The first and second round’s of the men’s NCAA March Madness tournament is in the books and Indian Country’s Bronson Koenig (Ho-Chunk Nation), Chance Comanche (Choctaw/Comanche) and Derek Willis (N. Arapaho) teams survive the weekend to reach the Sweet 16 round.
When the final horn sounded, Wisconsin’s red-clad fans erupted in celebration and the Badgers stormed the floor after taking down a No. 1 seed for the third time in four years. Wisconsin beat Arizona in 2014, Kentucky in 2015 and now can add Villanova to its list.
No. 8 Wisconsin will face No. 4 Florida in the Sweet 16 at Madison Square Garden on Friday, March 24th, 9:59 PM (ET) on TBS.
Willis and the Wildcats had a tough game against Wichita State, the senior forward finished with nine points, eight rebounds, three steals, one assist and one block as he stuffed the stat sheet in Kentucky’s 65-62 win over Wichita State.
Over the first 29 games of the season, Willis had 21 blocks (0.72 bpg). But over the past seven games, Willis has swatted 17 shots (2.43 bpg). His three steals Sunday tied a career high and gives him five over the Wildcats’ opening two NCAA Tournament contests.
No. 2 Kentucky will now take on No. 3 UCLA in the South Regional Semifinal in Memphis on Friday March 24th as well at 9:39 PM (ET) on CBS.
The Wildcats were on the ropes in the first half, but found life in the second half to pull away for the win.
Arizona will face Xavier in the Sweet 16 on Thursday, March 23.
All games will be available to stream online, so you can watch one on TV and one on your smart device, laptop or computer.
LINKS will be available just before game time at: http://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-men/article/2017-03-19/march-madness-2017-times-tv-schedule-live-streams-ncaa