The No. 3-seed Houston Cougars cruised to a win against the No. 11-seed Ohio State Buckeyes, ending a 35 year Sweet 16 drought and getting coach Kelvin Sampson back to the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament.
Teaira McCowan had 30 points, 11 rebounds and six blocks, Anriel Howard added 21 points and No. 1 seed Mississippi State rolled to an 85-61 win over ninth-seeded Clemson on Sunday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
The Midwest Region of the NCAA Tournament in Kansas City is set with North Carolina, Kentucky, Houston and Auburn. The field includes bluebloods and up-and-comers, although it lost some local flavor when Kansas and Iowa State lost.
Sabrina Ionescu had 29 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds for her 18th career triple double and second-seeded Oregon defeated No. 10 Indiana 91-68 on Sunday to advance to the Sweet 16 at the NCAA Tournament.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders defeated the Buffalo Bulls in the West Region second round to advance to the Sweet 16 in consecutive years. That’s an NCAA Tournament first for the program led by Jarrett Culver.
Two days after leading the No. 12-seed Oregon Ducks to an NCAA Tournament upset of the No. 5-seed Wisconsin Badgers, star post player Kenny Wooten impresses again against the No. 13-seed UC Irvine Anteaters with Sweet 16 on the line.
The No. 4-seed Virignia Tech Hokies’ win against the No. 12-seed Liberty Flames in the second round of the NCAA Tournament prevented a controversial matchup between Liberty and the No. 1-seed Duke Blue Devils.