NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Update — Elite Eight:
- Duke had KU right where they wanted them, when the Kansas big man
Udoka Azubuike sat down with 4 fouls mid-way through the 4th quarter; that was when Duke needed to make its move/stretch its lead, … but that is not what happened. And now, San Antonio is saying hello to Newman and the Jayhawks.Exactly what went wrong for the Blue Devils? Yes, they put their trust at the end in Grayson Allen, who tried an off-balance bank shot that clanked out. A better choice would’ve been to go in to Bagley, who was consistently getting the shots he wanted or perhaps setting up a play for Duval or Trent. However, the bigger mistake was that 2-3 zone, which never stopped Kansas from getting the open shots it wanted, including the 3 that sent the game into OT. For whatever reason, Coach K did not trust that his guys could carry off a man-to-man approach.
Villanova doesn’t play that way and won’t make that kind of mistake, so we should be in for one heck of game in the final four . #BlueDevils #Jayhawks
- Rabble of Red Raiders didn’t look quite ready to rumble with the Cats from “Nova. This game shows that the No. 1 overall seed can win ugly, and has a tough-as-nails defense to go with their often ostentatious offense. They’ll certainly need this intensity if they hope to topple Kansas in the next round. #RedRaiders #Wildcats