Sunday Sweet 16 Results
College Hoops Player of the Day for DAY, Month, 2012
(7) Michigan State 76 (4) Louisville 70 OT - Montrezl Harrell and Wayne Blackshear each scored 12 points in the first half and the Louisville Cardinals led by eight, 40-32, at the break. The Cardinals were 17-for-32 in the first half (53%) and outscored the Spartans 8-2 over the final four-and-a-half minutes of the half.
Michigan State used an 8-2 run of their own to start the second half and finally took a lead at 8:53. Neither team could score in the closing seconds, sending the game into overtime, where the Spartans took a 7-1 edge on a Byrn Forbes three-pointer and a pair of free throws, followed by a layup from Darnell Valentine. Louisville got back to within two points with just over a minute remaining, but could not stop the Spartans late. Blackshear led all scorers with 28 points, but overall, Louisville couldn't hit many shots in the second half, finishing at 36% for the game, 23 of 64 overall, six for 32 in the second half (17%).
(1) Duke 66 (2) Gonzaga 52 - After building a solid early lead, the Blue Devils cooled off and Gonzaga rallied to cut into the lead, down five at the half, 31-26. Six turnovers and foul trouble were issues for the Bulldogs in the opening half.
Gonzaga surged to a four-point lead early in the second half, but Duke quickly regained control and began to pull away in the latter stages of the game. A force off the bench, Matt Jones had 16 points, as did Justise Winslow. Jones was 6-for-10 from the field, with four three-pointers. Tyus Jones scored 15 and dished six assists for the Blue Devils.
Duke will meet Michigan State on Saturday, April 4, in Indianapolis.
Conference Power Scoreboard
|Conference||W-L||Winners (# of Ws)|
|ACC||16-6||Notre Dame (3), NC State (2), North Carolina (2), Arkansas (1), Virginia (1). Louisville (3), Duke (4)|
|Big East||5-6||Butler (1), Xavier (2), Villanova (1), Georgetown (1)|
|Big Ten||11-5||Ohio State (1), Michigan St. (4), Maryland (1), Iowa (1), Wisconsin (4)|
|Big 12||5-7||Kansas (1), West Virginia (2), Oklahoma (2)|
|Pac-12||8-4||UCLA (2), Arizona (3), Utah (2), Oregon (1)|
|SEC||5-4||Ole Miss (1), Kentucky (4)|
|All Others||14-32||Hampton(1), Robert Morris (1), Dayton (1), UAB (1), Georgia St. (1), Cincinnati (1), N. Iowa (1), Wichita St. (2), San Diego State (1), Gonzaga (3), Dayton (1)|