The golden rule in the NBA scouting community is never overreact to a single game. It’s at the intersection of those two rules that we present a new mock draft in the wake of De’Aaron Fox’s thorough dismantling of Lonzo Ball in the Sweet 16. Fox didn’t just outplay Ball, he buried him: 39 points on 20 shots with the season on the line.
Foul trouble stymied Kentucky in the first half. A North Carolina zone caused issues in the closing minutes. Kentucky guard Malik Monk had just knocked down the second of his two 3-pointers inside the final 40 seconds, this one with 7.2 seconds remaining.
NEW YORK (AP) — There's no need for introductions in the East Regional final. Scouting reports aren't really necessary. Fourth-seeded Florida and seventh-seeded South Carolina, two Southeastern Conference foes, will meet Sunday at Madison Square Garden with the winner advancing to the Final Four. This will be the third meeting between the teams this season with the home team winning both. They are two tough, defensive teams that can get out and run in transition. "They're super physical. They pressure a lot, deny a lot of passes. They're all pretty fundamentally sound. They take a lot of charges and kind of swarm the ball when you drive," Florida's Canyon Barry said of the Gamecocks on Saturday.