Wisconsin and Notre Dame won two of the most exciting games in the NCAA Tournament’s second round.
Wisconsin went 11-3 from that point to now, advancing to the Sweet 16 for the fifth time in the last six years. Now, the Badgers have their sights set on getting back to the Final Four for the third season in a row.
The Irish are seventh in the country in adjusted offensive efficiency, and the Badgers are 12th in defensive efficiency.
After an ugly just-find-a-way-to-win 47-43 first-round triumph vs. No. 10 Pitt, the Badgers resorted to theatrics to knock off No. 2 Xavier on a last-second shot by Bronson Koenig. Now, a winnable game vs. No. 6 Notre Dame looms.
Wisconsin has had two drastically different tournament games to get to this point. The Badgers’ 47-43 first-round win against Pittsburgh was a crime against basketball for how dreadfully boring it was, but their second-round, buzzer-beating triumph against Xavier was all kinds of fun.
Who: No. 7 Wisconsin vs. No. 6 Notre Dame
Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
When: 7:27 p.m. ET
TV information: TBS
The Hoosiers will need to pull off another upset to advance to the Elite Eight taking on the North Carolina Tar Heels. The Hoosiers will need to knock off mighty North Carolina, a No. 1 seeded squad that is peaking.
The Tar Heels face Indiana in one of the tournament’s most history-packed affairs.Indiana is a 5.5-point betting underdog in this Sweet 16 showdown at sportsbooks monitored.
Indiana is just 2-6 SU and ATS in its last eight games against ACC opponents overall, the Hoosiers have had success against North Carolina with a 3-1 SU and 4-0 ATS record in their last four games against the Tar Heels.
The last time Indiana got to the Sweet 16, in 2013, it fell to Syracuse, 61-50. That was an uber-talented Hoosier squad that was a No. 1 seed and was led by Cody Zeller, Victor Oladipo and a freshman point man named Yogi Ferrell, who scored no points in the loss
The Eden Gardens in Kolkata is all set to host the biggest clash of the tournament. After rain throughout the day, it has cleared up. Also, India women’s team played Pakistan in New Delhi and unluckily lost by two runs (D/L method). Catch the live updates of India vs Pakistan here
India to chase 119 runs
The tournament will take place March 14 – 20, 2016 at Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge in Orlando, FL. The Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard is one of the PGA TOUR’s most anticipated tournaments and it happens in the heart of Orlando, one of the world’s most-traveled cities.
Thursday Mar 17 – Sunday Mar 20, 2016 • Purse: $6,300,000 • Winning Share: $1,134,000 • FedExCup Points: 500 •
Every will tee it up Thursday with a pair of top-25 players in the world in Rory McIlroy and Kevin Kisner.Graeme McDowell, Justin Rose and Matt Kuchar, as well as a group featuring Hideki Matsuyama, Jason Day and Zach Johnson.
Thursday: 2-6 p.m. ET (Golf Channel)
Friday: 2-6 p.m. ET (Golf Channel)
Saturday: 12:30-2:30 p.m. ET (Golf Channel), 2:30-6 p.m. (NBC)
Sunday: 12:30-2:30 p.m. ET (Golf Channel), 2:30-6 p.m. (NBC)
2016 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York will be noteworthy this year.
NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade is Thursday, March 17, 2016. It’s a long haul, indeed. The parade starts at 11 a.m. and will end at 4:30 p.m. It begins on 5th Avenue at 44th Street and ends on 5th Avenue uptown at 79th Street. TimeOut tells us that the parade will end at the American Irish Historical Society.
While the four-hour plus parade will not be televised in it’s entirety, NBC will broadcast a large portion of the event from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
There will be a live stream of the entire parade provided by NBC.
March 17, 2016, the annual Cleveland St. Patrick’s Day parade, Ohio’s oldest parade, steps off to celebrate all things Irish. The parade begins at East 18th and Superior Avenue in downtown Cleveland.
Chicago Blackhawks were looked like a legitimate contender to successfully defend their Stanley Cup title.
Blackhawks lost 5-0 to the Los Angeles Kings and have dropped four of five, including three in a row against potential playoff opponents gainst the surging Philadelphia Flyers. After a pair of road losses to St. Louis and Dallas, Chicago yielded a pair of goals in an 18-second span of the first period and never recovered against Los Angeles.
”We’ve had some tough games and I think during this stretch here our penalty killing hasn’t been great. Some nights they could have won us some games with getting the job done and giving up some timely goals that got their team going coach Joel Quenneville said.
It seems like for whatever reason, the season’s been up and down throughout the whole year,’ forward Patrick Kane said. ‘You go on stretches where you win 12 in a row, and we’ve got this little stretch going right now. Obviously we want to shore that up before playoffs, and make sure we’re going in there feeling consistent about our game.’
NHL-leading Washington Capitals and recent history indicates the Carolina Hurricanes are also unlikely to do it.
They’ll be trying to prevent it from finally happening again Tuesday night, though the NHL leaders appear to have an excellent opportunity to keep that run going when they look to extend their home winning streak against the Carolina Hurricanes to four. Washington (49-14-5) went 2-1-1 on its road trip that featured the last three games in California. It knocked off Boston in overtime and then Anaheim in a shootout to start the swing but lost to Los Angeles in OT and San Jose in the next two.
Washington (28-6-2) is off to the best start in club annals, and it’s won nine games in a row after scoring four unanswered third-period goals to rally for a 5-2 win over Buffalo on Wednesday.
It definitely hurts us,” forward T. J. Oshie told the team’s official website. “It’s hard playing from behind all the time. We don’t get down on ourselves when it happens; we almost get up and play a little bit better. But it’d be nice to start with the first one here pretty soon.”