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Syracuse Post Standard (Newspaper) - March 28, 2015, Syracuse, New YorkSaturday March 28, 2015 the Post Standard Page a 3 by Kristie Rieken associated press Houston Przemek Karnowski had 18 Points and nine rebounds and second seeded Gonzaga used a big run Early in the second half to pull away for a 74 62 win Over no. 11 Urcla on Friday night in the Houston regional semifinals of the Mcaa tournament. The Victory puts Gonzaga 35 2 in the elite eight for the second time its first regional final since 1999. The bulldogs will play Duke a Sweet 16 Winner Over Utah at 5 05 p. M. Sunday in the South regional championship. For me it was always a dream to be Here and to play deep into the Mcaa tournament said Karnowski who grew up in Poland. And right now ism Here and ism trying to enjoy every second of it. Urcla 22 14 opened the second half with a 6 0 run to get within 35 34. Gonzaga got going after that scoring the next 12 Points thanks to the powerful inside game of 7 foot 1, 288 Pound Karnowski to make it 47 34. The Bruins who lost in the Sweet 16 for the second straight year were done in by a Tough shooting night that included Long stretches without scoring. They were led by Norman powells 16 Points. They quieted doubters who questioned whether they should be in the tournament by winning their first two games but stay with the bulldogs on a night when their shots we rent falling. Powell made just 8 of 19 shots and Bryce Alford was 3 of 11. Its gonzagas second win Over Urcla this season after also beating the Bruins in december. Gonzagas Only loss to Urcla in the fou game history of the series came in a 73 71 defeat in the regional semifinal in 2006. It will be the first trip to the round of eight for Gonzaga coach Mark few who took Over the season after they last made it. The Bruins find any offence As Gonzaga built its Lead Early in the second half. A jump shot by Kevon Looney came after their big run to end a five minute scoring drought and Cut it to 47 36 with 13 minutes left. Domantas Sabonis Drew oohs and a has from the crowd when the 6 10 lithuanian grabbed a Bounce pass from Karnowski and sailed Over Isaac Hamilton for a one handed Dunk that made it 51 37 with 11 minutes remaining. Karnowski found Sabonis again a few minutes later when he passed it behind his Back and Sabonis finished with a Layup to push the Lead to 57 43. Gonzaga was up 13 10 with about 14 � minutes left in the first half when the offences of both teams went cold combining to miss the next 19 shots. The bulldogs missed 11 times and Urcla missed the rest. There were missed layups shots from the outside that clanged off the rim and even a couple of air balls. For an almost 6 � minute stretch no matter what either team tried they simply could not make a Basket. Big Man Sparks Zagst big run College basketball Diagne Richardson Syracuse basketball recruits Moustapha Diagne and Malachi Richardson have been named first team Allstate by no. Com. Diagne a 6 foot 9 Forward Center led Pope John Xxiii High school to new jerseys tournament of champions final on monday. The Lions lost in the title game to Roselle Catholic despite diag news 15 Points and 10 rebounds. Richardson a 6 foot 6 guard helped Trenton Catholic Academy to the South Jersey non Public b final. Richardson will play in the Mcdonalds High school All american game on wednesday in Chicago. Pope John finished no. 2 in no. Comes final top 20 for the state of new Jersey. Trenton Catholic was ranked no. 8. Syracuse has commitments from four players in the class of 2015. In addition to Diagne and Richardson us has signed Tyler Lydon a 6 9 Forward from Pine Plains n. Y., who is currently attending new Hampton n. A prep and Frank Howard a 6 5 guard from Paul i High school in Fairfax a. Mike Waters two us recruits earn All state honors St. Johns split with basketball coach Steve Lavin on Friday after five seasons announcing the decision a week following the red storms loss in the first round of the Mcaa tournament. The school said it mutually agreed to part ways with Lavin. He had one year left on his contract. The red storm lost to san Diego state 76 64 to finish at 21 12. Lavin and the red storm reached the Mcaa s in his first and last seasons. Coach Lavin returned High expectations to our menus basketball program and represented St. Johns in a positive