Wisconsin shocks top-seeded Villanova
After two relatively routine days, madness returned to the NCAA Tournament on Saturday as top-seeded Villanova was bounced from the brackets and the East region 65-62 by No. 8 seed Wisconsin, which added another major upset to its resume and stormed into the Sweet 16 for the fourth consecutive year.
When the horn sounded, Wisconsin’s red-clad fans erupted in celebration and the Badgers stormed the court after taking down a No. 1 seed for the third time in four years.
In Orlando, Florida, Devin Robinson had 14 points and 11 rebounds, the fifth double-double of his career, and No. 4 seed Florida handled fifth-seeded Virginia.
In Orlando, Trevon Bluiett scored 29 points and Kaiser Gates came off the bench to contribute 14 as the No. 11 seed Xavier pulled off its second upset of the NCAA Tournament.
In Salt Lake City, Lauri Markkanen and Allonzo Trier combined for 30 points and No. 2-seeded Arizona rallied to defeat No. 7 Saint Mary’s and advance to the West Regional’s Sweet Sixteen.