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Monday, April 2, 9:23 p.m. New Orleans, LA None Kentucky 38 2 southeastern pct1 coach1 7 Kentucky 292 kentucky 1 67 Kansas 32 7 big-12 pct1 coach2 7 Kansas 287 kansas 2 59

KENTUCKY 67, KANSAS 59: No matter where Anthony Davis and his buddies go to make their millions, their ol’ Kentucky home will long remember this championship season. The Wildcats hit the jackpot with their lottery picks, ignoring Davis’s bad shooting night and parlaying a roster full of NBA talent into a victory over Kansas for the team’s eighth national title — and its first since 1998. The one-and-doners did it in a wire-to-wire victory — a little dicey at the end — to cap a season in which anything less than bringing a title back to the Bluegrass State would have been a downer. They led coach John Calipari to his first title in four trips to the Final Four with three different schools. Doron Lamb, a sophomore with first-round-draft-pick possibilities, led the Wildcats with 22 points, including back-to-back three-pointers that put them up by 16 with 10 minutes left.

Thursday, March 15, 6:50 p.m. Louisville, KY None Kentucky 38 2 southeastern pct1 coach1 7 Kentucky 292 kentucky 1 81 Western Kentucky 16 19 sun-belt pct3 coach4 3 WKU 639 western-kentucky 16 66 Tuesday, March 13, 6:30 p.m. Dayton, OH None Mississippi Valley State 21 13 southwestern pct4 coach4 1 MVSU 364 mississippi-valley-state 16 58 western-kentucky

KENTUCKY 81, WESTERN KENTUCKY 66: The No. 1 ranked team in the country had no trouble dispatching the lone sub-.500 team in the tournament. Behind a balanced scoring attack led by sophomore forward Terrence Jones (22 points), the Wildcats blew open a close game midway through the first half and never looked back. Freshman national player of the year candidate Anthony Davis had 16 points, nine rebounds and seven blocks as Kentucky limited the Hilltoppers to 40 percent shooting while shooting 56 percent themselves. Freshman T.J. Price led Western Kentucky with 21 points, but the Hilltoppers never threatened the type of comeback they completed against Mississippi Valley State two nights prior.

Western Kentucky 59, Mississippi Valley State. 58: The Delta Devils let a 16-point lead slip away in the final five minutes. The Hilltoppers won despite shooting only 30 percent and turning the ball over 28 times.

Thursday, March 15, 9:20 p.m. Louisville, KY None Iowa State 23 11 big-12 pct2 coach4 4 Iowa St. 277 iowa-state 8 77 Connecticut 20 14 big-east pct1 coach1 7 UConn 129 connecticut 9 64

IOWA STATE 77, CONNECTICUT 64: Chris Allen led four Cyclones in double figures with 20 points, and Iowa State scored their final 14 at the free throw line to beat Connecticut. It’s the first time since UCLA in 1996 that the defending champs have lost in the opening game and only the second time the Huskies have lost their first game of the NCAA tournament. College basketball fans will be denied the juicy rematch of last year’s Kentucky-Connecticut national semifinal that matched two controversial coaches who are not particularly fond of each other. And in a rare occurrence, the Huskies will be denied a second game during the NCAA tournament’s first weekend. They had been 16-1 in opening-round NCAA tournament games since 1990 (the lone loss coming in 2008).

Thursday, March 15, 7:15 p.m. Portland, OR None Wichita State 27 6 missouri-valley pct3 coach3 3 Wichita St. 648 wichita-state 5 59 Virginia Commonwealth 29 7 colonial pct2 coach3 5 VCU 613 virginia-commonwealth 12 62

VCU 62, WICHITA ST. 59: A year after making a run to the Final Four, VCU was at it again Thursday night, becoming the first lower-seeded team in this year's NCAA tournament to move onto the round of 32. The Rams built up a 13-point second-half lead before Wichita State mounted a charge late and even re-gained the lead for a moment. But the Shockers missed a three-pointer on their final possession that would have sent the game into overtime. Bradford Burgess led VCU with 16 points, including the three-pointer that put the Rams up for good in the final two minutes of regulation.

Thursday, March 15, 9:45 p.m. Portland, OR None Indiana 27 9 big-ten pct2 coach3 7 Indiana 271 indiana 4 79 New Mexico State 26 10 western-athletic pct3 coach4 3 New Mexico St. 405 new-mexico-state 13 66

INDIANA 79, NEW MEXICO STATE 66: Jordan Hulls went on a second-half shooting spree and finished with 22 points, and fourth-seeded Indiana rolled to an impressive win. Making its return after a four-year tournament absence, the Hoosiers (26-8) picked up their first tournament win since beating Gonzaga in 2007 on a night their main stars — Cody Zeller and Christian Watford — did the heavy lifting in the opening minutes then watched Hulls and others carry the load. Hulls shot 8 for 12, including 7 for 8 in the second half. Zeller, Watford and Will Sheehey all finished with 14 points. Wendell McKines led No. 13 seed New Mexico State (26-10) with 15 points.

Thursday, March 15, 9:57 p.m. Albuquerque, NM None UNLV 26 9 mountain-west pct2 coach4 7 UNLV 401 unlv 6 64 Colorado 24 12 pacific-12 pct2 coach4 2 Colorado 125 colorado 11 68

COLORADO 68, UNLV 64: Freshman reserve Askia Booker scored 16 points and 11th-seeded Colorado held off a furious UNLV rally to earn the tournament's second upset of the first round. CU (24-11) led 49-29 with just less than 15 minutes remaining, then sixth-seeded UNLV (26-9) went on a 26-8 run to cut the margin to two at the 4:20 mark. But UNLV missed its next seven shots and Carlon Brown took a full-court pass for a windmill dunk to help the Buffs gather themselves and win in their first NCAA appearance since 2003. Austin Dufault finished with 14 points and Andre Roberson had 12 points and 16 rebounds for CU, which plays Baylor on Saturday. Anthony Marshall had 15 for UNLV, which went 9 for 36 from three-point range.

Thursday, March 15, 7:27 p.m. Albuquerque, NM None Baylor 30 8 big-12 pct2 coach3 4 Baylor 50 baylor 3 68 South Dakota State 27 8 summit pct4 coach4 1 S. Dak. St. 1472 south-dakota-state 14 60

BAYLOR 68, South Dakota State 60: South Dakota State jumped out to a 19-7 lead before Baylor's talent and athleticism took over. The Bears went on an 18-3 run just before halftime, but never could pull away against a game Jackrabbits squad. Guards Pierre Jackson and Brady Heslip led Baylor with 18 and 17 points, respectively, but star forward Perry Jones III was held to just two points. South Dakota State stayed within striking thanks to the efforts of point guard Nate Wolters, who finished with 19 points and four assists.

