Florida State beats Colorado, reaches 3rd straight Sweet 16
(Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)INDIANAPOLIS – Florida State barely reveled in its return to the Sweet 16 — exactly as Seminoles coach Leonard Hamilton wanted. 4 seed Florida State pulled away in the second half to beat Colorado 71-53 Monday night and advance to the regional semifinal for the third straight NCAA Tournament. AdColorado trimmed its deficit to a point on a 3-pointer by Schwartz, but Florida State quickly answered with a thunderous alley-oop dunk by Sardaar Calhoun. Minutes later, Balsa Koprivica dunked, was fouled and made the free throw to put Florida State up nine. Florida State remained in control, stretching its lead to 19 points.
Florida State vs. Colorado: How to watch, stream, listen
Florida State defeated UNC-Greensboro 64-54. 4 seed Florida State Seminoles will play against the No. 5 seed Colorado Buffaloes at 7:45 p.m. on Monday in the Round of 32 of the NCAA Tournament. Florida State shot 69 percent from inside the arc in the win. The winner of the Florida State vs. Colorado game will play against the winner from the Michigan vs. LSU game in the Sweet Sixteen.
Florida vs. Oral Roberts: How to watch, stream, listen
Oral Roberts upended the South Region with its 75-72 overtime win over Ohio State on Friday, earning a second-round game on Sunday against No. Few expected to see a close battle between Oral Roberts and Ohio State, much less the Golden Eagles becoming the ninth 15 seed to win a tournament game. The last win by a 15 seed came in 2016, when Middle Tennessee State beat Michigan State. Oral Roberts (17-10) won its first NCAA Tournament game since 1974 against Louisville. The Mean Green advanced with their first NCAA Tournament win, 78-69 over No.
Florida vs. Virginia Tech: How to watch, stream, listen
[TRENDING: Fire destroys former US Rep’s home | FDLE: Principal rigged homecoming votes | Can employer make you get vaccine?] AdUF is the only SEC team to make every NCAA Tournament since 2017The Gators earned a No. In Florida’s last game, the Tennessee Volunteers defeated the Gators in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament. In Virginia Tech’s last game, the North Carolina Tar Heels defeated the Hokies in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament. The winner of the Florida vs. Virginia Tech game will play against the winner of the Ohio State vs.
Madness: Take on News 6 and make your picks in the Bracket Challenge
Here’s your chance to show your sports prowess -- or luck -- in picking college basketball games, with a chance to win big prizes, including $1,000,000 (if you choose every game correctly). Matchups for the News 6 Bracket Challenge will become official on Selection Sunday, March 14, and the games begin next week. [MORE: National prizes available | Sports page | News 6 TV listings]To be eligible, you must make your picks before the tip-off of each game. You will be competing (for fun, of course) against News 6 sports anchors Jamie Seh and Ryan Welch and other News 6 anchors, reporters and meteorologists. Unable to see the bracket?
UCF basketball game against Tulane postponed due to COVID-19 issues
ORLANDO, Fla. – The University Central Florida basketball game against Tulane has been postponed due to COVID-19 issues, the team announced on Twitter. [TRENDING: How to get vaccine in Florida | Could $600 checks grow into $2,000 payments? | Fla. child porn suspect had hidden bunker]The Knights announced the team will play later this week, UCF’s next game is on Saturday. The team has not announced a date for the game to be made up. UCF will play against South Florida at 7 p.m. on Jan. 2.
Gators’ Keyontae Johnson in medically induced coma after collapse, according to report
University of Florida men’s basketball player Keyontae Johnson is in a medically induced coma following his collapse on the court during a game Saturday, USA Today reported. Johnson’s grandfather, Larry DeJarnett, told USA Today that doctors hoped to try and bring him out of the coma Monday, according to the report. | Pilot killed in Fla. gyroscope crash]UF was playing rival Florida State University when the incident happened. Johnson, the Southeastern Conference’s preseason player of the year, collapsed coming out of a timeout and needed emergency medical attention Saturday. Johnson was taken back to Gainesville Monday, according to the report.
ESPN won’t hold college basketball events in Florida bubble
ORLANDO, Fla. – ESPN won’t hold college basketball tournaments in a Florida bubble next month. In a statement Monday, ESPN Events said it had “set out to create a protected environment” in Orlando for teams set to compete in events it operates. Those plans changed due to “certain challenges surrounding testing protocols," leading to the decision to resume those events during the 2021-22 season. ESPN Events lists 10 college basketball tournaments and doubleheaders on its website originally scheduled for the upcoming season, including the Champions Classic that annually features Duke, Kansas, Kentucky and Michigan State as well as the Preseason NIT, the Jimmy V Classic and the Orlando Invitational. The NCAA delayed the start of the season to Nov. 25 amid the coronavirus pandemic, though scheduling remains unsettled with less than a month to go.
March Madness games to be played in Orlando in 2023
All rights reserved)ORLANDO, Fla. – March Madness games will be played in Orlando in 2023. In addition to the March Madness games, the Orlando area will host 17 other NCAA Championships from 2022-26. (GO Sports)The Orlando area will host 17 other NCAA Championships from 2022-26. (GO Sports)The Orlando area will host 17 other NCAA Championships from 2022-26. This only reinforces how the Orlando area is one of the nation’s premier sports destinations,” Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings said.
Sports world mourns death of John Thompson, but if not for fate, he would’ve likely died in Sept. 11 attacks
But while the world is sad over Thompson’s passing, he at least had 19 more years of living after nearly dying during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. But Rome’s producer, Danny Schwartz, asked that he fly out a day later to accommodate the show’s schedule. Thompson told Schwartz that wouldn’t work and he was unhappy at the suggestion, but after Schwartz insisted, Thompson changed his flight. Ten years after that day, Thompson went on Rome’s radio show to reminisce, starting with a message Thompson’s assistant relayed to him. “Let me tell you something, if you’re ever in Washington, D.C., you look me up,” Thompson told Schwartz.
Best basketball prodigy since LeBron? Why Emoni Bates is such a big deal
With one unexpected sentence, Emoni Bates set the basketball world and Twitter on fire Monday afternoon. 1 high school basketball player in the Class of 2022, set off a national reaction of various emotions. Bates played his first two years of high school at Ypsilanti Lincoln High School. Another feeling was elation, particularly for fans of Michigan State basketball, who were understandably jumping for joy over Bates choosing to play for their school/team. pic.twitter.com/WdrG7R5tpc — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 29, 2020Why Emoni Bates is a big dealMany pundits have called Bates the best basketball prodigy to come out of high school since LeBron James.