Today’s Hot Plays
Kansas vs. Oregeon Elite 8 Preview
KANSAS IS ON A ROLL...AND ONLY HAS TO WIN AGAIN IN KANSAS CITY TO THE REACH FINAL FOUR
The Kansas Jayhawks sure picked the right time to peak. After a disappointing "one-and-out" in the Big 12 tournament two weeks ago, the Jayhawks truly hit the ground running in the 2017 NCAA Tournament. Thursday night's win over Purdue featured one of the most impressive stretches of basketball ever. Kansas closed the game on a 73-33 spring against a #4 seed. Hard to find stuff like that in the history books!
Now Kansas must come back two days later ready to win again. And, this time, they're not facing a Big 10 foe (Michigan State and Purdue were the last two victims). Talented Oregon brings some dynamic weaponry to Kansas City for an Elite 8 showdown. Let's crunch some numbers and see how the game might play out...
Friday Sweet 16 Previews
HERE'S THE FRIDAY SWEET 16 DANCE CARD
It's time for us to dribble, dribble, dribble-drive our way through the remaining NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 games on this first Friday of spring ... and there's plenty of questions that soon will find answers such as:
Will the East Regional feature any more upsets after the likes of #1 seed Villanova and #2 seed Duke were exterminated last weekend in second-round play?
And will the winner of the much-anticipated Kentucky versus UCLA showdown in Memphis then be able to catapult itself to an eventual berth in next weekend's Final Four?
SEC rivals Florida, South Carolina battle in East final
NEW YORK -- After his team knocked off Baylor in the first game of the East Regional semifinals on Friday, South Carolina coach Frank Martin was extremely complimentary of his Southeastern Conference rivals.
Blazers, Timberwolves play three times in 12 days starting Saturday
PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Portland Trail Blazers and Minnesota Timberwolves will get to know each other well in the next two weeks.