Michigan Rallies Past Loyola-Chicago, Advances To Title Game
(San Antonio, TX) — Third-seeded Michigan closed the game on a 27-10 run to rally past 11-seed Loyola-Chicago 69-57 at the Final Four in San Antonio. Moritz Wagner keyed the Wolverines with 24 points, 15 rebounds, and three steals. Michigan trailed by seven at halftime, but stepped on the gas in the game’s final 10 minutes to pull away. The Wolverines will take on Villanova or Kansas in Monday’s National Championship game. Cameron Krutwig led the Cinderella Ramblers with 17 points and Clayton Custer added 15. They’ll end the season at 32-and-6 after an improbable run to the Final Four. The 32 wins are a school record.
Villanova Crushes Kansas In Final Four, Cruises Into Title Game
(San Antonio, TX) — Top-seeded Villanova got hot from deep as they crushed Kansas 95-79 at the Final Four in San Antonio. The Wildcats shot 18-of-40 from beyond the arc as a team, setting the Final Four record for threes in a game. Eric Paschall led the charge with 24 points on 10-of-11 shooting. Omari Spellman posted 15 points and 13 rebounds as ‘Nova advances to the National Championship game for the second time in three seasons. The Wildcats will face Michigan. The Jayhawks fell into a 22-4 hole early in the game and never rallied back. Kansas never came within single-digits in the second half and ends the season at 31-and-8.
Cubs Edge Marlins In Extras
(Miami, FL) — Ben Zobrist drove in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning to help the Cubs clip the Marlins 10-6 in Miami. Kris Bryant added a three-run double later in the 10th-inning for insurance. Kyle Schwarber went deep in the second inning for Chicago. He and Anthony Rizzo had two RBI apiece. Yu Darvish gave up five runs over four-and-a-third frames in his Cubs’ debut and Pedro Strop was credited with the win. Bryan Holaday singled home a run in the bottom-of-the-eighth to tie the game for Miami and force extra innings. Brad Ziegler was charged with the loss in relief as the Marlins fell to 1-and-2.
White Sox Rally Past Royals
(Kansas City, MO) — The White Sox scored three-runs in the eighth inning to rally past the Royals 4-3 in Kansas City. Yoan Moncada [[ YOE-ahn mon-CAH-duh ]] led off the eighth with a solo homer and Welington Castillo double home the go-ahead runs later in the frame. Lucas Giolito tossed six innings of three-run ball with Danny Farquhar earning the win and Joakim Soria picking up the save. Lucas Duda drove in two of the three Royals’ runs as they fell to 0-and-2. Ian Kennedy gave up one run over six innings in the start for Kansas City. Brandon Maurer gave up all three runs in the eighth to take the loss.
Mets Drop Cardinals
(New York, NY) — Jacob deGrom had a solid outing for the Mets as they dropped the Cardinals 6-2 at CitiField. deGrom allowed four hits and one run over five-and-two-thirds innings. Todd Frazier drilled a two-run double to put the Mets on the board in the first inning. Travis d’Arnaud and Yoenis Cespedes each slammed solo home runs for New York, which is 2-and-0 for the first time since 2013. Michael Wacha gave up five hits and four runs in less than five frames to take the loss for St. Louis. Matt Carpenter homered in defeat. The Cards look to prevent the sweep on Sunday.
Coyotes Blast Blues
(Glendale, AZ) — Six different players scored as the Coyotes blasted the Blues 6-0 at Gila River Arena. Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Richard Panik had a goal and an assist each for the ‘Yotes, who have won three-of-four. Luke Schenn, Jakob Chychrun, Alex Goligoski and Zac Rinaldo also lit the lamp in the rout. Antti Raanta made 34 saves for the shutout. St. Louis has lost two in-a-row on the heels of a six-game winning streak.