2023 March Madness: Xavier’s controversial end, traditional Tom Izzo, extra viral moments

One of the most important weekends within the sports activities calendar continues with the 2023 version of March Madness.

We have wall-to-wall motion with 16 video games Friday for day two of the NCAA males’s basketball event spherical of 64. Social media is buzzing with unbelievable fan moments, upsets, heartwarming tales and extra!

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Here are the highest moments which have captured the web’s consideration all through the day!

14. Kennesaw State vs. 3. Xavier

Xavier survives simply barely — and controversially

Xavier rallied late within the second half and received a key block from middle Jack Nunge to edge Kennesaw State, 72-67. But some on social media thought Xavier could have dedicated a foul on the following scramble for the ball.

It marked an finish to a tense and, typically for Xavier, irritating sport regardless of the win.


Three years after successful only one sport all season, Kennesaw State is in its first-ever NCAA event look and giving Xavier all it might probably deal with. Needless to say, Owl followers and followers of Cinderella mid-majors are thrilled.

12. VCU vs. 5. Saint Mary’s

Familiar territory for the Gaels… in ALBANY?!?

St. Mary’s is a great distance from house — and in an unfamiliar local weather in frigid Albany. But there’s a minimum of one acquainted sight, as their namesake church is correct throughout the road from the place they’re enjoying their first-round sport.

10. USC vs. 7. Michigan State

Classic Tom Izzo

Michigan State pulled away within the second half to care for the Trojans, and Tom Izzo is already in unbelievable March kind.

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Speaking of legendary Michigan State figures, longtime soccer coach Mark Dantonio and former Spartans and Detroit Tigers star Kirk Gibson are in attendance.

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