March Insanity 2019 wrap: four groups punch their tickets to the Elite Eight | NCAA Basketball

Half of the Elite Eight is about.

Gonzaga, Purdue, Texas Tech and Virginia all picked up wins within the Candy 16 on Thursday to advance to their regional finals.

The Bulldogs managed the opening 20 minutes of their matchup in opposition to Florida State within the first recreation of the night time. The Seminoles made a run and reduce their deficit to only 4 on a free throw by Trent Forrest with slightly greater than 4 minutes to play earlier than Zach Norvell Jr. answered with a Three-pointer to assist Gonzaga draw back for a 72-58 win.

Florida State topped the Bulldogs within the Candy 16 a season in the past.


(1) Gonzaga takes the rematch with (four) Florida State and punches the primary ticket to the 2019 #Elite8! #MarchMadness

— NCAA March Insanity (@marchmadness) March 29, 2019

In the meantime, the Boilermakers got here away with a 99-94 extra time win over Tennessee in among the finest video games of the event to date. 

The Volunteers erased Purdue’s 18-point second-half lead with a giant rally and held an 82-80 benefit of their very own when Grant Williams completed a put-back dunk with 10 seconds left.

Tennessee, nonetheless, fouled Carsen Edwards whereas he was capturing a Three-pointer on the subsequent possession. He made two of the three free throws, sending the sport to extra time, the place the Boilermakers secured the victory.

Purdue with the SLAM! 😤 #Candy16#MarchMadness | @BoilerBall

— NCAA March Insanity (@marchmadness) March 29, 2019

Texas Tech shut down Michigan’s offense en path to a 63-44 win whereas Virginia’s Ty Jerome hit a deep Three-pointer late to assist his group maintain off Oregon, 53-49.

Ty Jerome needs to maintain dancing.

— CBS Sports activities (@CBSSports) March 29, 2019

Full outcomes

West Area

No. 1 Gonzaga 72, No. four Florida State 58
No. Three Texas Tech 63, No. 2 Michigan 44

South Area

No. 1 Virginia 53, No. 12 Oregon 49
No. Three Purdue 99, No. 2 Tennessee 94 (OT)

Studs of the night time

Purdue senior guard Ryan Cline had a profession recreation when his group wanted him most. He tallied 27 factors and hit seven of his 10 Three-point makes an attempt in opposition to Tennessee.

Brandon Clarke recorded 15 factors and 12 rebounds to assist Gonzaga choose up a win.

Jarrett Culver led Texas Tech to a win by scoring 22 factors and including 4 assists.

Duds of the night time

Terance Mann was 1 of eight capturing and completed with 5 factors in opposition to Gonzaga.

The complete Michigan group was ice chilly in opposition to Texas Tech. The Wolverines shot 16-of-49 from the sector and hit simply one in all their 19 Three-point makes an attempt. 

Kyle Man was four of 15 from the sector and a couple of of 11 from Three-point vary in Virginia’s win. 


Purdue’s Eric Hunter Jr. with the chase-down block.

#Candy16 is all about HUSTLE! 💨#MarchMadness | @BoilerBall

— NCAA March Insanity (@marchmadness) March 29, 2019

Clarke finishes this large put-back slam over a Florida State defender.

Brandon Clarke flies within the BIG putback! 😤 #Candy16#MarchMadness | @ZagMBB

— NCAA March Insanity (@marchmadness) March 29, 2019

Cline ties it up late for Purdue.

“YOU’VE GOT TO LOVE IT!”@BoilerBall solutions to tie it up!#MarchMadness | #Candy16

— NCAA March Insanity (@marchmadness) March 29, 2019

Texas Tech guard Matt Mooney banks within the Three-pointer.

Matt Mooney hits the loopy triple to present @TexasTechMBB the 6 level lead!#MarchMadness | #Candy16

— NCAA March Insanity (@marchmadness) March 29, 2019

Virginia’s Mamadi Diakite converts on the jam.

Mamadi Diakite throws it DOWN! 🔥

UVA is on a 10-Zero run! #MarchMadness | @UVAMensHoops

— NCAA March Insanity (@marchmadness) March 29, 2019

Tariq Owens throws it down for Texas Tech. 

Tariq Owens AGAIN! 😱@TexasTechMBB is now up 36-18 over Michigan! 😳#MarchMadness | #Candy16

— NCAA March Insanity (@marchmadness) March 29, 2019

What’s subsequent

No. four Virginia Tech vs. No. 1 Duke, 9:39 pm. ET — It’s the Blue Devils vs. the Hokies, Spherical 2. Within the first matchup, neither group was at full power. Duke star Zion Williamson was sidelined with a sprained knee, whereas Hokies guard Justin Robinson missed his group’s 77-72 victory with a foot damage. This time round, each gamers might be on the courtroom with a spot within the Elite Eight on the road.

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