Kansas cruises to 81-65 win over Villanova in Final Four
The last three times the Jayhawks and Wildcats have met in the tournament, the winner has gone on to win it all. Playing without injured guard Justin Moore, Villanova (31-7) watched as Kansas scored the game’s first 10 points and eventually built a 19-point cushion. The Jayhawks’ lead soon stretched to 15 midway through the first half before Jay Wright finally called timeout. “This is legit revenge for 2018,” tweeted the Mavericks’ Jalen Brunson, who had a big role for Villanova that night. McCormack finally made them pay for going small with a rim-rattling dunk that gave Kansas control again with 10:25 to play.mlive.com
March Madness 2022: Latest betting odds and lines as NCAA Tournament heads to Final Four
Odds are now out for both of Saturday’s matchups - Villanova vs. Kansas and UNC vs. Duke - so let’s dive into them. New players can click here to sign up with this FanDuel Sportsbook promo code and lock in this $150 instant bonus. Aside from the rivalry, the narrative of Coach K’s potential final game unthinkably being a loss to Duke’s archrivals will push some bettors toward the Blue Devils’ side. Caesars Sportsbook promo code MLIVEMAR2 unlocks a can’t-miss Bet $20, Win $200 Final Four bonus, where just one point from your team earns you $200. A promo code also exists for those who would prefer their sign-up bonus to be a $1,100 risk-free first bet.mlive.com
Sunday’s March Madness betting odds and picks for the NCAA Tournament
Pickswise provides exclusive sports betting content to MLive.com, including picks, analysis, tools, games and sportsbook offers to help bettors get in on the action. Villanova -5.5 (-110) over Ohio StateOhio State will try to upset Villanova here, and we’re not optimistic about their chances. Villanova has one of the most efficient offenses in the nation, and they just dropped 80 points in the Round of 64. Miami’s offense looked stagnant for much of their Round of 64 matchup, and senior leader Kameron McGusty shot just 5-for-18. MORE STORIES:Check your standings in the Bracket ChallengeMichigan State vs. Duke: Best bets for the NCAA Tournament second-round matchup on SundayIs Saint Peter’s is the greatest Cinderella in NCAA Tournament history?mlive.com
Carmine’s denies hostess used racial slur, releases new footage of moments leading up to fight
Carmine’s Italian Restaurant has released a new surveillance video showing the moments that led up to the assault of an Asian American hostess in its Upper West Side location last week. Why it matters: The video adds to the evidence surrounding the now-viral incident in New York City, which triggered a Black Lives Matter protest outside the restaurant on Monday. In their defense, Kaeita Nkeenge Rankin, 44, Tyonnie Keshay Rankin, 21, and Sally Rechelle Lewis, 49, claimed that the hostess accused them of presenting fake COVID-19 vaccine cards.news.yahoo.com
Tourists claim their alleged attack on Asian hostess was instigated by use of the N-word, lawyer says
A lawyer representing a woman who was part of a group of Black female tourists who allegedly physically attacked an Asian restaurant hostess in New York City has claimed the employee instigated the physical altercation by using a racial slur. The initial report: The scuffle broke out in the Upper West Side after the Asian hostess asked the three diners from Texas to show proof of vaccination before entering Carmine’s Italian restaurant in Upper West Side on Thursday, Sept. 16, NBC News New York reported. Carmine’s on the UWS says a hostess was assaulted after asking a group for proof of Covid vaccine to eat inside.news.yahoo.com
Texas tourists accused of roughing up hostess at Carmine’s were racially profiled: attorney
Three Texas tourists accused of attacking a hostess at an Upper West Side restaurant for questioning their COVID-19 vaccination cards claim they were racially profiled and demand the hostess — who they say was the aggressor — be fired. “This hostess clearly has some anger management issues and unfortunately her aggression and her violence led to something that three Black women are being ...news.yahoo.com
Close range: Baylor grinds to Elite 8 in 62-51 win ova 'Nova
Davion Mitchell, a 46% shooter from 3 this season, went 0 for 3 from long range on a 14-point day. Jared Butler scored nine points on 1-for-9 shooting from 3, and MaCio Teague had five points without a 3. The guards did a great job of not settling and probing more.”Because of that, Baylor shot 53% in the second half, even though it made only one 3. Constantly harassing Villanova shooters who'd carved out space in the first half, Baylor held Villanova to 37.5% shooting in the second and 0 for 9 from 3. Forward Brandon Slater left the game about midway through the second half after landing awkwardly during a fight for a rebound.
