NATIONAL INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT BRACKET RECAP

NIT Bracket Updates: 1st Round Scores, 2nd Round Schedule. The first round of the men’s National Invitation Tournament is in the books, with the 32-team field now trimmed to 16 teams. Here’s a look back at the first-round results, plus a look ahead to the second-round match-ups and schedule. Read & Watch from The Oregonian.    … Read moreNATIONAL INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT BRACKET RECAP

VILLANOVA-DUKE-KANSAS TOP SEEDS STILL ALIVE

Henry Bushnell writes the first four days of the NCAA tournament were insane. The one adverse side-effect of opening-weekend insanity? A watered-down Sweet 16. Read more.   From FoxSports.com Need a new team to root for in the tournament writes Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer. Read more. Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski explains how his time with Jim … Read moreVILLANOVA-DUKE-KANSAS TOP SEEDS STILL ALIVE

FLORIDA STATE SENDS XAVIER HOME – WVU WINS THE BACKYARD FUED

Rob Dauster writes No. 9-seed Florida State erased a 12-point deficit in the final 10 minutes and a seven-point deficit in the final five minutes, closing the game on an 18-4 run as they toppled No. 1-seed Xavier, 75-70. NBCSports. Jevon Carter scored 28 points, Lamont West added 18 off the bench and West Virginia overwhelmed … Read moreFLORIDA STATE SENDS XAVIER HOME – WVU WINS THE BACKYARD FUED

NEVADA WOLFPACK RALLY – CUSE KNOCKS OUT MICHIGAN STATE

Nevada looked like its NCAA tournament was going to come to end Sunday in the second round. But after trailing by 22 points in the second half, the Wolf Pack rallied to beat the Cincinnati 75-73 and advance to the Sweet 16. USA Today   Michigan State fell to Syracuse in the 2018 NCAA Tournament‘s second round on Sunday, March … Read moreNEVADA WOLFPACK RALLY – CUSE KNOCKS OUT MICHIGAN STATE

UMBC UPSETS VIRGINIA – 16 BEATS 1

UMBC (U- Must-Be Cinderilla) Where does the UMBC over Virginia rank among all time upsets? Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer – University of Maryland Baltimore County, the Retrievers — pummeled the No. 1 team in the nation Virginia Cavaliers 74-54.  Steve Reed writes  Jairus Lyles couldn’t suppress a smile, knowing that a school known more for chess than … Read moreUMBC UPSETS VIRGINIA – 16 BEATS 1

K-STATE-BUTLER-ARKANSAS-WVU-XAVIER-MICHIGAN STATE-NEVADA-AUBURN ADVANCE

Ninth-seeded Kansas State’s defense stymie Marcus Foster and No. 8 Creighton’s high-powered offense in a 69-59 wire-to-wire victory. 10th-seeded Butler Bulldogs pulled away again at the start of the second half, they stayed out in front, dispatching seventh-seeded Arkansas 79-62 in the NCAA Tournament’s East Region on Friday. Jevon Carter scored 21 points, had eight assists and six … Read moreK-STATE-BUTLER-ARKANSAS-WVU-XAVIER-MICHIGAN STATE-NEVADA-AUBURN ADVANCE

MARSHALL SHOCKS SHOCKERS-NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS ROLL

Marshall Thundering Herd behind 27 points from Jon Elmore Shock the Wichita State Shockers. Larry Lage writes from the AP Edwards scored 13 of his 15 points in the first half and the rusty Boilermakers pulled away to rout Cal State Fullerton 74-48 Friday to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Aaron Beard, … Read moreMARSHALL SHOCKS SHOCKERS-NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS ROLL

HOUSTON COUGARS & KENTUCKY WILDCATS ADVANCE-VILLANOVA ROLLS

Rob Gray puts Houston on the map taking over the game with 39 points and leading the Cougars to a 67-65 win over San Diego State.  Scott Polacek of the Bleacher Report writes Tom Crean is returning to the sidelines as the new head coach of the Georgia Bulldogs, the school announced. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN first reported the former Marquette … Read moreHOUSTON COUGARS & KENTUCKY WILDCATS ADVANCE-VILLANOVA ROLLS

RAMBLERS OF LOYOLA CHICAGO SURVIVE AND ADVANCE-DUKE ROLLS

The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers put the madness into March on Thursday afternoon in a first round stunner, knocking off No. 6 seed Miami 64-62 with a 3-pointer in the final second from Donte Ingram writes Kyle Boone of CBSSports. Not only did 35.6 percent of brackets pick this upset, but more brackets picked No. 11 Loyola-Chicago (9.5 percent) to make … Read moreRAMBLERS OF LOYOLA CHICAGO SURVIVE AND ADVANCE-DUKE ROLLS

DO THE BONNIE HAVE THE GLASS SLIPPER

Head Coach Mark Schmidt dedicated the teams win over UCLA to legend Bob Lanier. Lanier was never able to face UCLA in the 1970 Final Four due to injury writes Henry Bushnell. How much money do college basketball programs make in the NCAA Tournament writes Jeff Eisenberg. Radford downs LIU Brooklyn for its first NCAA tourney win. Jock … Read moreDO THE BONNIE HAVE THE GLASS SLIPPER