Nothing will ever erase Virginia’s history as the first men’s No. 1 seed to lose its NCAA Tournament opener.
The NCAA Tournament was last in Columbia 49 years ago. March Madness is making a big return to the Midlands with the No. 1 overall seed in the tourney coming to Colonial Life Arena.
Clemson’s first trip to the Sweet 16 won’t continue on to what would’ve been just a second trip to the Elite 8 in program history. The Tigers’ season came to an end Friday night against Kansas 80-76.
The fifth-seeded Clemson Tigers left for Omaha, Nebraska today, just two days ahead of their Sweet 16 matchup with one-seed Kansas.
Clemson breaks down its big win over Auburn in the Round of 32 of the NCAA Tournament Sunday night.
Gabe DeVoe scored 22 points and Elijah Thomas had 18 points and 11 rebounds for Clemson, which closed the first half with a 25-4 run that helped it beat cold-shooting Auburn 84-53 on Sunday and advance to the Midwest Region semifinal.
The last hope for the seemingly yearly 12-5 upset ended on Friday night as No. 5 seed Clemson beat New Mexico State 79-68 in the Midwest Region. It’s just the second time since 2008 a No. 12 seed won’t advance.
Nothing about Auburn’s performance was pretty until Jared Harper drained a long 3-pointer with 1:17 to go against College of Charleston.
15-seed North Carolina A&T outscored the defending national champion Gamecocks 31-24 in the second half of their first round matchup. The visiting Aggies came to Colonial Life Arena and forced two-seed Carolina to commit 19 turnovers.
Clemson is making their return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in seven years, the second time under Brad Brownell, as the Tigers will take on New Mexico State Friday night in the first round.