It was another close one last night in Game 7 of the NBA Finals in Miami. The Heat held just a two-point lead late in the fourth quarter before LeBron James secured the victory with 27.9 seconds left. The final score was 95-88 and the win makes the Heat back-to-back NBA champions -- and third since 2006. Overall James poured in 37 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to earn MVP honors for the second straight year.
In the NCAA tournament, only 16 teams are left. Florida Gulf Coast has become the first No. 15 seed to make it to the Sweet 16, doing so with an 81-71 win over No. 7 San Diego State. The outcome sets up an all-Florida game in the South Region semifinals, with the Eagles taking on third seed Florida. Third seed Florida built a 21-point halftime lead and whipped Minnesota 78-64. Miami is the third Florida team to reach the Sweet 16 after winning 63-59 over Illinois. No. 13 La Salle continued its unexpected run by beating No. 12 Mississippi 76-74. No. 1 Kansas downed North Carolina 70-58.
James Madison is celebrating its first NCAA tournament win in 30 years in a 68-55 win over LIU-Brooklyn in the First Four. The Dukes will face top-seed Indiana in the second round. La Salle beat Boise State 80-71. The 13th-seeded Explorers play fourth-seeded Kansas State on Friday. Montana faces Syracuse in San Jose at 9:57 p.m. and Harvard takes on New Mexico in Salt Lake City at 9:50 p.m.
Elsewhere in college hoops, President Obama is picking Indiana to win. He predicts Louisville, Ohio State and Florida will round out the Final Four.