Friday, March 16, 9:45 p.m. Greensboro, NC None Notre Dame 22 12 big-east pct3 coach3 3 Notre Dame 423 notre-dame 7 63 Xavier 23 13 atlantic-10 pct3 coach3 4 Xavier 682 xavier 10 67

XAVIER 67, NOTRE DAME 63: Tu Holloway banked in the go-ahead shot over Jack Cooley with 21.3 seconds left, helping the Musketeers rally to beat the Fighting Irish. Holloway finished with 25 points on 10-for-15 shooting, including a flurry that helped 10th-seeded Xavier rally from a 10-point second-half deficit against seventh-seeded Notre Dame. His final points came when he rounded a screen from Kenny Frease and sent a high-arcing shot over Cooley’s outstretched arm for the 64-63 lead.

Friday, March 16, 7:15 p.m. Greensboro, NC None Duke 27 7 atlantic-coast pct1 coach1 7 Duke 173 duke 2 70 Lehigh 27 8 patriot pct4 coach4 2 Lehigh 303 lehigh 15 75

LEHIGH 75, DUKE 70: The Mountain Hawks became the second No. 15 seed in a matter of hours -- and the sixth-ever -- to defeat a No. 2 seed when they shocked Duke on Friday night in Greensboro, N.C. Lehigh's C.J. McCollum was the catalyst throughout, finishing with a game-high 30 points to lead the Mountain Hawks to their first NCAA tournament victory in school history. Duke got 21 points and 11 rebounds from junior Mason Plumlee, but the Blue Devils made just 6 of their 26 three-point attempts. It was just the third time in 28 NCAA tournament appearances that Coach Mike Krzyzewski has lost in the round of 64.

Saturday, March 17, 7:45 p.m. Louisville, KY None Kentucky 38 2 southeastern pct1 coach1 7 Kentucky 292 kentucky 1 87 Iowa State 23 11 big-12 pct2 coach4 4 Iowa St. 277 iowa-state 8 71

KENTUCKY 87, IOWA STATE 71: Freshman point guard Marquis Teague poured in a career-high 24 points as the top-seeded Wildcats blew past the Cyclones in a second half full of highlight reel dunks a long-range jump shots. Anthony Davis had 15 points and 12 rebounds, Darius Miller scored 19 points and Doron Lamb added 16 -- including five of the team's 10 three-pointers. Royce White had 23 points to lead the Cyclones, who rallied from an 11-point halftime deficit to tie the game at 42 six minutes into the second. But Teague and Miller combined to lead a 20-2 run that pushed Kentucky out in front for good. The Wildcats will be looking to avenge their lone regular season defeat when they face Indiana in a Saturday Sweet 16 matchup in Atlanta.

Saturday, March 17, 7:10 p.m. Portland, OR None Virginia Commonwealth 29 7 colonial pct2 coach3 5 VCU 613 virginia-commonwealth 12 61 Indiana 27 9 big-ten pct2 coach3 7 Indiana 271 indiana 4 63

INDIANA 63, VCU 61: Will Sheehey nailed a baseline jump shot in the final minute to complete a furious Hoosiers rally and spoil VCU's dreams of another Final Four run. The Rams led by six points late in the second half but scored only four points in the final 12 minutes while Cody Zeller helped Indiana bully its way back into the ballgame. Victor Oladipo's layup and free throw knotted the score and after Bradford Burgess missed a pair of free throws, Oladlipo drove to the basket, where his shot was blocked right into the waiting arms of Sheehey. Zeller had 16 points and 13 rebounds and Christian Watford added 16 points for the Hoosiers who return to the Sweet 16 for the first time since their 2002 run to the national title game. The loss kept VCU from becoming the first team seeded 11th or lower to advance to the Sweet 16 in consecutive seasons.

Saturday, March 17, 8:40 p.m. Albuquerque, NM None Colorado 24 12 pacific-12 pct2 coach4 2 Colorado 125 colorado 11 63 Baylor 30 8 big-12 pct2 coach3 4 Baylor 50 baylor 3 80

COLORADO 80, BAYLOR 63: Brady Heslip made nine three-pointers and finished with 27 points Saturday to lift the Bears to a victory over the Buffaloes. Heslip, a transfer from Boston College who grew up in Canada, helped break open a tight game with a pair of three-pointers that were part of a 14-0 run and gave the third-seeded Bears a 75-60 lead. Freshman Askia Booker had 15 points for Colorado, which saw its winning streak in the Pacific-12 and NCAA tournament end at five.

Sunday, March 18, 7:45 p.m. Greensboro, NC None Xavier 23 13 atlantic-10 pct3 coach3 4 Xavier 682 xavier 10 70 Lehigh 27 8 patriot pct4 coach4 2 Lehigh 303 lehigh 15 58

XAVIER 70, LEHIGH 58: At 7-feet tall, Xavier center Kenny Frease was the biggest player on the floor, and the senior center made the most of that advantage, posting a career-high 25 points and 13 rebounds to help the Musketeers rally past Lehigh. Tu Holloway added 21 points for Xavier, which used an 8-0 run midway through the second half to pull ahead while the Mountain Hawks went seven minutes without scoring. Lehigh led by as many as 15 in the first half, but cooled off dramatically in the second, and struggled to put the ball in the basket down the stretch. Mackey McKnight had 20 points to lead the Mountain Hawks who were trying to become the first No. 15 seed ever to reach the Sweet 16.

Friday, March 23, 9:45 p.m. Atlanta, GA None Kentucky 38 2 southeastern pct1 coach1 7 Kentucky 292 kentucky 1 102 Indiana 27 9 big-ten pct2 coach3 7 Indiana 271 indiana 4 90

KENTUCKY 102, INDIANA 90: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 24 points and the Wildcats shook off a quiet night by freshman star Anthony Davis, pulling away from the Hoosiers in a showdown of storied programs for a victory in the region semifinals. Davis wasn’t a huge factor after picking up two early fouls, but Kentucky had five other players in double figures. Christian Watford had 27 points to lead Indiana, whose comeback season ended two wins shy of the Final Four. The Hoosiers, who won a total of 28 games the previous three seasons, has regained its usual place among the college basketball bluebloods.

Friday, March 23, 7:15 p.m. Atlanta, GA None Baylor 30 8 big-12 pct2 coach3 4 Baylor 50 baylor 3 75 Xavier 23 13 atlantic-10 pct3 coach3 4 Xavier 682 xavier 10 70

BAYLOR 75, XAVIER 70: Quincy Acy, the only senior in the Bears' starting lineup, had a double-double to lift Baylor past the Musketeers and into its second region final in three years. Acy had 20 points and 15 rebounds. He sank two free throws with 31 seconds remaining after Xavier cut the Bears’ lead to six points. Baylor, wearing neon-green uniforms, never trailed and led by 18 points less than eight minutes into the game. But Xavier never quit, and cut the lead to just three, 71-68, with 22 seconds remaining. Quincy Jackson had 16 and Perry Jones III had 14 for the Bears. Tu Holloway led Xavier with 22 points.

Sunday, March 25, 2:20 p.m. Atlanta, GA None Kentucky 38 2 southeastern pct1 coach1 7 Kentucky 292 kentucky 1 82 Baylor 30 8 big-12 pct2 coach3 4 Baylor 50 baylor 3 70

KENTUCKY 82, BAYLOR 70: The Wildcats and their fans got a bit of a scare when star center Anthony Davis went down with what appeared to be a knee injury early in the second half. But Davis was soon back in the game, and Kentucky rolled into the Final Four with a win over the Bears, setting up a juicy matchup with in-state rival Louisville in the national semifinals on Saturday. Davis finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds, and fellow freshman Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 19 points.

