Gorgui Dieng Moves on to Final Four

March 29, 2012 by  


By Parvez Fatteh, Founder of http://sportingummah.com, sports@muslimobserver.com

Louisville University finished the game with a 23-8 run as Gorgui Dieng and the Cardinals defeated the University of Florida 72-68 in the quarterfinals of the Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament. The victory sent Louisville into the coveted Final Four.

Senegal’s Dieng contributed eight points, six rebounds, and one blocked shot. But his main contribution did not show up in the box score as he remained his usual defensive presence underneath the basket. This was even more evident the game before in which Dieng had seven blocked shots against Michigan State University. Now the Cardinals take on in-state rival University of Kentucky in the Final Four.

Meanwhile, Dieng’s Muslim brother, Scoop Jardine, was not as fortunate in his quarterfinal game. Jardine’s and his Syracuse University Orangemen fell to Ohio State University 77-70. Jardine, for his part, poured in 14 points, 6 assists, and 1 steal in his final college basketball game. Now his focus becomes the NBA Draft in June as he tries to take the difficult step into professional basketball.

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