Way said athletic director Chris Monasch. In life change is inevitable so i take the Long View. Ism grateful for my time teaching at St. Johns University Lavin said. I will take with me the lasting friendships forged during my tenure As head coach. Ism proud of our results both on and off the court. Lavin St. Johns part ways after 5 seasons Tennessee fired menus basketball coach Donnie Tyndall after one season though athletic director Dave Hart said the University never would have hired him if they knew the details of his unethical conduct at Southern miss program during his tenure there. Hart fired Tyndall on Friday after details of his activities at Southern miss were revealed in an Mcaa investigation. In his termination letter Hart said Tyndall acknowledged deleting emails that could have been relevant to the investigation. The Tennessee and said its highly Likely the inca will determine Tyndall failed to cooperate and that he failed to disclose material information concerning violations of Mcaa rules during Tennessee is hiring process. Hart also said the Mcaa is Likely to determine that level i and or ii violations relating to academic fraud and impermissible financial Aid occurred during ten Dallas tenure at Southern miss. Tennessee fires basketball coach Tyndall Lavin by Tom Withers associated press Cleveland beware Kentucky. That Little Leprechaun looms. The Pristine season the presumed Mcaa championship the Aura of invincibility and every other plaudits being thrown at the so Good they Escary wildcats Are All at great risk. Theress a proven giant killer waiting. Notre Dames got next. The fighting Irish with a Long history of slaying basketball behemoths stand in Kentucky is path to the final four and perhaps the first undefeated season in the College game since Bobby knights Indiana squad ran the table 39 years ago. Tonight notre Dame has another Chance to bring Down this team of teams one some feel is invincible you know like the 1974 Urcla Bruins who had their 88 game winning Streak stopped by and. Double digit underdogs the fighting Irish 32 5 believe take the floor with millions of supporters. We Are americans team tomorrow coach Mike Brey said Friday. And we love it. We certainly will take All that support. Weave got a monumental Challenge on our hands. No doubt. David Only had one Goliath to Deal with. Kentucky features a Hal dozen future Aba first round draft picks and the to seeded wildcats 37 0 Are coming off a jaw dropping 39 Point win Over West Virginia in the semifinals of the Mcaa tournaments Midwest regional. Kentucky showcased All of its splendor size depth defense coldblooded Ness in running the mountaineers out of quicken Loans Arena. But beyond having one of the most efficient offences in the country 3 Point shooters and underrated toughness the fighting Irish believe. Big time. We have a lot of Confidence notre Dame guard Jerian Grant said. We feel they a vent played an offensive team like us. Just go out there and play our game i think Well be Able to get a win. Notre Dame has knocked off the Apps no. 1 ranked team eight times most recently in 2012 against Syracuse. And while that wont necessarily help them As they try to tame the wildcats the fighting Irish have Faith it can happen again. You look Back in history weave been Able to do it said senior Forward Pat Connaughton. But As much As you look Back youve got to still be in the present time and know that you re going at this its completely different. Talking about beating Kentucky is one thing pulling it off is something else. Kentucky does not beat itself but coach John Calipari disagrees that someone will have to play a nearly perfect game to upend the wildcats. My team knows that every team thatus left playing can beat us he said. Somebody talked about perfection. Were not perfect were undefeated. I mean we should have lost five or six games. And we were Lucky enough to win. Well this is the same kind of game. You cant help notre Dame. If you do you re going to lose because they re that Good. Irish face monumental task against Kentucky notre Dames Pat Connaughton left passes away from Wichita states Evan Wessel during the fighting Iris has 81 70 Victory Over Wichita state on thursday. Tonight notre Dame faces top Overall seed Kentucky in the Midwest regional championship game at quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. A photo / Aaron Josefczyk Adam Kilgore the Washington Post los Angeles on wednesday afternoon Wisconsin coach to Ryan ambled through the bowels of Staples Center preparing for a practice and bumped into Arizona coach Sean Miller. The meeting triggered his memory wait a minute Ryan thought. We rent we just doing this a year ago the proceedings thursday night at Staples Center provided an even stronger sense of Dejavu for Ryan Miller and everyone else associated with either program. Both the wildcats and badgers advanced after stiffer than expected tests from Xavier and North Carolina. Last year in Anaheim Wisconsin beat Arizona in the West Region final in what May have been the game of the tournament. Today at Staples Center Wisconsin will play Arizona in the West Region final in a matchup with game of the tournament potential. Last year in Anaheim Frank Kaminsky scored 28 Points and the second seeded badgers toppled the top seed wildcats 64 63 in overtime. The seeds Are flipped this year with Wisconsin entering As the 1 seed Arizona the 2. Eleven of the 15 players who took the court in last years game will play in the rematch including seven of Wisconsin nos eight. Both teams have Sterling 34 3 records and the Winner May pose the largest threat to Kentucky which it would potentially meet in the final four. It would be a High stakes High level game regardless of the history. But last years classic and the bitterness that Arizona has carried makes it Richer. Weave had All year to think about Wisconsin Miller said. Before they played Xavier the wildcats gathered in their locker room. A television screen showed the end of Wisconsin nos close Call against North Carolina. If any of them pulled for Wisconsin or pined for a rematch in that moment it remained a private matter. They had a different team to focus on first after All. If any one of the players told me thatus what they were thinking about before the game assistant coach Joseph Blair said i probably would have punched them in the face. But once the game ended arizonans focus could shift totally toward the badgers the team that ruined their season a year ago. Last year backup guard Gabe York bring himself to watch the final four. He looks Back on the Wisconsin less with great individual regret. He believes he played poorly and his team lost by a Lousy Point. I think any basketball player would want a rematch York said. Even still not All the wildcats seemed particularly charged to face Wisconsin again. The Chance to make the final four is enough. Ism trying to be politically Correct with my answer said Blair who played arizonans 1994 final four team. I dont think anybody gives a expletive. Were trying to win and go to the final four. Whoever it is we play were trying to beat them. The sequel Arizona Wisconsin meet again Midwest regional teams 3 seed notre Dame is. 1 seed Kentucky what regional final. Winner advances to the final four. When 8 49 p. M. Today where Staples Center los Angeles the line Kentucky by 11 to tbs West regional teams 2 seed Arizona is. 1 seed Wisconsin what regional final. Winner advances to the final four. When 6 09 p. M. Today where Staples Center los Angeles the line Arizona by 1 � to tbs Midwest Reg ional West Reg ional Mcaa to Urna ment so uth Reg ional gonzagas 7 foot 1 Center Przemek Karnowski reacts during his teams Victory Over Urcla on Friday night in a South regional semifinal game in Houston. A photo / David j. Phillip Gonzaga 74, Urcla 62 Fig it Reb Urcla min m a m a o t a of pts Powell 39 8 19 0 0 1 5 1 2 16 Looney 32 4 8 1 2 2 8 1 2 9 Hamilton 37 5 13 0 0 1 5 4 4 11 b Alford 37 3 11 0 1 0 3 4 4 8 Parker 27 5 12 6 8 6 11 0 3 16 Kazemi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 k Alford 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Brown 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Goldman 8 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 Allen 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 Welsh 12 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 4 2 totals 200 26 67 7 11 12 39 12 22 62 percentages Fig .388, it .636. 