Edey and Carr lead the way for the NCAA Canadians in the March Madness round of 64.
Purdue Center: Zach Edey #15
The number one seeded Purdue Boilermakers were upset 63-58 to the 16th seed Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) in the round of 64 of the Men’s NCAA March Madness tournament. The 7 ‘5 Canadian center Edey was the most dominant player on the floor, recording a double-double with 21 points, 15 rebounds and 3 blocks. Despite the loss, he shot 63.6% from the field making 7 of his 11 two-point attempts. Purdue and Edey go home, while FDU will go on to play ninth seed Florida Atlantic in the round of 32.
Texas Forward: Marcus Carr #5
The second seed Texas Longhorns put in a dominating 20-point victory over the 15-seed Colgate Raiders in the round of 64. The Texas guard and Toronto native was on fire from deep, finishing the game with four 3-pointers for a total of 17 points in the game. Carr helped get his teammates involved with four assists. The Longhorns will go on to play the tenth seed Penn State in the round of 32.
Marquette Forward: Oliver-Maxence Prosper #12
The second seed Marquette Golden Eagles beat the 15 seed Vermont Catamounts 78-61 to advance to the round of 32. The Montreal native is not unfamiliar to scoring, putting up 11 points and 6 rebounds and leading his team to a 17-point win. However, it was not his scoring ability that was a major asset, Prosper was lethal on the defensive end helping his team to limit Vermont to just 61 points. Marquette will go on to play seventh seed Michigan State.
TCU Forward: Emanuel Miller #2
The sixth seed TCU Horned Frogs sneak into the round of 32 after beating the 11 eleventh seed Arizona State 72-70. Miller finished the game with only eight points, but was effective on the defensive side of the ball with seven total rebounds in the game and five of them being in his own end. The Horned Frogs will need another impactful performance by Miller as they take on the third seed Gonzaga Bulldogs in the round of 32.
Creighton Guard: Ryan Nembhard #2
The sixth seed Creighton Blue Jays advance to the round of 32 in the Men’s NCAA March Madness tournament after defeating the 11 seed N.C. State 72-63. The Blue Jays guard was 4/9 from the field, finishing with a total of 10 points. His attention to perimeter defense was a key factor in Creighton’s ability to lock down N.C. State offensive game, that struggled all game long. Nembhard will need to be just as good if his team has any chance to beat the third seed Baylor Bears in the next round.
Alabama Center: Charles Bediako #14
The number one seed Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the 16 seed Texas A&M CC in a commanding 21-point win in the round of 64. The 7 ‘0 Brampton native was a rebounding machine finishing with eight boards, the second-highest in the game and was a consistent threat on offense shooting over 50% from the field. However, Bediako’s main impact was in his unmatched paint defense, as he recorded the most blocks in the game with four and had zero turnovers. Alabama will go on to play the eighth seed Maryland Terrapins in the round of 32.
Maryland Forward: Patrick Emilien #15
The number eighth seed Maryland Terrapins came out victorious over the ninth seed West Virginia Mountaineers in a nail-biting 72-70 finish to send Maryland into the round of 32.. Despite finishing the game with only 5 points, the Maryland guard helped execute Maryland’s effective perimeter defense that led to West Virginia’s struggling 39% field goal percentage. Emilien and the rest of the Maryland team are going to have to stiffen up their defense that allowed the Mountaineers to successfully shoot almost 45% from 3-point range. Maryland will go on to play the first seed Alabama Crimson Tide in the round of 32.