The Star-Telegram predicts how this year’s Final Four will unfold. Expect Gonzaga to knock off South Carolina, and then Oregon in the championship. North Carolina falls short once again in its bid for a sixth NCAA Tournament title.
Sophomore Luke Maye hits a jump shot with 0.3 seconds left to give the North Carolina Tar Heels a 75-73 victory over Kentucky in the South Regional final. Malik Monk’s 3-pointer had tied the game seconds before the game-winner.
The South Carolina Gamecocks will face Gonzaga in the Final Four semifinals after carving out a 77-70 victory over the SEC rival Florida Gators in Madison Square Garden. USC took the lead for good with 2:24 left.
The Texas Wesleyan Rams defeated William Penn 83-82 in overtime after trailing by three points with 20 seconds left. The Rams will play for the NAIA national title in men’s basketball on Tuesday night.
UT Arlington senior Jorge Bilbao won’t let a nagging stomach virus interrupt his final run as the Mavericks are set to battle Akron in the second round of the NIT. Coach Scott Cross called Bilbao the “the toughest player I’ve ever coached.”
Rangers reliever Jeremy Jeffress threw a curve ball when catcher Jonathan Lucroy called for a sinker and Albert Pujols knocked it for a go-ahead, three-run homer in the eighth (Video by Stefan Stevenson).
Jeremy Jeffress missed a sign before throwing curve that Pujols hit out
Jeff Banister discusses another loss for Rangers bullpen
Nick Martinez held Angels to three runs in six innings
Taco Bell is responsible for Taco Charlton’s name. Well, sort of