March Madness 2022 – Best of the upsets, action and moments from NCAA tournament Sunday games

March Insanity 2022 has been an entertaining journey, and it is simply getting began.

Saturday’s slate of NCAA event video games noticed 8-seed North Carolina upset the defending champion Baylor Bears. Michigan took down No. 3 Tennessee, including to the hoops drama.

That wasn’t all. Creighton performed powerful towards No. 1 Kansas, however the Jayhawks escaped with a 79-72 victory.

Buckle up for extra hardwood theatrics because the second spherical continues Sunday.

Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski and Michigan State’s Tom Izzo went head-to-head for the ultimate time. Krzyzewski is retiring after 42 seasons with the Blue Devils, however with Duke’s win over Michigan State, he has no less than yet another sport to educate within the Candy 16. It was the sixth assembly between Coach Okay and Izzo within the NCAA event, a document for the most typical matchups between head coaches, in response to ESPN Stats & Data analysis.

Auburn guard Jabari Smith takes the courtroom after his distinctive efficiency towards Jacksonville State within the first spherical. Arizona and Auburn are a pair of different top-two squads in motion.

NCAA event schedule (all instances ET)

6:10 pm: 11 Iowa State Cyclones vs. 3 Wisconsin Badgers

7:10 pm: 11 Notre Dame Combating Irish vs. 3 Texas Tech Pink Raiders

7:45 pm: 10 Miami Hurricanes vs. 2 Auburn Tigers

8:40 pm: 6 Texas Longhorns vs. 3 Purdue Boilermakers

9:40 pm: 9 TCU Horned Frogs vs. 1 Arizona Wildcats

Have been you not entertained?

Make that 99 NCAA event wins for Coach Okay.

Duke vs. Michigan State was every part a fan of high quality hoops may have hoped for — this jam from Mark Williams was no exception.

This 3 wasn’t too shabby both …

Per ESPN Stats & Data analysis, with Sunday’s win, Coach Okay’s group has knocked Michigan State out of the NCAA event 5 instances. That is essentially the most instances one coach has defeated a single program in NCAA event historical past.

Villanova is on to the subsequent one

The Villanova Wildcats are dancing to the Candy 16 (once more) after thwarting the Ohio State Buckeyes’ second-half comeback try and win 71-61.

The Wildcats look like getting scorching on the proper time, having gained seven in a row.

Subsequent up? Jay Wright & Co. will meet the Michigan Wolverines in San Antonio, the identical metropolis the place Villanova defeated Michigan within the 2018 nationwide championship sport. We’re not saying it is a good omen for Nova, but it surely’s actually not a foul one.

Candy victory for Houston

After knocking out Illinois 68-53, Houston will make its third straight Candy 16 look. The Coogs’ streak is the third-longest lively one behind Gonzaga (seven) and Michigan (5). It is secure to say Coach Kelvin Sampson appreciated what he noticed out of his guys.

Teddy or Timmy Buckets?

MILWAUKEE — When New Mexico State surprised UConn within the first spherical of the NCAA event on Thursday, America was launched to “Teddy Buckets.”

Aggies guard Teddy Allen scored 37 of his group’s 70 factors, essentially the most ever by a New Mexico State participant within the event. After the sport, Allen went viral by staring right into a TNT digital camera and saying, “Bye, bye, blue bloods!”

“The interview after the sport, that is precisely who he’s on a regular basis,” stated Allen’s youthful brother, Timmy, a ahead for Texas. “However I do not know, I am positively a enjoyable man.”

Not solely does Timmy Allen even have some persona, he is the rightful proprietor of the “Buckets” nickname, no less than till huge brother stepped in.

“I used to be the unique ‘Timmy Buckets,'” Teddy stated Saturday, as Texas ready for its second-round matchup towards Purdue. “It has been my Twitter deal with because the seventh grade or one thing like that. After which he began going loopy and it went to Teddy Buckets. So both or, however we each get to the basket for positive.”

New Mexico State is Teddy Allen’s fourth faculty in 5 years, whereas Timmy transferred from Utah to Texas following the 2020-21 season. Longhorns coach Chris Beard stated the group delayed a number of movie classes Thursday so Timmy may watch Teddy’s sport towards UConn. Beard is shut with New Mexico State coach Chris Jans.

“I believe Timmy was the unique ‘Buckets,'” Beard stated. “It is my understanding that Teddy took it. I like Teddy, however I am a Timmy man.”

Whereas Teddy is likely to be the extra brazen and outgoing brother, Timmy has his personal swagger.

“Timmy has his personal dance,” Texas guard Courtney Ramey stated. “You must see it sometime. Massive enjoyable man over right here. Massive enjoyable man.”

If Texas retains dancing within the NCAA event, the strikes are positive to come back out. , Adam Rittenberg


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