March Madness Live: Rhody Loses in a Nail-biter Against Oregon
On [Sunday] 11 URI played against 3 Oregon in a whopper of a game. 11 URI was leading most of the game and was looking to upset the Ducks. They went on a [14-2] run, thanks in large part to Stanford Robinson who had 21 points in the game. They had an 8 point lead going into the half [46-38]. Yet they made some crucial mistakes, turning the ball over 3 times. Which helped 3 Oregon come back in the game.
The Rhode Island Rams had scoring chances down the floor but couldn’t score in the final 2 minutes of the game. It ended up coming down to last possession. 11 URI was down by 3 points. They needed to make a 3 pointer to tie the game. The shot went up and missed, ending the Rhode Island Ram’s season. With a final score of [75-72] Ducks. It was a heartbreaking defeat and the Rhody Rams knew it. They had it in the bag but let it slip through their fingers.
There were several other notable games on [Sunday]. 7 Michigan beat 2 Louisville in a big upset against a Rick Pitino coached Team. There was also the 8 Arkansas game against 1 UNC Tar Heels, that came down to the last minute of the game. There was also the 10 Wichita State game against 2 Kentucky. Which was another heart-breaker that came down to last possession with a 3 point difference. Kentucky won [65-62].
The Sweet 16 Brackets now look like this:
- 8 Wisconsin vs. 4 Florida
- 3 Baylor vs. 7 South Carolina
- 1 Gonzaga vs. 4 West Virginia
- 11 Xavier vs. 2 Arizona
- 1 Kansas vs. 4 Purdue
- 3 Oregon vs. 7 Michigan
- 1 UNC vs. 4 Butler
- 3 UCLA vs. 2 Kentucky
The [NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament] continues on [Thursday] on CBS.