NCAA Men’s Tournament 2016: Regional Finals (Round of 8) Day 2

So, Syracuse. If you are a long time reader you know that I went there for a while, compared to UConn it was a dream. Went to school nights, worked as a Swimming Teacher for learning disabled kids by day. Summers, because I was full time at one of the toughest jobs they had, I got to work at Nottingham, a beautiful Olympic sized facility with a roof that opened, a 3 Meter Board (Lifeguards only please), and a full water polo court. I worked from 12 to 9 which left the nights free for partying and I could sleep in every day. At my teaching gig we all had season passes to Greek Peak and in season (which came early and left late) we’d go skiing between 1 and 3 times a week.

Summers were also when my Sister would visit. She had a job at a sandwich shop and bitterly resented that I got to sleep in later than she did. Of course she got off earlier and would come by the pool and watch the water polo team practice. I usually let her take the car and would walk to work, it was only a mile or two and we’d go out together after she picked me up.

I had a great off campus apartment which was huge all to myself except when my Sister was visiting. My neighbor kept lizards and snakes and tarantulas as pets but other than that he was pretty cool and some nights in the fall and spring when it wasn’t too cold we’d crawl through our windows to the roof of the porch and split a six pack.

Do I expect them to win? It would be nice if they did, but no. I will say that I watched the last game and I saw something I never expected to see in my life- Syracuse making Free Throws. When I last focused on a Boeheim team they hadn’t made a Foul Shot in 30 years, so that was quite a shock.

In the other game I’m torn. As much as I hate Notre Dame I think I hate the Tarheels just a little bit more. Villanova can handle the Irish, North Carolina I’m not so sure.

Tonight picks the East and Midwest Regional Champions who will meet in the National Championship Semi-Final(Round of 4) on April 2nd (Saturday) in Houston.

Friday’s Results

Time Channel Seed Team Record Seed Team Record Region
1 Virginia 29 – 7 84 4 Iowa State 23 – 12 71 Midwest
6 Notre Dame 24 – 11 61 7 Wisconsin 22 – 13 56 East
10 Syracuse 22 – 13 63 11 Gonzaga 28 – 8 60 Midwest
1 North Carolina 32 – 6 101 5 Indiana 27 – 8 86 East

Tonight’s Match-Ups

Time Channel Seed Team Record Seed Team Record Region
6:09 TBS 1 Virginia 29 – 7 10 Syracuse 22 – 13 Midwest
8:49 TBS 1 North Carolina 32 – 6 6 Notre Dame 24 – 11 East

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  1. Vent Hole

    • TMC on March 27, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    #1 Virginia in white – #10 Syracuse in orange take the court

    • TMC on March 27, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    Syracuse has 1st possession of the ball

    • TMC on March 27, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    Syracuse scores first at 18:06

    • TMC on March 27, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    With 15:46 minutes in the 1st half:

    Syracuse 4 – Virginia 2

    • TMC on March 27, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    Virginia’s 2 pts was scored on foul shots. Theyhave yet to score a FG

    • TMC on March 27, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    2 secnds was added to the shot clock and the game clock

    • TMC on March 27, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    With Less than 9: minutes in the 1st half

    Syracuse 10 – Virginia 15

    • TMC on March 27, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    With less than 5 minutes in the 1st half

    Syracuse 14 – Virginia 23

  2. Virginia 28 – 18 3 to Play in the Half

  3. Virginia 35 – 21 at the Half

  4. We’re back.

  5. Virginia 39 – 32 15 to Play

  6. Virginia 51 – 37 10 to Play

  7. Virginia 58 – 55 6:48 to Play

  8. Syracuse 59 – 58 5:30 to Play

  9. Syracuse 62 – 58 4 to Play

  10. Syracuse 64 – 58 3:30 to Play

  11. Syracuse 64 – 60 1 to Play

  12. Syracuse 68 – 62 Final

    • TMC on March 27, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    Syracuse is the first #10 seed to make it to the Final Four.

    Well done, Gentlemen

  13. Men AND Women to Final Four

  14. Fourth Double Digit Only 10 Seed ever

  15. North Carolina in White Notre Dame in Blue

  16. North Carolina wins the tip off

  17. North Carolina scores first

  18. Tied at 10 15 to Play in Half

  19. Notre Dame 25 – 21 10 to Play in Half

    • TMC on March 27, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    So far there have been 8 tied scores in this game. at 6:17 in the 1st half, they are tied at 29

  20. North Carolina 39 – 34 4 to Play in the Half

  21. North Carolina 43 – 38 at the Half

  22. We’re back

    • TMC on March 27, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    At 13: 37:

    Notre dame 48 – N Carolina 51

  23. Notre Dame 52 – 51 13 to Play

  24. North Carolina 61 – 52 10 to Play

  25. North Carolina 73 – 63 5 to Play

  26. North Carolina 88 – 74 Final

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