Eight-seeded Creighton got a bit of a scare from No. 9 seed Alabama, heading into half down seven, at 30-23. They made some adjustments in the locker room though, and outscored the Crimson Tide 35-27 in the 2nd half to sneak past them with a 58-57 win. The 58 points by Creighton was their lowest point total in a win all season. Doug McDermitt led the way for the Jays, with 16 points. Check out the box score here.
In that same bracket, No. 11 seed North Carolina State got the day's first upset when they knocked off six-seed San Diego State, cruising to a 79-65 victory. They were paced by forward Richard Howell's 22 points. Lorenzo Brown had 8 assists and 9 rebounds to lead the Wolfpack in both categories. Box score here.
Also just finishing up, No 7 seed Florida easily handled No. 10 seed Virigina, 71-45. In other action, No. 14 St Bonaventure is taking on everyone's favorite sleeper, No. 3 seed Florida State, and lead at half 34-28. No. 3 Georgetown and No 14 Belmont are in first half action as well, with Georgetown off to an early lead, 36-25.
Here are the final scores, as they stand right now.
No. 1 Syracuse def No. 16 UNC Asheville 73-49
No. 8 Kansas State def No. 9 Southern Miss 70-64
No. 5 Vanderbilt def No. 12 Harvard 79-70
No. 4 Wisconsin def No. 13 Montana 73-49
No. 2 Ohio State def No. 15 Loyola Maryland 78-59
No. 7 Gonzaga def No. 10 West Virginia 77-54
No. 3 Florida State vs No. 14 St. Bonaventure
No. 6 Cincinnati def No. 11 Texas, 65-59
No. 1 Michigan State vs No. 16 Long Island
No. 8 Memphis vs No. 9 Saint Louis
No. 5 New Mexico def No. 12 Long Beach State 75-68
No. 4 Louisville def No. 13 Davidson 69-62
No. 6 Murray State def No. 11 Colorado State 58-41
No. 3 Marquette def No. 14 BYU 88-68
No. 7 Florida def No. 10 Virginia 71-45
No. 2 Missouri vs No. 15 Norfolk State
No. 1 Kentucky def No. 16 Western Kentucky 81-66
No. 8 Iowa State def No. 9 UConn 77-64
No. 12 VCU def No. 5 Wichita State 62-59
No. 4 Indiana def No. 13 New Mexico State 79-66
No. 11 Colorado def No. 6 UNLV 68-64
No. 3 Baylor def No. 14 South Dakota State 68-60
No. 7 Notre Dame vs No. 10 Xavier
No. 2 Duke vs No. 15 Lehigh
No. 1 North Carolina vs Vermont
No. 8 Creighton def No. 9 Alabama 58-57
No. 5 Temple vs No. 12 South Florida
No. 4 Michigan vs No. 13 Ohio
No. 11 North Carolina State def No. 6 San Diego State 79-65
No. 2 Kansas vs No. 15 Detroit
No. 7 St. Mary's vs No. 10 Purdue
No. 3 Georgetown vs No. 14 Belmont
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