Purdue 76-62)

Draymond Green had 20 points and 10 rebounds in win over Wisconsin.

5. Kansas (22-5) (Beat Kansas State 59-53, beat Texas Tech 83-50)

Jeff Withey had 18 points and 11 rebounds in a win over Kansas State.

4. Duke (23-4) (Beat NC State 78-73, beat Boston College 75-50)

Seth Curry had 26 points and 4 rebounds in a win over NC State.

3. Missouri (25-2) (Beat Oklahoma State 83-65, beat Texas A&M 71-62)

Kim English had 21 points, 6 rebounds and 4 steals in a win over Texas A&M.

2. Syracuse (27-1) (Beat Louisville 52-51, beat Rutgers 74-64)

Fab Melo had 11 points and 6 rebounds in a close win over Louisville.

1. Kentucky (26-1) (Beat Ole Miss 77-62)

Terrence Jones had 15 points and 11 rebounds in a win over Ole Miss.