CHARLOTTE, NC - MARCH 18: Isaiah Thomas #2 of the Washington Huskies goes up for a shot over Travis Leslie #1 of the Georgia Bulldogs during the second round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Time Warner Cable Arena on March 18, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

NCAA Bracket 2011: March Madness Scores And Bracket Updates

Throughout the day, we'll be updating the NCAA Tournament bracket and scores in this StoryStream. Stay tuned for the latest results.

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NCAA Bracket 2011: Sweet 16 Bracket Features Unexpected Matchups

Butler, Richmond, Marquette, VCU and Florida State are all still dancing. If you were able to predict a Sweet Sixteen bracket that looks like the one created this past weekend, it may be time to go buy a lottery ticket. Upsets were aplenty in the round of 32, especially on Sunday, as the spoilers rose to the occasion and knocked a few of the favorites out of the NCAA bracket.

The 2011 NCAA Tournament printable bracket has been updated to reflect all the changes, giving us a chance to break down the bracket ahead of Thursday’s games.

The Southwest region was thrown into the most chaos as three double-digit seeds advanced to the regional semifinals. Kansas, the No. 1 seed in the region, has the easiest path to the Final Four from a seeding standpoint, and can do so without ever facing a seed higher than No. 9.

In the Southeast, 2010 NCAA Tournament darling Butler is back in the Sweet 16 after knocking off Pittsburgh on Saturday in the round of 32. Butler is attempting to be a bracket spoiler for the second year in a row, but must knock-off Wisconsin to advance to the Elite Eight.

Finally, if you had Marquette in your Big East bracket pool, take a bow. The Golden Eagles are one of two Big East teams still alive in the NCAA bracket, joining UConn in the Sweet 16. The Golden Eagles will face No. 2 seed North Carolina with a berth in the Elite Eight on the line.

Check out the bracket below or grab a printable bracket to follow along yourself.

EAST REGION
No. 1 Ohio State vs. No. 4 Kentucky
No. 2 UNC vs. No. 11 Marquette

WEST REGION
No. 1 Duke Blue Devils vs. No. 5 Arizona Wildcats
No. 2 San Diego State vs. No. 3 Connecticut Huskies

SOUTHWEST REGION
No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 12 Richmond Spiders
No. 10 Florida State Seminoles vs. No. 11 VCU Rams

SOUTHEAST REGION
No. 4 Wisconsin vs. No. 8 Butler
No. 2 Florida vs. No. 3 BYU

For a look back at all the March Madness action from the past week, check out our NCAA Tournament results StoryStream.

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NCAA Bracket 2011: Sweet Sixteen Bracket Set After March Madness Weekend Of Upsets

March Madness lived up to its name during the third round of the 2011 NCAA Tournament as upsets and wild finishes ruled the weekend. Both local teams find themselves outside the bracket after tough second round matchups. Gonzaga was the first to fall, losing to Jimmer Fredette and BYU on Saturday, . Washington put up a tremendous fight but last-minute gaffes doomed the Huskies as North Carolina advanced to the Sweet Sixteen with a win.

No. 11 seed Marquette continued its dream run through the bracket and into the Sweet Sixteen with a win over Syracuse on Sunday night. The Golden Eagles were joined in the round of 16 by fellow No. 11 seed VCU after the Rams knocked off Purdue, 94-76. Florida State made it three double-digit seeds to advance while ruining brackets with a 71-57 win over Notre Dame in the nightcap.

The No. 1 seeds all advanced on Sunday, but did it in vastly different ways. Duke had its hands full with Michigan, barely surviving to make it to the Sweet Sixteen with a 73-71 win over Michigan. Kansas let Illinois hang around for much of the game before putting the Illini away down the stretch in a 73-59 win. Ohio State had the easiest game, blowing out George Mason, 98-66.

The Pac-10 had one team survive the first weekend as Arizona barely got by Texas, 70-69. Derrick Williams came up with the late-game heroics, hitting a runner, drawing a foul and making what turned out to be the game-winning free throw after a Texas mistake on an inbounds pass.

The full bracket after the weekend can be found below. Swing by SB Nation for a look at the latest printable NCAA Tournament bracket, updated with the Sweet Sixteen field.

EAST REGION
No. 1 Ohio State def. No. 8 George Mason, 98-66
No. 4 Kentucky def. No. 5 WVU, 71-63
No. 2 UNC def. No. 7 Washington, 86-83
No. 11 Marquette def. No. 3 Syracuse, 66-62

WEST REGION
No. 1 Duke Blue Devils def. No. 8 Michigan Wolverines, 73-71
No. 5 Arizona Wildcats def. No. 4 Texas Longhorns, 70-69
No. 3 Connecticut Huskies def. No. 6 Cincinnati Bearcats, 69-58
No. 2 San Diego State def. No. 7 Temple Owls, 71-64

SOUTHWEST REGION
No. 1 Kansas def. No. 9 Illinois Fighting Illini, 73-59
No. 12 Richmond Spiders def. No. 13 Morehead St. Eagles, 65-48
No. 11 VCU Rams def. No. 3 Purdue Boilermakers, 94-76
No. 10 Florida State Seminoles def. No. 2 Notre Dame Fighting Irish, 71-57

SOUTHEAST REGION
No. 8 Butler def No. 1 Pittsburgh, 71-70
No. 4 Wisconsin def. No. 5 Kansas State, 70-65
No. 3 BYU def. No. 11 Gonzaga, 89-67
No. 2 Florida def. No. 7 UCLA, 73-65

For a look back at all the March Madness action from the past week, check out our NCAA Tournament results StoryStream.

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NCAA Bracket 2011: Printable Bracket Updated With Sweet Sixteen Matchups

NCAA Bracket 2012 is here.

The first weekend of the 2011 NCAA Tournament came to a close on Sunday night, leaving many brackets in shambles after surprising upsets created a Sweet Sixteen field most couldn't have predicted. Three No. 1 seeds advanced, but one -- Pitt -- didn't survive after being knocked out of the bracket by Butler on Saturday. When it was all over, four double-digit seeds survived to the Sweet Sixteen portion of the bracket, leaving some of the big-name schools in their wake.

A new 2011 NCAA Tournament printable bracket is available at SB Nation after a weekend filled with bracket carnage and chaos. The Sweet Sixteen field is all there and can be used as a fresh start to create a new bracket contest encompassing only the final four rounds of the NCAA Tournament. Can No. 11 seeds Marquette and VCU keep the magic going in the Sweet Sixteen? Will Richmond continue its dream run through the bracket? Or can Butler, who came inches away from an NCAA championship last season, make it back to the Final Four as it seeks redemption?

We'll find out on Thursday as the 2011 Sweet Sixteen kicks off at the four regional sites. Be sure to check out the rest of our NCAA Tournament results StoryStream for a look back on all the weekend's action. The Women's NCAA Tournament is also in progress, with the second round kicking off on Monday. Check out our Women's NCAA bracketStoryStream for the latest from the tournament.

