NCAA Tournament Scores From March 21, Friday Pairings
Published on March 22 2013 6:29 am
Last Updated on March 22 2013 6:29 am
Written by Millie Lange
SLU Blows Out New Mexico State
(San Jose, CA) -- Dwayne Evans scored 24 points as Saint Louis University knocked off New Mexico State 64-44 in the Midwest Region of the NCAA Tournament. Cody Ellis added 12 points for the fourth-seeded Billikens, who move on to face 12th-seeded Oregon Saturday.
Rams Roll Tigers
(Lexington, KY) -- Dorian Green posted 28 points as the eighth-seeded Colorado State Rams rolled the ninth-seeded Missouri Tigers 84-72 in the Midwest Region of the NCAA Tournament. Phil Pressey scored 20 points for Missouri, which ends its year at 23-11. Alex Oriakhi added 16 points in the loss.
Top-Seeds Louisville, Gonzaga Win
Russ Smith scored a game-high 23 points to pace the top-overall seed Louisville to a 79-48 win over North Carolina A&T. The Cardinals meet eighth-seeded Colorado State in the third round Saturday. Kelly Olynyk scored 21 points as top-seeded Gonzaga escaped Southern 64-58. Kevin Pangos added 16 points for the Bulldogs, who avoided becoming the first top seed to ever lose to a 16 seed. The Zags play Wichita State in Saturday's third round.
Marquette Rallies To Down Davidson
(Lexington, KY) -- Vander Blue's driving layup with one second left lifted Marquette to a thrilling 59-58 win over Davidson in the East Region of the NCAA Tournament. Blue and Jamil Wilson hit back-to-back three pointers to pull the Golden Eagles within one with 11 seconds left. Blue finished with 16 points and Wilson had 14 for Marquette, which will play Butler Saturday.
Harvard Shocks New Mexico
(Salt Lake City, UT) -- Wesley Saunders scored 18 points to give 14th-seeded Harvard a 68-62 win over third-seeded New Mexico in the West Region of the NCAA Tournament. The Crimson become the 17th 14-seed to defeat a three-seed since 1985. Only two 14-seeds have advanced to the Sweet Sixteen since the field expanded to 64 teams. This is also Harvard's first-ever Tournament win.
Illinois Meets Colorado
(Austin, TX) -- The seventh-seeded Illinois Fighting Illini and 10th-seeded Colorado Buffaloes meet in Austin, Texas this afternoon. The Illini are 22-and-12, while the Buffs are 21-and-11. The winner advances to play second-seeded Miami-Florida or 15th-seeded Pacific in the next round Sunday.
Notre Dame Faces Iowa State
(Dayton, OH) -- The seventh-seeded Notre Dame Fighting Irish and tenth-seeded Iowa State Cyclones square off in Dayton, Ohio tonight. The Irish come in at 25-9, while the Cyclones are 22-11. The winner advances to play second-seeded Ohio State or 15th-seeded Iona in the next round Sunday.
NCAA Tournament Results From March 21
#6 Butler Bulldogs 68, #11 Bucknell Bison 56 (at Lexington, KY)
#3 Marquette Golden Eagles 59, #14 Davidson Wildcats 58 (at Lexington, KY)
#12 California Golden Bears 64, #5 UNLV Rebels 61 (at San Jose, CA)
#4 Syracuse Orange 81, #13 Montana Grizzlies 34 (at San Jose, CA)
#3 Michigan State Spartans 65, #14 Valparaiso Crusaders 54 (at Auburn Hills, MI)
#4 Saint Louis Billikens 64, #13 New Mexico State Aggies 44 (at San Jose, CA)
#6 Memphis Tigers 54, #11 St. Mary's (CA) Gaels 52 (at Auburn Hills, MI)
#12 Oregon Ducks 68, #5 Oklahoma State Cowboys 55 (at San Jose, CA)
#1 Louisville Cardinals 79, #16 North Carolina A&T Aggies 48 (at Lexington, KY)
#8 Colorado State Rams 84, #9 Missouri Tigers 72 (at Lexington, KY)
#4 Michigan Wolverines 71, #13 South Dakota State Jackrabbits 56 (at Auburn Hills, MI)
#5 Virginia Commonwealth Rams 88, #12 Akron Zips 42 (at Auburn Hills, MI)
#9 Wichita State Shockers 73, #8 Pittsburgh Panthers 55 (at Salt Lake City, UT)
#1 Gonzaga Bulldogs 64, #16 Southern Jaguars 58 (at Salt Lake City, UT)
#6 Arizona Wildcats 81, #11 Belmont Bruins 64 (at Salt Lake City, UT)
#14 Harvard Crimson 68, #3 New Mexico Lobos 62 (at Salt Lake City, UT)
Friday, March 22 Schedule (All Times Central)
12:40 p.m. - #8 North Carolina State Wolfpack vs. #9 Temple Owls (at Dayton, OH)
1:10 p.m. - #2 Miami-Florida Hurricanes vs. #15 Pacific Tigers (at Austin, TX)
3:40 p.m. - #7 Illinois Fighting Illini vs. #10 Colorado Buffaloes (at Austin, TX)
11:15 a.m. - #2 Duke Blue Devils vs. #15 Albany Great Danes (at Philadelphia, PA)
1:45 p.m. - #7 Creighton Bluejays vs. #10 Cincinnati Bearcats (at Philadelphia, PA)
3:10 p.m. - #1 Indiana Hoosiers vs. #16 James Madison Dukes (at Philadelphia, PA)
5:50 p.m. - #2 Georgetown Hoyas vs. #15 Florida Gulf Coast Eagles (at Philadelphia, PA)
6:20 p.m. - #8 North Carolina Tar Heels vs. #9 Villanova Wildcats (at Kansas City, MO)
6:27 p.m. - #3 Florida Gators vs. #14 Northwestern State Demons (at Austin, TX)
8:20 p.m. - #7 San Diego State Aztecs vs. #10 Oklahoma Sooners (at Philadelphia, PA)
8:50 p.m. - #1 Kansas Jayhawks vs. #16 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (at Kansas City, MO)
8:57 p.m. - #6 UCLA Bruins vs. #11 Minnesota Golden Gophers (at Austin, TX)
11:40 a.m. - #5 Wisconsin Badgers vs. #12 Ole Miss Rebels (at Kansas City, MO)
2:10 p.m. - #4 Kansas State Wildcats vs. #13 La Salle Explorers (at Kansas City, MO)
6:15 p.m. - #2 Ohio State Buckeyes vs. #15 Iona Gaels (at Dayton, OH)
8:45 p.m. - #7 Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. #10 Iowa State Cyclones (at Dayton, OH)