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Syracuse Post Standard (Newspaper) - March 28, 2015, Syracuse, New YorkPage a 2 the Post Standard saturday March 28, 2015 by Donna Ditota Ditota Syracuse. Com Montreal Harrell made the announcement in the Louisville locker room its Anton Gill he informed the crowd of reporters camped out in front of Gills space. That declaration would have been necessary most of this season when Gill was Louisville is fifth guard an Anonymous cog in the cardinals machine. But on Friday night in the Carrier dome Gill needed no introduction. During one two minute second half Span in Louisville is 75 65 win Over North Carolina state Gill scored seven of the cardinals nine Points. It was the most significant stretch of the Sweet 16 game. With Louisville trailing 54 53, Gill Sank a jump shot with 5 55 left to Inch the cards ahead. He followed that shot with a 3 Pointer at 4 53 and another jumper at 3 37. By then Louisville led 62 57 and Gill would be forever linked to another deep Louisville postseason run. That was really the difference in my opinion said n. State coach Mark Gottfried who recruited Gill a Raleigh native and offered him a scholarship. Thatus what the games about. Players step up and make some plays and he certainly did for this game. That he did it against his Hometown team made the night More memorable. Its a Blessing Gill said after he parted the pos game crowd and sat Down. Its been a Long year. Ive been through a lot of ups and Downs. Its a Blessing to be Here a Blessing to have this Opportunity to play the game i love. And ism just Happy that i could help. Since his 14 Point outburst against Florida state on feb. 28, Gill Hadnot scored in four straight games in which he saw action. He took a total of five shots in that Span. Louisville coach Rick Pitino called Gill a few Days ago. Son you re mentally in a Funk he told him. Pitino related the Story of his 1987 Providence team that reached the final four. On that team Pitino told Gill there was a Young Man named Darryl Wright. He was like the seventh eighth Man on the team a snot playing particularly Well and he was in a Little bit of a mental Funk Pitino said. He went out and gave us an unbelievable lift and was the map of the Region coming off the Bench. I said you re going to get your Opportunity son. A a Gill had spent most of the season playing behind Terry Rozier the dynamic Louisville guard. Gill and Rozier were Hargrave military Academy teammates and Rozier sensed How difficult this season had been. He was just mentally drained Rozier said. One of my Best friends. You hate to see him go through that. But Gill kept working Rozier and Pitino said. He stayed positive kept plugging. And on Friday night Pitino wandered Down the Louisville Bench and informed him after Wayne Blackshear picked up his third foul that his time was coming. I just told myself whatever it was whether it was a rebound a steal just try to make something happen Gill said. It went better than that Friday. The 6 foot 3 Sophomore made such a significant contribution that Harrell the games leading scorer playfully recognized his importance As a Cluster of people anticipated Gills arrival. For him to have this moment Pitino said ism thrilled. Gill helps cards beat his Hometown team by Mike Waters Waters Syracuse. Com the Louisville cardinals Are one win away from their third trip to the final four in the last four years. Louisville Defeated North Carolina state 75 65 in the Mcaa tournaments East regional semifinals in the Carrier dome on Friday night. Louisville will play Michigan state at 2 20 p. M. On sunday in the dome for the East regional title and a spot in the final four in Indianapolis next week. The spartans beat Oklahoma 62 58 in the second game Friday in the dome. The cardinals won the Mcaa title in 2013 and went to the 2012 final four. Louisville lost in the Sweet 16 last year. Montreal Harrell scored 24 Points to Lead the cardinals while 6 foot 1 guard Terry Rozier who was fighting off a cold registered a double double with 17 Points and a career High 14 rebounds. Trevor Lacey led North Carolina state with 18 Points. In his career Louisville coach Rick Pitino is now 12 1 in the Sweet 16, including games when he was the coach at Providence and Kentucky before coming to Louisville. Louisville scored 10 straight Points turning a 41 37 deficit into a 47 41 Lead with about 13 minutes left in the game. As the cardinals extended their Lead to 11 Points Pitino kept reminding his team of North Carolina states comeback from 12 Points Down to beat leu in the second round of the tournament. We made some great plays Down the stretch a a Pitino said. And what we just kept talking about is