"This feeling right now - it stings, it burns", said Kodi Justice, who led Arizona State with 15 points. "I don't think much changed in this game". "I've done played them a lot, and they've done dominated me. I know they're a really good team", United Kingdom sophomore Wenyen Gabriel said Friday. We became undisciplined. There was a stretch where guys did what they wanted to do. They had Anchor (Bar) wings, have you ever heard of them?
UB stole the show on the first night of The Big Dance by playing the same style it had record-breaking success with throughout the regular season and Mid-American Conference championship tournament.
"We're going to go in there feeling like we have nothing to lose", Massinburg said. "Then l looked at resumes of all the 12 seeds, and was rightfully still surprised". Massinburg and junior forward Nick Perkins were both on the team during the Bulls' last tournament appearance. Will the Bulls manage to pull off another upset and stay alive in the tournament, or will Kentucky end their NCAA Tournament dreams?
"I really felt like we were going to win this game", he said. "But I believed it". The game is scheduled for a 5:15 p.m. start time and it will be televised nationally on CBS.
Buffalo has been called a Cinderella after knocking off No. 4 seed Arizona in the opening round of the South Region. It's the first time since 1996-97 a school from the six major conferences failed to send a team to the round of 32. Arizona made it in 2014 and 2015, OR the next two years. All were Top 25 teams. The Bulls are trying to become the first MAC school to reach the Sweet 16 since OH in 2012.
Now there's only one way to properly celebrate a victory like this in the city of Buffalo and some tables are going to have to be sacrificed. After senior center Dusan Ristic scored with 17:22 remaining to give the Wildcats a 46-45 lead, Buffalo went on a 10-2 run to turn a game that had gone back-and-forth throughout the first half. The point guard? Usually physically overmatched.
The other plus Hawkins and Senderoff noted, is most prognosticators do not value Buffalo's defense.
Clark said the ability of UB's guards to get into the lane and disrupt Kentucky's defensive spacing will be key.
The Wildcats were outworked throughout most of the game, with Buffalo pulling away in the second half and demoralizing the Arizona sideline.
Arizona had trouble keeping up with the quicker Bulls early and had trouble getting the ball inside to Ayton.
Now the challenge is No. 5 Kentucky.