LOS ANGELES - During Ohio State's journey to the Final Four last season, Aaron Craft learned the importance of focusing on the next 40 minutes, not the three-week trip.
SALT LAKE CITY - Before Mark Lyons finished putting a pain in the stomachs of Harvard alumni everywhere, he had one of his own.
With the clock at zero, the Wichita State Shockers get their dance on at the Big Dance. They will head to Los Angeles for their Sweet 16 game Thursday.
SALT LAKE CITY - America's No. 1 team fell Saturday night at EnergySolutions Arena - call it a Shocker - and the Arizona Wildcats' bracket became even more discombobulated.
The excitement level on the Wichita State bench rises late in the game against Gonzaga. The Shockers have "a team full of fighters," forward Carl Hall says.
UA guard Mark Lyons tussles with a pair of Harvard players for a loose ball in a game that included a lot of time on the deck.
Ohio State's Sam Thompson throws down a second-half dunk. He had 20 points and 10 rebounds as the Buckeyes cruised to their ninth straight win.
DAYTON, Ohio - Sam Thompson reached back with his right hand, snared the slightly off-target pass and dunked it in one forceful motion, providing Ohio State with its grandest slam.
SALT LAKE CITY - Months after making the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1946, Harvard's basketball team was met with a scandal unbecoming one of the nation's top academic institutions.
Wichita State's Malcolm Armstead, who got both hands on the ball, will get the chance to face the top-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs today.
Harvard coach Tommy Amaker said his basketball team has pulled together after the school and team was hit by a cheating scandal. "I think the guys have been able to adjust and to adapt incredibly well."
Southern's Derick Beltran shoots over Gonzaga's David Stockton in an NCAA second-round game. Beltran finished with 21 points.
SALT LAKE CITY - He was statistically superior but didn't seem dangerous.
SALT LAKE CITY - Jameel Grace sat dejected.
Nick Johnson, Arizona's best defender for most of the season, had a major role in keeping Ian Clark, left, from heating up.
Arizona's Grant Jerrett shoots over Blake Jenkins in Thursday's NCAA tournament game. Jerrett, a freshman who had six rebounds and two blocked shots, said nerves were not a problem despite the tourney environment.
SALT LAKE CITY - When Grant Jerrett stepped on the EnergySolutions Arena floor on Thursday to play possibly the biggest game of his life so far, his stomach didn't flutter and his head didn't spin.
UA coach Sean Miller says: "Sometimes in this tournament, game pressure in the moment becomes so big that you can deviate. Players do things they haven't done."