Georgetown upsets Big East top seed Villanova 72-71 at MSG
The Hoyas are back in the Big East Tournament semifinals for the first time in six years, with the former Georgetown and Knicks star leading the way. Georgetown last reached the Big East semifinals in 2015. “We played against the Cadillac, the Bentley, whatever you want to call them, of the Big East — the class of the Big East. The quarterfinal day at the Garden is often the best of the Big East Tournament. They had not won even a single Big East Tournament game since 2016 before beating Marquette in the first round Wednesday.
Late tip-in helps Providence hold off No. 10 Villanova 54-52
(AP Photo/Stew Milne)David Duke made a tiebreaking tip-in with 2.8 seconds left on Saturday and Providence held on after blowing a 20-point lead to beat No. Duke and Nate Watson scored 20 points apiece, and Noah Horchler had 10 points and 13 rebounds for Providence (13-12, 9-10 Big East). PC led 38-18 in the first before Villanova scored the first 11 points of the second. He joined Gillespie on the bench for the second half, wearing a boot. SECOND HALF WOESProvidence took an 11-point lead into halftime in its last game, against St. John’s on Wednesday.
Villanova wins Big East title; McDermott coaches under fire
McDermott’s use of a phrase evoking slavery overshadowed what was expected to be fantastic showdown between the top two teams in the Big East. 10 Villanova capture the Big East title with a 72-60 win over 14th-ranked Creighton. “The pain I saw in their eyes was immense,” McDermott said after the game. The Big East title was a formality on the Main Line — Villanova is 114-26 with two national titles since the conference was reconfigured in 2013. BIG PICTURECreighton: McDermott isn’t off the hot seat yet.
No. 19 Creighton rolls past No. 5 'Nova behind Zegarowski
The Bluejays pulled away early in the second half of the meeting of the Big East's top two teams. Early in the second half, Zegarowski made a move to get Gillespie to go the other way, then swished a one-handed floater in the lane. The Wildcats had shot 70% in the second half of that game and a season-best 63% overall. The Wildcats weren't nearly as good at CHI Health Center, shooting 33% in the second half and 37.5% for the game. Creighton: This was the performance the Bluejays had been looking for from Zegarowski, who had been up and down following offseason knee surgery.
No. 3 Villanova rolls to 9th straight, handles Seton Hall
3 Villanova went up by 16 points in the second half, Jay Wright never felt comfortable against Seton Hall. Jeremiah Robinson-Earl scored 23 points in a foul-plagued 21 minutes and Villanova rolled to ninth straight victory with an unexpectedly easy 80-72 decision over Seton Hall on Saturday. Seton Hall coach Kevin Willard was disappointed. That kills you against really good teams.”UP NEXTVillanova: at St. John's on Wednesday. Seton Hall: at Providence on Wednesday.
No. 3 Villanova edges Seton Hall in return from 27-day break
3 Villanova win its first game in 27 days, 76-74 over Seton Hall on Tuesday night. Mamukelashvili scored 23 points and Rhoden had 19. Myles Cale pulled Seton Hall to 72-70 with 2:33 left and Nova’s Justin Moore was whistled for an offensive foul. Mamukelashvili tied it and the Seton Hall bench started chanting “Defense! Gillespie missed a 3 and Shavar Reynolds grabbed the defensive board to set up a late look for Seton Hall.