March Madness 2022: Saturday's live updates from the NCAA Tournament
Sixty-eight teams have been cut down to 32 teams. Can Saint Peter's continue its historic run in the men's NCAA tournament?Brady Manek had 26 points for the Heels before he was ejected midway through the second half after being called for a Flagrant 2 elbow. R.J. Davis led North Carolina with 30 points and Armando Bacot chipped in with 15 points, 16 rebounds and three blocks.
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is no dinosaur!
In celebration of his 75th birthday on Saturday, the basketball icon shared a hilarious new clip on his Instagram that also served as a teaser for the upcoming film, Jurassic World Dominion.
The silly spot even featured a surprise appearance from the film's star (and Jurassic Park royalty) Jeff Goldblum.
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The video begins with NBA legend Richard Jefferson and current Toronto Raptors player Scottie Barnes strolling through an ESPN office. As Jefferson welcomes Barnes on board, Barnes leans in to ask him a hushed question: Why are there so many dinosaurs working in the building?
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Ranking the eight men's NCAA Tournament games on tap Sunday by watchability. Spoiler alert: Duke-Michigan State leads the list.Plenty of intriguing storylines are on the menu Sunday, starting with one of the greatest coaches college basketball has known in the final postseason of his Hall of Fame career meeting a familiar rival. There is plenty of Power Five representation with five Big Ten and four Big 12 teams leading the way. And for those looking for underdogs to support, there are three double-digit seeds looking to extend their tournament run for another week.
Unlucky for Barnes, Abdul-Jabbar overhears him and calls out the "rookie" for his smack talk. Even Jefferson scolds him, saying Barnes needs to show "the greatest of all time" some "respect."
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Barnes seems confused, and then the joke kicks in. "I meant, like, the dinosaur dinosaurs," Barnes says while glancing at a shrieking velociraptor tearing around the office.
"No one believed me either!" Goldblum's voice shouts as he appears, trying to keep the raptor under control just like his iconic character Dr. Ian Malcolm.
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March Madness: Winners and losers from Sunday's NCAA Tournament games
The Big Ten got off to a rough start Sunday in second-round NCAA Tournament action. With the Sweet 16 next, the final day of the first weekend tipped.We've already had a No. 15-seeded Cinderella in Saint Peter's. And a March Madness classic in North Carolina's upset of No. 1 Baylor.
Abdul-Jabbar shared the clip on his Instagram, alongside the caption: "I may be 75 today but I'm no dinosaur."
Former President Bill Clinton also shared a message on Friday honoring Abdul-Jabbar, calling his friend a "national treasure."
"You belong to all of us," Clinton shared, "even those who have never dunked a ball. We love you, we admire you, and I wish I was there with you to give you a hug...as high up as I could reach."
Responding to the message on Twitter, Abdul-Jabbar thanked Clinton profusely for "the way you honor me," and shared his own favorite memory of the two, when they bonded over a painting.
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Duke win finally was about the players after season of Coach K curtain calls | Opinion
It would be dishonest not to acknowledge that the players have gotten short-changed in the pomp and circumstance surrounding Coach K's final season.It was easy to feel for these young Blue Devils, so clearly burdened by a situation that was completely out of their control and an unprecedented circus that only served the ego of a 75-year-old man.
"My favorite memory of you is when I came to visit you in Harlem at your office," Abdul-Jabbar wrote. "When I pointed out a painting of The Savoy hanging on your wall & mentioned that's where my parents met … I was humbled when you gifted it to me."
Abdul-Jabbar also received birthday video messages from NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and former Los Angeles Lakers teammate Byron Scott, who also went on to coach the team from 2014 to 2016.
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Another No. 1 seed goes down as No. 5 Houston bullies Arizona in Sweet 16 win .
Houston’s defensive pressure and aggressiveness on the glass turned one of the best teams all season into dust, beating No. 1 Arizona 72-60.Arizona may have seen it on film coming into the South Regional, but they couldn't have actually known what it meant until the ball was tipped Thursday. And it was even more unpleasant in person than they could have imagined as they became the third No. 1 seed to fall in the NCAA Tournament.