Bryce Alford made four 3-pointers in the final 3:40, his last on a rare goaltending call with 13 seconds remaining, to push 11th-seeded UCLA to a 60-59 upset of sixth-seeded SMU on Thursday in the teams’ NCAA opener.
The Bulldogs (23-10) advanced to play third-seeded Notre Dame on Saturday.
Zach Auguste scored 25 points, Jerian Grant added 17 and Notre Dame dodged a scare trying to erase its futile NCAA Tournament history with a 69-65 win over Northeastern on Thursday.
Evansville junior D.J. Balentine tallied 35 points – 23 in the first half – as the Purple Aces beat IPFW 82-77 in the first round of C.I.T. play on Wednesday night.
Spring football practice began at Notre Dame on Wednesday like it has in most of the past five years under Brian Kelly, with a looming question about who will start at quarterback.
Four-year-old Caroline Marini and her one-year old sister, Lucia, have the same opinion as many of the experts, picking Kentucky to win this year’s NCAA Tournament.
Fox (Muncie, IN / Central H.S.) was a third-team selection who averaged 19.7 points a game in three games and 6.7 rebounds leading the Cougars to the Elite 8 level for the fourth time in six seasons.
Taylor (Elkhart, Ind. / Memorial H.S.) was named to the first team while Ridley (Fort Wayne, Ind./Bishop Luers H.S.) was a third-team selection. Ridley was a first-team All-America in 2014 helping USF to its first NAIA Championship under Head Coach Gary Andrews.
Andrew Sellan’s 22 kills, six blocks, and six digs were not enough as the IPFW men’s volleyball team fell 3-1 at No. 3 Lewis on Tuesday night.
Notre Dame’s path in the NCAA Tournament as it attempts to make it to its fifth straight Final Four won’t be easy.
Notre Dame ranked no. 8. Butler no. 24 while Purdue received one vote.
IPFW is prepping to battle the University of Evansville on Wednesday night in the first round of C.I.T., as the Mastodons hit the practice floor Monday afternoon to get ready for the Purple Aces.