Indiana, North Carolina, Georgetown, San Diego, Creighton, Connecticut, Maryland, Louisville. That’s what we’re looking at for the men’s Elite 8. So many great stories have played out during the tourney, but here are three recent developments that have my attention.
1. San Diego. Good program, awesome campus, but did we think they’d make the Elite 8? Not exactly. The Toreros have trailed in all three matches but they’ve managed to thrive when their odds are the longest. But can they keep it going against Georgetown? …
2. Sunny Jane. Maryland’s junior striker probably has the best name in college soccer. But it was his game that deserves the attention in the Sweet 16. Jane’s five points helped Maryland handle Coastal Carolina 5-1.
3. Nick Zuniga. All this Connecticut freshman did was score his first career goal in the second overtime to give the Huskies a dramatic 2-1 win over New Mexico. That takes guts. And timing.