Friday, March 16, 9:20 p.m. Columbus, OH None Michigan State 29 8 big-ten pct1 coach1 7 Michigan St. 358 michigan-state 1 89 Long Island 25 9 northeast pct4 coach4 1 LIU 309 long-island 16 67

MICHIGAN ST. 89, LONG ISLAND 67: On a day that many other top seeds found themselves in difficult situations, top-seeded Michigan State gradually pulled away and never was threatened. Senior forward Draymond Green scored 24 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and had 10 assists as the Spartans beat Long Island, 89-67, in a West Region round-of-64 game in Columbus, Ohio, on Friday night. Center Derrick Nix added 18 points and center Adreian Payne had 16 points and seven rebounds as the Spartans took advantage of their size. In all, the Spartans shot 58.8 percent from the field and outrebounded the Blackbirds, 42-19. Long Island was led by the former Springbrook High tandem of forward Jamal Olasewere and guard C.J. Garner, who scored 17 and 15 points, respectively. Julian Boyd also had 15 points for the Blackbirds

Friday, March 16, 6:50 p.m. Columbus, OH None Memphis 26 9 conference-usa pct2 coach4 6 Memphis 349 memphis 8 54 St. Louis 26 8 atlantic-10 pct3 coach2 2 St. Louis 536 saint-louis 9 61

MEMPHIS 61, SAINT LOUIS 54: The Billikens had to wait 12 years to get back to the NCAA tournament, and Kwamain Mitchell was not going to let them waste their trip back. The junior guard poured in 22 points to lead St. Louis to its first tournament win since 1998. One of the top defensive teams in the country, the Billikens held Memphis 21 points below its season average. Will Barton scored 16 points to pace the Tigers who made only two of 15 three-point attempts and had nearly three times as many turnovers (11) as assists (4). Coach Rick Majerus and the Billikens are back in the tournament for the first time since 2000, when they fell in the first round to the Majerus-coached Utah Utes.

Thursday, March 15, 4:10 p.m. Portland, OR None New Mexico 28 7 mountain-west pct3 coach3 2 New Mexico 404 new-mexico 5 75 Long Beach State 25 9 big-west pct4 coach3 1 Long Beach St. 311 long-beach-state 12 68

NEW MEXICO 75, LONG BEACH ST. 68: The Lobos bullied their way to a Mountain West title with defense, and it was their defense down the stretch that helped them hold off Long Beach State to avoid the dreaded 12-5 upset. Senior forward Drew Gordon led the way with 18 points and 13 rebounds and Kendall Williams added 16 for New Mexico, which made nine of 10 free throws in the final minutes. Two-time Big West player of the year Casper Ware had 17 points for the 49ers, but the team only got five points out of fellow guard Larry Anderson as he struggled to play through a knee injury. The Lobos limited Long Beach State to 25 percent shooting from beyond the arc (4 of 16) despite giving up 14 offensive rebounds.

Thursday, March 15, 1:40 p.m. Portland, OR None Louisville 30 10 big-east pct2 coach1 7 Louisville 314 louisville 4 69 Davidson 25 8 southern pct3 coach3 4 Davidson 156 davidson 13 62

LOUISVILLE 69, DAVIDSON 62: Bounced in their tournament openers in each of the last two seasons, the Cardinals avoided becoming the first higher seed to go down on Thursday. Point guard Peyton Siva led the way with 17 points and six assists, despite fouling out, and Louisville maintained its momentum from last week's Big East tournament championship run. Davidson, which had eventual national champion Kansas on the ropes during a magical 2008 run to the regional final, could not recreate the magic without Stephen Curry. The Wildcats hit just four of their 19 three-point attempts and failed to find enough complementary scoring to support Jake Cohen's game-high 24 points. The Cardinals took the lead midway through the first half, led 33-25 at the break and never trailed the rest of the way. Chane Behanan added 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Cardinals who move on to face New Mexico or Long Beach State.

Thursday, March 15, 12:15 p.m. Louisville, KY None Murray St. 31 2 ohio-valley pct4 coach4 2 Murray St. 381 murray-state 6 58 Colorado State 20 12 mountain-west pct4 coach4 2 Colorado State 126 colorado-state 11 41

MURRAY ST. 58, COLORADO ST. 41: The Racers came into the tournament looking to prove their mettle after a sterling 30-1 season, and after a sluggish start, their superior athleticism was too much for the Rams. The Racers went into halftime trailing 24-23, but stormed out of the break and used quick hands on defense to shift momentum. Colorado State committed 22 turnovers on the day, and Murray State had nine steals - many of which led to transition baskets. Ohio Valley Conference player of the year Isaiah Canaan led the Racers with 15 points and Donte Poole added 13. Pierce Hornung pulled down 17 rebounds to go along with 12 points for the Rams who were held to a season low point total.

Thursday, March 15, 2:45 p.m. Louisville, KY None Marquette 27 8 big-east pct2 coach3 5 Marquette 339 marquette 3 88 Brigham Young 26 9 west-coast pct3 coach3 3 BYU 68 brigham-young 14 68 Tuesday, March 13, 9 p.m. Dayton, OH None Iona 25 9 mid-american pct4 coach4 1 Iona 275 iona 14 72 brigham-young

MARQUETTE 88, BYU 68: Less than 48 hours after authoring the biggest comeback in NCAA tournament history, the Cougars proved no match for Marquette, a high-energy team that ran away with a round-of-64 West Region victory to set up a matchup with Murray State on Saturday. Big East player of the year Jae Crowder scored 17 of his game-high 25 points in the first half as the Golden Eagles built a 19-point advantage. The Cougars closed to within seven early in the second half but would get no closer. Crowder added 16 rebounds and five steals and Darius Johnson-Odom had 20 points for Marquette, which is making its seventh consecutive tournament appearance. Brandon Davies had 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Cougars.

BYU 78, Iona 72: Noah Hartsock scored 16 of his 23 points in the second half and the Cougars came back from 25 points down to beat Iona 78-72. It was the biggest comeback in an NCAA tournament game. Previously, the largest deficit overcome was 22 points when Duke fought back to beat Maryland 95-84 in the 2001 national semifinals.

Friday, March 16, 2:10 p.m. Omaha, NE None Florida 26 11 southeastern pct1 coach2 7 Florida 210 florida 7 71 Virginia 22 10 atlantic-coast pct2 coach3 4 Virginia 618 virginia 10 45

FLORIDA 71, VIRGINIA 45: After taking a 9-2 lead to start the game, the 10th-seeded Cavaliers faded fast against a more talented and deep Florida team. Senior Mike Scott led Virginia with a team-high 15 points, but the Cavaliers were held to a season-low 45 points. Florida went 4 of 23 from three-point range, but missed just six shots otherwise to finish the game shooting better than 52 percent from the floor. Guards Bradley Beal and Casey Prather each scored 14 points, while center Patric Young chipped in 13.

