March Madness 2019 wrap: 4 teams punch their tickets to the Elite Eight

August 26, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgHalf of the Elite Eight is set.Gonzaga, Purdue, Texas Tech and Virginia all picked up wins in the Sweet 16 on Thursday to advance to their regional finals. REVENGE FOR THE ZAGS!(1) Gonzaga takes the rematch with (4) Florida State and punches the first ticket to the 2019 #Elite8! #MarchMadness— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 29, 2019Meanwhile, the Boilermakers came away with a 99-94 overtime win over Tennessee in one of the best games of the tournament so far. The Volunteers erased Purdue’s 18-point second-half lead with a big rally and held an 82-80 advantage of their own when Grant Williams finished a put-back dunk with 10 seconds left.Tennessee, however, fouled Carsen Edwards while he was shooting a 3-pointer on the next possession. He made two of the three free throws, sending the game to overtime, where the Boilermakers secured the victory.Purdue with the SLAM! 😤 #Sweet16#MarchMadness | @BoilerBall— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 29, 2019Texas Tech shut down Michigan’s offense en route to a 63-44 win while Virginia’s Ty Jerome hit a deep 3-pointer late to help his team hold off Oregon, 53-49.Ty Jerome wants to keep dancing.— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 29, 2019Complete resultsWest RegionNo. 1 Gonzaga 72, No. 4 Florida State 58No. 3 Texas Tech 63, No. 2 Michigan 44South RegionNo. 1 Virginia 53, No. 12 Oregon 49No. 3 Purdue 99, No. 2 Tennessee 94 (OT)Studs of the nightPurdue senior guard Ryan Cline had a career game when his team needed him most. He tallied 27 points and hit seven of his 10 3-point attempts against Tennessee.Brandon Clarke recorded 15 points and 12 rebounds to help Gonzaga pick up a win.Jarrett Culver led Texas Tech to a win by scoring 22 points and adding four assists.Duds of the nightTerance Mann was 1 of 8 shooting and finished with five points against Gonzaga.The entire Michigan team was ice cold against Texas Tech. The Wolverines shot 16-of-49 from the field and hit just one of their 19 3-point attempts. Kyle Guy was 4 of 15 from the field and 2 of 11 from 3-point range in Virginia’s win. HighlightsPurdue’s Eric Hunter Jr. with the chase-down block.#Sweet16 is all about HUSTLE! 💨#MarchMadness | @BoilerBall— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 29, 2019Clarke finishes this huge put-back slam over a Florida State defender.Brandon Clarke flies in the BIG putback! 😤 #Sweet16#MarchMadness | @ZagMBB— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 29, 2019Cline ties it up late for Purdue.”YOU’VE GOT TO LOVE IT!”@BoilerBall answers to tie it up!#MarchMadness | #Sweet16— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 29, 2019Texas Tech guard Matt Mooney banks in the 3-pointer.Matt Mooney hits the crazy triple to give @TexasTechMBB the 6 point lead!#MarchMadness | #Sweet16— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 29, 2019Virginia’s Mamadi Diakite converts on the jam. Duke star Zion Williamson explains why he never considered shutting it down after injury March Madness 2019: 7 key stats from Purdue’s thrilling OT win over Tennesseecenter_img The Bulldogs controlled the opening 20 minutes of their matchup against Florida State in the first game of the night. The Seminoles made a run and cut their deficit to just four on a free throw by Trent Forrest with a little more than four minutes to play before Zach Norvell Jr. answered with a 3-pointer to help Gonzaga pull away for a 72-58 win.Florida State topped the Bulldogs in the Sweet 16 a season ago. Related News Mamadi Diakite throws it DOWN! 🔥UVA is on a 10-0 run! #MarchMadness | @UVAMensHoops— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 29, 2019Tariq Owens throws it down for Texas Tech. Tariq Owens AGAIN! 😱@TexasTechMBB is now up 36-18 over Michigan! 😳#MarchMadness | #Sweet16— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 29, 2019What’s nextNo. 4 Virginia Tech vs. No. 1 Duke, 9:39 pm. ET — It’s the Blue Devils vs. the Hokies, Round 2. In the first matchup, neither team was at full strength. Duke star Zion Williamson was sidelined with a sprained knee, while Hokies guard Justin Robinson missed his team’s 77-72 victory with a foot injury. This time around, both players will be on the court with a spot in the Elite Eight on the line.last_img

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