Sadly, March Madness only comes once a year. After all, it is truly the best time in the NCAA. As everyone prepared their bracket for the tournament and before witnessing any devastating upsets that would not only destroy those brackets but dreams of those athletes trying to reach the championship, I cannot help but sympathize with those fans in their deflated state especially if their team was a part of such an upset. Till this moment, I do not have the words to summarize what happened to Michigan State. I replay the last few minutes of the game as I refuse to accept the reality of what occurred, but MSU just simply did not play like their true selves. Truly unfortunate for Denzel Valentine to end his career that way with Michigan State.
The tournament this year is definitely filled with close losses and significant upsets making the rest of the anticipated championship unpredictable. March Madness will definitely keep any fan on the edge of their seat especially with your teams’ future at stake within the tournament.
The same applies to this week’s play of the week. During the Notre Dame (6) and SF Austin (14) game, each team gave significant effort with taking the lead from the other team only to have it taken back within seconds. With just 1.5 seconds left in the game and the Irish down 2 points, Demetrius Jackson goes in for the shot but misses as Zach Auguste’s attempted rebound fails. With Notre Dame about to lose a Sweet 16 berth, Rex Pflueger tipped the ball in to secure the lead. This was Pflueger’s first basket of the game and the points needed to win the game for the Irish, 76-75 advancing them within the Tournament.
If you missed this incredible basket, here it is:
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Congrats to Rex Pflueger for making this play possible and advancing in the tournament.