Friday, March 16, 4:40 p.m. Omaha, NE None Missouri 30 5 big-12 pct3 coach4 4 Missouri 367 missouri 2 84 Norfolk State 26 10 mid-eastern pct4 coach4 2 Norfolk State 1052 norfolk-state 15 86

NORFOLK STATE 86, MISSOURI 84: Nofolk State became just the fifth No. 15 seed ever to defeat a No. 2 seed when it shocked Missouri Friday. What made the tournament's biggest upset more impressive was the poise with which the Spartans played, answering every Tigers' challenge during a back-and-forth second half that featured 11 lead changes and nine ties. Center Kyle O'Quinn showed why he was the MEAC player of the year, scoring a game-high 26 points and grabbing 14 rebounds. As a whole, the Spartans were nearly as good, hitting 10 three-pointers and connecting on 54 percent of their shots. Missouri got 22 points off the bench from Michael Dixon and 20 from point guard Marcus Denmon. But forward Kim English, the team's catalyst when it won the Big 12 tournament last week, was held to just one field goal and two points.

Sunday, March 18, 2:45 p.m. Columbus, OH None Michigan State 29 8 big-ten pct1 coach1 7 Michigan St. 358 michigan-state 1 65 St. Louis 26 8 atlantic-10 pct3 coach2 2 St. Louis 536 saint-louis 9 61

MICHIGAN STATE 65, SAINT LOUIS 61: Two days after joining Magic Johnson and Oscar Robertson as the only players to ever record two-career triple-doubles in the NCAA tournament, Spartans forward Draymond Green was at it again Sunday. The senior had 16 points, 13 rebounds and six assists to lead Michigan State back to the Sweet 16 for the fourth time in five years. Guard Keith Appling added a game-high 19 points, but it was Green who made several clutch plays down the stretch when the Billikens cut Michigan State's lead to two. Saint Louis struggled to score all game and leading scorers Brian Conklin and Kwamain Mitchell were a combined 6 of 19 from the floor.

Saturday, March 17, 9:40 p.m. Portland, OR None New Mexico 28 7 mountain-west pct3 coach3 2 New Mexico 404 new-mexico 5 56 Louisville 30 10 big-east pct2 coach1 7 Louisville 314 louisville 4 59

LOUISVILLE 59, NEW MEXICO 56: Russ Smith had 17 points as the Cardinals held off the Lobos for their sixth consecutive win to advance to the region semifinals for the first time since 2009. Kyle Kuric added 10 points for the Big East tournament champions, who lost their first game of the NCAA tournament the past two seasons. Trailing 53-46, New Mexico’s Drew Gordon hit a pair of free throws, and Demetrius Walker made a three-pointer to pull to within 53-51 with 1:36 left. Smith made a pair of free throws for Louisville, but Gordon answered with a tip-in.

Saturday, March 17, 5:15 p.m. Louisville, KY None Murray St. 31 2 ohio-valley pct4 coach4 2 Murray St. 381 murray-state 6 53 Marquette 27 8 big-east pct2 coach3 5 Marquette 339 marquette 3 62

MARQUETTE 62, MURRAY STATE 53: The Golden Eagles got a stern test from mid-major darling Murray State, but Big East player of the year Jae Crowder was again at his multi-dimensional best. He had 17 points, 13 rebounds and three steals, and Marquette held the Racers to just 26 percent shooting in the second half to advance to the Sweet 16 for the second-straight year. Murray State star Isaiah Canaan scored 16 points, but it wasn't enough to preserve the Racers' 23-game winning streak. Murray State was trying to become the first Ohio Valley Conference team to make the Sweet 16.

Sunday, March 18, 6:10 p.m. Omaha, NE None Florida 26 11 southeastern pct1 coach2 7 Florida 210 florida 7 84 Norfolk State 26 10 mid-eastern pct4 coach4 2 Norfolk State 1052 norfolk-state 15 50

FLORIDA 84, NORFOLK STATE 50: The Gators put an end to Cindarella's run, using a 25-0 first-half run to blow the Spartans out of the tournament. After shooting 54 percent against Missouri — including 10 of 19 from three-point range — Norfolk State never found its touch in a first half dominated by the seventh-seeded Gators. Meanwhile Florida found the perimeter stroke that was missing in its round-of-64 rout of Virginia. The Gators hit 10 three-pointers, with four coming during a pivotal 25-0 run that blew the game wide open. Kenny Boynton led five players in double-figures with 20 points and eight rebounds, Erving Walker had 15 and Bradley Beal added 12 as the Gators shot 53 percent from the field. Senior center Kyle O’Quinn — who had 26 points and 14 points on Friday — finished with only four points while the Spartans hit just four of their 23 three-point attempts on the night.

Thursday, March 22, 7:47 p.m. Phoenix, AZ None Michigan State 29 8 big-ten pct1 coach1 7 Michigan St. 358 michigan-state 1 44 Louisville 30 10 big-east pct2 coach1 7 Louisville 314 louisville 4 57

LOUISVILLE 57, MICHIGAN STATE 44: Cardinals Coach Rick Pitino improved to 10-0 all-time in Sweet 16 games, and the Spartans became the first No. 1 seed to bow out of the tournament. Gorgui Dieng, Louisville’s 6-11, rail-thin center, took just five shots and scored just five points, but his nine rebounds, seven blocks and three steals helped the Cardinals set the tone in a defensive battle. Michigan State's Draymond Green, perhaps the best player through the tournament's first two rounds, scored 13 points on just 5-of-16 shooting.

Thursday, March 22, 10:17 p.m. Phoenix, AZ None Marquette 27 8 big-east pct2 coach3 5 Marquette 339 marquette 3 58 Florida 26 11 southeastern pct1 coach2 7 Florida 210 florida 7 68

FLORIDA 68, MARQUETTE 58: Bradley Beal led the Gators with a game-high 21 points on 8-of-10 shooting. While Florida shot 7 of 27 (25.9 percent) from three-point range, the Gators made up for it by persistently driving the ball into the paint and scoring from close range. Todd Mayo trimmed Florida’s lead to six on a second-half three-pointer, but Marquette never could find lasting offensive rhythm. The Golden Eagles’ defense kept Florida’s lead from becoming bloated, but they could not score consistently enough to cut their deficit to less than six after the opening minutes of the second half.

Saturday, March 24, 4:30 p.m. Phoenix, AZ None Louisville 30 10 big-east pct2 coach1 7 Louisville 314 louisville 4 72 Florida 26 11 southeastern pct1 coach2 7 Florida 210 florida 7 68

LOUISVILLE 72, FLORIDA8: Rick Pitino nearly came unhinged and his point guard watched the end of the game from the bench. When it was over, though, it was Pitino and the Cardinals making plans for the Final Four and his protege, Billy Donovan, and the Gators wondering what the heck happened. Chane Behanan made the go-ahead basket with 1:04 left and Louisville finished the game on a 23-8 run for a over Donovan’s stunned Florida team in the region final. Russ Smith followed Behanan’s bucket with a pair of free throws and then Florida freshman Bradley Beal and teammate Kenny Boynton each missed chances to tie. Louisville made one more free throw to seal the game and reach its ninth Final Four, and second under Pitino, despite playing the final 3:58 without point guard Peyton Siva, who fouled out.

