Huskies and Cyclones duke it out for spot in Elite Eight
March 28, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Two of the most versatile guards in the country will go head-to-head as Shabazz Napier and the Connecticut Huskies clash with DeAndre Kane and the Iowa State Cyclones in the Sweet 16 at Madison Square Garden.
Kane was the hero last Sunday, as his driving layup in the final seconds was the difference for the third-seeded Cyclones in an 85-83 victory over sixth- seed North Carolina. ISU now have 28 wins on the campaign, which is the most since the 2000 season, which also was the last time Iowa State was in the Sweet 16.
UConn has a bit more familiarity with this phase of the NCAA Tournament, having made 16 previous trips to the Sweet 16, most recently during the 2011 national championship run. However, the seventh-seeded Huskies were not expected to make it this far, but by knocking off second-seed Villanova (77-65) last Saturday, they kept the season alive.