NEXT UP, you might have missed Milwaukee native Jordan Poole’s buzzer beater to push Michigan past Houston last night, because it was in the last game of the day. It was especially bananas because it looked like Houston might just have the thing locked up, but missed free throws by a guy who had hit his first eight of the day opened the door for Poole.
Man, that’s a day of hoops. Run yourself over to Mike Rutherford’s rundown of the day for the SB Nation mothership to catch up on anything that you might have missed.
We’re sitting on 11 NCAA tournament shares after Villanova won and Seton Hall lost yesterday. Today we’ve got Xavier and Butler carrying the flag for the conference. As the #1 seed, the Musketeers are favored to advance, while the Bulldogs have a slightly tougher road going up against Purdue. Big man Isaac Haas is a gametime decision with a fractured elbow, believe it or not, so maybe LaVall Jordan has a trick or seven up his sleeve.
The big games of the day are probably the pair of 2 vs 7 games, and the only chalk matchup comes with Clemson vs Auburn in a battle of two schools that I actually struggle to keep straight. They’re both Tigers! It’s very confusing. Don’t forget about UMBC trying to become the first ever 16 seed in the Sweet 16, which would just be the craziest damn thing any of us has ever seen.
All times Central.
11:10am - #2 Purdue vs #10 Butler
7:40pm - #1 Xavier vs #9 Florida State