Saturday, March 31, 6:09 p.m. New Orleans, LA None Kentucky 38 2 southeastern pct1 coach1 7 Kentucky 292 kentucky 1 69 Louisville 30 10 big-east pct2 coach1 7 Louisville 314 louisville 4 61

KENTUCKY 69, LOUISVILLE 61: Player of the year Anthony Davis has the Wildcats right where they expected to be, in the national title game, scoring 18 points and 14 rebounds as Kentucky held off the pesky Cardinals. Louisville rallied from a 13-point deficit, tying the game at 49 on a three-pointer from NBA range by Peyton Siva with 9:11 remaining. But Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who played sparingly because of foul trouble, made back-to-back buckets to give the Wildcats some breathing room. Darius Miller then made a three — Kentucky’s second of the game — to give the Wildcats control for good.

Thursday, March 15, 3:10 p.m. Pittsburgh, PA None Syracuse 34 3 big-east pct1 coach1 7 Syracuse 553 syracuse 1 72 UNC Asheville 24 10 big-south pct3 coach3 1 UNCA 393 unc-asheville 16 65

SYRACUSE 72, UNC-ASHEVILLE 65: The Orange needed a second-half rally and some clutch free throws down the stretch to avoid becoming the first No. 1 seed to ever lose to a No. 16 seed. Though Syracuse was playing without center Fab Melo, they dominated inside with 15 offensive rebounds. The Orange went just 5 of 23 from three-point range, but reserve James Southerland hit two three-pointers late in the second half as part of his team-high 15 points. UNC-Asheville got a game-high 18 points from guard J.P. Primm, but the Bulldogs saw their upset bid fail when they went more than five minutes without a field goal late in the second half.

Thursday, March 15, 12:40 p.m. Pittsburgh, PA None Kansas State 22 11 big-12 pct2 coach3 4 Kansas State 288 kansas-state 8 70 Southern Mississippi 25 9 conference-usa pct4 coach3 1 Southern Miss. 521 southern-miss 9 64

KANSAS STATE 70, SOUTHERN MISS 64: Washington native Rodney McGruder erupted for a game-high 30 points as the Wildcats pulled away late against Southern Miss. McGruder went 11 of 17 from the field, more field goals than the rest of his teammates made combined. Wildcats center Jordan Henriquez finished with 15 points, nine rebounds and five blocks, and had six-consecutive points when Southern Miss took a five-point lead midway through the second half. The Golden Hurricanes got 16 points off the bench from guard Neil Watson, but they couldn't generate enough offense to overcome Kansas State's 26-of-34 showing from the free throw line.

Thursday, March 15, 4:40 p.m. Albuquerque, NM None Vanderbilt 25 11 southeastern pct3 coach3 3 Vanderbilt 615 vanderbilt 5 79 Harvard 26 5 ivy pct4 coach4 1 Harvard 245 harvard 12 70

VANDERBILT 79, HARVARD 70: Guard John Jenkins scored a game-high 27 points as Vanderbilt built an 18-point second-half lead and made nine of 10 free throws in the waning moments after Harvard made things interesting late with a 14-3 run. The Commodores, coming off a SEC tournament championship game win over Kentucky, shot better than 54 percent from the field and manhandled the Crimson on the glass. Harvard got 20 points from guard Laurent Rivard in its first NCAA tournament appearance since 1946, but the Crimson didn't have enough firepower to overcome Vanderbilt's ability to knock down shots from the perimeter.

Thursday, March 15, 2:10 p.m. Albuquerque, NM None Wisconsin 26 10 big-ten pct2 coach2 5 Wisconsin 657 wisconsin 4 73 Montana 25 7 big-sky pct4 coach4 2 Montana 372 montana 13 49

WISCONSIN 73, MONTANA 49: The third-seeded Badgers led by double digits throughout the second half behind a 17-point, eight-rebound, six-assist performance by senior guard Jordan Taylor. Forward Ryan Evans added a game-high 18 points as Wisconsin's methodical attack simply wore down the Grizzlies. Montana forward Art Steward scored a team-high 18 points but he was the lone Grizzlies player to finish in double figures.

Friday, March 16, 12:15 p.m. Nashville, TN None Cincinnati 26 11 big-east pct2 coach4 5 Cincinnati 116 cincinnati 6 65 Texas 20 14 big-12 pct2 coach2 5 Texas 585 texas 11 59

CINCINNATI 65, TEXAS 59: The Bearcats led by as many as 19 points early in the second half of a game that looked over by halftime, but a furious Texas rally forced Yancy Gates and company to hold on in the final moments to secure the win. After a first half that saw them go more than 10 minutes without scoring, the Longhorns stormed back to tie the game at 52 with just under four minutes remaining. From there, Gates hit a pair of big buckets as part of a 6-0 Cincinnati run and the Bearcats made 5 of 7 free throws to close it out. Gates finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds and Jaquon Parker added 13 points for the Big East tournament finalists. J'Covan Brown scored 19 for the Longhorns whose seven-man rotation included five freshman.

Friday, March 16, 2:45 p.m. Nashville, TN None Florida State 25 10 atlantic-coast pct2 coach3 4 FSU 213 florida-state 3 66 St. Bonaventure 20 12 atlantic-10 pct4 coach4 1 St. Bonaventure 531 st-bonaventure 14 63

FLORIDA ST. 66, ST. BONAVENTURE 63: The Seminoles trailed for more than 33 minutes against the upset-minded Bonnies, but senior Bernard James scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds, out-dueling St. Bonaventure star Andrew Nicholson. The Bonnies made things interesting late with three-straight three-pointers in the final two minutes, but forward Da'Quan Cook missed two shots in a row when St. Bonaventure had a chance to tie the score on its last possession of the game. Nicholson finished with a game-high 20 points. Florida State's leading scorer, guard Michael Snaer, picked up two quick fouls in the first half and was held scoreless.

Thursday, March 15, 7:20 p.m. Pittsburgh, PA None Gonzaga 26 7 west-coast pct2 coach2 4 Gonzaga 233 gonzaga 7 77 West Virginia 19 14 big-east pct2 coach1 5 West Virginia 636 west-virginia 10 54

GONZAGA 77, WEST VIRGINIA 54: Despite a 2,200 mile cross-country flight that forced them to play in the lower-seeded Mountaineers' backyard, Gonzaga dominated from the opening tip to the final horn to advance to the round of 32 for the 10th time in 13 seasons. Robert Sacre (14), Gary Bell, Jr. (14), Kevin Pangos (13) and Elias Harris (10) scored in double-figures for the Bulldogs, who shot 56 percent from the field and made nine of 17 three-pointers. The Mountaineers never found their way back into the game after Gonzaga's 16-1 run midway through the first half. Gary Browne scored 15 points to lead West Virginia which finished its season with nine losses in its final 13 games.

