2017 Bracketology: No. 11 Seeds
- East: Wichita State Shockers
- West: Utah Utes
- South: Florida State/Ohio State
- Midwest: San Diego State
Weber State's Joel Bolomboy had 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead the West to an 89-85 win over the East in the NCAA All-Star game Friday.
You've got to leave it all on the floor in the tourney and Wichita State's Markis McDuffie does just that. But not to be outdone, Arizona's Kadeem Allen stakes his claim at the loose ball during the First Round matchup. Best tourney photos
Fred VanVleet and Ron Baker have played their last game as Shockers, which means at least a slight downturn for Gregg Marshall's squad.
Angel Rodriguez threw it up and Sheldon McClellan threw it down in Miami's second-round win vs. Wichita State.
Wichita State may not have got the win, but these seniors ended their career with some seriously impressive numbers. Both rank in the school's top 10, Baker for career points and VanVleet for assists.
The No. 3 Hurricanes withstood Wichita State's rally from 21 down to hold on to the win and show exactly why they might be a Final Four team.
Angel Rodriguez hit a clutch 3-pointer with 1:12 left to play as Miami, which blew a 21-point lead in the second half, held off Wichita State to advance to the Sweet 16.
The focus coming into this game was on Wichita State, but Jim Larranaga and Miami had other ideas. Riding a combined 14-of-22 shooting performance from Angel Rodriguez and Sheldon McClellan, the Hurricanes overcame a 16-turnover performance and ended the college playing days of Fred VanVleet and Ron Baker.
Miami was outrebounded, lost the turnover battle and blew a 21-point lead, but the Canes got key buckets when they needed them most to advance to the Sweet 16, 65-57. Box score
Gregg Marshall has done a great job last few years -- with core of VanVleet and Baker. Will be interesting to see where Wichita State goes from here though. Those guys were backbone for their success. Other question is whether Marshall goes elsewhere -- although not a ton of quality options this year.
The Hurricanes weathered a push from Wichita State to retake a 5-point lead at the final media timeout of the game. Sheldon McClellan has 11 points in the second half. Follow live
Jim Larranaga is quite literally biting his tongue. Went to scream, and instead grimaced and turned around.
After going 7-for-7 from the field in the first half against Wichita State, Miami's Angel Rodriguez attempted just one shot (a 3-point miss) in the first six minutes of the second half.
Miami's lead once stood at 21 but Fred VanVleet (11 points, 3 assists) and his teammates are picking up the defensive pressure. The Shockers have limited Miami to just one offensive rebound in the entire game. Follow live
From down 21 to down 5. From 13 turnovers 10 minutes in to zero since. Three games. Five days. One flight. Shockers is right nickname. Wow
Well now. Wichita State is here now in all its past glory that got the Shockers to this point. Defense rules in Wichita. Game on.
Could see the oh no look in VanVleet's eyes when that pass slipped through his fingers. That was a potentially big possession for Shockers.
Wichita State ranks third nationally in FG pct defense (38.3). but Miami made 60 percent of its shots in a near-perfect first half. The Hurricanes lead, 32-19. Angel Rodriguez has 16 points. Follow live
A game after holding Arizona to 19 points in first half Wichita State has 19 itself but it feels slightly more threatening, considering monstrous hole the Shockers dug selves out of .
This Shockers team is tournament-tested and is showing some moxie after falling behind by 21. Miami now has 8 turnovers to almost match Wichita State's total. Follow live
Wichita State has scored 11 unanswered. Remember the Shockers are on third game in six days, with a flight from Dayton to Providence in between. Gotta have dead legs, but not disappearing.
Shockers are a mess. A team that averages just 10 turnovers per game already has 9. Rushing shots, careless passes, can't defend. Wheels flying off early.
None of Wichita State's starters have made a shot from the field in the first 8 minutes of the game. Meanwhile, Angel Rodriguez has made all five of his shots. Follow live