Despite a couple of scoring runs by No. 16 Robert Morris to bring the crowd in Charlotte to its feet and put the Colonials within striking distance of top-seeded Duke, there was never really any doubt in the final result after the first couple of minutes in the game, as the Blue Devils cruised to an 85-56 win.
If you’re looking for a Cinderella candidate for the NCAA Tournament, now is the time to start paying attention to those teams that fly under the radar – the mid-majors and low-majors. Let’s start by taking a look at the smaller conferences in the eastern portion of the country, including America East, Colonial, MAAC, Northeast and Patriot.
Even the best Hollywood movie screenwriter couldn’t have written a more perfect ending for Michigan State on Saturday.
Tied at 56-56 with No. 22 Ohio State, Denzel Valentine – yes, really – hit the game-winning 3-pointer with 3.2 seconds left in regulation to lift the Spartans to a key win on – yes, really – Valentine’s Day.