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March Madness: Four key takeaways from Thursday's Sweet 16 NCAA tournament games


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SOURCE: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaab/2019/03/28/ncaa-tournament-march-madness-sweet-16-key-takeaways-virginia-elite-8/3305274002/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=amp&utm_campaign=speakable
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SettingsCancelSetHave an existing account?Already have a subscription?Don't have an account?Get the newsLet friends in your social network know what you are reading aboutWhile Virginia is silencing doubters, Texas Tech showed it can win the whole tournament. Virginia guard Ty Jerome (13 points, six assists), who hit the decisive three-pointer with 3:33 remaining, called the "ugly" defensive battle a "dogfight.""But it's survive and advance," Jerome said after the win.The Cavs and their nation-leading defense now meet Purdue on Saturday with a chance for the program's first Final Four since 1984. Purdue Boilermakers guard Ryan Cline (14) and guard Carsen Edwards (3) react to their win over the Tennessee Volunteers during overtime. The catalyst of Gonzaga's second-round win over Baylor (Clarke had 36 points and five blocks in that win), the 6-8 forward had 15 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks to help the Bulldogs manage against FSU's size and athleticism and fend off late rally attempts with his momentous plays at the rim — on both ends.

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