Good morning BBN.
With two tickets punched to the Final Four, the Elite Eight will continue this afternoon to get the two matchups set in Houston next weekend.
One of the teams that punched their ticket and continued a Cinderella type run is the Florida Atlantic Owls, as they knocked off Kansas State to make it to their first ever Final Four.
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Despite the 9-seed ranking, FAU had a great regular season, and proved they know how to win games at an impressive clip. That is coming to their advantage during this tournament run.
With a real chance to make it to the National Championship, all signs point to Florida Atlantic not slowing down.
As for the rest of the Elite Eight, today’s action begins with San Diego State vs. Creighton at 2 pm ET on CBS. That will be followed by Miami vs. Texas at 5:05 pm ET.
Should be another good day of hoops.
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An unprecedented season for the Owls #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/nQcabF84dG— NCAA March Madness (@MarchMadnessMBB) March 26, 2023
Started from the bottom, now they’re here.
Ex-Philadelphia Eagles LB, Kentucky product Frank LeMaster dies at 71 - CatsPause
Ex-Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Frank LeMaster, a Kentucky Wildcats product, died Thursday, the franchise announced. LeMaster, part of the Eagles team that reached the Super Bowl during the 1980 season, was 71 years old.
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