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Late in the Michigan State-Louisville game, Cardinals sophomore center Mangok Mathiang stepped to the free throw line with a chance to tie the score. And then this happened:
So how exactly does one react when a 48 percent free throw shooter forces overtime with a shot like that?
Karma, it seems, was on Sparty's side, though. Michigan State cruised in overtime to win 76-70 and advance to its seventh Final Four under coach Tom Izzo.
H/T Vinny Viner
Kentucky-Louisville on Friday
Move over, Duke-North Carolina. There's a college hoops rivalry that might be better than yours: Kentucky-Louisville. They've split the past two national championships. One (Kentucky) beat the other in the 2012 Final Four. Their coaches (John Calipari and Rick Pitino) seem to forever be linked. They're the two highest-profile schools in the Bluegrass State. And they're set to square off Friday in the Sweet 16, with the defending champion Cardinals as the No. 4 seed and the talented-but-just-now-rounding-into-form Wildcats at No. 8. Who wins? And what do you make of this red-(and blue)-hot rivalry?
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NCAA tourney regional predix?
The first half of the Elite Eight is over and done with. Which teams will join Florida and Wisconsin in the Final Four? Cast your votes below!
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