No. 4 “Dunk City” is “Done City”
The historic run of the 15-seeded Florida Gulf Coast Eagles came to an end in the Sweet 16 on Friday night. The Eagles got off to a great start in this contest, but the Florida Gators were able to calm themselves down and eventually put an end to the hype that had simply been sweeping college basketball. History was made, memories were made, but Dunk City is Done City here in 2013.
No. 3 Louisville Dominates Again
At one point in the second half, the Louisville Cardinals led No. 12 Oregon by 18 points. The Ducks made a run to cut things to single digits, but Louisville was eventually able to hold off Oregon and advance to their second consecutive Elite 8. The Cardinals have seemingly been dominant through the first three rounds, but they will get their toughest test on Sunday when they face No. 2 Duke for a right to go to the Final Four.
No. 2 Florida Into the Elite 8 For Third Straight Season
If you weren’t aware, the Florida Gators have moved into the Elite 8 for a third consecutive season. The interesting part about this year’s run for the Gators is the fact that they have yet to play a single digit seed. Florida has taken care of their business despite the easier path and are now one win from the Final Four.
No. 1 Michigan’s Trey Burke Nails Tournament’s Biggest
Ohio State had been the team stealing headlines at the buzzer, but Michigan and sophomore guard Trey Burke changed that on Friday night. Trailing by three off a missed Kansas free throw, Burke pushed the ball and pulled up from way outside the three-point line. Boom. Just like that things were tied and headed to overtime. Michigan then used the extra time frame to advance past the top seeded Jayhawks.