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Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Before they went to the locker room, De'Aaron Fox looked at his teammates and said, "Let's do this, baby!" Confident crew right now. Great second half ahead. In the first game, UCLA pulled away after the break. Can the Bruins do it again?

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Florida has no answer for Nigel Hayes right now. He's getting to the rim way too easily. Flip side, Gators can't get near the rim.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

When Malik Monk gets going, there aren't many in the country that can stop him. Seems to have awoken.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

It's not just Lonzo Ball's vision. It's that he puts the ball exactly where it needs to be for his teammates to be able to convert.

Rachel Marcus ESPN Editor 

Think winning a blowout game to take your team to the Elite Eight warrants a rest? Not for South Carolina coach Frank Martin. He's in media row scouting the Gamecocks' next opponent -- either Wisconsin or Florida.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Two elite teams. But Bruins getting so much more from their bigs. And why has Malik Monk taken just 4 shots?

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Can't play much better than Wisconsin has out of the gate. Five assists on six made bucket, missed two shots. Obviously a team so good at playing together. No one on one iso here

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

A few minutes ago, De'Aaron Fox glanced at Magic Johnson in the front row before a possession. Can't imagine what it's like for him and Lonzo Ball to play in front of a PG legend and NBA powerbroker.

Rachel Marcus ESPN Editor 

It seemed like there were a lot of South Carolina fans in the stands at MSG when the Gamecocks took on Baylor before the Wisconsin-Florida game. Badgers fans are making them seem quiet. This is Kohl Center east coast version.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Well, T.J. Leaf has decided he's going to attack Willis all game and see what happens. He's relentless right now. But UCLA enters second media timeout shooting just 35 percent from the field. Entered the Sweet 16 connecting on 52.1 percent of its shots in the NCAA tournament.

Rachel Marcus ESPN Editor 

Aaron Rodgers, rocking the green Bucks hat, is at MSG to cheer on Wisconsin in its Sweet 16 game against Florida. Rodgers went to Cal but is known for being a big Badger basketball fan.

Dana O'Neil @ESPNDanaOneil

At last year's Final Four, Joe Biden sat behind me. Here, it's Aaron Rodgers. My son is more impressed with the latter.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Frank Martin is done with his press conference, but still addressing media. Literally 10 feet away, Florida players were leaving their locker room for starting lineups.

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

I asked Frank Martin how much easier it is to teach defense to blue collar kids like he has. "That's who we are. That's what it's all about. People talk about guys transferring out. They leave because they don't want to play as hard as Sindarius Thornwell or Duane Notice."

Rachel Marcus ESPN Editor 

Swagger, defense and the fans' support -- PJ Dozier credits it all for the Gamecocks' big win over Baylor that propelled them to the Elite Eight.

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Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Just walked back to South Carolina's locker room with Sindarius Thornwell. Asked him about the constant defensive pressure, even when Gamecocks were up big: "Oh yeah. We have to play that way. Coach (Frank Martin) won't allow us to let up at all."

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

To start the Kentucky vs UCLA game there were 8 ESPN 100 players in the starting line-up.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Key to North Carolina's win? Doubling up on Butler in a few statistical categories in the 1st half.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Crazy pace already in this game. But the Bruins are getting everybody involved. De'Aaron Fox has made some great plays but Wildcats need Malik Monk to snap his shooting slump.

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Sindarius Thornwell on defense, said he knew Baylor would make a run but also felt that "we were in their heads the whole time." Hard to argue

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

First comment from South Carolina's Frank Martin: "I want to thank the teams in the SEC for preparing us to play." He also credited this defensive intensity his team possessed tonight for the win. Players say they had a taste of history last weekend, and now they want even more.

david b. thorpe @coachthorpe

PJ Dozier makes me think of a right handed Jalen Rose. Not as good of course. Yet? Not sure how tall he really is either.