NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament

Sunday, March 24

Ohio State 78 Iowa State 75

Indiana 58 Temple 52

Kansas 70 North Carolina 58

Florida 78 Minnesota 64

FGCU 81 San Diego State 71

La Salle 76 Ole Miss 74

Miami 63 Illinois 59

Duke 66 Creighton 50


Damyean Dotson scored a game-high 23 points to power 12th-seeded Oregon to a 74-57 win over fourth-seeded Saint Louis in the third round of the Midwest Region. E.J. Singler and Carlos Emory each scored 14 points for the Ducks, who are back in the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2007. They will play top-overall seed Louisville in Indianapolis. Arsalan Kazemi chipped in with eight points and 16 rebounds in the victory. Kwamain Mitchell had a team-high 18 points and five steals for the Billikens, who finish their season 28-and-7. Dwayne Evans added 16 points and nine boards in defeat.

Half the field is set for the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16. The Wichita State Shockers and Oregon Ducks are heading back to the regional semifinals. The Shockers beat top-seeded Gonzaga 76-70 to become just the fifth ninth-seed to defeat a one-seed since the tournament expanded in 1985. The 12th-seeded Ducks defeated fourth-seeded Saint Louis 74-57 to advance and play top-overall seed Louisville, who dropped Colorado State, 82-56. Michigan and Michigan State are also in the Sweet 16 after big wins over VCU and Memphis, respectively. Third-seeded Marquette rallied to take down sixth-seeded Butler in the Round of 32. Sixth-seeded Arizona cut Harvard's Cinderella dreams with a 74-51 over the 14th-seeded Crimson. Fourth-seeded Syracuse dropped 12th-seeded California to move on. There are eight more games on tap Sunday to fill the remaining slots in the Sweet 16.

Saturday's Games

South Region - 3rd round
Michigan 78 VCU 53

Midwest Region - 3rd round
Michigan State 70 Memphis 48
Louisville 82 Colorado State 56
Oregon 74 Saint Louis 57

East Region - 3rd round
Marquette 74 Butler 72
Syracuse 66 California 60

West Region - 3rd round
Arizona 74 Harvard 51
Wichita State 76 Gonzaga 70

The biggest upset of the NCAA Tournament thus far occurred Friday night when
Florida Gulf Coast University, a No. 15 seed in the South Region, stunned
Georgetown, 78-68, in Philadelphia. The Eagles, who were making their tourney
debut, got 24 points from Sherwood Brown and 23 from Bernard Thompson. The big difference was a 21-2 second-half run for FGCU and an incredible advantage at the foul line. The Eagles, who went 30-of-44 at the charity stripe, advanced
to play No. 7 seed San Diego State, which topped 10th seed Oklahoma, 70-55.


Two other schools pulled off major upsets out of the West Region in afternoon,
with 12th-seeded Ole Miss accomplishing the first by knocking out fifth-seeded
Wisconsin, 57-46, behind the play of Marshall Henderson, who scored 11 of his
19 points in the final 5 1/2 minutes. The Rebels now head into a third-round
matchup on Sunday with 13th-seeded La Salle, which held on late to preserve a
surprising 63-61 victory over fourth-seeded Kansas State. Also in the West,
second seed Ohio State throttled Iona, 95-70, and No. 10 seed Iowa State blew
out Notre Dame, 76-58 with those games taking place in Dayton.


There was plenty of other action from the South Region. North Carolina beat
Villanova, 78-71, in Philadelphia. Top seed Kansas closed the night session
in KC with a hard-fought 64-57 win over Sun Belt champ Western Kentucky.
Florida squashed Northwestern State, 79-47, in Austin and Minnesota pounded
UCLA, 83-63, in the nightcap.


In the East Region Friday afternoon, Temple held off NC State, 76-72, in
Dayton to advance to a third-round matchup on Sunday with top-seeded Indiana,
which cruised past CAA-champion James Madison. Afternoon games in Austin
were also featured in the East Region, where No. 2 seed Miami-Florida handled
Pacific, 78-49, to advance to the third round where it will take on Illinois
after the Illini snuck past Colorado.


The Midwest Region had only two games take place on Friday. Second-seeded Dukeposted a 73-61 victory over Albany in Philadelphia to begin the day's action,
with the Blue Devils to take on Creighton in Sunday's third round after the
Bluejays held on for a 67-63 decision over Cincinnati.


The third round commences Saturday with eight games.


In Auburn Hills, fourth seed Michigan gets the day started by facing No. 5
seed VCU in South Region play. The second contest from the Palace will be from
the Midwest Region as third-seeded Michigan State takes on No. 6 Memphis.
Memphis, which has only lost to NCAA Tournament qualifiers VCU, Minnesota and
Louisville, as well as Xavier this season, has won seven straight games, and a
staggering 25 of its last 26 overall.


Louisville, the top seed from the Midwest Region, faces eighth seed Colorado
State at Rupp Arena. The second game from Lexington has Marquette, the No. 3
seed, facing sixth seed Butler in an East Region matchup. The Golden Eagles
barely survived Davidson on Thursday, winning in the final second on a layup
from Vander Blue. These teams, who will become conference foes next year as
part of the newly constructed Big East, met back in November during the Maui
Invitational. Butler managed to capture the 72-71 victory in dramatic fashion
in that meeting, as Rotnei Clarke nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.


Harvard, which pulled off a huge upset as a No. 14 seed on Thursday by beating
New Mexico, plays sixth-seeded Arizona. That West Region matchup takes place
in Salt Lake City. The nightcap from EnergySolutions Arena is also from the
West as top-seeded Gonzaga faces No. 9 Wichita State.


The final site for the day's action comes from San Jose. The opener at HP
Pavilion will have fourth seed Saint Louis taking on 12th seed Oregon, the
Pac-12 tourney winner in a Midwest Region game. Another No. 12 seed, this one
from the East, California, plays No. 4 Syracuse. The Golden Bears, playing
less than an hour from their Berkeley campus, beat UNLV Thursday, while the
Orange crushed Montana.

Midwest Region - 2nd round

Wells Fargo Center - Philadelphia, PA
Duke 73 Albany 61
Creighton 67 Cincinnati 63

West Region - 2nd round

Sprint Center - Kansas City, MO
Ole Miss 57 Wisconsin 46
La Salle 63 Kansas State 61

University of Dayton Arena - Dayton, OH
Ohio State 95 Iona 70
Iowa State 76 Notre Dame 58

East Region - 2nd round

University of Dayton Arena - Dayton, OH
Temple 76 North Carolina State 72
Indiana 83 James Madison 62

Erwin Center - Austin, TX
Miami-Florida 78 Pacific 49
Illinois 57 Colorado 49

South Region - 2nd round

Wells Fargo Center - Philadelphia, PA
Florida Gulf Coast 78 Georgetown 68
San Diego State70 Oklahoma 55

Sprint Center - Kansas City, MO
North Carolina 78 Villanova 71
Kansas 64 Western Kentucky 57

Erwin Center - Austin, TX
Florida 79 Northwestern State 47
Minnesota 83 UCLA 63


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