Saturday’s NCAA tournament began with current national champion Baylor falling 93-86 to North Carolina in overtime, making Bears the No. 1 seed to lose.
Brady Manek had 26 points for the Heels and was thrown out in the middle of the second half after being called up for the Flagrant 2 elbow. R.J. Davis led North Carolina with 30 points, while Amando Backot scored 15 points, 16 rebounds and three blocks.
Baylor erased a 25-point lead with 27 from Adam Flaggler, while Baylor equalized with 80 points in 15 seconds.
Their big 12 opponent and the other No. 1 seed, the Kansas Jax Hawks will try to avoid the fate that befell Crayton.
Cinderellas is also in the lead, with No. 11 playing tennis in the Michigan South Zone, No. 12 against Providence, Richmond No. 15 against Saint Peters, Kentucky leading the way, Murray County and New Mexico trying again. , West 12 Seed, taking with Arkansas.
Gonzaga, the leader in the overall rankings, closes the night action against the talented Memphis squad.
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The full-power UConn NCAA Tournament begins with the defeat of Mercer
Paige Bueckers scored 12 points as UConn began their run to the 12th NCAA Championship title, beating the No. 15 seed Mercer 83-38 in the first round on Saturday.
Last season’s National Athlete played 25 minutes, the longest time in six races since returning from playing for more than two months with a left knee injury. She also had five assists and four returns.
Christine Williams led the Huskies (26-5) with 13 points as they started the tournament with a win for the 28th time in a row. Dorka Juhasz added 10 points and 10 again. Huskies led 43-23 in the first half and Mercer lost 20-0 in the third quarter.
The Huskies advanced to 126-21 in the NCAA Tournament and 29-2 in their opening match.
Villanova defeats sixth-ranked BYU
Maddy Siegrist scored 25 and lined up to beat No. 6 BYU in Grade 6 on Saturday, 61-57 in the first round of the Grade 11 Villanova Women’s NCAA Tournament.
Kaitlyn Oriehl added 10 points for second-placed Wildcats in the Big East, while Lucy Olsen added 9 points.
The Wildcats will face third-ranked Michigan and No. 14 ranked American winner on Monday.
– Shared Press
UNC sends No. 1 seed bailer packaging; To Sweet 16
On Saturday, national champion Baylor escaped 93-86 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Fort Worth, Texas, before launching an offensive clinic to give North Carolina a 25-point lead ahead of an overtime-inspired rally.
The Bears, the No. 1 seed to fall in March Madness, were on the verge of making the biggest comeback in NCAA tournament history with an exciting comeback in the final six minutes of the game. The No. 8-ranked Tar Heels, a bubble team at the start of the month, advanced to the Sweet 16 in the Eastern Region.
Despite playing a significant priority in the last minutes of regulation, coughing and completely dissolving, North Carolina found a way to alleviate the turmoil of overtime. UNC defender RJ Davis gave the Tar Heels a six-point lead and made a decisive three-point lead with 1:18 left in a match that proved to make a difference.
– Scott Gleason
Kansas State women use a large sport from Lee to move forward
Ioka Lee won the first round of the Women’s NCAA Tournament 50-40 on Saturday, beating Kansas No. 9 Kansas No. 8 and Washington State by a disappointing defense with 20 points and 15 reflections.
Lee, a second-team AP All-America selector, hit just one shot from the ground in the first half, but rallied second to take the Wildcats (20-11) to their first tournament victory since 2017. Brylee Glenn added 14. Scores for Kansas State.
The Wildcats will face the winner of the match between No. 1 NC State and No. 16 Longwood at Raleigh on Monday.
– Shared Press
From the No. 1 tennis player in North Carolina
Baylor, the current national champion, has 20 minutes left to become the first No. 1 player to be eliminated from the tournament. The Tar Heels led 42-29 at the break in their second round match in the Eastern Region.
The Tar Heels are fast-paced by RJ Davis, who has a 4-6 strikeout from 17 points and 17 points. Brady Manek has 9 points for Carolina.
Adam Flagler has six points for Baylor, who got 40 percent in the half, and the 12 baskets he made have only two assists.
– Scooby Axon
One step closer to Kansas history
Kansas holds the record for all-time victories in college basketball history.
With the win in the second round match against Creighton, Jayhawks will increase their winning total to 2,353, tying Kentucky for the most wins of all time. The Wildcats were unable to regain their lead when they lost to No. 15 St. Peter’s in the first round.
North Carolina is third with 2,319 wins.
No. 12 Seed Richmond, New Mexico State hopes to continue running Cinderella
BUFFALO, NY – Richmond wins a men’s NCAA basketball tournament for the first time since 2011. To some it may seem like a long time.
Try saying that to the state of New Mexico: Drum Roll, Please – Aggie won the tournament for the first time since 1993.
Saturday This Seed-12 Sweet 16: Richmond vs. Providence, New Mexico State vs. Will play against 4-seed for locations in Arkansas.
“Getting a chance to go to Sweet 16 is everything you dreamed of when you were a kid,” Richmond Guard Jacob Gilyard said Friday. “That’s why you play basketball.”
New Mexico State Defender Sir Jabari Rice understands that desire.
“Once you win one match, what’s the point of losing the next?
– Eric Brody
Duke has the ability to give a title to Coach K, but the inexperience remains a wild card
GREENVILLE, SC – Sometimes, talent alone is enough.
There is no doubt about it: five contributors have been given tickets to the first round of the NBA Draft, and there is no shortage of talent on the Duke’s list. Instead, No. 2 is the Blue Devils’ lack of experience, making this perhaps the most unique NCAA tournament of coach Mike Kryzewski’s full tenure.
With this young list, you can bring the Duke closer to the full potential of Krzyzewski’s final team in every high pressure tournament match.
Wendell Moore, a junior frontline player, said: “What sets us apart is that we have not yet reached our full potential. “We have not yet reached a good team. I mean, we’ve seen scenes of it. ”
– Paul Myerberg