Thursday, March 15, 9:50 p.m. Pittsburgh, PA None Ohio State 31 8 big-ten pct2 coach2 6 Ohio State 443 ohio-state 2 78 Loyola (Md.) 24 9 metro-atlantic pct4 coach4 1 Loyola (Md.) 318 loyola-md 15 59

OHIO STATE 78, LOYOLA (MD.) 59: Deshaun Thomas scored a career-high 31 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Ohio State. Jared Sullinger added 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Buckeyes (28-7), who dominated the smaller Greyhounds inside, finishing with a 49-24 rebound advantage. The Buckeyes twice took a 15-point lead in the first half. The Greyhounds got within 42-31 at halftime but the Buckeyes went on to lead by as many as 20 in the second half. Erik Etherly had 19 points for the Greyhounds (24-9), the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference champions, who were in the tournament for the second time and first since 1994.

Saturday, March 17, 12:15 p.m. Pittsburgh, PA None Syracuse 34 3 big-east pct1 coach1 7 Syracuse 553 syracuse 1 75 Kansas State 22 11 big-12 pct2 coach3 4 Kansas State 288 kansas-state 8 59

SYRACUSE 75, KANSAS STATE 59: After an underwhelming performance in the round-of-64 against UNC-Asheville, the Orange imposed their will in the second half to run away from Kansas State and advance to the Sweet 16 for the third time in four years. Point guard Scoop Jardine was the catalyst, scoring 16 points and handing out eight assists. Syracuse also got 18 points from Dion Waiters, part of a 33-0 advantage for the Orange in bench scoring. The win moved Coach Jim Boeheim into a tie for fifth place with John Wooden in terms of all-time NCAA tournament victories. Kansas State was forced to play without second-leading scorer Jamar Samuels due to an eligibility issue. Wildcats senior Rodney McGruder finished with 17 points despite being hampered by an ankle injury, and Jordan Henriquez added 14 points and 17 rebounds.

Saturday, March 17, 6:10 p.m. Albuquerque, NM None Vanderbilt 25 11 southeastern pct3 coach3 3 Vanderbilt 615 vanderbilt 5 57 Wisconsin 26 10 big-ten pct2 coach2 5 Wisconsin 657 wisconsin 4 60

WISCONSIN 60, VANDERBILT 57: The Badgers stayed true to their style of play and used timely perimeter shooting to hold off a late Vanderbilt rally and secure the win. Wisconsin forced the Commodres to play their low-possession, defensive brand of basketball, and the lack of pace appeared to wear on the SEC tournament champions, who favor a more up-tempo game. Senior Jordan Taylor led four Badgers in double-figures with 14 points including three of the team's 10 three-pointers and Ben Brust added three big three-pointers off the bench. Festus Ezeli was a force on the inside for the Commodores and his lay-in with 2:21 left in the game gave Vanderbilt its first lead since the opening minutes of the game. But Taylor's three-pointer on the ensuing possession put the Badgers up for good, and Jared Berggren deflected the inbounds pass on Vanderbilt's final possession, denying the Commodores a last-second heave.

Sunday, March 18, 9:40 p.m. Nashville, TN None Cincinnati 26 11 big-east pct2 coach4 5 Cincinnati 116 cincinnati 6 62 Florida State 25 10 atlantic-coast pct2 coach3 4 FSU 213 florida-state 3 56

CINCINNATI 62, FLORIDA STATE 56: Dion Dixon stole the ball and dunked to put the Bearcats ahead for good with 1:32 left, and Cincinnati edged out the Seminoles to reach its first region semifinal in the NCAA tournament since 2001. Sean Kilpatrick scored 18 points, Dixon finished with 15 for Cincinnati. Yancy Gates finished with 10, and JaQuon Parker grabbed 11 rebounds.Florida State snapped a six-game winning streak that took the Seminoles to their first Atlantic Coast Conference tournament title. But the 'Noles are heading home short of the region semifinal they reached a year ago.

Saturday, March 17, 2:45 p.m. Pittsburgh, PA None Gonzaga 26 7 west-coast pct2 coach2 4 Gonzaga 233 gonzaga 7 66 Ohio State 31 8 big-ten pct2 coach2 6 Ohio State 443 ohio-state 2 73

OHIO STATE 73, GONZAGA 63: Buckeyes point guard Aaron Craft tied his season-high with 17 points and 10 assists and sophomore Jared Sullinger scored 10 of his 18 points in the final 11 minutes as Ohio State held off a late charge from Gonzaga. Led by Gary Bell, Jr. (18 points), the Bulldogs tied the score with four minutes to go after trailing by as much as ten in the second half. But Sullinger proved too tough down the stretch, and Buckeyes forward Deshaun Thomas chipped in 18 points after scoring a tournament-high 31 points in Thursday's round-of-64 win over Loyola (Md.).

Thursday, March 22, 7:15 p.m. Boston, MA None Syracuse 34 3 big-east pct1 coach1 7 Syracuse 553 syracuse 1 64 Wisconsin 26 10 big-ten pct2 coach2 5 Wisconsin 657 wisconsin 4 63

SYRACUSE 64, WISCONSIN 63: Wisconsin was unconscious from three-point range to keep things close, but in the end Syracuse did just enough to advance to its first Elite Eight since its national championship season in 2003. The Badgers made 14 of 27 three-pointers for the game and at one point made six in a row in the second half. C.J. Fair scored 15 points to pace the Orange.

Thursday, March 22, 9:45 p.m. Boston, MA None Cincinnati 26 11 big-east pct2 coach4 5 Cincinnati 116 cincinnati 6 66 Ohio State 31 8 big-ten pct2 coach2 6 Ohio State 443 ohio-state 2 81

OHIO STATE 81, CINCINNATI 66: Deshaun Thomas scored a game-high 26 points and Jared Sullinger had 23 points and 11 rebounds as the Buckeyes advanced to the Elite Eight for the first time since 2007, when Ohio State advanced to the national title game. Aaron Craft added 11 points -- all in the second half -- with five assists and six steals, taking charge during a 17-1 second-half run that turned a four-point Buckeyes deficit into a double-digit lead.

Saturday, March 24, 7:05 p.m. Boston, MA None Syracuse 34 3 big-east pct1 coach1 7 Syracuse 553 syracuse 1 70 Ohio State 31 8 big-ten pct2 coach2 6 Ohio State 443 ohio-state 2 77

OHIO STATE 77, SYRACUSE 70: Jared Sullinger recovered from first-half foul trouble to score 19 points and grab seven rebounds, helping the Buckeyes beat the Orange to advance to the Final Four. It will be Ohio State's first trip to the NCAA semifinals since 2007. Deshaun Thomas scored 14 with nine rebounds for Ohio State, which led by eight points with 59 seconds left and held on after the Orange cut it to three. The Buckeyes made 13 of 14 free throws in the final 68 seconds.

