What happened last night?
UPSET CITY! Cinderella keeps dancing at the ball for one more round as Dayton  beats Stanford . Dayton beat Ohio State , and Syracuse  on their way to the Sweet 16, and are now on the way to the Elite 8. They'll be facing Florida  next. What a crazy run so far. Stanford had solid games from Dwight Powell (#55.00) who finished with 17 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and got to the line 7 times; and Chasson Randle who had 21 points -- but off of 21 shot attempts. But how is Dayton winning games? I don't know. But it's a team effort. Jordan Sibert had 18 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, and hit four threes. Devin Oliver had 12 and 7, Matt Kavanaugh had 10 points and 2 steals, and Kendall Pollard chipped in with 12 points off the bench while taking only 6 shots.
There were four other games last night too.
Wisconsin  beat Baylor  by 17. We're interested in Baylor players Isiah Austin (#49.20) and Cory Jefferson (#53.17). Austin finished with 12 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 blocks. But he needed 12 shots to get there and missed all of his threes. Why is he taking threes? I don't know. Jefferson had 15 and 7, and he also went 0-3 from downtown. Why are your biggest players taking these shots? Wisconsin's Sam Dekker (#32.50) didn't do much. He had 7 points, 2 rebounds, and went 3/8 for the game. His team won though, mainly because of Frank Kaminsky 's 19 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, and super efficient 8/11 shooting. Ben Brust also added 14 and 6, and Traevon Jackson had the triple couple with 7 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists.
Florida  beat UCLA  by 11 points, and Florida has won 29 straight games. For UCLA we're interested in Zach LaVine (#19.50), Kyle Anderson (#21.18), and Jordan Adams (#37.44). For Florida we're interested in Chris Walker (#39.00), Patric Young (#44.50), Scottie Wilbekin (#99.00), Casey Prather and Kasey Hill (both right now are at #101.00). Did any of these guys have a good game? Zach, off the bench again, scored 5 points on 7 shots, and added 2 rebounds, and 0 assists. He missed all of his threes. Kyle Anderson finished with 11 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 steals. So that's pretty good. Jordan Adams led UCLA with 17 points, even if he shot 1/5 from downtown. He did also add 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, and 1 block. For the team these three went 1/9 from downtown, and UCLA went 3/18 as a team. That's how you lose. Florida didn't get anything from Patric Young and Kasey Hill. Casey had 12 and 3; Scottie had 13 and 3, while going 2/8 from downtown; and Chris had 7 points off the bench. So how did this team win? This team won because Michael Frazer II finished with 19 points, hit 5 threes, pulled down 6 rebounds, 3 assists, and 1 steal. He did it almost all by himself.
Arizona  beat San Diego State  by 6 points. Exciting? SD St. doesn't have any players we are worried about. Xavier Thames did have 25 points off of 22 shots. (Wait, isn't he on my 150 big board?) 'Zona has five. Aaron Gordon (#8.50) had 15 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 blocks. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (#30.71) had 15 points, 6 rebounds, and went 7/8 from the line OF THE BENCH. Nick Johnson (#38.63) had 15 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, and 1 steal, while going 10/10 from the line. Kaleb Tarczewski (#59.50) had 7 points, 2 blocks, 1 rebound, and 1 assist. Brandon Ashley (#60.75) didn't play because he got injured about two months ago.
What's happening tonight?
Game 1 (5:15 pm MT, CBS):
- Tennessee: Jarnell Stokes (#49.29), Jordan McRae (#60.00)
- Michigan: Nik Stauskas (#19.00), Glenn Robinson III (#37.63), Mitch McGary (#40.67 -- injured), Caris LaVert (#101.00)
Game 2 (5:27 pm MT, TBS):
- UConn: Shabazz Napier (#40.10), DeAndre Daniels (#101.00)
- Iowa St: DeAndre Kane (#60.00), Melvin Ejim (#66.50)
Game 3 (7:45 pm MT, CBS):
- Kentucky: Julius Randle (#5.29), Willie Cauley-Stein (#17.00), James Young (#19.25), Aaron Harrison (#35.30), Andrew Harrison (#38.00), Alex Poythress (#47.80), Dakari Johnson (#59.67), Marcus Lee (#101.00)
- Louisville: Montrezl Harrell (#19.25), Russ Smith (#39.44)
Game 4 (7:57 pm MT, TBS):
- Michigan St: Gary Harris (#10.46), Adreian Payne (#18.58), Branden Dawson (#58.50), Keith Appling (#74.00)
- Virginia: Joe Harris (#87.33)