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This marked the third straight Sweet Sixteen appearance for Kansas. Normally known as a defensive player and averaging 4.
Star Trojan Taj Gibson was in foul trouble throughout much of the game, and yet his teammates rallied for 14 lead changes and 16 ties. Dwight Lewis , who gave a point performance overall, scored six consecutive points for USC for a late tie.
The Spartans only earned a victory after the Trojans missed their last nine shots. With the win, Michigan State has made it to the Sweet 16 eight times of the last 12 years, more than any other team except Duke.
Their fullcourt pressure forced 15 turnovers on the Wildcats the entire game, including nine in the first half. Earl Clark led the Cardinals with 19 points, whose ballhandling garnered 29 assists.
This was the most lopsided Sweet 16 victory since The Michigan State-Kansas matchup was much more intense. After overcoming a point first half deficit, the Spartans won 67— They shot 16 of 17 from the foul line, and on their only miss they rebounded the ball and gave Raymar Morgan the only points of the night on a dunk.
Such rallies in the second half narrowed the deficit and occasionally took the lead, although the Jayhawks responded and were up by 2 with 2 minutes left in the game.
However, Kalin Lucas of the Spartans, who had scored 11 points in the first 39 minutes of the game, made seven straight points with 48 seconds left.
Goran Suton also added nine rebounds, five steals, and a season-high 20 points for Michigan State. Michigan State defeated overall number one seed Louisville, 64—52, to advance to their fifth Final Four since Michigan State held Louisville to their second lowest point total of the season with their man-to-man defense keeping them out of sync all game.
Center Goran Suton had 19 points and Durrel Summers had 12 in the rout. Earl Clark had 19 for Louisville. Only Barry Stewart put up double digit points 14 for the Bulldogs.
Pac champions Washington Huskies scored 46 points in the second half, but it was not enough to beat the Purdue Boilermakers in the second round of West Regional, falling short by two points 76— Isaiah Thomas with 24 points and Jon Brockman with 18 rebounds led the Huskies.
It was UConn who took full advantage of many Purdue mistakes and, even though Robbie Hummel was able to shoot quite well scoring 17 points, it was Hasheem Thabeet and the Huskies who pulled away for a 72—60 win to move onto the regional finals.
In the nightcap of the sweet sixteen matchups, two sets of Tigers met, pitting Missouri against Memphis in a matchup that saw teams with similar fast-paced styles meet.
Missouri was able to pull away with a 27—7 run that gave them a 64—40 lead. Scottie Reynolds was named Regional most outstanding player. Villanova Wildcats , playing at home against an American University team that featured 5 seniors, fell behind early as American hit a barrage of 3 pointers.
However, in the 2nd half, Villanova was able to take advantage of 20 free throws in the final 13 minutes of the game to win against American.
Trevon Hughes fouled Toney Douglas, who made two free throws to send the game into over-time. In over-time, the Badgers trailed by one with just seconds left when Hughes made a twisting shot from the lane over two defenders to put the Badgers ahead 60— Hughes was also fouled on the shot, and made the resulting free throw to make the score 61— Florida State had just enough time to run a full court in-bounds play but, the pass was deflected at half court thus securing the Badger victory.
Dante Cunningham had 18 points; Reggie Redding and Corey Fisher had 13; Corey Stokes put up 12; eleven points came from Scottie Reynolds and ten points were put up by Dwayne Anderson for the winning team.
Villanova 3 upset Duke 2 , 77—54, to advance to the Regional Championship game to face Pittsburgh 1. The Wildcats, who were ahead by 3 at half-time, were led in scoring by Scottie Reynolds 16 , Dante Cunningham 14 and Reggie Redding With five seconds remaining, Levance Fields , who was fouled by Corey Fisher , shot two free-throws to tie the game for Pitt.
Dwayne Anderson was top scorer for the Wildcats with 17 points. WKU advanced to the second round for a second consecutive year as a 12 seed, beating 5th seeded Illinois.
