Purdue's Run Ends in Sweet 16

Purdue's Run Ends in Sweet 16

Purdue's Run Ends in Sweet 16

The Wildcats are -6.5 over Texas Tech on Sunday.

The Wildcats drained 13 treys against West Virginia, marking the 22nd time in 37 games the Wildcats made at least 12 3-point shots. His layup on KU's next possession gave the Jayhawks their first lead since early in the half. The game is scheduled for a 2:20 p.m. start time and it will be televised nationally on CBS.

- Eric Olson reporting from Omaha, Nebraska. There are eight that shoot a higher percentage on those three-point attempts. You can also listen for free on the Texas Tech Red Raider Sports Network Tune In app. Even when Villanova's lead was cut to five with 4:13 to play, there was no reason to think the day would conclude with any scene other than Wright and the Wildcats cutting down the nets. To me, we just made the - what's it called?

The Wildcats will face the victor of the Midwest Region's No. 1 seed Kansas vs.

The Blue Devils led 7-6 at the first media timeout, but it hasn't been pretty. We never worry about missing shots. Those are the rules for redshirt players: can not be on the bench, certainly can not be on the court (a restriction that apparently applies even after the final buzzer). For the second time in three seasons. KU's campus in Lawrence is a three-hour's drive from the CenturyLink Center. Villanova won 71-59 to advance to the Final Four.

Texas Tech ranked third in Ken Pom's defensive efficiency, but they certainly didn't play like it against Villanova.

Haarms finished with four points and three rebounds.

Donte DiVincenzo and Mikal Bridges each added 12 points. They also had six steals.

Texas Tech trailed by as many as 7 points in the first half.

The game should be a battle of strength against strength as the prolific offense of Villanova takes on the stingy defense of Texas Tech.

Texas Tech was the de facto 2-seed once Purdue lost Isaac Haas, and proved it in their dismantling of the Boilermakers in the Sweet 16 on Friday. With 18 points and eight rebounds, Villanova's Omari Spellman had a solid performance. The 23 points the Red Raiders were held to was a season low. The Wildcats closed the half on a 35-14 run. The Wildcats need seven to set a Division I single-season record.


The Wildcats utilized that shooting to come back against West Virginia Friday night.

The Red Raiders can be vulnerable to foul trouble. Both had brief stints on the bench before returning to the game. Villanova will face representatives from the Big 12 Conference in consecutive contests, after ousting West Virginia 90-78 in the opening game of the doubleheader on Friday evening.

The Texas Tech Red Raiders and Villanova Wildcats will square off at the TD Garden this Sunday afternoon in the Elite 8 of the NCAA Tournament. 'Nova promptly responded with a 6-0 run.

And it'll be the same plan next week if Evans and the Red Raiders complete their improbable journey with a bid to the Final Four.

It won't be easy though. And the game never felt in doubt after that.

He's been great in the role, except last week when he mistakenly left the hat in his Ford F-150 as he scrambled to get ready for the team's early morning flight to Dallas. Virginia was upset historically in the first round by No. 16 UMBC, and Xavier was knocked out in the Round of 32 by Florida State. "Go from not making the tournament at all to the Elite Eight".

If that's possible, no team heading to San Antonio wants to find out.

The upstarts had their fun on the left side of the bracket.

What TV channel is Texas Tech vs. Villanova on? No. 2 seed Duke. - Texas Tech coach Chris Beard.

The Jayhawks and Blue Devils are among the premier programs in college basketball, combining for eight national championships. Matt Painter would tell you that's not winning basketball. They weren't stunned that they maintained a lead on Purdue despite a quiet night from Evans, one of the best guards in the nation.

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