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NCAA Bracket Update, Syracuse Vs. Marquette: Darius Johnson-Odom Gives The Golden Eagles The Upset, 66-62

Just minutes after VCU advanced to the Sweet Sixteen, Marquette made it a two-fer, knocking off Syracuse with some late-game heroics. The Golden Eagles had the Orange on the ropes for much of the game, scratching and clawing to keep Syracuse at bay and give themselves a shot at the win. With time running out, Darius Johnson-Odom buried a straight-away three to break the tie and put Marquette up three with less than a minute to go.

Johnson-Odom’s three was set up by another head-scratching mistake by Syracuse as Scoop Jardine was called for a questionable over-and-back call on an inbounds pass. Jardine tried to walk the tight-rope, but stepped into the backcourt, giving Marquette the ball back and setting up Johnson-Odom’s heroics.

Despite a late scramble in an attempt to fight back, Syracuse was unable to narrow the gap as Marquette advanced to the Sweet Sixteen with a 66-62 win.

Johnson-Odom led the way for the Eagles with a team-high 17 points. Dion Waiters led all scorers with 18 points for the Orange.

Marquette moves on to face UNC in the Sweet Sixteen. The Tar Heels defeated Washington in a thriller earlier on Sunday, 88-86.

Here’s a look at the full East region bracket. A printable bracket with the latest updates can be found at SB Nation.

No. 1 Ohio State def. No. 8 George Mason, 98-66
No. 4 Kentucky def. No. 5 WVU, 71-63
No. 2 UNC def. No. 7 Washington, 86-83
No. 11 Marquette def. No. 3 Syracuse, 66-62

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NCAA Bracket Update, VCU Vs. Purdue: Rams Stun Boilermakers To Advance To Sweet Sixteen, 94-76

VCU wasn’t even supposed to be here. If you believe the doubters, and I was one of them, the Rams should’ve never received a bid into the NCAA Tournament. But a week, and three wins, later, VCU is in the Sweet Sixteen after knocking off Georgetown and Purdue in back-to-back games. NCAA bracket spoiler? You bet the Rams are.

VCU hasn’t just won in its second and third round games, either. The Rams have completely dominated two opponents that were, on paper, much better. An 18-point win over Georgetown could’ve been dismissed, but doing it again, this time against Purdue? Well, that’s enough to make even the biggest doubter stand up and tip their cap.

On Sunday, it was a completely dominant performance from the Rams in a 94-76 win over Purdue. VCU took a 10-point lead into the half and blew the game open in the second. The final score doesn’t even begin to do justice to VCU’s performance in the round of 32.

Bradford Burgess came off the bench to lead the way for the Rams with 25 points, overshadowing Purdue star JaJuan Johnson’s 22 points. Joey Rodriguez played facilitator for VCU, finishing with 12 points and 10 rebounds while seemingly grabbing every loose ball throughout the game.

VCU moves on to face either Notre Dame or Florida State in the Sweet Sixteen. At this point, would it surprise anyone to see the Rams in the Elite Eight?

The full Southwest region can be found below and a full, printable bracket can be found at SB Nation.

No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 9 Illinois Fighting Illini
No. 12 Richmond Spiders def. No. 13 Morehead St. Eagles, 65-48
No. 12 VCU Rams def. No. 3 Purdue Boilermakers, 94-76
No. 2 Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. No. 10 Florida State Seminoles

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NCAA Bracket Update, Texas Vs. Arizona: Derrick Williams Gives Wildcats 70-69 Win

The West region of the 2011 NCAA Tournament bracket has its final two teams. The Wildcats jumped out to an 11-point halftime lead, but Texas came storming back in the second, setting up yet another wild finish as both teams duked it out for a spot in the Sweet Sixteen.

J’Covan Brown was almost single-handedly responsible for Texas’ comeback in the second, providing a spark on offense as the Longhorns clawed back into it. Brown scored four-straight points to give Texas a one-point lead with just over two minutes to go before Derrick Williams knotted it up again.

Both teams traded hollow offensive possessions, with Texas missing two shots badly and Arizona turned it over, before Brown nailed a pull-up jumper in the lane to give the Longhorns a two-point lead with a minute to go.

Out of a timeout, Derrick Williams put himself in prime position to tie it up again, but Jordan Hamilton came up big for the Longhorns, holding his ground and forcing a tough contested shot. Williams didn’t even draw iron, Texas got the rebound and called a timeout, but the action was just getting started.

Out of a timeout, Texas was unable to get the ball inbounds and was whistled for a five second call. Williams redeemed himself after the turnover, connecting on a runner and drawing the foul, earning a chance to give Arizona the lead with a free throw. The free throw was pure, but Texas had one last shot.

Brown’s runner was no good on the other end just before the buzzer and the Wildcats had a 70-69 win.

Brown finished with a game-high 23 points for the Longhorns. Derrick Williams recovered from a slow start to finish with 17 points, including that game-winning free throw.

Arizona moves on to face Duke in the Sweet Sixteen. The Blue Devils hung on to beat Michigan earlier in the day.

Here’s a look at the West region of the bracket. For a full 2011 NCAA Tournament printable bracket, stop by SB Nation.

No. 1 Duke Blue Devils def. No. 8 Michigan Wolverines, 73-71
 No. 5 Arizona Wildcats def No. 4 Texas Longhorns, 70-69
No. 3 Connecticut Huskies def. No. 6 Cincinnati Bearcats, 69-58
No. 2 San Diego State def. No. 7 Temple Owls, 71-64

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NCAA Bracket 2011: Updating The Bracket During Sunday's March Madness Games

We’re just about halfway through Sunday’s games and four games away from knowing the Sweet Sixteen in the 2011 NCAA Tournament bracket. Three and a half games are down, with a wave of prime-time games to go tonight to solidify the bracket before March Madness goes quiet for the next few days.

In the early game, North Carolina outlasted Washington in an 86-83 win. The Huskies had a head-shaking final few moments filled with mistakes and miscues after a back-and-forth game. Justin Holiday turned the ball over on an inbounds pass with Washington down one, allowing UNC to push the lead to three at the free throw line. Inexplicably, Venoy Overton launched a half-court runner with two seconds left, hitting nothing but hardwood as it landed out of bounds. With less than a second to go and a shot at the tie, Isaiah Thomas was unable to get a foot behind the three-point arc and missed a desperation shot as the Huskies fell in the round of 32.

The two No. 1 seeds in action so far both survived in completely different ways. Duke staved off a pesky Michigan squad after a frantic finish, 73-71. Ohio State, on the other hand, steam-rolled George Mason to advance to the Sweet Sixteen with a 98-66 win. Arizona is leading No. 4 seed Texas at the half, 36-25.

Here’s a look at the bracket after this morning’s games. For a full 2011 NCAA Tournament printable bracket, stop by SB Nation.

