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March 30th, 2015
College Basketball Roundup- Sweet 16 Edition
The Midwest Regional final was held at Quickens Loan Arena this year. The undefeated
Kentucky Wildcats came in as heavy favorites to move on to the Final Four in
Indianapolis. That didnâ€™t stop Daxter Miles of West Virginia to proclaim that
Kentucky will be 36-1 after the two teams meet Thursday night. That certainly did
not happen. The Wildcats completely overwhelmed the Mountaineers and doubled them up
78-39. In the early game, Notre Dame topped Wichita State 81-70. This marked the
Big Dance Roundup and Look Ahead
Last week we gave you a preview of the tournament and some predictions of teams that we felt could make a run to the Final 4. Well, those predictions were way off and the bracket this writer submitted to his friends and a couple websites sits in about 10 millionth place. All the wise guys were talking about Iowa State and Virginia. Those teams won a combined 1 game. Now we are going to go region by region to see what happened and what we can look forward to seeing next weekend.
College Basketball March Madness Preview
1Â UKâ€¨16Â HAMÂ /Â MAN
8Â CINâ€¨9Â PUR
5Â WVUâ€¨12Â BUFF
4Â MDâ€¨13Â VALP
6Â BUTâ€¨11Â TEX
3Â NDâ€¨14Â NE
7Â WICHâ€¨10Â IND
2Â KUâ€¨15Â NMSU
Most Intriguing First Round Match Up
Butler v. Texas
CLARION â€“Â The Elk County Catholic Crusaders saw their season come to an end with a 79-49 loss to Farrell on Tuesday night at Clarion University in the PIAA Class A second round.
The Steelers led all the way. They held a 15-7 advantage at the end of the first quarter and were up 34-25 at halftime. A strong third quarter gave them a 62-33 lead, and they went on to win 79-49.
College Basketball Roundup
Saturday, March 7th 2015
(#1) Kentucky (31-0) 67
Florida (15-16) 50
Kentucky went about business as usual. They beat an in conference foe thoroughly as they should. Karl Anthony towns had 13 points and 9 rebounds as they Wildcats finished their first undefeated regular season in program history.
(#2) Virginia (28-2) 57
(#16) Louisville (24-7) 59
EBENSBURG â€“ ECC may have been down, but they were never out in Friday night's PIAA Class A opening round game against the Bishop Carroll Huskies at Central Cambria High School. Trailing for most of the game, and by as many as 14 points at one time, the Crusaders came alive in the fourth quarter, rallying to tie the game and force overtime en route to recording a 56-50 victory.
Ridgway senior wrestler Ryan Geyer finished his run at the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championships with a loss in the second round of consolations Friday morning at Giant Center in Hershey.
Geyer lost a 14-2 major decision to Toby Cahill of Berlin-Brothersvalley to finish his run in Hershey with a 2-2 record.
Geyer finished the season with a 26-9 overall record and was Ridgway's first state qualifier under third-year head coach David Fordoski.
Geyer finished third at districts and fourth at regionals to make it to states.
Ridgway 195-pounderÂ Ryan Geyer still has a shot at a state medal.
TheÂ Elker senior went 2-1 on the first day of the Class AA PIAA Individual Wrestling Championships at Giant Center in Hershey Thursday morning to continue on to Friday in the three-day tournament.
Geyer will wrestle inÂ the second round of consolations against Toby Cahill of Berlin-Brothersvalley, the third-place finisher from the Southwest Regional Championships.
Geyer opened the day with a quick victory as he pinned Robert Scherer of Burrell in just 24 seconds in the preliminary round to advance to the round of 16.
The Ridgway junior high basketball teams were honored with a banquet Monday night at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
Seventh-grade coach Ed Thorwart introduced the players and spoke about getting the players to adapt to the Elker style of basketball.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg girls basketball honored their 2014-2015 team with a banquet held Sunday afternoon at Johnsonburg Area Elementary School.
Varsity head coach Ellie Kocjancic introduced the four seniors and gave each one of them plaques referencing a game which stood out in her mind from the past season. Taylor Wolfe was the first senior mentioned and Kocjancic remembered the Ramettes win at Curwensville in which she scored 15 points and held Ciara Strickland to 14 points. Wolfe was also the Defensive MVP award winner.