All final four teams in the tournament had won at least one national championship. Entering the tournament, North Carolina had the most, with four , , , ; Connecticut had two; , ; Michigan State also had two; , , and Villanova won one; The Spartans had home court advantage by playing in their home state.
Six teams have played the Final Four in their home states, but only four of them won. The biggest advantage came in and when UCLA played the championship game at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena , which is a short distance from Pauley Pavilion , their home court since Michigan State , with 7 minutes to play, finally took hold of the game and defeated the number one seed Connecticut to advance to the championship game against North Carolina.
The Spartans started the game with a 7-point run, but the Huskies came back to take a lead in the first half. Michigan State took it back and was leading by two at the half.
Connecticut had the lead twice early in the second period. Michigan State, led by guard Kalin Lucas with 21 points and forward Raymar Morgan with 18 points, was just too much at the end for the Huskies.
Ty Lawson produced 22 points, followed by Wayne Ellington with 20 points and Tyler Hansbrough with 18 points.
Hansbrough, the sixth-leading scorer in tournament history, pulled down 11 rebounds. For Roy Williams , who coached North Carolina to a national championship in , it is back to the title game again.
This 71st title game featured 1 seed North Carolina , which had a 4—4 record in the finals, versus 2 seed Michigan State , which had a 2—0 record going into the game.
That game was also played at Ford Field. North Carolina , with a first bucket from Deon Thompson , took off and ran to a point lead at the minute mark.
The lead grew to 24 with less than 5 minutes remaining in the first half, with most points coming from Wayne Ellington The Spartans were behind 34—55 at the half, a tournament record lead for the Tar Heels.
Goran Suton had the most points for Michigan State. In the second half, Michigan State made a comeback to within 13 points of North Carolina with 4: Roy Williams and his Tar Heels defeated the Spartans 89—72 to take home his second trophy for the university.
Ty Lawson set a record with 8 steals. Some CBS affiliates put additional game broadcasts on digital subchannels, or, as in the following two instances, on other stations:.
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The National Football League is the only one of the four major sports leagues that does not have a formalized farm system.
The source for almost all NFL players is college football. Drafted players from college immediately join the main team; if they fail to make the regular season roster, a limited number of players may be assigned to the practice squad.
NFL teams rarely recruit players from other gridiron football leagues. American football also has the least global reach for prospects, with one exception being several players from other codes of football primarily as kickers and punters.
MLS teams sign players from their youth academies, from the college draft, and from overseas. MLS clubs can operate youth teams as young as 13—14 years old.
Some youth academy teams participate in lower-tier leagues. MLS also holds an annual draft in which top college soccer players are selected.
This allows developing MLS players to gain playing experience. The CFL requires free agents to sign contracts, and thus stay in the league, for a minimum of two years.
Unique to the CFL is the concept of the negotiation list , which allows CFL teams to unilaterally declare exclusive rights to any given player.
Described as an "enduring mystery," the negotiation list forces players to accept the offer they are given, usually at league minimum, with no leverage to negotiate with other teams; there is no order or limits to the negotiation list, and teams can add or remove players to a position negotiation list without their permission and at any time, regardless of age.
Since , ten of the 45 players must be publicly announced. NBA players have the highest average player salaries of the four leagues; however, their teams also have the smallest rosters.
The NFL has the highest average team payroll. However, NFL rosters are far larger than the other three leagues many players on NFL rosters see little actual game play , and teams play far fewer games, making their players the lowest paid of the Big Four major leagues.
MLB is now alone among the major leagues in that it lacks any form of a salary cap and has enacted only modest forms of revenue sharing and luxury taxes.
Compared to the other leagues, there is a far greater disparity between MLB payrolls. MLS has lower average salaries and smaller payrolls than the other leagues.
David Beckham was the first player signed under this rule. The CFL has a relatively smaller player salary and salary cap compared to the other leagues.
As recently as the s, loopholes in the salary cap allowed CFL teams to pay select marquee players a salary comparable to their NFL counterparts, but financial problems forced the league to close those loopholes.
