Top Highlights from Day 10 of the NCAA Tournament
There were only two NCAA tournament games on Sunday afternoon, and both turned into blowouts, but the highlights were aplenty.
During Michigan's near-perfect 40-minute dominant display against Florida, Trey Burke was his normal scintillating self, Nik Stauskas literally couldn't miss from three, the NBA sons—Glenn Robinson III and Tim Hardaway Jr.—attacked the rim and Mitch McGary and Spike Albrecht showed that hustle can create highlight plays too.
In the second game, Louisville pulled away from Duke after a devastating leg injury to Kevin Ware thanks to its suffocating defense and explosive guard play.
Let's take a look at who made the cut for the night's top plays.
Flashy Passing by Michigan Sets the Tone
Now that's how you run a fast break.
Tim Hardaway Jr. lost his dribble for a second, but he was still able to fire a bullet to Nik Stauskas, who proceeded to go behind the back to Mitch McGary for the dunk.
Oh, and it was the second basket of the game.
The Wolverines dominated for 40 minutes, and this spectacular play let everyone know they were on top of their game.
Spike Albrecht's Steal and Finish
Spike Albrecht played just 14 minutes off the bench, but he took full advantage of every second, scoring seven points to go with a rebound, an assist and three steals.
And none were as awesome as this one.
After an impressive drive and score by Mitch McGary, Albrecht ninja-ed his way in to steal the inbound pass before finishing with a circus-like layup through two big defenders.
Just like that, the 12-point lead was a 16-point margin.
Michigan led by 17 with under seven minutes remaining, so everything was pretty much in hand. But this one officially sealed it.
Trey Burke, as he tends to do, made his way around two defenders into the lane, where he lobbed up an alley-oop to Glenn Robinson III.
The pass appeared to be too high on first glance, but then Big Dog's son elevated to another level.
Gorgui Dieng Says No
Louisville paint-protector Gorgui Dieng had an impressive four blocks on Sunday afternoon, and really any of them could have made this list.
But this one on Rasheed Sulaimon, which was swatted deep out of bounds, had a lasting effect. I'm not saying the big block was the reason the Duke freshman went on to go 1-of-10 from the field, but a lack of confidence can be a dangerous thing.
And Dieng is good at making players lose confidence.
A Little Bit of Russdiculous
This is just Russ Smith is a nutshell.
When the electric shooting guard gets the ball in the open court, it's over. He is lightning fast and has an innate ability to finish among the trees despite usually being twisted up like a pretzel.
It's a major reason why Smith (and Louisville) has been so unstoppable this tournament. When you see him constantly attacking the rim with this type of ferocity, it's not a surprise that he was named Most Outstanding Player of the Midwest Region.