*HEROES (TEAM) – SAINT PETER’S: On “National Peacock Day (not kidding),” the Peacocks became the first 15 seed ever advancing to the Final Four with victories over second seed Kentucky (first round), seven seed Murray State (second seed) and three seed Purdue (Sweet 16).
*HERO (PLAYER) – CALEB LOVE: The North Carolina guard scored 27 of his 30 points in the second half to eliminate UCLA, the final Pac 12 team in the field.
*HERO (COACH) – MIKE KRZYZEWSKI: The old-timer is on a roll. He reinserted Jeremy Roach back in the starting lineup prior to this tournament and the decision to play some zone defense in the second half against Texas Tech was also difference making.
*ZEROS (TEAM) – ARIZONA: The offense that averaged 84 points per game, managed just 60 in the 12-point loss to Houston.
*ZERO (PLAYER) – ANDREW NEMBHARD: Gonzaga’s top perimeter player couldn’t hang with the athletic Arkansas backcourt as he finished with seven points on two of 11 shooting with just three assists and five turnovers.
*ZERO (COACH) – MATT PAINTER: Purdue has one Elite Eight appearance in his 17 seasons after this team, favored by 13, blew a second half lead against Saint Peter’s.