Buzz That Was: Hugs and disses
In case you were too busy thinking the people of Terminus used a really misleading tagline after the season finale of "The Walking Dead" and missed out on sports, we've got you covered. Here's everything you missed this weekend.
State of joy
Shabazz Napier -- also known as Kemba Walker 2.0 -- scored 25 points to lift the seventh-seeded Connecticut men to a 60-54 win over No. 4 Michigan State on Sunday and into the Final Four. The Huskies rallied from a nine-point deficit in the second half to become the first No. 7 seed to reach the tournament's final weekend since the tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985.
Just one year removed from a postseason ban, second-year coach Kevin Ollie shared the moment with his predecessor, Jim Calhoun, in a moment that made virtually every single person in the state of Connecticut go "AWWWWWWW" and simultaneously jump up and down (or maybe that was just me).
Kevin Ollie hugs Jim Calhoun pic.twitter.com/DrnVOSMzFE— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) March 30, 2014
The Michigan State loss was bad news, though, for President Barack Obama, who had picked the Spartans to win it all in his bracket. The UConn Twitter account was more than happy to remind the leader of the free world of that fact.
Sorry about busting your bracket @BarackObama... We have room on our bandwagon if you're interested— UConn Huskies (@UConnHuskies) March 30, 2014
You're wearing that?
Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh was spotted wearing a Michigan State hat in the crowd at Madison Square Garden on Sunday. Needless to say, his brother-in-law, Indiana coach Tom Crean, was none too pleased.
I see my Bro. In Law John Harbaugh in a Spartans hat at MSG. INTERESTING. On my way to @Lids for a Patriots or a Steelers Hat. He won't mind— Tom Crean (@TomCrean) March 30, 2014
No word yet from Harbaugh's brother Jim, coach of the San Francisco 49ers and a Michigan grad, but I'm sure he was equally thrilled.
With the score tied with 2.3 seconds to play, freshman Aaron Harrison nailed a 3-pointer to lift eighth-seeded Kentucky over No. 2 Michigan and into the Final Four. Ice in his veins! Onions! He's a bad man! ALL THE BASKETBALL DESCRIPTIONS ARE APPLICABLE HERE.
The Wildcats, who were not even ranked in the Associated Press poll at the end of the regular season, completed an improbable run to Arlington that also included wins over archrival Louisville and No. 1 seed Wichita State. But despite the recent surge on the court, one Kentucky fan -- likely from the basement of his or her mom's house -- set the state back by changing the Wikipedia entry for Wolverines star Nik Stauskas.
You may have lost the game, Michigan fans, but at least you can spell your state's name correctly.
The next-best thing
On Saturday, No. 1 overall seed Florida ended Dayton's incredible Cinderella run in the NCAA tournament with a 62-52 victory to advance to the Final Four. And while I could show you a highlight or Vine clip of the game here, I think you're better off watching the sports crew at the local ABC affiliate in Gainesville recreate the matchup in the break room.
If this doesn't garner the creation of a Sports Emmy category for "most creative way around not having broadcast rights," then there truly is no justice in the world.
Pair of aces
What's better than a hole-in-one? Just ask LPGA veteran Laura Diaz, who made TWO holes-in-one over the weekend at the Kia Classic. With an ace on the third hole on Saturday and another on the sixth on Sunday, Diaz became the second woman in tour history to notch two in the same tournament. She channeled her inner Kevin Garnett with an "anything is possible" post-round interview.
Diaz finished 11 strokes behind winner Anna Nordqvist and yet still became the envy of golfers everywhere.
Icing on the cake
To the dismay of male college football fans who haven't moved on to another girlfriend of a current player, famous person Katherine Webb and former Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron are engaged. So, um, ROLL BRIDE! Webb posted pictures of the ring and the engagement cakes (because that's apparently a thing now) on her Twitter and Instagram feeds.
Is anyone out there surprised in any way that the cakes included an Alabama football helmet and a Miss Alabama sash? Anyone at all? Currently putting 15-to-1 odds on their wedding day being named a state holiday.
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