Ron Baker’s three point shot a few minutes into the second half ignited a Shockers run, and Memphis never knew what hit them. The 76-61 final was not really that close in the end in this neutral site contest at Sioux Falls, South Dakota (which finished a close second to Dayton for hosting the First Four NCAA Tournament games from 2016-2018 in a decision announced on Monday morning by the NCAA) greeted both teams with lots of enthusiasm all game long.
But of note earlier in the day…another long home court winning streak was snapped.
Monday night, Florida’s 33 game winning streak at home was halted by Miami (Florida). Today, it was Northern Iowa getting a major Stock Up in this early season by upending Stephen F. Austin who had won an incredible 34 straight home games (second only to Duke, which currently stands at 35 wins and counting for those curious enough in keeping track of those types of statistics).
Overnight, Colorado was simply too much for Auburn and the other overnight games were mostly snooze fests.
Hope to see you all back later this evening for a brief recap of the Champions Classic in snowy Indianapolis, as Michigan State meets again with Duke, while another possible Sweet 16 preview could take shape as Kansas again will locks horns with the top ranked Kentucky Wildcats.