It’s hard for me to care about the second weekend of the NCAA tournament, but last night’s tilt with “mid-major” Xavier and the Big XII’s K-State was enough to make me stop pining for a BCS in college basketball, at least for a night. Kansas State won in a 101-96 double-overtime thriller. Jacob Pullen scored 28 points for the 2nd-seeded Wildcats. I was just kidding about that college basketball BCS, by the way.
“As good a game as I’ve ever coached or been a part of,” [Kansas State] coach Chris Mack said.
Trailing by three at the end of regulation, Xavier’s Terrell Holloway got fouled while heaving up a 30-footer with five seconds left and calmly made all three free throws. Xavier was down by three again at the end of the first overtime, but Jordan Crawford jacked up a 35-footer that hit nothing but net.
“It was just one of those moments,” Pullen said. –CBS Sports.
Also heading to the Elite Eight: Butler, who knocked off Syracuse, Kentucky, after stopping Cornell’s majestic run, and West Virginia. There’s video of Crawford’s big three after the jump. If it was any mightier, he would have needed a passport to shoot it. You know, Patriot Act and all. vid from Detroit 4 Lyfe.