Mitch Sherman ESPN writes minutes later, after the Kansas Jayhawks’ 85-81 victory in overtime, Grayson Allen sat wrought with emotion at his locker, staring ahead as he pondered the “abrupt” finish to his four years at the school that began with a national championship in 2015 and closed without another trip past the Elite Eight.
David M. Hale writes Zion Williamson, the nation’s top power forward recruit, was a huge acquisition for coach Mike Krzyzewski. Duke has another loaded class coming to Durham.
Eric Olsen writes Grayson Allen curled to the left side of the lane, jumped and kicked out his left leg a bit as he let fly the shot that would send Duke to the Final Four over two Kansas defenders.
Jimmy Golen writes the Villanova Wildcats (34-4) will play fellow No. 1 seed Kansas, which beat Duke 85-81 in overtime later Sunday. They will join 11th-seeded Loyola-Chicago and its telegenic nun , along with No. 3 seed Michigan in the national semifinals on Saturday in San Antonio.
Charles Krupa AP writer writes the Villanova Wildcats would need their defense to show up to earn their second trip to the Final Four in three seasons.
Roman Stubbs from the Washington Post writes after the Red Raiders beat Purdue, 78-65, early Saturday morning to advance to their first-ever Elite Eight, the locker room reflected Chris Beard’s vibrant personality; the laughing and ribbing between the players echoed throughout the hallways of TD Arena.
Sam Khan Jr. ESPN writes the Red Raiders have a lot of production to replace after losing four key seniors, headlined by leading scorer Keenan Evans. Justin Gray and Zach Smith also were starters.