EAST REGION
No. 1 Ohio State def. No. 8 George Mason, 98-66
No. 4 Kentucky def. No. 5 WVU, 71-63
No. 2 UNC def. No. 7 Washington, 86-83
No. 3 Syracuse vs. No. 11 Marquette

WEST REGION
No. 1 Duke Blue Devils def. No. 8 Michigan Wolverines, 73-71
No. 4 Texas Longhorns vs. No. 5 Arizona Wildcats
No. 3 Connecticut Huskies def. No. 6 Cincinnati Bearcats, 69-58
No. 2 San Diego State def. No. 7 Temple Owls, 71-64

SOUTHWEST REGION
No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 9 Illinois Fighting Illini
No. 12 Richmond Spiders def. No. 13 Morehead St. Eagles, 65-48
No. 3 Purdue Boilermakers vs. No. 12 VCU Rams
No. 2 Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. No. 10 Florida State Seminoles

SOUTHEAST REGION
No. 8 Butler def No. 1 Pittsburgh, 71-70
No. 4 Wisconsin def. No. 5 Kansas State, 70-65
No. 3 BYU def. No. 11 Gonzaga, 89-67
No. 2 Florida def. No. 7 UCLA, 73-65

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NCAA Bracket Update, Duke Vs. Michigan Score: Nolan Smith, Kyrie Irving Give Blue Devils 73-71 Win

With four minutes gone in the second half and Michigan still hanging around, Duke guard Nolan Smith flipped a switch. The Wolverines had narrowed a four-point halftime deficit to two and were still hanging around went Smith hit the after-burners, scoring 10 points in just under two minutes to turn that two-point lead into a 12-point lead, putting Duke in total control.

Though Kyrie Irving’s return has been the early story for Duke in the NCAA Tournament, it’s the play of Smith that has the Blue Devils advancing in the NCAA bracket with another trip to the Sweet Sixteen on the docket after a 73-71 win over Michigan on Sunday afternoon.

It was a game of runs for Duke, but Michigan battled back throughout the second half, hanging around until the very end. After Duke had extended its lead to double-digits again in the latter part of the second half, the Wolverines found an answer, pulling to within four with two minutes to go after Tim Hardaway Jr. took over.

Duke was unable to find any sort of offense on the other end as Michigan forced a shot clock violation with strong defense. It was Hardaway Jr. coming through again, nailing a three on the other end to bring the Wolverines within one. It was a 7-0 run for Michigan with all seven points coming from Hardaway Jr.

Kyrie Irving answered on the other end, using a nifty move to get free and bury a banked floater to extend Duke’s lead back to three. Darius Morris was able to cut the Blue Devils’ lead back to one with a slick driving lay-in with 10 seconds.

Michigan had a chance at the tie, but Morris’ runner with time running out was off the mark and Duke escaped with a 73-71 win.

Smith finished with a game-high 24 points, 15 of which came in the second half as Duke extended its lead. Irving finished with 11 points, but made just one shot from the field. Morris had a team-high 16 points for Michigan.

With the win, Duke advances to the Sweet Sixteen to face either Texas or Arizona. The Longhorns and Wildcats tip-off at 3:10 p.m. in a day full of NCAA Tournament action.

Here’s a look at the rest of the West region bracket. Head over to SB Nation for an updated 2011 NCAA Tournament printable bracket.

WEST REGION
No. 1 Duke Blue Devils vs. No. 8 Michigan Wolverines
No. 4 Texas Longhorns vs. No. 5 Arizona Wildcats
No. 3 Connecticut Huskies def. No. 6 Cincinnati Bearcats, 69-58
No. 2 San Diego State def. No. 7 Temple Owls, 71-64

For the full television lineup, check out our March Madness schedule in the Daily Drip. Be sure to check back in with our NCAA Tournament results StoryStream for updates throughout the day.

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NCAA Bracket 2011: March Madness In Full Swing As Eight Teams Advance In NCAA Tournament

One day down, one more to go on the road to the 2011 Sweet Sixteen. In Saturday's NCAA Tournament action, March Madness lived up to its name with plenty of wild finishes and even an overtime thriller. When it was all over, eight teams were through to the Sweet Sixteen, including last year's Cinderella: Butler. It came at a cost, though, as No. 1 seed Pittsburgh fell, breaking many NCAA Tournament brackets.

Butler and Pittsburgh participated in the most frantic finish of the day as both teams traded fouls with under two seconds to go. Matt Howard calmly stepped to the free throw line and buried the game-winning free throw with under a second to go as the Bulldogs advanced to the Sweet Sixteen for the second-straight year, busting brackets along the way.

Gonzaga also saw its tournament run ends at the hands of Jimmer Fredette. BYU's prolific scorer hung 34 points on the Zags as the Cougars secured a 22-point win to advance to the Sweet Sixteen. More bracket updates from throughout the day can be found at SB Nation's NCAA Tournament hub.

Here's a look at the third round bracket as it stands now. For the full bracket, check out SB Nation's 2011 NCAA Tournament printable bracket.

EAST REGION
No. 1 Ohio State vs. No. 8 George Mason
No. 4 Kentucky def. No. 5 WVU, 71-63
No. 2 UNC vs. No. 7 Washington
No. 3 Syracuse vs. No. 11 Marquette

WEST REGION
No. 1 Duke Blue Devils vs. No. 8 Michigan Wolverines
No. 4 Texas Longhorns vs. No. 5 Arizona Wildcats
No. 3 Connecticut Huskies def. No. 6 Cincinnati Bearcats, 69-58
No. 2 San Diego State def. No. 7 Temple Owls, 71-64

SOUTHWEST REGION
No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 9 Illinois Fighting Illini
No. 12 Richmond Spiders def. No. 13 Morehead St. Eagles, 65-48
No. 3 Purdue Boilermakers vs. No. 12 VCU Rams
No. 2 Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. No. 10 Florida State Seminoles

SOUTHEAST REGION
No. 8 Butler def No. 1 Pittsburgh, 71-70
No. 4 Wisconsin def. No. 5 Kansas State, 70-65
No. 3 BYU def. No. 11 Gonzaga, 89-67
No. 2 Florida def. No. 7 UCLA, 73-65

For the full television lineup, check out our March Madness schedule in the Daily Drip. Be sure to check back in with our NCAA Tournament results StoryStream for updates throughout the day.

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NCAA Bracket 2011: Printable Bracket Updated With Eight Sweet Sixteen Teams

NCAA Bracket 2012 is here.

The first weekend of the NCAA Tournament is almost in the books and it's left many a bracket in shambles. One No. 1 seed is down, a double-digit seed is in the Sweet Sixteen and a few of the favorites have faltered already. After the dust from Saturday's games settled, eight teams advanced to the second weekend of March Madness.

The 2011 NCAA Tournament printable bracket at SB Nation has been updated to reflect all the chances. From Butler to Richmond, all eight teams to survive and advance to the Sweet Sixteen are there. It's a good time to check on your own bracket to see just how well or, in the case of many, how poorly your predictions have fared. Yes, it's been a rough week on brackets as a few of the favorites failed to even make it to the second weekend of the tournament.

On Sunday, eight more teams will advance to the Sweet Sixteen, hallowed ground for NCAA teams. It all gets started as the Washington Huskies and North Carolina Tar Heels battle it out at 9:15 a.m. in Charlotte.

For Sunday's full television lineup, check out our March Madness schedule in the Daily Drip. Be sure to check back in with our NCAA Tournament results StoryStream for updates throughout the day as the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament comes to a close.

