West Virginia freshman Daxter Miles Jr., who gained national renown Wednesday with his pregame assertion that No. 1 Kentucky would end Thursday night with its first loss of the season, was far less verbose after the Wildcats' 78-39 blowout victory.
T.J. McConnell scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half, freshman Stanley Johnson added 12 points, and second-seeded Arizona made a dominant late rally for a 68-60 victory over sixth-seeded Xavier in the West Regional semifinals on Thursday night.
Trey Lyles scored 14 points, Andrew Harrison added 13 and the unbeaten Kentucky Wildcats, chasing history and a ninth national title, rolled to a 78-39 victory over West Virginia on Thursday night in the NCAA tournament.
Sam Dekker scored a career-high 23 points, Frank Kaminsky added 19 and top-seeded Wisconsin rallied in the final 10 minutes to hold off North Carolina 79-72 on Thursday night and advance to the final eight of the NCAA tournament.
Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, in a first-person essay that appears under his name as "editor at large" on Playerstribune.com,reiterated in strong terms that he has never "knowingly used steroids" and said "hell, yes," he belongs in the Hall of Fame.