• On a night time when the 2 No. 1 seeds in action, Gonzaga and Virginia, ordinarily struggled, it turned into a pair of No. 3 seeds, Texas Tech and Purdue, that stole the show. Although the Boilermakers needed beyond regular time to get beyond No. 2 seed Tennessee, they placed on a miles-wished offensive performance (greater on that in a second), scoring ninety-nine points to the Vols’ ninety-four. Their celebrity, Carsen Edwards, persevered his standout run inside the match.

 

• Texas Tech changed into even more astonishing in beating No. 2 Michigan by means of 19 points after coasting thru the second 1/2, a recreation after ousting No. 6 Buffalo through 20 factors. With a predicted NBA lottery select in Jarrett Culver and a ferocious defense, the Red Raiders seem like a completely hard out for any crew left, starting with Gonzaga inside the Elite Eight.

• So, yeah, that standard loss of offense. The Wolverines were the worst offender, scoring a match record-low 16 points inside the first half of and missing 18 of 19 3-guidelines for the game, but Virginia and Oregon weren’t much higher in their fifty three-49 rock combat. Given that their sport and Michigan-Texas Tech have been the 2 late contests Thursday, that made for a brutal double-bill for hoops enthusiasts who decided to stay up. At least the Cavs and Ducks gave us a near ending, so there’s that.
• Friday turned into already set to be the glamour night time of the Sweet sixteen, with the pedigreed likes of Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina and Michigan State in motion, however after the 4 games Thursday, the ones aforementioned hoops fanatics need to be definitely starved for a few excessive-level actions. Of path, it is going to be as much as Virginia Tech, Houston, Auburn and LSU to preserve up their respective ends of a good deal if we are to peer a few exciting finishes — would it not kill this tourney to provide a buzzer-beater? — however, they couldn’t do any worse than Michigan did, proper? Dear lord, allow’s hope no longer.

Schedule and results
Game times and TV facts. All instances Eastern.

Friday’s video games

Washington, D.C. (East Region)

No. 2 Michigan State vs. No. 3 LSU, 7:09 p.M., CBS

No. 1 Duke vs. No. 4 Virginia Tech, approx. 9:39 p.M., CBS

Kansas City, Mo. (Midwest Region)
No. 1 North Carolina vs. No. 5 Auburn, 7:29 p.M., TBS

No. 2 Kentucky vs. No. 3 Houston, approx. 9: fifty-nine p.M., TBS

Saturday’s games

Anaheim, Calif. (West Region)

No. 1 Gonzaga vs. No. 3 Texas Tech, 6:09 p.M., TBS

Louisville (South Region)

No. 1 Virginia vs. No. 3 Purdue, 8: forty-nine p.M., TBS

Thursday’s consequences

Anaheim, Calif. (West Region)

No. 1 Gonzaga seventy-two, No. 4 Florida State 58

No. Three Texas Tech 63, No. 2 Michigan forty-four

Louisville (South Region)

No. Three Purdue ninety-nine, No. 2 Tennessee 94 (OT)

No. 1 Virginia fifty-three, No. 12 Oregon forty-nine

In-sport highlights and recaps
Cavaliers out live Ducks to improve to Elite Eight

It wasn’t quite, but whilst is it ever for Virginia? The South’s top seed survived a feisty upset attempt by way of No. 12 Oregon, fifty three-forty nine, and advanced to the Elite Eight, wherein the Cavs will face No. Three Purdue.

Virginia, which led the nation in scoring protection, leaned on what it does fine in stifling the Ducks, who hit simply 17 of 45 shots (37.Eight percent), which include 9 of 25 3-guidelines. For their element, the Cavs made simply 9 of 33 attempts from long range, but they’d extra rebounds (34-31) and fewer turnovers (eight-11) which may also have made the difference in a tight contest.