Here we go again. After three days of non-stop hoops action, the third round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament resumes on Sunday with eight more games to be played and four more spots in the Sweet 16 up for grabs.
Up first, No. 2 Ohio State will look to avoid the fates of the other top seeds in the West Region. No. 3 New Mexico, No. 4 Kansas State and No. 5 Wisconsin all were sent packing in the second round, while No. 1 seed Gonzaga was shocked by No. 9 Wichita State in the third round on Saturday night.
With the road to Final Four opening ahead of them, the Buckeyes will face the wide-open offense of No. 10 Iowa State in Dayton. The Cyclones impressed in a comfortable win over No. 7 Notre Dame in their opener. Do they have enough offense to take down DeShaun Thomas and Ohio State?
Following OSU-ISU in Dayton, Indiana will face an upset-minded Temple team. The No. 1 seed in the East Region, the Hoosiers cruised in their opening win over No. 16 James Madison. No. 9 Temple held off mercurial N.C. State thanks in large part to Khalif Wyatt, the nation's fourth-leading scorer. Wyatt poured in 31 points in the win over the No. 8 Wolfpack. How many will he need to overcome Cody Zeller, Victor Oladlipo and Yogi Ferrell?
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03/25/2013 12:00 AM EDT
No. 2 Ohio State beats No. 10 Iowa State 78-75
No. 1 Indiana beats No. 9 Temple 58-52
No. 1 Kansas beats No. 8 UNC 70-58
No. 3 Florida beats No. 11 Minnesota 78-64
No. 15 FGCU beats No. 7 SDSU 81-71
No. 13 La Salle beats No. 12 Ole Miss 76-74
No. 2 Miami beats No. 7 Illinois 63-59
No. 2 Duke beats No. 7 Creighton 66-50
03/24/2013 11:59 PM EDT
Duke wins 66-50. Coach K is in the Sweet 16 for the 21st time.
03/24/2013 11:57 PM EDT
@ jppalmCBS :
Indy will have the feel of a Final Four. Might even be better than the actual Final Four. Coaches will have 23 final fours, six titles.
03/24/2013 11:56 PM EDT
@ ESPNDanaOneil :
Midwest regional: Tom Izzo, Rick Pitino, Mike Krzyzewski and Dana Altman. Like the Sesame Street bit, which one is different, do you know?
03/24/2013 11:54 PM EDT
Rasheed Sulaimon's free throws make it 61-57 Duke. 2 minutes to go.
03/24/2013 11:52 PM EDT
@ JonRothstein :
Quinn Cook has been absolutely brilliant for Duke in these first two games. 17 assists, 4 turnovers vs. Albany and Creighton.
03/24/2013 11:50 PM EDT
Kelly finally gets his first point of the game with a free throw. Missed the 2nd. 57-44 Duke with 2:50 to go.
03/24/2013 11:49 PM EDT
@ SethDavisHoops :
One of the benefits of coaching seniors is they know how to play with four fouls. Duke has done a great job on McBuckets.
03/24/2013 11:45 PM EDT
@ JonRothstein :
If Rasheed Suliamon scores in double figures, Duke is going to be one tough team to beat. Totally changes landscape of their team.
03/24/2013 11:43 PM EDT
Rasheed Sulaimon knocks down a long, long 3 from the left wing. Gregory Echenique answers with a bucket in the paint but Duke still leads by 10 with under 4 to go.