For more on the Huskies, check out SB Nation's UW Dawg Pound. To check in with Gonzaga fans, visit The Slipper Still Fits.

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NCAA Bracket Update, Pitt Vs. Butler: Bulldogs Escape After Last-Second Foul, 71-70

We’re down a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament after Pittsburgh committed what may have been the dumbest foul in March Madness history. With 1.4 seconds to go, Shelvin Mack fouled Pitt’s Gilbert Brown, sending him to the line for two shots as the Panthers trailed by one. Brown calmly hit the first, but the drama was just beginning.

Brown missed the second shot and in the ensuing scramble under the hoop — with less than a second left, mind you — Nasir Robinson fouled Matt Howard, sending him to the line on the other end. There was absolutely no reason to foul as the worst Pitt could’ve done was overtime at that point. Instead, two controversial calls ended the game at the line as Howard hit one of two free throws to give Butler the 71-70 win.

Butler moves on to face either Wisconsin or Kansas State in the Sweet Sixteen. The rest of the Southeast region bracket is below and a full 2011 NCAA Tournament bracket can be found over at SB Nation.

SOUTHEAST REGION
No. Butler def. No. 1 Pittsburgh, 71-70
No. 4 Wisconsin vs. No. 5 Kansas State
No. 3 BYU vs. No. 11 Gonzaga
No. 2 Florida def. No. 7 UCLA, 73-65

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NCAA Bracket Update, San Diego State Vs. Temple: Aztecs Win In Double Overtime, 71-64

It wasn’t pretty, but it was dramatic as San Diego State and Temple took two overtimes to determine which team would move on to the Sweet Sixteen. The Aztecs had the final possession with the shot clock off in both regulation and the first overtime, but were unable to get a good look either time with the game tied.

But, finally, in the second overtime, San Diego State broke through and began to pull away. With a three-point lead and under a minute to go, Malcolm Thomas came up huge again, swatting a Lavoy Allen lay-in. Thomas had four blocks against the Owls, but none were bigger than his late rejection of Allen.

After hitting two free throws to go up five, San Diego State put on a show to finish with a flourish. The Aztecs sealed it on the defensive end, using a steal and fast-break dunk to put it away and hang-on for a 71-64 win in what’s been the most thrilling day of the game.

San Diego State moves on to face either UConn or Cincinnati in the Sweet Sixteen.

Here’s a look at the West region of the bracket as it stands after ’s win. The full 2011 NCAA Tournament bracket can be found at SB Nation.

WEST REGION
No. 1 Duke Blue Devils vs. No. 8 Michigan Wolverines
No. 4 Texas Longhorns vs. No. 5 Arizona Wildcats
No. 3 Connecticut Huskies vs. No. 6 Cincinnati Bearcats
No. 2 San Diego State def. No. 7 Temple Owls, 71-64

For the full television lineup, check out our March Madness schedule in the Daily Drip. Be sure to check back in with our NCAA Tournament results StoryStream for updates throughout the day.

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NCAA Bracket Update: Kentucky, Florida Advance With Early March Madness Wins On Saturday

Two third round games are in the books as the NCAA Tournament heads toward the Sweet Sixteen at full steam. Saturday’s schedule began slow, in stark contrast to the first two days of March Madness, which featured four games at a time. What the NCAA Tournament lacked in quantity early on Saturday, it made up for in quality.

Kentucky and West Virginia went toe-to-toe in the morning session, going down to the wire before the Wildcats pulled out a 71-63 win to advance. West Virginia used a late first half run to take an eight-point lead into the break. Kentucky came storming back in the second, taking the lead back just five minutes into the half. West Virginia hung around for the rest of the half before Kentucky used a quick spurt with under a minute to go to secure the eight-point win.

Florida and UCLA played one of the more entertaining games of the tournament in the second matchup of the day. The Bruins and Gators went at it for all 40 minutes in a hard-fought, back-and-forth battle, playing to a tie at the half.

In a game of runs and answers, Florida was able to make the last, most crucial run, using a quick spurt in the final minute to pull away. After UCLA closed the deficit to one with just over a minute to go, Erving Walker stopped the breathing with a deep three to push the lead back up to four. Tyler Honeycutt’s three on the other end rimmed out, forcing the Bruins to foul after Florida came down with the rebound. Walker hit both free throws on the other end and the Gators hung on for a 73-65 win.

Kentucky will face the winner of Sunday’s Ohio State-George Mason game while Florida gets the winner of BYU-Gonzaga.

Here’s a look at the East and Southeast regions of the bracket as they stand after Saturday’s first two games. The full 2011 NCAA Tournament bracket can be found at SB Nation.

EAST REGION
No. 1 Ohio State vs. No. 8 George Mason
No. 4 Kentucky def No. 5 WVU, 71-63
No. 2 UNC vs. No. 7 Washington
No. 3 Syracuse vs. No. 11 Marquette

SOUTHEAST REGION
No. 1 Pittsburgh vs. No. 8 Butler
No. 4 Wisconsin vs. No. 5 Kansas State
No. 3 BYU vs. No. 11 Gonzaga
No. 2 Florida def. No. 7 UCLA, 73-65

For the full television lineup, check out our March Madness schedule in the Daily Drip. Be sure to check back in with our NCAA Tournament results StoryStream for updates throughout the day.

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NCAA Bracket 2011: March Madness Bracket Update With Final 32 Teams

After a lackluster Friday morning without an upset to speak of, the NCAA Tournament began to heat up again in the later sessions. Three double-digits seeds moved on in the NCAA bracket after pulling off upsets of varying degrees. The big boys also made March Madness debuts, with three No. 1 seeds in action on Friday.

Marquette was the first to pull an upset, putting away Xavier Friday evening, 66-55. Later, VCU pulled off the same feat, taking down No. 6 Georgetown with hot shooting from beyond the arc, 74-56. For a team the masses bemoaned as undeserving, VCU's two-straight wins have to be satisfying for fans of the Rams. Florida State also won in a minor upset, knocking off Texas A&M on Friday afternoon.

The Washington Huskies recovered from a slow first half in the final session of games to advance to the third round with a 68-65 win over Georgia. Washington had trouble closing the game out as the Bulldogs used a late surge to nearly stun the Huskies down the stretch. A desperation heave for the tie was off the mark, preserving the three-point win and setting the Huskies on a collision course with the North Carolina Tar Heels in the third round.

If you missed the Friday morning games, check out our earlier NCAA bracket update.

