We hadn't seen a game like that in decades.
Joel Embiid, freshman center for the Kansas Jayhawks, has to be careful. Embiid is currently sidelined with a stress fracture in his back, and no one knows how long it will keep him off the court -- he may end up missing the opening weekend of the NCAA tournament. The 7-foot phenom is 19 years old with his entire basketball career ahead of him. Embiid, the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and a potential number one pick in June's NBA Draft, is stuck in a precarious situation. Right now, 10th-ranked Kansas is one of just a handful of teams capable of winning a national championship. Yet if Embiid returns to the game too soon, he risks damaging his back irreversibly.
It took Andrew Wiggins about six seconds to show off the athleticism that has had him tipped as a future NBA star since high
Perry immediately pointed to his head after the missed free throw and asked to leave the game. The sophomore went to the
Burke's shot capped a stunning comeback for the Wolverines, who trailed 70-59 with just 3:57 remaining. The sensational sophomore
The NCAA tournament is a whole different animal than the regular season with heightened media attention, more scrutiny from fans and more distractions.
They may have one of the shallowest benches in the tournament, but five of the Tigers seven scholarship players are seniors and under new head coach Frank Haith, Mizzou has bought into a "team-first" attitude.