There will be 1,000 people lined up early Thursday morning to get a seat at the LVH sports book for the start of the NCAA tournament, and most of them don’t care that Michigan State was somehow relegated to a No. 4 seed.
UCLA will open the NCAA tournament as a No. 4 seed against Tulsa in San Diego on Friday.
Steve Fisher’s San Diego State Aztecs are in the NCAA tournament for the fifth straight year, earning the No. 4 seed in the West and a matchup against some old friends with 13th-seeded New Mexico State.
Cal Poly SLO, Who Have 13 Wins, Is Heading To NCAA Tournament For 1st Time Ever After Edging Cal State Northridge, 61-59
Freshman guard Ridge Shipley hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 13.7 seconds left and seventh-seeded Cal Poly completed its improbable march to the school’s first Big West Tournament championship, beating Cal State Northridge 61-59 Saturday night and putting coach Joe Callero’s Mustangs into the NCAA tourney for the first time in school history.
Kyle Anderson had 21 points and 15 points, Jordan Adams hit a huge 3-pointer in the final minute, and UCLA outlasted No. 4 Arizona 75-71 in a spirited Pac-12 championship game on Saturday.
Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott would like the NBA to change its rules to prevent players from leaving after one season of college basketball.
The Cal State Northridge Matadors are one win away to advance to the NCAA tournament after defeating Long Beach State 82-77.
Norman Powell scored 22 points, Travis Wear added 16 and UCLA started its rout of Stanford early, rolling over the Cardinal 84-59 in the Pac-12 semifinals on Friday night.
Josh Greene scored 27 points and Stephan Hicks added 21 to help No. 5 seed Cal State Northridge outlast fourth-seeded Hawaii in overtime 87-84 in the Big West Conference tournament quarterfinals Thursday night.
Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant scored 29 points apiece, and the Oklahoma City Thunder avenged Sunday’s surprising loss to the Los Angeles Lakers by rolling past them 131-102 Thursday night.
Jordan Adams scored 15 points and UCLA ran away from Oregon with a big second-half run for an 82-63 rout over the Ducks in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 tournament on Thursday night.
Askia Booker scored 21 points and keyed a late run, leading Colorado to a 59-56 win over scrappy Southern California in the opening round of the Pac-12 tournament on Wednesday.
Kiki Alofaituli scored 12 of her 15 points in the second half, and Southern California earned its first Pac-12 Conference tournament title by rallying for a 71-62 win over Oregon State on Sunday night.
Evan Payne scored 19 points as 10th-seeded Loyola Marymount edged past No. 7 seed Portland 67-64 on Thursday night and advanced to the quarterfinals in the West Coast Conference tournament.
Byron Wesley scored 20 second half points — ending the night with 31 — as Southern California beat Washington State 79-68 on Thursday to end a 10-game losing streak.