An updated bracket featuring only the final 32 teams can be found below. For a full bracket with the latest updates, check out SB Nation's 2011 NCAA Tournament printable bracket

EAST REGION
No. 1 Ohio State vs. No. 8 George Mason
No. 5 WVU vs. No. 4 Kentucky 
No. 2 UNC vs. No. 7 Washington
No. 3 Syracuse vs. No. 11 Marquette

WEST REGION
No. 1 Duke Blue Devils vs. No. 8 Michigan Wolverines
No. 4 Texas Longhorns vs. No. 5 Arizona Wildcats
No. 3 Connecticut Huskies vs. No. 6 Cincinnati Bearcats
No. 2 San Diego State def. No. 7 Temple Owls

SOUTHWEST REGION
No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 9 Illinois Fighting Illini
No. 12 Richmond Spiders vs. No. 13 Morehead St. Eagles
No. 3 Purdue Boilermakers vs. No. 12 VCU Rams
No. 2 Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. No. 10 Florida State Seminoles

SOUTHEAST REGION
No. 1 Pittsburgh vs. No. 8 Butler
No. 4 Wisconsin vs. No. 5 Kansas State
No. 3 BYU vs. No. 11 Gonzaga 
No. 2 Florida vs. No. 7 UCLA

For the full television lineup, check out our March Madness schedule in the Daily Drip. Be sure to check back in with our NCAA Tournament results StoryStream for updates throughout the day.

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NCAA Bracket 2011: Printable Bracket Updated Ahead Of NCAA Tournament Round Of 32

After two days and 32 games, we're down to the final 32 teams in the 2011 NCAA Tournament bracket. Thursday and Friday featured non-stop action with up to four games going on simultaneously across four different networks throughout each day. March Madness began with a bang as close finishes dominated the early action on Thursday. Though it fizzled on Friday, the third round NCAA Tournament matchups should be close and competitive, with more evenly matched teams paired up across the bracket.

As it is after every round, the 2011 NCAA Tournament printable bracket has been updated at SB Nation to reflect all the changes from Friday.

Both of the local teams made it out of the first round unscathed, living to fight another day in the round of 32. Washington moved forward in the bracket with a 68-65 win over Georgia on Friday night after almost coughing up the lead down the stretch. Gonzga's win was much less stressful as the Zags put away St. John's with ease in an 86-71 win. The Zags will be back on the court again on Saturday as they face BYU in Denver.

For the full television lineup, check out our March Madness schedule in the Daily Drip. Be sure to check back in with our NCAA Tournament results StoryStream for updates throughout the day.

For more on the Huskies, check out SB Nation's UW Dawg Pound. For more on Gonzaga, head over to The Slipper Still Fits.

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NCAA Bracket Update, Scores: North Carolina Handles Long Island In High Scoring Affair, 102-87

Long Island came into its matchup with North Carolina facing down a severe size disadvantage in the front court. Without a player over 6-foot-7, the Blackbirds were powerless to stop the Tar Heels inside game, giving up a combined 84 points to North Carolina’s trio of forwards. Despite the disadvantage, Long Island hung around for much of the game, using an up-tempo offense to score buckets in bunches.

Give Long Island credit: The Blackbirds hung around and gave North Carolina a scare, at least momentarily. But with the frontcourt size, North Carolina was able to score at will, running away from Long Island down the stretch in a 102-87 win.

Tyler Zeller and John Henson each finished with new career-highs, scoring 32 and 28 points respectively. Harrison Barnes rounded out the scoring trio, finishing with 24 points. The other five players to log significant minutes for North Carolina scored just 18 points.

Long Island pushed the tempo and it showed in the statistics. The Blackbirds took 85 shots, hitting 31 of them. It was one of the most up-tempo games you’ll ever seen, with the number of possessions at or above the century mark.

UNC moves on to face the winner either Washington or Georgia in the round of 32. The Huskies and Bulldogs tip it off just after 7 p.m. from Charlotte, live on CBS. Check out our Washington Vs. Georgia preview to get prepared.

The rest of the East region bracket can be found below and a full 2011 NCAA Tournament bracket can be found at SB Nation.

EAST REGION
No. 1 Ohio State def. No. 16 Texas-SA, 75-46
No. 8 George Mason def. No. 9 Villanova, 61-57
No. 5 WVU def. No. 12 Clemson, 84-76
No. 4 Kentucky def. No. 13 Princeton, 59-57
No. 3 Syracuse vs.No. 14 Indiana State
No. 5 Xavier vs. No. 11 Marquette
No. 7 Washington vs. No. 10 Georgia
No. 2 UNC vs. No. 15 Long Island, 102-87

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NCAA Bracket Update, Scores: Kansas Shakes Resilient Boston Terriers, 72-53

It’s not often we see a No. 16 seed hang around with a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. After all, the first round matchup is historically the most lopsided, with the No. 16 seeds still winless in March Madness. But on Friday, Boston University hung around with Kansas for the first 30 minutes or so, keeping America’s attention longer than expected.

Boston faded late in the second as Kansas rattled off a three-straight three-pointers, but the first 30 minutes exceeded expectations by far. At the half, Boston only trailed by four, 33-29, and didn’t allow the Jayhawks to pull away until the final eight minutes. The end result was a 72-53 win for the Jayhawks, but the final score is more misleading than it seems.

Four Jayhawks were in double-figures, led by Marcus and Markieff Morris, who had 16 and 15 points, respectively. John Holland scored a game-high 19 points in the loss for Boston. Marcus Morris also led the way on the boards with a game-high nine rebounds.

Kansas moves on to face the winner of Friday night’s UNLV-Illinois game in the round of 32. The rest of the Southwest region bracket can be found below and a full 2011 NCAA Tournament bracket can be found at SB Nation.

No. 1 Kansas def. No. 16 Boston University Terriers, 72-53
No. 8 UNLV Runnin’ Rebels vs. No. 9 Illinois Fighting Illini
No. 12 Richmond Spiders def. No. 5 Vanderbilt, 69-66
No. 13 Morehead St. Eagles def No. 4 Louisville Cardinals, 62-61
No. 6 Georgetown Hoyas vs. No. 12 VCU Rams
No. 3 Purdue Boilermakers vs. No. 14 Saint Peter’s in Chicago
No. 10 Florida St. Seminoles def. No. 7 Texas A&M Aggies, 57-50
No. 2 Notre Dame Fighting Irish def. No. 15 Akron Zips, 69-56

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NCAA Bracket Update, Scores: Ohio State Rolls Over Texas-San Antonio, 75-46

No. 1 seed Ohio State had no problems in its first game of the 2011 NCAA Tournament, cruising to a 75-46 win over Texas-San Antonio on Friday afternoon. The Buckeyes were in control throughout, jumping out to a 16-point halftime lead and widening the gap in the second.

Ohio State dominated every facet of the game, shooting 56.9 percent from the field, 50 percent from beyond the arc and assisting on 26 of 29 made baskets. That last stat is impressive no matter who the opponent is and a sign of the ball movement on display in the game.

William Buford had an outstanding game for Ohio State, scoring a team-high 18 points. Jared Sullinger just missed a double-double, finishing with 11 points and eight assists. Devin Gibson scored a game-high 24 points for UTSA in the loss.

Here’s how the East region of the bracket stands after Ohio State’s win. The Buckeyes will face George Mason, dramatic winners in the morning session, on Sunday with a spot in the Sweet Sixteen on the line.

For a printable bracket, updated each morning, grab SB Nation’s 2011 NCAA Tournament bracket.