Friday, March 16, 4:10 p.m. Greensboro, NC None North Carolina 32 6 atlantic-coast pct1 coach1 7 UNC 413 north-carolina 1 77 Vermont 24 12 america-east pct3 coach4 2 Vt. 616 vermont 16 58 Wednesday, March 14, 6:30 p.m. Dayton, OH None Lamar 23 12 southland pct4 coach4 1 Lamar 299 lamar 16 59 vermont

NORTH CAROLINA 77, VERMONT 58: North Carolina opened its tournament campaign with its top defensive player and rebounder on the bench in a suit and tie. But with John Henson on the bench nursing a sprained wrist, senior center Tyler Zeller had no problem picking up the slack for the Tar Heels in front of a partisan crowd in Greensboro. The ACC player of the year posted 17 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks to lead the way and freshman James Michael McAdoo -- starting in Henson's place -- scored a career-high 17 to help the Tar Heels pull away in the second half. Sandro Carissimo had 11 points to lead the Catamounts who committed 19 turnovers and attempted only eight free throws to North Carolina's 24.

Vermont 71, Lamar 59: Four McGlynn came off the bench to score 18 points for Vermont. The Catamounts snapped Lamar's six-game winning streak, which began after first-year coach Pat Knight ripped his seniors following a loss in late February.

Friday, March 16, 1:40 p.m. Greensboro, NC None Creighton 29 6 missouri-valley pct3 coach4 2 Creighton 133 creighton 8 58 Alabama 21 12 southeastern pct2 coach4 4 Alabama 6 alabama 9 57

CREIGHTON 58, ALABAMA 57: Alabama's defense dictated play through much of the opening 30 minutes, but the Bluejays closed the game on a 17-9 run that included three three-pointers. Trevor Releford had a shot to win it for the Crimson Tide at the buzzer, but his contested three-pointer fell well short. Sophomore star Doug McDermott, the Missouri Valley Conference player of the year, led the Bluejays with 16 points and nine rebounds and Grant Gibbs added 10 points as Creighton was held 22 points below its season average.

Friday, March 16, 9:50 p.m. Nashville, TN None Temple 24 8 atlantic-10 pct2 coach3 4 Temple 577 temple 5 44 South Florida 22 14 big-east pct3 coach3 2 So. Fla. 526 south-florida 12 58 Wednesday, March 14, 9 p.m. Dayton, OH None California 24 10 pacific-12 pct3 coach2 3 Cal. 95 california 12 54 south-florida

SOUTH FLORIDA 58, TEMPLE 44: Victor Rudd Jr. and Anthony Collins each scored 17 points, and the Bulls shook off a frigid first 20 minutes to upset the Owls. South Florida took it to the Atlantic 10 regular season champ with its bruising, Big East-style play and held Temple 20 points below its previous season low in scoring.That allowed the Bulls, who beat California 65-54 in Dayton, Ohio, on Wednesday night, to overcome a first half in which they went nearly 16 minutes without a field goal and missed 22 straight.

Friday, March 16, 7:20 p.m. Nashville, TN None Michigan 24 10 big-ten pct1 coach3 7 Michigan 357 michigan 4 60 Ohio 29 8 mid-american pct4 coach4 3 Ohio 442 ohio 13 65

OHIO 65, MICHIGAN 60: The Bobcats upset Georgetown in their last NCAA tournament appearance in 2010, and pulled off another shocker against Michigan. D.J. Cooper's three-pointer midway through the first half gave Ohio a 20-18 lead and the Bobcats never trailed the rest of the way. Cooper led all scorers with 21 points as Ohio shot better than 51 percent from the field and held Michigan to 41 percent shooting. Trey Burke had 16 points to lead the Wolverines, who were right on their average of 23 three-point attempts per game but hit only seven. Michigan had several chances to tie the game late but missed its final six shots to drop their tournament opener for the first time since 1996.

Friday, March 16, 12:40 p.m. Columbus, OH None San Diego State 26 8 mountain-west pct3 coach2 3 San Diego St. 498 san-diego-state 6 65 North Carolina State 24 13 atlantic-coast pct2 coach3 4 NC St. 411 north-carolina-state 11 79

NORTH CAROLINA STATE 79, SAN DIEGO STATE 65: The Wolfpack dominated inside, led by a 22-point performance from junior forward Richard Howell. Guard Lorenzo Brown nearly had a triple-double, scoring 17 points, grabbing nine rebounds and dishing out nine assists as North Carolina State pulled away down the stretch. San Diego State got a game-high 23 points from guard Jamaal Franklin, but the Wolfpack shot better than 57 percent from the floor.

Friday, March 16, 3:10 p.m. Columbus, OH None Georgetown 24 9 big-east pct2 coach3 6 Georgetown 229 georgetown 3 74 Belmont 27 8 atlantic-sun pct4 coach4 1 Belmont 47 belmont 14 59

GEORGETOWN 74, BELMONT 59: After succumbing to the upset bug in the round of 64 the past two years, the Hoyas rolled to a victory over Belmont courtesy of some stifling defense. Georgetown only trailed in the opening moments, and seniors Jason Clark and Henry Sims paced the Hoyas with 21 and 15 points, respectively. Freshman Otto Porter added 16 points.

Friday, March 16, 7:27 p.m. Omaha, NE None St. Mary's (Cal.) 27 6 west-coast pct3 coach3 3 St Mary 538 saint-marys 7 69 Purdue 22 13 big-ten pct2 coach3 4 Purdue 474 purdue 10 72

PURDUE 72, SAINT MARY'S 69: Purdue looked to be in control much of the night against the Gaels, but Saint Mary's mounted a furious comeback late in the second half on the backs of point guard Matthew Dellavedova and forward Rob Jones (23 points, 14 rebounds). The Gaels even took a one-point lead with 45 seconds remaining when Dellavedova fed Jorden Page for a three-pointer. But Purdue's Lewis Jackson and Robbie Hummel responded with four clutch free throws and Saint Mary's big man Rob Jones missed a potential game-tying three-pointer at the buzzer. The Boilermakers were led by guard Terone Johnson, who finished with a team-high 21 points.

Friday, March 16, 9:57 p.m. Omaha, NE None Kansas 32 7 big-12 pct1 coach2 7 Kansas 287 kansas 2 65 Detroit 22 14 horizon pct2 coach4 2 Detroit 165 detroit 15 50

KANSAS 65, DETROIT 50: Thomas Robinson refused to let the Jayhawks follow the other No. 2 seeds out the door. The player of the year candidate had 16 points and 13 rebounds and Kansas rolled to a victory over the Titans. Elijah Johnson added 15 points and Tyshawn Taylor had 10 for the Jayhawks, who toyed with Detroit for the first 15 minutes before ramping up the defense. Doug Anderson led the Horizon League-champion Titans with 15 points before fouling out with 11:06 left. Ray McCallum, the son of the Detroit coach, added eight points on 4-for-15 shooting.

Sunday, March 18, 5:15 p.m. Greensboro, NC None North Carolina 32 6 atlantic-coast pct1 coach1 7 UNC 413 north-carolina 1 87 Creighton 29 6 missouri-valley pct3 coach4 2 Creighton 133 creighton 8 73

NORTH CAROLINA 87, CREIGHTON 73: The Tar heels bevy of future NBA draft picks proved to be too much for the Blue Jays in this fast-paced offensive showcase. North Carolina got a boost when forward John Henson returned to the starting lineup after missing three games with an injured left wrist. He had 13 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks, but it was point guard Kendall Marshall that was the true catalyst for the Tar Heels. The O'Connell grad had 18 points on 7 of 8 shooting and 11 assists. Creighton All-American Doug McDermott finished with a game-high 20 points, but the Blue Jays were never able to slow down North Carolina's potent attack.

