The Miami Hurricanes headed for the Verizon Center in Washington, DC Tuesday hoping the round of 16 is especially sweet to the second-seeded ACC champions.
Ousted UCLA basketball coach Ben Howland, who was fired two days after the Bruins were eliminated from this year’s NCAA tournament, held a press conference Monday afternoon.
In the span of just a few months, Florida has gone from football central to the center of the basketball world with the Miami Heat on a historic 26-game winning streak and the Miami Hurricanes, Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles, and Florida Gators all making the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.
Many sports fans couldn’t tell you where Florida Gulf Coast University was before the current season started. But between an early season upset of Miami and now winning a berth in the Sweet 16, Florida Gulf Coast has put itself on the map in a big way.
Andrew Smith had a double-double with a career-high 16 rebounds and 14 points, and Butler made 18 of 20 free throws down the stretch to hold off upset-minded Bucknell 68-56 in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday.
Wednesday marks a day many of the most die-hard Miami Hurricanes fans thought they may never see from the team’s basketball team. The men’s team will leave Coral Gables, bound for Austin, Texas as a number two seed in the 2013 NCAA Tournament.
President Barack Obama has picked the Indiana Hoosiers to win the NCAA Tournament to become the 2013 national champion. President Obama made the picks just before leaving for a trip to the Middle East Tuesday.
March Madness, the annual onset of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, hit Sunday night with the release of the 68-team bracket by the selection committee. Now, millions of brackets are being filled out with hopes of picking the perfect bracket.
It’s been more than a month since the Miami Hurricanes kicked their season into high gear with a mauling of the then-number one ranked Duke Blue Devils. Since then both teams have had Saturday circled on the calendar for the rematch.
When the Miami Hurricanes lost to Florida Gulf Coast University early in the season, no one could have expected what was to come. The Hurricanes have not lost in this calendar year, posting an undefeated record in the Atlantic Coast Conference.