Carolina routs Marquette 95-63 in Davis' NCAA coaching debut
(AP Photo/LM Otero) (LM Otero)FORT WORTH, Texas — (AP) — Brady Manek scored 28 points, Caleb Love had 21 of his 23 before halftime and North Carolina routed Marquette 95-63 in first-year coach Hubert Davis' NCAA Tournament debut Thursday. The win was in stark contrast to last year, when the Tar Heels sent Roy Williams into retirement with his only opening-round loss in 30 NCAA appearances. The Tar Heels were already up 18 when players from both teams had to be separated. The biggest lead for the Tar Heels was 35. BIG PICTURENorth Carolina: The last time Carolina played Marquette in the NCAA Tournament, in 2011, the Tar Heels had 25 points at halftime.wftv.com
Ayala scores 23 to push No. 10 Maryland past UConn
Maryland won 63-54. Eric Ayala scored 23 points and the 10th-seeded Terrapins clamped down on defense to snag a 63-54 victory over No. 7 UConn in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday night. Maryland held UConn to 32% shooting to overcome the Huskies' strong physical game. We’re not there yet.”It was the first meeting between Maryland and UConn since Maryland won in the 2002 regional final en route to its only national championship.
Howard tossed, No. 4 Michigan tops Terps, Big Ten semis next
(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)INDIANAPOLIS – All Michigan coach Juwan Howard intended to do, he said, when he started walking toward the baseline during the second half of Friday’s Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals was question a call. After the game, Howard apologized for his actions — and also placed blame on the other bench. Don’t talk to me ever again,’ Then he charged at me. All I said is, ‘Don’t talk to me, don’t talk to me.’”Maryland scored five points after the fracas to cut the deficit in half. BIG PICTUREMaryland: A strong finish — and Thursday's victory over Michigan State — should be enough to get an NCAA Tournament bid.