After Saturday night’s Elite 8 games, Sunday’s games had a lot to live up to. Michigan State and Louisville gave us just that … an overtime thriller that Michigan State eventually pulled away to win, 76-70.
This Friday night Sweet 16 match-up pits two of the five ACC teams left in the big dance. The Wolfpack won the only meeting of the year in Louisville, 74-65. In that game, Chris Jones, who has since been removed by the team, led the Cardinals with 20 points. Montrezl Harrell and Terry Rozier were held to a combined 4-of-16 shooting on the night.
NC State got to the Sweet 16 with a 16-point comeback in the second round against LSU and upsetting the No. 1 seed Villanova in the third round. Louisville made it here by sliding past UC Irvine in the second round and beating Seth Tuttle and Northern Iowa in the third round.
The winner of this game will take on the winner of the Oklahoma-Michigan St. game in the Elite 8 on Sunday.
Valentine’s Day is quickly creeping up on us, everyone — as if you needed reminding. If you’re like me, you’re waiting until the last damn possible moment to buy your sweetie that perfect gift from Walgreens and making reservations for that romantic dinner for two at O’Charley’s while wearing your best Rick Pitino knockoff suit. Well, let me help you procrastinate as much as possible by introducing you to your new side piece — Wednesday night college basketball, or as I like to call her, Hump Day Hoops.