Sunday, March 18, 7:10 p.m. Nashville, TN None South Florida 22 14 big-east pct3 coach3 2 So. Fla. 526 south-florida 12 56 Ohio 29 8 mid-american pct4 coach4 3 Ohio 442 ohio 13 62

OHIO 60, SOUTH FLORIDA 56: The Bulls advanced from the First Four with a pair of ugly, physical wins in which they held California and Temple to 98 points combined. But after scrapping through a low-scoring first half, Ohio put together a 10-0 run to take a late lead they would not relinquish. Walter Offutt led the Bobcats with 21 points and hit all four of his three-point attemps as Ohio made nine of its 15 shots from beyond the arc. Victor Rudd, Jr. and Anthony Collins each finished with 13 points for the Bulls who had held 12 consecutive opponents below 60 points. The win continues the Bobcats' best tournament run since 1964, when they won their first two contests before losing to Michigan in a region final. They are the first team from the Mid-American conference to reach the Sweet 16 since Kent State did it in 2002.

Sunday, March 18, 12:15 p.m. Columbus, OH None North Carolina State 24 13 atlantic-coast pct2 coach3 4 NC St. 411 north-carolina-state 11 66 Georgetown 24 9 big-east pct2 coach3 6 Georgetown 229 georgetown 3 63

NORTH CAROLINA STATE 66, GEORGETOWN 63: The Wolfpack shot just 37 percent from the field and made under 50 percent of their free throw attempts, but a multi-faceted attack led by forward C.J. Leslie (14 points, eight rebounds, three blocks) has North Carolina State in the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2005. After falling behind by ten early on, the Wolfpack went on a 30-9 run that spanned the end of the first half and the start of the second half to take an 11-point lead they would never surrender. Georgetown forward Hollis Thompson had a game-high 23 points and kept the game close after halftime, but the Hoyas' two seniors, Jason Clark and Henry Sims, were a combined 4 for 14 from the floor. Clark missed a three-pointer that would have tied the score as the final buzzer sounded. North Carolina State had four players finish in double figures in scoring.

Sunday, March 18, 8:40 p.m. Omaha, NE None Purdue 22 13 big-ten pct2 coach3 4 Purdue 474 purdue 10 60 Kansas 32 7 big-12 pct1 coach2 7 Kansas 287 kansas 2 63

KANSAS 63, PURDUE 60: Elijah Johnson scored 18 points, including the go-ahead basket in the final minute, and the Jayhawks rallied to beat Robbie Hummel and the Boilermakers. Thomas Robinson managed 11 points and 13 rebounds for the Jayhawks (29-6), who trailed nearly the entire game but still managed to advance to St. Louis. Purdue was clinging to a 60-59 lead and had the ball and less than a minute remaining when Lewis Jackson, the shot clock winding down, lost control at the top of the key. Johnson picked it up and went the other way for the go-ahead layup with 23.3 seconds left. Hummel missed an open three-pointer at the other end and Tyshawn Taylor scored a transition dunk for Kansas with 2.5 seconds left. After a timeout, Purdue sharpshooter Ryne Smith unloaded a long potential tying three-point try that hit the backboard and the rim before falling away.

Friday, March 23, 7:47 p.m. St. Louis, MO None North Carolina 32 6 atlantic-coast pct1 coach1 7 UNC 413 north-carolina 1 73 Ohio 29 8 mid-american pct4 coach4 3 Ohio 442 ohio 13 65

NORTH CAROLINA 73, OHIO 65: Harrison Barnes scored five of his 12 points in overtime, and the top-seeded Tar Heels held off the Bobcats to avoid a huge upset. Ohio, only the seventh team seeded 13th or worse to reach the region semifinals, had a chance to convert a three-point play with 25 seconds left in regulation that would have given them the lead. Walter Offutt missed from the line, though, the only free throw the Bobcats botched all night. Then they went 0 for 6 from the field in overtime. Tyler Zeller finished with 20 points and 22 rebounds for North Carolina, which sorely missed dazzling point guard Kendall Marshall, who is day-to-day with a broken right wrist. Offutt led the 13th-seeded Bobcats with 26 points, including 18 from three-point range, and Nick Kellogg added 14. But D.J. Cooper, who had averaged 20 points in the first two NCAA tournament games, finished with just 10 on 3-for-20 shooting.

Friday, March 23, 10:17 p.m. St. Louis, MO None North Carolina State 24 13 atlantic-coast pct2 coach3 4 NC St. 411 north-carolina-state 11 57 Kansas 32 7 big-12 pct1 coach2 7 Kansas 287 kansas 2 60

KANSAS 60, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 57: Thomas Robinson had 18 points and 15 rebounds, Jeff Withey blocked 10 shots to finish one shy of the NCAA tournament record, and the Jayhawks held on to beat the Wolfpack in the region semifinals. Kansas survived and advanced when Richard Howell’s off-balanced heave at the buzzer came up well short. Elijah Johnson added 11 points for the Jayhawks, including a layup off an inbounds pass from Tyshawn Taylor with 13.5 seconds remaining that gave them a calming cushion. C.J. Leslie had 18 points for the Wolfpack, despite sitting much of the second half with four fouls. Wood finished with 12 points on 2-for-10 shooting.

Sunday, March 25, 5:05 p.m. St. Louis, MO None North Carolina 32 6 atlantic-coast pct1 coach1 7 UNC 413 north-carolina 1 67 Kansas 32 7 big-12 pct1 coach2 7 Kansas 287 kansas 2 80

KANSAS 80, NORTH CAROLINA 67: Tyshawn Taylor came out of his slump in a big way, scoring 22 points to lead the Jayhawks to a victory over the Tar Heels that returned Kansas to the Final Four for the first time since winning it all in 2008. Four other Kansas players finished in double figures as the Jayhawks scored the last 12 points of the game. Player of the year candidate Thomas Robinson had 18 and nine rebounds for the second-seeded Jayhawks, who will face Ohio State in the Final Four on Saturday night. James Michael McAdoo scored 15 for the Tar Heels, who played better without star point guard Kendall Marshall. But top-seeded North Carolina couldn’t overcome a 5:46 field goal drought to end the game.

Saturday, March 31, 8:49 p.m. New Orleans, LA None Ohio State 31 8 big-ten pct2 coach2 6 Ohio State 443 ohio-state 2 62 Kansas 32 7 big-12 pct1 coach2 7 Kansas 287 kansas 2 64

KANSAS 64, OHIO STATE 62: Trailing by nine points at halftime, the Jayhawks had the Buckeyes right where they wanted Ohio State in their national semifinal. Kansas's NCAA tournament run has been defined by strong second-half performances, and they offered another with the help of indomitable forward Thomas Robinson. Like he has all season, Robinson played at higher level than everybody else on the floor at the Superdome, leading the Jayhawks to a victory over Ohio State.

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