EAST REGION
No. 1 Ohio State vs. No. 16 Texas-San Antonio, 75-45
No. 8 George Mason def. No. 9 Villanova, 61-57
No. 5 WVU def. No. 12 Clemson, 84-76
No. 4 Kentucky def. No. 13 Princeton, 59-57
No. 2 UNC vs. No. 15 Long Island
No. 7 Washington vs. No. 10 Georgia.
No. 3 Syracuse vs.No. 14 Indiana State
No. 8 Xavier vs. No. 11 Marquette

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NCAA Bracket 2011: Upsets Missing From Friday March Madness Action

We're about halfway through day two of March Madness and the action has slowed to a crawl during the break. After a wild start to the day on Thursday -- four of the first five games were decided in the final moments -- day two has been a bit more slow-paced, though there has been a few spectacular moments. Upsets are missing from the second day of the NCAA Tournament, though, as every higher-seeded team has prevailed thus far on Friday. Is your NCAA Tournament bracket alive and well today? Let's find out with a look back at the early scores.

In the morning, Texas hung on to fight off a pesky Oakland team in an 85-81 win. Michigan turned a five-point halftime lead into a 30-point win over Tennessee in what may have been Bruce Pearl's final game as coach of the Volunteers. The Wolverines also managed to become the first team in NCAA Tournament history to win a game without hitting a free throw. Villanova and George Mason brought the house down after a slow start to the day as Mason took over in the final minute to beat the Wildcats, 61-57. Arizona also pulled out a close one, surviving Memphis to advance with a 77-75 win.

Notre Dame pulled away in the second half after letting Akron hang around, taking home a 69-56 win. In the taking care of business department, Duke crushed Hampton to advance, 87-45. Kyrie Irving did play for the Blue Devils, coming off the bench to score a game-high 14 points.

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Florida State leads Texas A&M midway through the second half, 34-31.
Ohio State is up big on UTSA late in the first half, 36-17

Here's how the bracket stands after the early games. For a printable bracket, updated each morning, grab SB Nation's 2011 NCAA Tournament bracket.

EAST REGION
No. 1 Ohio State vs. No. 16 Texas-SA (IN PROGRESS)
No. 8 George Mason def. No. 9 Villanova, 61-57
No. 5 WVU def. No. 12 Clemson, 84-76
No. 4 Kentucky def. No. 13 Princeton, 59-57
No. 2 UNC vs. No. 15 Long Island
No. 7 Washington vs. No. 10 Georgia.
No. 3 Syracuse vs.No. 14 Indiana State
No. 8 Xavier vs. No. 11 Marquette

WEST REGION
No. 1 Duke Blue Devils def. No. 16 Hampton Pirates, 87-45
No. 8 Michigan Wolverines def. No. 9 Tennessee Volunteers, 75-45
No. 4 Texas Longhorns def. No. 13 Oakland, 75-71
No. 5 Arizona Wildcats def. No. 12 Memphis Tigers, 77-75
No. 3 Connecticut Huskies def. No. 14 Bucknell, 81-52
No. 6 Cincinnati Bearcats def. No. 11 Missouri Tigers, 78-63
No. 7 Temple Owls def. No. 10 Penn State Nittany Lions, 66-64
No. 2 San Diego State def. No. 15 Northern Colorado, 68-50

SOUTHWEST REGION
No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 16 Boston University Terriers
No. 8 UNLV Runnin' Rebels vs. No. 9 Illinois Fighting Illini
No. 12 Richmond Spiders def. No. 5 Vanderbilt, 69-66
No. 13 Morehead St. Eagles def No. 4 Louisville Cardinals, 62-61
No. 6 Georgetown Hoyas vs. No. 12 VCU Rams
No. 3 Purdue Boilermakers vs. No. 14 Saint Peter's in Chicago
No. 7 Texas A&M Aggies vs. No. 10 Florida St. Seminoles (IN PROGRESS)
No. 2 Notre Dame Fighting Irish def. No. 15 Akron Zips, 69-56

SOUTHEAST REGION
No. 1 Pittsburgh def. No. 16 UNC-Asheville, 74-51
No. 8 Butler def. No. 9 Old Dominion, 60-58
No. 4 Wisconsin def. No. 13 Belmont, 72-58
No. 5 Kansas State def. No. 12 Utah State, 73-68
No. 3 BYU def. No. 14 Wofford, 74-66
No. 11 Gonzaga def. No. 6 St. John's, 86-71
No. 7 UCLA def. No. 10 Michigan State, 78-76
No. 2 Florida def. No. 15 UC-Santa Barbara, 79-51

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NCAA Scores, Villanova Vs. George Mason: Gus Johnson Gets His Exciting Game As Mason Wins, 61-57

George Mason hung around all game, staying within striking distance of the Villanova Wildcats in second round action of the NCAA Tournament. It came down to free throws as Mason crept back into the game in the second half as Villanova struggled at the line, hitting 15-24 for the game.

With 1:30 to go, Ryan Pearson drove the lane, hit the layup and drew a foul to bring George Mason within one. Pearson’s free throw was good, tying the game and setting up our first exciting finish of the day — all with Gus Johnson on the call.

Mason fouled Mouphtaou Yarou in a scramble, putting him at the line for a one-and-one. Yarou couldn’t connect on the first, giving George Mason a chance to take the lead with under a minute to go. Mason made the Wildcats pay on the other end as Mike Morrison’s put-back dunk ignited the crowd, and Gus Johnson, while giving the Patriots a two-point lead.

George Mason had Villanova on its heels with outstanding defense on the next possession, but bailed the Wildcats out by fouling Corey Fisher on a contested three in the corner. Fisher came through in the clutch, hitting all three free throws to give the Wildcats a one-point lead.

Like Hancock answered for the Patriots, drilling a step-back three to put the Patriots up two with 19 seconds to go. Villanova had two chances at the tie, but couldn’t connect on either, missing a contested runner and a tough jumper from the baseline, leading to a Morrison dunk on the other end as an exclamation point.

When it was all said and done, Mason had a 61-57 win over Villanova in the day’s first exciting finish.

George Mason moves on to face Ohio State or Texas-San Antonio in the round of 32. The updated East region bracket can be found below and a full NCAA Tournament bracket can be found at SB Nation.

No. 1 Ohio State vs. No. 16 Texas-SA
No. 8 George Mason def. No. 9 Villanova, 61-57
No. 5 WVU def. No. 12 Clemson, 84-76
No. 4 Kentucky def. No. 13 Princeton, 59-57
No. 2 UNC vs. No. 15 Long Island
No. 7 Washington vs. No. 10 Georgia.
No. 3 Syracuse vs.No. 14 Indiana State
No. 8 Xavier vs. No. 11 Marquette

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NCAA Bracket Update: Michigan Destroys Tennessee, 75-45

What looked to be a close game at the half turned into a rout at the snap of a finger as Michigan absolutely ran Tennessee out of the gym in the second half en route to a 75-45 win. The Wolverines took a four-point lead into the half before dialing up the defense and shutting down the Volunteers in the second.

How bad was it? Tennessee was outscored 42-16 in the second half in one of the more anemic stretches of offense you’ll see. Tennessee turned it over 18 times and shot 34.9 percent from the field while failing to slow down Texas on the other end of the floor.

