Florida beats Wisconsin at the buzzer...a 70-point night in the NBA...and a Chautauqua Lake player is named CCAA Division 1 West MVP. Greg Larson has more details on today's Saturday Sports Update...
Saturday Sports Update
Top: Wisconsin and Florida provided some last-second thrills in the NCAA Tournament's Sweet Sixteen on Friday. Wisconsin's Zak Showalter nailed an off-balance three-pointer with 2.1 seconds remaining in the 2nd half to force overtime. But the Gators had the last laugh in the extra period, as Chris Chiozza one-upped Showalter at the buzzer. This is why it's called March Madness! Check out the final moments of regulation and overtime right here!
Bottom left: Although it was in a losing effort, Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns had a very memorable night in the NBA on Friday. Booker poured in 70 points against the Boston Celtics, becoming the first player to score that many in a game since Kobe Bryant's historic 81-point night in 2006 and just the eighth player in league history to reach that single-game milestone.
Bottom right: After leading all Chautauqua County players with 28.2 points per game this high school basketball season, it was no surprise that Chautauqua Lake High School's Devin Pope was named the CCAA Division 1 West Player of the Year. The junior also averaged 7.8 points, 3.8 assists, and 4.7 steals to lead the Thunderbirds to their first ever Section VI championship and Far West Regional appearance. Photo by the Post-Journal