being aggressive offensively. We kept reminding them of the leu game when they were Down 12 and would come Back. I said just stay aggressive. Louisville pulled away thanks to the unexpected contributions of Anton Gill. The freshman out of Raleigh n. C., scored seven of nine Points in a stretch of just Over two minutes As Louisville took a 62 57 Lead with 3 37 left in the game. Gill averaged just 2.5 Points per game this season. He made a couple of Tough shots there a a n. State coach Mark Gottfried said of Gill. I thought it was that Little stretch that gave them the Cushion and it was the difference in the game. Louisville out shot the Wolf pack from the Field. The cardinals went 13 for 26 in the first half and 14 for 28 in the second half finishing at an even 50 percent. North Carolina state made nine 3 pointers to just three for Louisville but the Wolf pack made just 38 percent Overall. We kept talking about we were playing great defense execute on offence but we kept giving up the three a a Pitino said. Lets face it they re a great 3 Point shooting team because they re deep. They can make challenged ones. I said look Guys do not fall into the trap and try to match them from the 3 Point line. Paint touch Low Post deliver. Do not try to become something you re not. And they executed beautifully a a he said. Louisville pulls away from n. State Down the stretch Mcaa tournament East regional Louisville is Montreal Harrell left and Mango Mathiana Block a shot attempt by North Carolina states Trevor Lacey As Louisville is Wayne Blackshear 25 looks on during the second half of Friday nights Mcaa tournament East regional semifinal game in the Carrier dome. Louisville won 75 65. Dennis Nett Nett Syracuse. Com Louisville 75, no state 65 Fig it Reb no state min m a m a o t a of pts Abu 29 1 8 4 4 1 6 0 0 6 Lacey 40 6 14 3 4 3 5 3 3 18 Freeman 18 1 3 0 0 2 3 1 3 2 Barber 33 3 14 0 0 1 3 3 1 8 Turner 38 4 10 0 0 0 3 1 5 12 Lee 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 Ca Martin 7 1 2 0 2 0 4 1 1 2 Anya 23 2 3 0 0 1 5 0 1 4 Washington 9 4 5 3 4 0 1 0 3 11 totals 200 23 60 10 14 11 36 10 19 65 percentages Fig .383, it .714. 3 Point goals 9 20, .450 Turner 4 8, Lacey 3 6, Barber 2 6. Team rebounds 5. Blocked shots 3 Lacey Anya Freeman. Turnovers 7 Lacey Freeman Anya Ca. Martin Washington Abu Barber. Steals 3 Turner Abu Lacey. Technical fouls none. Fig it Reb Louisville min m a m a o t a of pts Rozier 40 6 15 4 4 1 14 4 2 17 Snider 37 5 13 3 6 1 3 3 2 14 Mathiana 30 1 2 1 4 4 6 2 1 3 Harrell 40 9 12 6 7 0 7 4 1 24 Blackshear 33 3 9 4 6 0 1 1 4 10 Gill 11 3 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 Mahmoud 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Aaron 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Levitch 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Onu Aku 9 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 totals 200 27 54 18 27 7 34 15 13 75 percentages Fig .500, it .667. 3 Point goals 3 12, .250 Gill 1 1, Rozier 1 3, Snider 1 6, Blackshear 0 2. Team rebounds 1. Blocked shots 4 Mathiana 3, Harrell. Turnovers 5 Mathiana 2, Rozier Blackshear Harrell. Steals 5 Gill 2, Onu Aku Mathiana Rozier. Technical fouls none. No state 33 32 65 Louisville 31 44 75 a a. Officials John Higgins Tony Padilla Mike Reed. Cardinals soar on Michigan state 62, Oklahoma 58 Louisville 75, Nort h Carolina state 65 dome Flicker Midway through the first half of the Louisville North Carolina state game the Carrier domes lights seemed to dim. N. State had the Ball at the North end of the court when the lights noticeably flickered off and on. The crowd let out an audible Pooh. Pete Sala Syracuse University yes interim athletic director and the managing director of the Carrier dome said the Issue stemmed from a National Grid transmission line. The National Grid rep at the dome said one of the main transmission lines out of Northern new York had a trip a a Sala said. The trip interrupted Power around the Syracuse area but it was most apparent at the dome because of the Mcaa tournament game being played in front of More than 25,000 fans. There were no other Power interruptions the rest of the night. Mike Waters Michigan states Marvin Clark left and Oklahoma ass Jordan Woodard fight for a rebound under the Basket Friday night in the Carrier dome. Dennis Nett Nett Syracuse. Com Michigan states Gavin Schilling is fouled under the Basket by an Oklahoma player Friday night in the Carrier dome. Dennis Nett Nett Syracuse. Com spartans Battle Back to Down sooner Michigan state basketballs most famous player was in the Carrier dome on Friday cheering on the spartans in their game against Oklahoma. Magic Johnson who led Michigan state to a National championship