Also of note: Michigan did not make a free throw in the 30-point win. The Wolverines were 0-1 from the line and became the first team in the history of the NCAA Tournament to win a game without making a free throw.

Five Michigan players were in double-figures, led by Zack Novak’s 14 points. Tobias Harris was the only Vol to get it going on the offensive end, scoring 19 points for the game.

Michigan moves on to face the winner of Duke-Hampton in the second round. Tennessee heads home amid reports Bruce Pearl may be fired in the next few days. The West region bracket can be found below and a full, printable NCAA Tournament bracket can be found at SB Nation.

WEST REGION
No. 1 Duke Blue Devils vs. No. 16 Hampton Pirates
No. 8 Michigan Wolverines def. No. 9 Tennessee Volunteers,
No. 4 Texas Longhorns def. No. 13 Oakland, 85-81
No. 5 Arizona Wildcats vs. No. 12 Memphis Tigers
No. 3 Connecticut Huskies def. No. 14 Bucknell, 81-52
No. 6 Cincinnati Bearcats def. No. 11 Missouri Tigers, 78-63
No. 7 Temple Owls def. No. 10 Penn State Nittany Lions, 66-64
No. 2 San Diego State def. No. 15 Northern Colorado, 68-50

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NCAA Bracket Update: Texas Defeats Oakland To Advance In Early March Madness Action, 85-81

Oakland didn’t make it easy, but the Texas Longhorns survived to advance to the round of 32 with a win on Friday morning. Texas took an early lead, heading into the half up eight, but never could quite put Oakland away.

Oakland made a run with time winding down in the second, outscoring Texas 11-2 over a two and a half minute stretch, capped by Larry Wright’s three to make it a five point game. Reggie Hamilton had a chance to close the deficit to three, but his three-point attempt with just under a minute to go rattled around and came out.

Texas was able to seal it at the line, escaping with an 85-81 win to move-on to Sunday’s “third” round.

Hamilton scored a game-high 25 points for Oakland in the loss. Texas’ J’Covan Brown finished with 21 points and Jordan Hamilton had to 19 lead the Longhorns.

Texas moves on to face the winner of the Arizona-Memphis games. A full look at the West region of the NCAA Tournament bracket can be found below. Check out the full NCAA Tournament bracket at SB Nation.

WEST REGION
No. 1 Duke Blue Devils vs. No. 16 Hampton Pirates
No. 8 Michigan Wolverines vs. No. 9 Tennessee Volunteers
No. 4 Texas Longhorns def. No. 13 Oakland, 85-81
No. 5 Arizona Wildcats vs. No. 12 Memphis Tigers
No. 3 Connecticut Huskies def. No. 14 Bucknell, 81-52
No. 6 Cincinnati Bearcats def. No. 11 Missouri Tigers, 78-63
No. 7 Temple Owls def. No. 10 Penn State Nittany Lions, 66-64
No. 2 San Diego State def. No. 15 Northern Colorado, 68-50

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NCAA Bracket 2011: March Madness Bracket Update After Thursday's Upsets

Half of the 32 second round games are in the books in the NCAA Tournament. Close finishes were the name of the game early in the day on Thursday as five games were decided by two or fewer points, tying an NCAA Tournament single-day mark. Whether it was upsets or favorites snatching victory from the jaws of defeat, March Madness lived up to its name on Thursday morning.

NCAA brackets were busted early and often on Thursday as upsets and close-finishes ruled the morning. Morehead State got it started with a late three-pointer to knock-off Louisville. Later in the day, Richmond knocked off Vanderbilt, setting up a third round game between a No. 12 and No. 13 seed. Kentucky had a near-miss, escaping Princeton's upset bid with a late lay-in. Temple pulled off a last second win, as well, when Juan Fernandez drilled a contest shot with time winding down.

The evening games were much less dramatic as blowout wins were the norm. UCLA almost coughed-up a 23-point lead in the second half, but hung on for a two-point win over Michigan State. Gonzaga ran St. John's out of the gym, using hot shooting to hand the Red Storm a 15-point loss.

The rest of the bracket can be below. Friday will solidify the final field of 32 as 16 more games get underway throughout the day. For a neater looking bracket, check out the latest printable NCAA Tournament bracket.

EAST REGION
No. 1 Ohio State vs. No. 16 Texas-SA
No. 8 George Mason vs. No. 9 Villanova
No. 5 WVU def. No. 12 Clemson, 84-76
No. 4 Kentucky def. No. 13 Princeton, 59-57
No. 2 UNC vs. No. 15 Long Island
No. 7 Washington vs. No. 10 Georgia.
No. 3 Syracuse vs.No. 14 Indiana State
No. 8 Xavier vs. No. 11 Marquette

WEST REGION
No. 1 Duke Blue Devils vs. No. 16 Hampton Pirates
No. 8 Michigan Wolverines vs. No. 9 Tennessee Volunteers
No. 4 Texas Longhorns vs. No. 13 Oakland
No. 5 Arizona Wildcats vs. No. 12 Memphis Tigers
No. 3 Connecticut Huskies def. No. 14 Bucknell, 81-52
No. 6 Cincinnati Bearcats def. No. 11 Missouri Tigers, 78-63
No. 7 Temple Owls def. No. 10 Penn State Nittany Lions, 66-64
No. 2 San Diego State def. No. 15 Northern Colorado, 68-50

SOUTHWEST REGION
No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 16 Boston University Terriers
No. 8 UNLV Runnin' Rebels vs. No. 9 Illinois Fighting Illini
No. 12 Richmond Spiders def. No. 5 Vanderbilt, 69-66
No. 13 Morehead St. Eagles def No. 4 Louisville Cardinals, 62-61
No. 6 Georgetown Hoyas vs. No. 12 VCU Rams
No. 3 Purdue Boilermakers vs. No. 14 Saint Peter's in Chicago
No. 7 Texas A&M Aggies vs. No. 10 Florida St. Seminoles
No. 2 Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. No. 15 Akron Zips

SOUTHEAST REGION
No. 1 Pittsburgh def. No. 16 UNC-Asheville, 74-51
No. 8 Butler def. No. 9 Old Dominion, 60-58
No. 4 Wisconsin def. No. 13 Belmont, 72-58
No. 5 Kansas State def. No. 12 Utah State, 73-68
No. 3 BYU def. No. 14 Wofford, 74-66
No. 11 Gonzaga def. No. 6 St. John's, 86-71
No. 7 UCLA def. No. 10 Michigan State, 78-76
No. 2 Florida def. No. 15 UC-Santa Barbara, 79-51

For the full television lineup, check out our March Madness schedule in the Daily Drip. Be sure to check back in with our NCAA Tournament results StoryStream for updates throughout the day.

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NCAA Bracket 2011: Printable March Madness Bracket Updated With Thursday's Results

Did your NCAA Tournament bracket survive the first day? We're you one of the few to pick both Richmond and Morehead State to pull off the upsets? Did the double-digit seeds advancing already bust your bracket? With the first big day of March Madness in the books, the 2011 NCAA Tournament printable bracket has been updated to reflect all of  Thursday's changes. From Morehead State to Gonzaga and more, the bracket is up-to-date, giving us a handy, easy to read guide to check our work throughout the day.

