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March Madness 2017 NCAA Tournament schedule

Seventh-seeded MI and second-seeded Louisville have tipped off Sunday's second-round games in Indianapolis. Louisville's adjusted defense on KenPom is also ranked 7, but they are susceptible to giving up points.

Moe Wagner and D.J. Wilson each averaged fewer than three points per game as freshmen in limited minutes one year ago.

Louisville leads the all-time series 3-0, with one win in Louisville, one in Ann Arbor and most recently in the 2013 championship game in Atlanta.

Mathiang, a senior who likely played his last game for Louisville and will enter the National Basketball Association draft, finished with 13 points off 6-7 shooting while Adel, a sophomore, had 16 points.

Louisville's Jaylen Johnson shoots the ball against Jacksonville State during the first round of the NCAA tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 17, 2017. In the meantime, the ACC doesn't have any regional semifinalists yet and is down to just two teams left in the tournament: North Carolina and Duke. Struggling against N.C. State and guard Cat Barber in the 2015 Sweet 16, short of players especially in the backcourt, Pitino got 14 points and 3 assists from freshman point guard Quentin Snider, who played double-figure minutes only four times in 12 ACC games before senior guard Chris Jones' dismissal.

MI will play either OR or Rhode Island in the Sweet 16. MI marches on to the Sweet 16 with a 78-70 victory. There was no repeat performance two days later as MI hit only six of its 17 3-point attempts.

Louisville, meanwhile, missed opportunities, shooting just 5-for-20 from the perimeter and also missing some shots around the basket.

After two years of surprise early NCAA Tournament exits, Baylor finally broke through. Walton scored 10. Donovan Mitchell paced Louisville with 19 points while Deng Adel scored 16. The Cardinals won the battle on the glass (37-30) and their bench even outscored Michigan's, 15-3. Coach John Beilein's Wolverines whittled their way back to within 27-26 and then tied the score for the first time at 28-all with 1 1/2 minutes to go until intermission. Derrick Walton, playing like a man possessed right now and sometimes that's all it takes.


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March 20, 2017
Dontari Poe signs with the Falcons
Pioli is an executive in the Falcons front office alongside Thomas Dimitroff, the team's general manager. Bennie Logan also took a one-year, $8 million deal ($7.68M guaranteed) with the Kansas City Chiefs.

March 19, 2017
Beijing, Saudi Arabia agree to more oil cooperation, exports to China
Though he did not elaborate, Saudi Arabia's main source of anger at Obama was going along with the nuclear deal with Iran.

March 19, 2017
Casemiro guides leaders Real through Athletic test
It is a hard place to go to but we will try to play well and win the game, doing as we've been doing up until now". We know it will be one of the most demanding games that we have left.

March 19, 2017
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March 19, 2017
Jesy Nelson confirmed her new relationship with a sweet Insta snap
Things are moving to the next level, when it comes to Jesy Nelson and her previously rumored boyfriend Chris Clark. Rumours of a feud between Perrie Edwards and Jesy Nelson , and speculation of a split, are "nonsense".

March 19, 2017
West Ham United 2-3 Leicester City
West Ham have lost as many games against Leicester in their last five (4), as they did in the previous 25 combined (all comps). Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare on Jamie Vardy's return to form: "Tell me a forward who hasn't gone through that spell".

March 19, 2017
Missing clerics 'found' in Pak
The clerics identified as Asif Nizami and his friend Nazim Nizami, belonged to Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah. "We are pursuing this further with the Government of Pakistan", Swaraj said in a series of tweets.

March 19, 2017
Beauty and the Beast: The Sad Story Behind the Beast's Parents
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March 18, 2017
2nd Case Of Bird Flu Found Near Lincoln Co. Outbreak
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March 18, 2017
Iraq kills Daesh commander, captures Mosul bridge
Iraqi troops have effectively sealed off Mosul from the rest of the territory IS controls in Iraq and Syria. Some have been taken by army trucks to processing areas but many have to wait.