Last night, a Cinderella Story came to a close and two of the toughest teams in the country battled it out in an OT thriller to determine two of the NCAA Tournament’s Final Four.
From Memphis, Dayton was never able to get it going against the Florida Gators. The Flyers were outscored 38-24 in the first, and couldn’t manage to rally back in the second half. After an awesome run to the Elite Eight, their season comes to a close as Florida advances to the Final Four. The Gators will face the winner of today’s match up between Michigan State and Kentucky, which tips off at 2:20 Eastern. Hit the jump to find out which players and kicks ended the biggest Cinderella run of the tourney.
Across the coast, from Anaheim, California, No. 1 seed Arizona and No. 2 Wisconsin battled it out in overtime. When it was all said and done, Frank Kaminsky (pictured, center) and the Badgers managed to put away the Wildcats. The junior forward delivered in a big way for Wisconsin, knocking down important shots for a total of 28 points and grabbing 11 boards. Next up, the Badgers will meet the winner of tonight’s Michigan-Kentucky Elite Eight game.
All this, plus the Sony Open Women’s Finals featuring Serena Williams vs. Li Na and Saturday night NBA coverage after the break.
Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things pop culture, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.