3 Point goals 3 13, .231 b. Alford 2 6, Hamilton 1 4, Goldman 0 1, Looney 0 2. Team rebounds 4. Blocked shots 7 Powell 3, Welsh Looney Parker Hamilton. Turnovers 7 Parker 4, Powell 2, b. Alford. Steals 4 Goldman 2, Parker Looney. Technical fouls none. Fig it Reb Gonzaga min m a m a o t a of pts Pangos 37 3 10 3 4 0 3 3 2 10 Belljr 23 1 7 4 4 0 0 2 4 6 Wesley 29 4 11 5 6 4 6 2 2 14 Karnowski 28 8 11 2 3 4 9 2 3 18 Wiltjer 30 4 12 0 1 0 10 4 1 8 Melson 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Nunez 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Dranginis 20 1 4 1 2 3 6 2 0 4 Sabonis 21 6 9 0 1 3 8 0 5 12 Mcclellan 10 0 3 2 2 0 3 0 1 2 totals 200 27 67 17 23 18 50 15 18 74 percentages Fig .403, it .739. 3 Point goals 3 19, .158 Wesley 1 1, Dranginis 1 2, Pangos 1 7, Mcclellan 0 1, Wiltjer 0 3, Belljr. 0 5. Team rebounds 5. Blocked shots 4 Karnowski 2, Wiltjer Dranginis. Turnovers 5 Karnowski 3, Sabonis Wesley. Steals 5 Pangos 2, Melson Wiltjer Dranginis. Technical fouls none. Urcla 28 34 62 Gonzaga 35 39 74 a a. Officials Ray Natili James Breeding Bert Smith. By Stephen Hawkins associated press Houston Mike Krzyzewski and Duke Are one win away from getting Back to the Mcaa final four this time with a talented group of freshmen. Justise Winslow the freshman from Houston playing at Home the Day after his 19th birthday had 21 Points and 10 rebounds for the South Region alas top seeded Blue devils in their 63 57 Sweet 16 Victory Over revived Utah on Friday night. Duke 32 4 is going to its 20th regional final the 14th under coach k for the most by any Active coach. The last final four appearance was in 2010, when the Blue devils also went through Houston on Way to their fourth National title. Winslow is one of three freshman starters for Duke a Trio that includes standout big Man Jahlil Okafor and guard Tyus Jones who had 15 Points. Okafor has six Points and eight rebounds. Brandon Taylor had 15 Points for the utes 26 9the no. 5 seed with an at Large berth out of the Pac 12. The Blue devils play no. 2 seed Gonzaga 35 2 at 5 05 p. M. Sunday in the South regional final with the Winner going to Indianapolis for the final four. The bulldogs beat 11thseeded Urcla 74 62 in the earlier game Friday night at org stadium the Home of the of los Houston texans. Utah and its coach a Larry Krystkowiak got to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2005, and Only three years after winning six games in Kryszko Wiakis first season. Leading scorer Delon Wright was the utes Only senior starter and Bachynski the Only other graduating player who played regularly. Wright who got his third foul on a questionable Call with about 5 minutes left in the first half finished with 10 Points on 4 of 13 shooting. Duke nips Utah slips into elite eight again Duke 63, Utah 57 Fig it Reb Utah min m a m a o t a of pts Taylor 35 4 10 4 4 2 5 1 5 15 Reyes 15 0 3 0 0 3 4 0 1 0 Loveridge 34 2 12 0 0 0 1 2 3 5 Poeltl 27 5 10 0 2 5 8 1 1 10 d Wright 33 4 13 2 2 3 6 2 4 10 Chapman 17 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 6 i Wright 13 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 Tucker 12 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 Bachynski 12 3 6 5 7 3 4 1 1 11 Kuzma 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 totals 200 21 60 11 15 18 36 8 21 57 percentages Fig .350, it .733. 3 Point goals 4 16, .250 Taylor 3 7, Loveridge 1 6, Chapman 0 1, i. Wright 0 1, d. Wright 0 1. Team rebounds 4. Blocked shots 4 Poeltl 3, Chapman. Turnovers 15 Taylor 4, Poeltl 2, Reyes 2, d. Wright 2, Loveridge 2, Tucker 2. Steals 8 Taylor 3, d. Wright 3, Reyes Loveridge. Technical fouls none. Fig it Reb Duke min m a m a o t a of pts Cook 38 2 5 7 8 1 4 2 4 11 t Jones 38 3 9 9 10 0 3 3 3 15 Winslow 37 8 13 2 3 3 10 0 2 21 m Jones 21 1 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 3 Okafor 32 3 6 0 1 0 8 0 3 6 Allen 9 1 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 Jefferson 20 2 4 0 0 3 4 0 0 4 Plumlee 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 totals 200 20 45 20 26 8 31 5 16 63 percentages Fig .444, it .769. 3 Point goals 3 9, .333 Winslow 3 4, Cook 0 1, t. Jones 0 2, m. Jones 0 2. Team rebounds 1. Blocked shots 4 Okafor 2, Winslow 2. Turnovers 14 Okafor 4, t. Jones 3, Cook 2, m. Jones 2, Winslow 2, Plumlee. Steals 6 m. Jones 2, t. Jones 2, Winslow Jefferson. Technical fouls none. Utah 22 35 57 Duke 27 36 63 a 21,168. Officials Mark Whitehead d. J. Carstensen Don daily. Utahs Jakob Poeltl 42 blocks a shot by Dukes Tyus Jones during a South regional semifinal game Friday night in Houston. Duke won 63 57. A photo / Charlie Riedel

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