March madness, the season where cinderella stories happen and reigning champions fight to the death to remain number one. With the win or go home rules, making it to the ‘Sweet 16’ is no easy task. However, both of Michigan’s Big 1o elite squads are still in the running, making this ‘Sweet 16’ even sweeter.
Michigan Cruises Past Texas Into Sweet 16 Appearance
MILWAUKEE — After waiting nearly two decades between Sweet 16 trips, Michigan is making it back-to-back.
With a little history along the way.
Michigan, the Midwest’s No. 2 seed, opened the game with a full assault, setting the tone for a 79-65 win over No. 7 seed Texas.
The program’s 13th Sweet 16 trip sends the Wolverines to Indianapolis for a Friday game against the winner of Sunday’s Round of 32 game between No. 11 seed Tennessee and No. 14 seed Mercer.
Michigan State Holds Off Harvard To Reach Sweet 16
SPOKANE, Wash. — For 18 seconds on Saturday, it was happening. Harvard owned basketball, too.
The school that churns out U.S. presidents, Supreme Court justices, billionaire CEOs and Nobel Peace Prizes was taking a serious run at altering the discourse on this year’s NCAA tournament, as well.
Harvard guard Laurent Rivard made a 3-pointer from the corner, looped his thumb and finger together around his eye — the “3-point goggles” — and flashed a determined glare toward a group of Crimson fans in the stands who were coming unhinged. Someone in the Harvard nation tweeted: “rooting for the 1 percent.”