Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Daily Report the Bests, Worsts and Most Talked about Stories around the Tournament

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Daily Report the Bests, Worsts and Most Talked about Stories around the Tournament

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THE FIRST SHOT

GOLDEN EAGLES ELITE: After scraping by 14th-seeded Davidson on a last-second shot by Vander Blue in the second round, and winning another down-to-the-wire game against No. 6 Butler in the third, Marquette made sure its Sweet 16 matchup with Miami was never in doubt. Buzz Williams' squad ended a fantastic, historic season for the No. 2 Hurricanes -- the ACC tournament and regular-season champs -- thanks to some hot shooting and stingy defense. Now, Marquette is in the Elite Eight for the first time since 2003, and one win away from the Final Four.

WHO'S HOT ...

LAQUINTON ROSS: Not only did the sophomore forward score 17 points off the bench in Ohio State's win against Iowa State Sunday, he followed that with another 17-point performance Thursday. Oh, and that included the winning shot from a few feet behind the 3-point line with 2.1 seconds left to lead the Buckeyes past Arizona.

... WHO'S NOT

DOUG GOTTLIEB: The CBS analyst got Thursday's coverage off to an awkward start, saying he was there to bring the "white man's perspective" to the pregame show. …

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