March 22, 2009
Second Round Action
Michigan State 74, Southern California 69: There is an impressive statistic that has been building over time in East Lansing, Mich., one that Michigan State coach Tom Izzo treasures above all others. In the last 12 years, every Spartan who has stayed for four years has appeared in a Final Four.
Xavier 60, Wisconsin 49: Xavier needed only a small window to crack Wisconsin's plodding defense and finally pull ahead.