The University of Minnesota women’s softball team had a big weekend, winning the Minneapolis Regional of the NCAA Tournament to advance to the Super Regional. The Gophers beat North Dakota State Saturday 4-1 in 10 innings, then got a come-from-behind 8-6 win over Auburn to win the regional.
It was just three seasons ago when Union beat Minnesota — in overtime, in Minneapolis — for a win that pretty much put its program on the map. Back then, Union had yet to even appear in an NCAA tournament. Now, it’s one victory away from the national championship.
The NCAA Final Four has given us many amazing moments in its illustrious history. Here are the top 5.
Jordan Morgan scored 15 points and Nik Stauskas had 14 including a key free throw to help Michigan hold on for a 73-71 victory over Tennessee in Friday’s first Midwest Regional semifinal.
Ben Brust hit three 3-pointers and scored 14 points for the second-seeded Badgers who jumped to a 14-point lead in the first half and never let up on the overmatched Bears.
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By far the most unlikely Sweet 16 matchup is Dayton-Stanford. The 11 seed Flyers started Thursday’s madness by beating Ohio State 60-59.
Joe Harris scored 16 points and top-seeded Virginia shot 56 percent to beat Memphis78-60 on Sunday night, earning its first trip to the NCAA tournament round of 16 in nearly two decades.
Jordan Adams scored 19 points and UCLA beat Stephen F. Austin 77-60 on Sunday to reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2008.
Wolverines beat the Longhorns to reach the NCAA tournament’s Sweet 16 for the second straight year.
Anthony Gill scored 17 points to help No. 1 seed Virginia pull away late and beat Coastal Carolina 70-59 on Friday night, avoiding a historic upset in the NCAA tournament.
Over the next few days, there will be many people watching the NCAA tournament with a beer by their side. And when they do, there’s a good chance that beer will be light. According to Beer Marketers Insights, Bud Light was the top-selling beer in 2012, making up more than 18 percent of the entire beer market. Light beer was invented in the 1960s by a biochemist who believed many people didn’t like beer because they were afraid it would make them gain weight. Ultimately, that beer became the precursor to Miller Lite.
It’s almost the weekend, and it’s also the beginning of March Madness. WCCO is your headquarters for all the NCAA action. Plus, a fresh flower display to chase our winter blues away. Natalie Nyhus has this week’s best entertainment bets.
Everybody loves a Cinderella story. And the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament has had its fair share. Here are the top 5.
The Gophers aren’t in the NCAA Tournament. Instead, in a weird bit of poetry, they’ll play Tubby Smith’s alma mater, High Point, on Tuesday night in the opening round of the NIT at Williams Arena.