How many of you had this upset in your brackets? I didn’t.
Free throws was the difference in Pittsburgh. Last year, it cost the Wolfpack a trip to the Sweet 16. This year, they’re going to Syracuse after a stunning 71-68 victory over top seed Villanova.
Historical fact, the last time they beat a number 1 seed was not once, but twice under Jim Valvano in the Cardiac Kids year of 1983:
Virginia led by Ralph Sampson in the Elite Eight and Phi Slama Jamma of Houston in the title game.
I will review some of the other highlights from the other 7 games later tonight.