Still dancing: No. 11 seed Dayton into Elite 8

 

Dayton defeated Stanford eighty two-72 to advance to the Elite Eight for the primary time since 1984.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Like a red and blue blur, the Dayton Flyers have been pressing and passing, capturing and scoring. The waves by no means seemed to stop coming, with 10, eleven after which 12 gamers giving them high quality minutes.

An exhausted and foul-plagued Stanford simply could not keep up.

The underdog Flyers – an 11 seed on this South Region – are actually in the Elite Eight for the primary time since 1984 after an emphatic eighty two-72 victory over Stanford on Thursday evening.

"We had eleven guys rating within the sport and from prime to bottom, we stored coming and coming," Dayton coach Archie Miller said. "The best way they shared the ball and moved the ball.. it was a real workforce effort. It's good that on the most important stage, we acted like ourselves."

Jordan Sibert scored 18 factors and freshman Kendall Pollard added a season-excessive 12, as Dayton (26-10) made sure this one wasn't significantly close after slipping by in the first two rounds. The 6-foot-4 Sibert was spectacular, slashing to the basket and draining three-pointers, to assist the Flyers lead for almost the entire night.

Dayton confirmed its depth early, using a dozen players in the first half to put on down Stanford.

"They had been relentless," Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins said. "That's the best way I can put it."

No. 10 Stanford (23-thirteen) had the superior put up play, nevertheless it wasn't enough. Chasson Randle led the Cardinal with 21 factors, but shot 5 of 21 from the field. Dwight Powell added 17 and Stefan Nastic – who fouled out with more than 5 minutes left – had 15.

Dayton, the last remaining of the six Atlantic 10 teams in the discipline of sixty eight, will play top total seed Florida on Saturday. The Gators beat UCLA seventy nine-sixty eight late Thursday night.

Sibert finished 7 of 12 from the sector, together with 4 of 9 from 3-level vary. He had loads of help, including from Pollard, a 6-foot-6 guard who frequently obtained to the basket and helped the Flyers stretch their lead within the first half.

"Folks have been doubting us and not giving us plenty of credit," Sibert mentioned. "I do know these guys. I know what coach needs. We all need to win. On the end of the day all of us need to be considered winners."

Pollard was averaging two factors per game, however Miller didn't hesitate to provide him large minutes once he bought scorching.

"This guy's a big-time winner," Miller stated. "He isn't afraid of anything."

Devin Oliver scored 12 factors and Matt Kavanaugh added 10. Dayton's bench had a 34-2 scoring advantage over Stanford.

The Flyers had been good in just about every side, capturing forty eight.three p.c (28 of 58) and dishing 19 assists on 28 area objectives.

They made nearly the whole lot they threw on the basket early. Scoochie Smith's corner three-pointer put the Flyers ahead 15-13 early and Stanford's Powell – who averages almost 14 points per game – was shortly banished to the bench with two fouls.

Foul bother was an early theme, and a much larger problem for Stanford.

The Cardinal rely on a six-man rotation. When the Flyers would lose a man to foul bother, they merely replaced him with someone who was simply as capable.

Issues went from unhealthy to worse for Stanford late within the first half. The Cardinal fell behind by double-digits and Dawkins was called for a technical foul. Dawkins said it was the correct name.

"I used to be simply more or less making an attempt to get my crew going," Dawkins said. "I thought we had been shedding momentum, we had already burned a timeout and it was a scenario the place I needed to get our guys fired up."

It didn't work.

Sibert nailed a 3-pointer from the corner to provide Dayton a 42-29 lead, though the Flyers had to settle for a forty two-32 halftime benefit.

Stanford made a comeback early in the second half – as well-known Cardinal supporters Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice appeared on – thanks to sturdy publish play.

But the Cardinal simply couldn't stay out of foul hassle. Nastic – who was main Stanford with 13 factors on the time – picked up his fourth foul with greater than thirteen minutes remaining and fouled out with more than 5 minutes left.

Stanford managed to tug inside sixty four-58 after Powell made the bucket and free throw after being fouled, but the Cardinal couldn't get any nearer. The Flyers merely kept sending waves at the Cardinal, scoring from inside and out in the last minutes.

Both groups had made impressive runs to make it so far. Dayton had knocked off in-state rival Ohio State and Syracuse whereas Stanford has dispatched increased-seeds New Mexico and Kansas.

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Mon. in Sochi: Ice dancing takes center stage

Meryl Davis and Charlie White are in a position to win after stealing the show Sunday.
Meryl Davis and Charlie White are able to win after stealing the show Sunday. (Getty Pictures)

Attempting to watch the Olympics? Even with NBCOlympics.com now streaming each occasion reside on-line, the wild array of events can make the viewing expertise a bit bewildering.

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Mon. in Sochi: Ice dancing takes center stage

Meryl Davis and Charlie White are in a position to win after stealing the show Sunday.
Meryl Davis and Charlie White are able to win after stealing the show Sunday. (Getty Pictures)

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Dodgers fan Dressed as a bear Thrown out

“Wait,” you may be saying. “I did not know the the Los Angeles Dodgers had a mascot. And why is it a bear?”

Each legitimate questions from anyone who noticed the dancing, cheering bear in a Dodgers jersey at Monday night time’s NLCS Sport three. The bear obtained a tiny little bit of TELEVISION time, however as you possibly can see in the video above, followers at the game noticed a lot more of him. Doing the splits on the opposing crew’s dugout? Strong move.

Here’s the factor: The Dodgers do not have a bear for a mascot. They don’t have a mascot, interval. And that explains why the individual in the bear costume was ushered away by security. Let or not it’s identified, of us, you possibly can’t just show up at a baseball sport and begin mascotting, BYO-bear costume be damned.

Now let’s remember the unofficial Dodgers bear mascot in all its air-catching glory. Pay attention to how impressed Dustin Hoffman is.

dogersbear

Somebody would possibly see these antics and suppose they’re the work of jokester. However we know what was really afoot here. Behold:

(@DavePomerantz)

MANBEARPUIG!

That bear showed up Monday with a objective. To activate Yasiel Puig. Is it a coincidence that the night time the dancing bear showed up Puig broke out of his NLCS slump? After all it is not.

 
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