Double-double machine lifted controversial Cats.
The senior guard (12), who missed two full seasons because of a life-threatening illness and a suspension—and then tore up his knee—led UConn in a rout of Texas A&M.
The veteran guard steadied his callow team.
The junior forward had 24 points—and hit three late, clutch free throws—as the Blue Devils got the best of Texas in a hard-fought 74--69 thriller and advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2006.
Although he was bloodied by several Michigan defenders, the presumptive player of the year dished out his own punishment—with 33 points and 17 rebounds—in the Sooners' 73--63 win.
Can the burly sophomore take the Panthers where they've never gone?
The subject of endless vitriol from opposing fans, the junior guard made a critical pair of three-pointers in less than a minute to snuff out an Arizona State run and rally the Orange to a 78--67 win on Sunday.
Dwayne Anderson, Reggie Redding
Anderson (22) and Redding (15) combined for seven steals as the Wildcats used tight defense and sharp shooting to end UCLA's bid for a fourth-straight Final Four.