nearly 36 years to the Day March 26, 1979was sitting behind the spartans Bench. As usual he showed off his trademark smile and posed for pictures with fans. Johnson also got a cheer from the crowd when his face appeared on the video Board. Johnson is a regular at Michigan state games when the team is in the tournament and spent the first weekend with the team in Charlotte. Johnson played at Manley Field House for the spartans on dec. 3, 1977, in the Carrier classic. Suwon 75 67 in the title game. Magic cheers for his spartans by John Wawrow associated press Denzel Valentine scored 13 of his 18 Points in the second half to Lead Michigan state to a 62 58 win Over Oklahoma in an Mcaa tournament East regional semifinal on Friday night in the Carrier dome. Counted out in february the Tom Izzo coached spartans 26 11 Are instead headed to the elite eight for the second straight year and fourth time since 2009. And they re going As a seventh seeded team that knocked off the third seeded sooner 24 11a week after knocking off no. 2 Virginia. Travis Trice led the spartans with 24 Points while Branden Dawson had 11 rebounds. Buddy Hield led the sooner with 21 Points. Michigan state is the lowest seeded team still in the tournament and advances to face fourth seeded Louisville on sunday. The game turned once Michigan state took its first Lead going up 44 42 on Dawson is 8 foot turnaround jumper with 9 26 left. The teams traded the Lead four times before the spartans went ahead for Good with 6 42 left when Matt costello put Back his own miss with an emphatic Dunk. After Hield missed a 3 Point attempt at the other end Valentine responded by hitting a pull up 3 Pointer in transition to make it 51 47. And Michigan state maintained the Lead by finally hitting shots from the free throw line. After missing seven of their first 10, the spartans were perfect on their final six free throws. Trice hit two to put Michigan state up 62 58 with 13.2 seconds left. Hield missed a 3 Point attempt on what became the sooner so final Possession in a game that stretched into this morning. The sooner got off to a blistering Start on offence by hitting eight of their first 11 attempts and built a 18 8 Lead on Khadeem lat tins Putback of a Jordan Woodard miss 5 � minutes in. It was an impressive Start against a stingy spartans defense that had limited Virginia to hitting just 17 Field goals in a 60 54 win last weekend. Oklahoma however maintain the Pace and allowed the spartans Back into the game. Valentine missed six of his first seven attempts before hitting a 3 Point Basket with 2 36 left to Cut the sooner Lead to 31 27. The spartans improved their Mcaa tournament record to 62 27 and moved into seventh place on the Victory list one ahead of Syracuse. Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger stayed True to form by starting the same five he has All season. The sooner Are just one of six teams in the nation to Start the same five this year. Kruger did the same last year. Michigan St. 62, Oklahoma 58 Fig it Reb Mich St. Min m a m a o t a of pts Nairn or 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 Trice 36 7 14 6 6 0 3 2 1 24 Dawson 33 3 7 0 2 4 11 2 2 6 Schilling 20 4 5 0 2 2 2 0 4 8 Valentine 38 6 17 2 2 3 7 2 0 18 Clarkjr 7 0 2 1 2 0 3 0 3 1 Ellis Iii 4 0 1 0 0 2 3 1 0 0 Forbes 31 1 6 0 0 0 2 1 1 3 costello 15 1 3 0 2 3 3 0 4 2 Wollenman 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 totals 200 22 57 9 16 15 36 9 16 62 percentages Fig .386, it .563. 3 Point goals 9 27, .333 Trice 4 9, Valentine 4 11, Forbes 1 4, Ellis Iii 0 1, Clarkjr. 0 2. Team rebounds 2. Blocked shots 1 Dawson. Turnovers 5 Trice Wollenman Nairn jr., Clark jr., costello. Steals 1 costello. Fig it Reb Oklahoma min m a m a o t a of pts Spangler 28 1 2 2 2 4 9 0 3 4 Woodard 35 4 11 0 0 0 2 1 3 9 cousins 25 2 8 1 2 0 3 2 1 5 Hield 38 7 17 4 4 2 6 2 2 21 Thomas 36 5 12 6 6 5 7 1 2 16 Booker 21 0 4 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 Lattin 15 1 1 1 2 3 4 0 2 3 Bennett 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 totals 200 20 55 14 16 14 38 7 16 58 percentages Fig .364, it .875. 3 Point goals 4 17, .235 Hield 3 10, Woodard 1 2, cousins 0 1, Booker 0 4. Team rebounds 4. Blocked shots 4 Thomas 2, Lattin Booker. Turnovers 7 Woodard 2, Thomas 2, Lattin cousins Booker. Steals 2 Woodard Thomas. Michigan St. 27 35 62 Oklahoma 31 27 58 a 24,453. Officials Jamie Luckie de Corbett Antinio Petty. Louisville is Anton Gill right contributes on defense against North Carolina states Trevor Lacey and his offensive production was crucial in the win. A photo / Nick Lisi View photo galleries from the East regional at Syracuse. Com photos

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