Three reasons why No. 15 seed Oral Roberts is the dangerous NCAA Tournament Cinderella we’ve been missing
Dear Cinderella, we've missed you.
After a two-year hiatus due to the cancellation of the 2020 NCAA Tournament, No. 15 seed Oral Roberts became the first March Madness Cinderella this year by knocking off No. 2 Ohio State on Friday. The Golden Eagles (17-10) became the giant-killing darling of the first round similar to previous No. 15 seed bracket-busters of recent memory: Middle Tennessee (2016) and Florida Gulf Coast (2013).
It's Oral Roberts' first win in the NCAA men's basketball tournament since 1974 and the mid-major from Tulsa, Oklahoma, made up of 4,000 students becomes just the ninth No. 15 seed to send a No. 2 seed home.
How far can Oral Roberts go? Could they become this year's version of 2018 Loyola-Chicago or 2011 Virginia Commonwealth ? On the heels of upsetting the Buckeyes, here's a look at what makes the Golden Eagles special and sets them apart to stage an even deeper March run – into the second weekend and perhaps further.
March Madness: No. 13 seed North Texas ousts No. 4 Purdue in OT for bracket-busting upset
Home-state advantage didn't ultimately pay off for Purdue.
No. 13 seed North Texas pulled off a bracket-busting upset over the No. 4-seeded Boilermakers 78-69 in overtime on Friday in the men's NCAA Tournament first round.
It's North Texas' first-ever NCAA tourney win and the second huge upset of a Big Ten power. Earlier Friday, No. 15 seed Oral Roberts knocked off No. 2 Ohio State to become the first Cinderella of March Madness.
The Mean Green (18-9) came out firing early and controlled the tempo all game, fueling off a stifling defense to send home one of the Big Ten's most surging teams in Indianapolis – about an hour away from its West Lafayette campus. Purdue's Mackey Arena is also hosting tournament games.
Thomas Bell (16 points) came up huge for North Texas as the game's star on both offense and defense, scoring key buckets and delivering momentous blocks in overtime and at the end of regulation.
North Carolina limps into the offseason after embarrassing loss against Wisconsin
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — North Carolina had been pegged as an NCAA Tournament dark horse based almost entirely on name recognition, since programs of the Tar Heels’ pedigree don’t lose 19 games one season and then bow out early in the tournament a year later. Right?
No. 9 Wisconsin breezed past No. 8 UNC 85-62 Friday in the first round of the South Region, disassembling a team whose regular-season faults and shortcomings were carried along seamlessly into the postseason.
"I started the season when I was 70 years old and I feel like I'm 103," UNC coach Roy Williams said. "It's been a difficult year. But everyone's had the problems with COVID that we've had. It's been a hard year to push and pull, push and pull every other day to get something done."
The Badgers advance into a second-round matchup with top-seeded Baylor. The Tar Heels limp into the offseason short on answers, stuck in a deeper rut than at any point in Williams' tenure.
Retire by 50: How much you need to invest per month to save $3 million
The money you are putting into your 401(k) savings plan at work most likely won't be enough to retire early.
The average American in their 20s only has about $15,000 in their 401(k).
You're going to need to invest a lot more of your income if you want to save millions of dollars.
To save $3 million by the time you are 50, you'll have to put away a substantial amount as soon as you land your first job.
CNBC crunched a range of numbers to give you some options.
Here's how much you will need to start investing every month to reach $3 million — broken down by your target age.
First, let's go over how we got the numbers. The math assumes you are starting with no money in savings, that your investments will earn 4% in annual returns, and that you begin saving at 22 and fresh out of college.
Check out this video to dive into the figures.
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Donald Trump Jr. Slammed For Sharing Violent Meme Attacking Joe Biden
Donald Trump Jr. drew criticism on Friday for his response to President Joe Biden’s trip up the steps of Air Force One.
Former President Donald Trump’s son tweeted an edited video of his father repeatedly striking golf balls that hit Biden on the back of the head, causing him to stumble.
Right-wingers immediately seized on Biden’s fall at Joint Base Andrews to push their fiction that the president is addled. The White House blamed the stumbles on windy conditions and said Biden is “doing fine” after his missteps.
Critics swung at Trump Jr. for sharing the clip, credited to Twitter user @NautPoso, which was reminiscent of a similarly violent image that his father once tweeted attacking 2016 Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.