The Men’s Basketball Team Wins the First Time Ever to Win the Elite Eight
The Men in Blue have won their first Elite Eight game ever.
The Golden Eagles (23-9) upset #13 Kansas State (18-15) to win the game 94-83 on Sunday.
The game started out as a thriller as the Golden Eagles outscored the Wildcats by 15 in the first quarter, but then the game changed.
The Wildcats went on a 15-0 run to take the lead and the game was in the balance as the Wildcats scored 13 straight points to take a 76-71 lead.
The Golden Eagles went on an 11-0 spurt to cut the deficit to two.
A three-point play by Kelan Martin put the Wildcats up by five, but the Eagles hit four free throws to tie the game.
The Wildcats then led by as many as 17 in the fourth quarter.
The Eagles responded by taking a 61-56 lead on a 3-pointer by Matt Waddell and a three-pointer from Alex Tuchman.
However, the Eagles responded with a four-point run and a 10-0 burst to tie it up.
The Eagles had a big comeback and the Wildcats went into the break with a 53-49 lead.
They answered with a pair of free throws from Ryan O’Reilly and a layup by Jordan Rauch.
The two teams would never really put the game away.
The first four minutes of the second half was a battle of wills as both teams were trying to get to the free throw line, but both teams could not get anything going.
The final six minutes of regulation saw both teams try to get going, but they never could.
The game ended with both teams on the floor with 1:15 left.
After the game, the two teams will meet again in the Sweet 16 next week.
The Men’s B-School Basketball Championships are the biggest collegiate sports events in the country and feature more than 60 games on three different days.