Each of the top four major leagues are the premier competitions of their respective sport on the world stage. Major League Baseball is increasingly luring away the stars from the Japanese leagues , the European hockey leagues have become a major source of star talent for National Hockey League clubs, and the National Basketball Association frequently recruits talent from professional leagues in Europe, Latin America, Australia and China.
All four leagues are considered to be the top league in their respective sports, not only in revenue, but also in quality of talent, player salaries, and worldwide interest.
However, of the four major leagues, the NFL has the least presence outside both countries; it is mainly an American and Canadian interest.
Basketball is a strong spectator and participation sport in parts of the world, and the NBA is unquestionably the top basketball league.
Selling league broadcasting rights to foreign markets is another way for the leagues to generate revenue, and all the leagues have tried to exploit revenue streams outside of their home market.
Major League Soccer is not the premier soccer competition in the world, or even in the Americas, in terms of competition success, revenues, and players.
The top players from MLS often move to Europe in search of tougher competition and higher salaries. However, MLS has steadily improved in international stature in recent years.
MLS attendance has increased to the point where MLS average attendance is among the top ten soccer leagues worldwide. By the end of the s, revenue from the U.
By the s, the CFL became virtually unknown outside of Canada. In , a record number of 6. The perceived lack of competition from the rest of the world has contributed to the long-standing but controversial practice of the North American media referring to the major sports league champions as world champions.
However, this practice is usually mocked by non-Americans. Usage of the phrase in baseball started with organization of championship series between the National League and the earlier American Association in the s, later to be known as the World Series.
Major League Baseball later set up the World Baseball Classic , a quadrennial international competition, in an effort to crown a true world champion.
The phrase was repeatedly engraved on the Cup , and continued to be used, when the NHL began admitting American franchises. When the World Hockey Association commenced play in the s, they sought to challenge for the Stanley Cup, referring to the agreement.
Professional sports leagues as known today evolved during the decades between the Civil War and World War II, when the railroad was the main means of intercity transportation.
As a result, virtually all major league teams were concentrated in the northeastern quarter of the United States, within roughly the radius of a day-long train ride, within the Great Lakes and the Northeast regions.
Early professional soccer activity was concentrated almost entirely on an East Coast corridor from Baltimore to Boston, except for the St. There were very few major league teams in the far west until after World War II.
As travel and settlement patterns changed, so did the geography of professional sports. From until , the Kings were the only U.
Since then, as newer, fast-growing Sunbelt areas such as Phoenix , Tampa , and Dallas became prominent, the major sports leagues have expanded or franchises have relocated to service these communities.
The National Hockey League was established in in Canada. The Toronto Huskies were a charter member of the Basketball Association of America in , but that team only lasted one season; the NBA would then make a permanent expansion into Canada in when the Toronto Raptors and now- departed Vancouver Grizzlies were established.
Some of the Big Four sports leagues have looked to expand their revenues by playing overseas games in attempt to develop a wider international fan base.
There has been increasing cooperation between the NBA and the Euroleague. In , the two bodies agreed to organize a summer competition known as the NBA Europe Live Tour featuring four NBA teams and four Euroleague clubs, with the first competition taking place in The NFL has attempted to promote its game worldwide by scheduling selected pre-season games abroad since Although they are competitors, the "big four" leagues also cooperate.
Some owners have teams in multiple leagues; as mentioned above, the NFL restricts cross-league ownership but the other leagues do not.
In the early years of professional basketball, the American Basketball League , the de facto major league of the s, was backed primarily by NFL owners.
The leagues also cooperate in the construction and use of facilities. Multi-purpose stadiums were built to accommodate multiple sports in the later half of the 20th century.
Even in situations where separate stadiums have been constructed for each team as is generally the norm in the 21st century , the individual stadiums may be constructed adjacent to each other and share parking space and other infrastructure.
In recent years, two MLS teams have shared stadiums permanently with NFL teams that were explicitly built to host both sports. All three stadiums employ innovative stadium design features to reduce maximum seating for MLS games to enhance gameday atmosphere.
For example, until New York City played host to baseball and football Giants. Louis, Missouri , it was allowed to keep the Cardinals name despite the established existence of a baseball team of the same name.
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