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Fantasy AnalysisNwora was hampered by a thigh injury during Tuesday's contest versus Northern Kentucky, but managed to take the court Sunday. The Cardinals will take the floor next against Mississippi State on Tuesday, where Nwora figures to play a key role off the bench.
Fantasy AnalysisSmith sat out Tuesday against Rider, but was healthy enough to take the court against Marquette. Oregon's NIT run will end after losing to the Golden Eagles, although the sophomore guard figures to return next season for the Ducks. Smith averaged just 1.9 points and 1.4 rebounds through 34 games during the 2017-2018 season.
Fantasy AnalysisMann was initially listed as doubtful, but he'll give it a go in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. It's unclear whether he'll face a minutes restriction, as his team battles to earn a spot in the Sweet 16.
Fantasy AnalysisIn especially close March college basketball games, free-throw shooting is paramount, and Brissett did his part to go 6-of-8 (75%) from the stripe, contributing positively to an Orange team that shot 77.4 percent from the foul line as a group. Though he turned the ball over five times, the freshman led Syracuse in rebounding, all while doing an outstanding job defensively as a wing in the Orange's two-three zone. Brissett and Syracuse will look to keep things going when they square off with Duke in the Sweet Sixteen on Friday.
Fantasy AnalysisIn a game decided by two points, Langford's inability to get anything going offensively dramatically hindered his team. The sophomore failed to get to the charity strip even once, but that can be partially attributed to the stout two-three zone Syracuse packed in for most of the game. Still, his performance leaves much to be desired, as the Spartans were looking for an offensive catalyst all afternoon. He figures to return to Michigan State for his junior season, where he should once again play a prominent role.
Fantasy AnalysisAfter a 29-point performance against Bucknell, Bridges just could not get it going against Syracuse. The Orange's two-three zone challenges opponents to hit outside shots, something Michigan State -- and especially Bridges (3-of-12 3Pt, 25%) -- was unable to do Sunday, as the team hit just 8-of-37 (21.6%) three-point attempts. Bridges came back for his second year to win a championship, but it is unclear if the sophomore has a desire to pursue that goal once again. More news should come out on this in the coming weeks.
Fantasy AnalysisBattle scored 16 of the team's 33 second-half points, as he performed well in the clutch and led all players in scoring. Though his three-point shot wasn't there today, his efficiency from the free-throw line is one of the key reasons Syracuse was able to hold on at the end. The sophomore will be the Orange's go to option when Syracuse faces Duke in the Sweet 16 on Friday.
Fantasy AnalysisLoyola-Chicago's sixth man led the team in scoring while shooting an efficient 71.4 percent clip and hitting all six of his shots from the foul stripe. All though he committed three of the Rambler's 10 turnovers, he was the team's second-leading rebounder, making the most of his 22 minutes off the bench. Loyola-Chicago will face the winner of Nevada and Cincinnati in the Sweet 16.
Fantasy AnalysisSince the Big-12 tournament began Mar. 8, Newman's scored 30, 22, 20, 10 and 28 points on 57.6 percent combined shooting. He's also hit 18-of-30 shots (60%) from behind the arc, a dramatic uptick from his already impressive 40.9 percent three-point rate from the regular season. The sophomore also had no turnovers on Saturday, which is good to see after three straight games with two turnovers in each. Newman will look to stay hot when Kansas takes on the winner of Auburn and Clemson in the Sweet 16 on Friday.
Fantasy AnalysisWith Purdue's second-leading scorer Isaac Haas (elbow) out, Edwards led the Boilermakers in scoring while shooting at an extremely efficient 75 percent clip. Although he committed three of the team's 10 turnovers, he was perfect from both the stripe and from behind the arc. He will look to replicate this efficiency when Purdue faces Texas Tech in the Sweet 16 on Friday.
Fantasy AnalysisBaldwin heaved up 16 shots Sunday only to see five of them fall in a losing effort to No. 2 seed Purdue. The 6-1 guard capped off his sophomore season averaging 15.7 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game. With the departure of Butler's workhorse senior forward Kelan Martin, expect Baldwin to take the next step in production across the board for the Bulldogs next season.
Fantasy AnalysisMartin put up a game-high 29 points Sunday afternoon as the Bulldogs fell to No. 2 seed Purdue. The senior forward finished his final season averaging 21.0 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists. With Martin's four-year career at Butler coming to an end, a handful of sources have the 6-6 senior projected as mid-second-round NBA Draft pick.
Fantasy AnalysisWeatherspoon returned in a rather timely manner considering the potential seriousness of his original injury, having been stretchered off the court and sent to the hospital earlier this month. The starting guard had racked up at least 10 points in four consecutive games prior to the injury.
Fantasy AnalysisBates-Diop put up another 20-point performance tied for a game-high 28 points in Saturday's loss to No. 4 seed Gonzaga. The junior forward ended the season in a bang, averaging 25.3 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game over his last four performances. It should be interesting to see where Bates-Diop ends up next season with some sources projecting the 6-7 strong forward as a late second-round NBA Draft projection, but if he returns to Columbus, expect Bates-Diop to be a key producer for the Buckeyes in his senior season the same.
Fantasy AnalysisClark will not be available for Sunday's NIT matchup against Mississippi State due to his foot injury. The power forward had seen just 15 minutes or less in four consecutive games, but the team will still miss his services after starting in nearly every game this season.