Duke Eliminated & More Shocking Upsets Of The NCAA Tournament So Far

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Though Duke had a 30-23 lead at the end of the first half, SC surged after halftime.

Duke and coach Mike Krzyzewski were a massive failure this year. "I'm a passionate independent who has essentially railed against the two-party system most of my adult life", Blough says, according to the (Spartanburg) Herald-Journal. "And it's what you do once you get into the tournament". Prior to their victory over Marquette on March 17, SC hadn't won a NCAA tournament game since 1973.

Down by double digits, rallying to let a fourth-quarter lead slip from their hands, in most spots, this would be too much for even a team as good as these Gamecocks. This year, he has slowly built a Sweet 16 team in SC based around Thornwell and great defense. "Vanderbilt was probably one play away from winning as well". "Aren't you glad I didn't do that?" I gave everything I had the last four years.

"We have been in a lot of atmospheres like today".

The Gamecocks shook off a 20-percent shooting first half for the win. Here are three things from Sunday night's upset win in SC.

"Yeah, absolutely", Martin said. "I'm in a little bit of shock myself".

"It's unfortunate that there's been a message put out there - I'm not saying our league's better than anybody's. Some I took lumps, but other than that, I'm proud of what I've done". I comprehend how every league is. He's on that path, still not all the way back, but he's on the path that we need him on.

The Heels defense was fantastic down the stretch of the Arkansas game and if they play like that in Memphis, they will ride that all the way to Arizona.

That's where Commodores guard Matthew Fisher-Davis inexplicably grabbed Northwestern's Bryant McIntosh on objective despite his team leading by 1. "We don't have time to figure it out". Both are recipes for a L and Duke got just that. That's all our focus is is going to be just try to get a win in. "We had guys jumping in the pool". SC pulled down 15 offensive rebounds and won the overall rebounding battle, 37-34.

With South Carolina's victory over Duke on Sunday, those patriots are celebrating now.

Wilson rescued what would have been another disappointing NCAA Tournament for one of the sport's new powers. South Carolina, in its first NCAA Tournament since 2004, is headed to the Sweet 16 for the first time in school history. Now you know why. The players stayed in the arena to celebrate with their fans afterward. "There is no one else we'd rather have to shoot the ball".

"It's nothing that we weren't able to accomplish, it's what they were able to accomplish and what they stopped us from doing". Actually, the most physical game we've been in all year.

The Sun Devils were led by Brunner who finished with 20 points.

"We wrote as much in the first two days as we did on the Super Bowl, which is incredible", veteran South Point oddsmaker Jimmy Vaccaro said. We played in tough environments all year, really. If the game is close at the end, watch Dillon Brooks.

But the Big East champions, who entered this tourney with more wins than any past champion, regrouped at halftime and reserved a date with either Wisconsin or Virginia Tech on Saturday. And they're going to be well supported.

Look no further than both of Sunday night's games.