Ncaa Elite 8

March 26, 2011 by staff 

Ncaa Elite 8, The 2011 NCAA tournament bracket scores update for the action Sweet Round 16 ended with stunning upsets. NCAA Tournament 2011 has been reduced to only eight teams set to do battle in the Elite Eight portion of the tournament with several teams participating surprise.

There was a lot of potential for Kansas to neglect their Sweet Sixteen opponent Richmond, as seeded Jayhawks entered the game with the best path to the Final Four of all seeded. The other three teams remaining in their holders NCAA Basketball Tournament 2011 was double-digit seeds, but instead of looking ahead to a potential Final Four, Kansas jumped to a lead of 31-9 and won a 77-57 victory on spiders.

Richmond has won nine straight games, including the Atlantic tournament and its first two games of the 2011 NCAA tournament, looked nervous but spider’s doors. Some of these nerves may have been the result of a pre-game confrontation between the two teams that began as the Jayhawks came on court during the warm-up Richmond. Brady Morningstar led Kansas with points, Marcus Morris added points, and Thomas Robinson had 12 points and 14 rebounds on the bench for the Jayhawks.

Justin Harper had 22 points and nine rebounds for Richmond and Kevin Anderson scored points, but no other player had more than 6 spiders that shot 33.8% in the field and only 15.4% of the three-point range.

North Carolina used a 19-0 run in the first half and tight defense to knock on the Marquette game on their way to an easy -63 victory and a place in the Elite Eight. Marquette did have an early -8 lead, but North Carolina responded by scoring 19 points the following and was on track to a lead of 40-15 half time. Although Marquette has been more competitive in the second half, the game was effectively over at that point, thanks to the effort all around by the Tar Heels.

Tyler Zeller opened the way for North Carolina with points and rebounds, and John Henson also had a double double with points and 12 rebounds. Freshman star Harrison Barnes added 20 points for the Tar Heels that limited Marquette to 20.0% shooting in the first half and 36.5% for the shooter.

Davante Gardner had 16 points to lead Marquette, Jimmy Butler had 14, and Jae Crowder added for the Golden Eagles, who had snatched a pair of changes to reach the Sweet Sixteen after tying ninth in the Big East Conference in the regular season.

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