Your College Basketball Tournaments Update

Big Ten: Minnesota’s Blaker Hoffarber knows clutch.

Blake Hoffarber Minnesota Basketball

The freshman guard enjoyed your token game-winning-jumper-as-time-ran-out moment Friday to beat Indiana. But he also hit another huge shot not too long ago.

He hit a game-tying shot with his back against the <strike>wall</strike> floor in the 2005 Minnesota high school state championship to send the game into double-overtime (yes, they won).

Minnesota is currently playing Illinois in the Big Ten semifinal in Indianapolis. The winner of this game plays Wisconsin tomorrow.

SEC: The aforementioned Georgia-Kentucky game that was tornadoed out last night was made up this afternoon (and it went to OT; what a cruel world this can be), and Georgia will be the team playing their second game in about nine hours when they take on Mississippi State tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET on
That winner will play tonight’s Tennessee-Arkansas winner tomorrow afternoon.

ACC: Clemson is one of those men’s programs that is that close to turning the corner and making some noise on the national scene. In order to do so, however, they have to get through their own league, and compete with the twin powers of Duke and North Carolina.

The Tigers may solve half of that equation today. They’re matched up against Duke, and they’re giving them all they can handle. Clemson leads in second half action. [UPDATE: Clemson won –Ed.]