Apr 02

NCAA Men’s Tournament 2016: National Semi-Finals (Round of 4)

A Semi-Final of Upsets.

Well, it’s actually hard to call a #2 Seed over a #1 Seed an upset, but never-the-less I think I can say that very few people actually expected Villanova to win over Kansas which was the #1 Seed in the entire Tournament and consensus #1 Team in the country.

Even I didn’t expect Syracuse to beat North Carolina. A #10 Seed in the Final Four has never happened before, though it not as big a deal as the announcers made it out to be because several higher Seeded Teams have and that #10 was empty is just a fluke of numerology.

Of course I’ll be rooting for Syracuse, but also for Villanova as a representative of the Old Big East back before the Throwball tail started wagging the Basketball dog (UConn has wasted over $100 Million on a Throwball Team that would be hard pressed to be competitive in Division II. Idiots.).

Feel free to root for your favorites or at least the team you hate less. Winners go on to compete for the National Championship on April 4th.

Villanova Home Broadcast on TrueTV, Oklahoma Home Broadcast on TNT.
Syracuse Home Broadcast on TrueTV, North Carolina Home Broadcast on TNT.

Regional Final Results

Seed Team Record Score Seed Team Record Score Region
1 Kansas 33 – 5 59 2 *Villanova 33 – 5 64 South
1 Oregon 31 – 6 68 2 *Oklahoma 29 – 7 80 West
1 North Carolina 33 – 6 88 6 Notre Dame 24 – 12 74 East
1 Virginia 29 – 8 62 10 *Syracuse 23 – 13 68 Midwest

Tonight’s Match-Ups

Time Channel Seed Team Record Region Seed Team Record Region
6:09 pm TBS 2 Villanova 33 – 5 South 2 Oklahoma 29 – 7 West
8:45 pm TBS 1 North Carolina 33 – 6 East 10 Syracuse 23 – 13 Midwest

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  1. Vent Hole

  2. Villanova in Blue Oklahoma in White

  3. Player Introductions

  4. Oklahoma wins the tip off

  5. Oklahoma scores first, a 3

  6. Villanova 10 – 9 15 to Play in the Half

  7. Villanova Home Broadcast on TrueTV, Oklahoma Home Broadcast on TNT.

  8. Villanova 21 – 17 10 to PLay in Half

    • TMC on April 2, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    With 7:24 in the half Villanova 26- 17

    • TMC on April 2, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    At 5:12 in the half Villanova 35 -21

    • TMC on April 2, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    With 2:11 in the half Villanova 39 – 26

    • TMC on April 2, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    Halftime:

    Villanova 42 – Oklahoma 28

  9. We’re back.

    • TMC on April 2, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    The 2nd half starts

    • TMC on April 2, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    Nova’s Ryan Arcidiacono shooting foul. Oklahoma’s Jordan Woodard draws the foul.

    Woodward makes 2 of 3 free throws then on an offensive rebound makes a 2 pt layup.

    Nova 46 – 37

    • TMC on April 2, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    At 15: 52

    Nova 48 – 37

  10. Villanova 50 – 37 15 to Play

    • TMC on April 2, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    Okla’s Khadeem Lattin shooting foul. Nova’s Josh Hart draws the foul

    Josh Hart makes free throw 1 of 1
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    • BobbyK on April 2, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    Hooray Nova!

    • TMC on April 2, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    At 11:26

    Nova 62 – 41

    • TMC on April 2, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    At 10: 12

    Nova 64 – 41

  11. Villanova 64 – 41 10 to Play

    • TMC on April 2, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Wow!! Nova 72 – 41

    This a Uconn Ladies Husky game

  12. Villanova 81 – 42 6 to Play

  13. Villanova 84 – 44 5 to Play

  14. Villanova 90 – 49 3 to Play

  15. Villanova 92 – 51 2 to Play

  16. Villanova 95 – 51 Final

  17. Largest margin of victory ever in the National Semi-Finals..

  18. Syracuse in Orange North Carolina in White

  19. Player Introductions.

  20. North Carolina wins tip off

  21. North Carolina scores first

    • TMC on April 2, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    At 15:57 game tied at 8

  22. Syracuse 13 – 12 14 to Play in the Half

    • TMC on April 2, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Damn. Syracuse missed two free throws

    Syracuse 13 – 12

    • TMC on April 2, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    Fouls on Syracuse. NC to the line.

    Missed their foul shots, too

    • TMC on April 2, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    Neither of these teams stands a chance against Villanova

    • TMC on April 2, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    Nc to the line, again. Sinks two.

    NC 14 – 13

  23. Syracuse 16 – 14 10 to Play in Half

    • TMC on April 2, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    NC to the line again. Makes 2 of

    NC 23 – 18

  24. North Carolina 27 – 22 5 to Play in Half

    • TMC on April 2, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    Syracuse to the line. Misses 2 of 2.

    NC 37 – 37

    • TMC on April 2, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    Syracuse to the line. Makes 1 of 2

    NC 39 – 28

  25. North Carolina 39 – 28 at the Half

  26. Syracuse scores firs in the 2nd Half, a 3

  27. North Carolina 51 – 37 15 to Play

  28. North Carolina 57 – 47 10 to Play

  29. North Carolina 70 – 59 5 to Play

  30. North Carolina 83 – 66 Final

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