Houston is taking on Kentucky in the Midwest nightcap. The Wildcats are regulars at this phase of the amusement, while the Cougars hadn’t achieved the Sweet 16 since 1984, when they lost to Patrick Ewing and Georgetown in the national title diversion.
Duke is back on the floor out of the blue since its very late survival against UCF in the second round. The Blue Fallen angels went 1-1 in the standard season against this evening’s rival, ACC rival Virginia Tech.
• Reddish-brown keeps on demonstrating it has a place, dashing past North Carolina to thump out the first No. 1 seed of the competition. The Tar Heels would never deal with the Tigers’ vitality, and are going home while Reddish-brown advances to its first Tip top Eight since 1986.
• In the wake of fighting off a bunch of difficulties, Michigan State draws a stage nearer to a compartment in the Last Four with a 80-63 pounding of LSU.
Timetable and results
• Each of the eight groups in real life Friday night (the other two are Virginia Tech and Reddish) were positioned in the best 16 of the last AP Top 25 survey. Also, seven of the eight were positioned in the preseason top 25, with just Houston discarded. Kentucky, Duke, North Carolina and Michigan Express all started the season positioned in the best 10.