Head over to SB Nation and grab the latest printable bracket. Print it out, carry it around and follow along with all the March Madness action. The bracket will be updated every morning to reflect the previous day's changes, making the NCAA Tournament incredibly easy to track.

For the full television lineup, check out our March Madness schedule in the Daily Drip. Be sure to check back in with our NCAA Tournament results StoryStream for updates throughout the day. The Washington Huskies begin their NCAA Tournament run on Friday, so swing over to our Washington vs. Georgia preview to get ahead of the game while getting to know each team.

For more on the Huskies, check out SB Nation's UW Dawg Pound. For more on Gonzaga, winner of its first round matchup with St. John's, head over to The Slipper Still Fits.

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NCAA Bracket Update: Early Upsets Busting March Madness Brackets

It’s been all about the upsets early in the “second round” of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday. The action came fast and furious in the morning session as bracket favorites began dropping as fast as the buzzer beaters. When the dust settled, Louisville and Vanderbilt were gone, upset by Morehead State and Richmond. Kentucky also received a scare, going down to the wire with Princeton.

Though the wild action has settled a bit, the day is nowhere near over. Four games are currently underway with another session of games set to tip-off in just about an hour, including Gonzaga and St. John’s.

Currently in progress:

Florida is all over UC Santa Barbara late.
Wisconsin holds a five-point edge over Belmont early in the second.
UConn is cruising, up big on Bucknell midway through the second.
BYU holds a seven-point advantage over Wofford midway through the second.

Here’s a look at the bracket as it stands now. For a neat and tidy look, check out SB Nation’s printable NCAA Tournament bracket.

EAST REGION
No. 1 Ohio State vs. No. 16 Texas-SA
No. 8 George Mason vs. No. 9 Villanova
No. 5 WVU def. No. 12 Clemson, 84-76
No. 4 Kentucky def. No. 13 Princeton, 59-57
No. 2 UNC vs. No. 15 Long Island
No. 7 Washington vs. No. 10 Georgia.
No. 3 Syracuse vs.No. 14 Indiana State
No. 8 Xavier vs. No. 11 Marquette

WEST REGION
No. 1 Duke Blue Devils vs. No. 16 Hampton Pirates
No. 8 Michigan Wolverines vs. No. 9 Tennessee Volunteers
No. 4 Texas Longhorns vs. No. 13 Oakland
No. 5 Arizona Wildcats vs. No. 12 Memphis Tigers
No. 3 Connecticut Huskies vs. No. 14 Bucknell
No. 6 Cincinnati Bearcats vs. No. 11 Missouri Tigers
No. 7 Temple Owls def. No. 10 Penn State Nittany Lions, 66-64
No. 2 San Diego State def. No. 15 Northern Colorado, 68-50

SOUTHWEST REGION
No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 16 Boston University Terriers
No. 8 UNLV Runnin’ Rebels vs. No. 9 Illinois Fighting Illini
No. 12 Richmond Spiders def. No. 5 Vanderbilt, 69-66
No. 13 Morehead St. Eagles def No. 4 Louisville Cardinals, 62-61
No. 6 Georgetown Hoyas vs. No. 12 VCU Rams
No. 3 Purdue Boilermakers vs. No. 14 Saint Peter’s in Chicago
No. 7 Texas A&M Aggies vs. No. 10 Florida St. Seminoles
No. 2 Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. No. 15 Akron Zips

SOUTHEAST REGION
No. 1 Pittsburgh def. No. 16 UNC-Asheville, 74-51
No. 8 Butler def. No. 9 Old Dominion, 60-58
No. 4 Wisconsin vs. No. 13 Belmont
No. 5 Kansas State vs. No. 12 Utah State
No. 3 BYU vs. No. 14 Wofford
No. 6 St. John’s vs. No. 11 Gonzaga
No. 7 UCLA vs. No. 10 Michigan State
No. 2 Florida vs. No. 15 UC-Santa Barbara

For the full television lineup, check out our March Madness schedule. Be sure to check back in with our NCAA Tournament results StoryStream for updates throughout the day.

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NCAA Scores, Vanderbilt Vs. Richmond: Kevin Anderson Leads The Spiders To A 69-66 Upset Win

It’s been almost wall-to-wall action in the NCAA Tournament on Thursday as games have gone down to the wire at an astonishing rate throughout the day. Vanderbilt and Richmond were no exception as yet another game headed for an exciting finish in the final moments.

Lance Goulbourne hit one of two free throws with 50 seconds to go to bring Vanderbilt within one, but Kevin Anderson answered for Richmond. Anderson put on a show throughout the game, hitting floaters from all over the court for the Spiders. With 19 seconds to go, Anderson did it again, hitting a tough, contested teardrop to give Richmond a three-point lead.

Vanderbilt wasn’t able to get a shot off on the other end of the floor, wasting a possession that ended in a turnover with five seconds to go. The Commodores got another chance, though, after Richmond missed the front-end of a one-and-one and fouled immediately, putting Festus Ezeli on the line. He made the first and missed the second on purpose, but Vandy couldn’t come up with the rebound.

Anderson hit one of two free throws to push the lead back to three for Richmond after a quick foul on the rebound. Vanderbilt never got a good look at the last shot as Vanderbilt hung on for a 69-66 upset win.

Anderson finished with a game-high 25 points for Richmond. John Jenkins and Festus Ezeli led the way for Vanderbilt with 21 points apiece. Darrius Garrett had a block party for the Spiders, as well, rejecting four shots and altering numerous others.

Richmond moves on to face the other big upset winner of the day, Morehead State, in the round of 32. The rest of the Southwest region bracket can be found below.

No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 16 Boston University Terriers in Tulsa on Friday

No. 8 UNLV Runnin’ Rebels vs. No. 9 Illinois Fighting Illini in Tulsa on Friday

No. 12 Richmond Spiders def No. 5 Vanderbilt Commodores, 69-66

No. 13 Morehead St. Eagles def No. 4 Louisville Cardinals, 62-61

No. 6 Georgetown Hoyas vs. No. 12 VCU Rams on Friday

No. 3 Purdue Boilermakers vs. No. 14 Saint Peter’s in Chicago on Friday

No. 7 Texas A&M Aggies vs. No. 10 Florida St. Seminoles in Chicago on Friday

No. 2 Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. No. 15 Akron Zips in Chicago on Friday

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NCAA Scores, Kentucky Vs. Princeton: Brandon Knight's Floater Gives Wildcats 59-57 Win

The Princeton Tigers gave Kentucky all it could handle in the “second round” of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday afternoon, hanging with the Wildcats throughout the game. Kentucky was never able to shake Princeton, and looked to be in trouble down five midway through the second half.

But the Wildcats heated up, using an 8-0 run to take the lead back with seven minutes to play. From there, it was back-and-forth action as both teams traded buckets down the stretch.

Again it came down to the wire as Kentucky took a two-point lead into the final minute. Princeton's Dan Mavraides used a nifty move and hit a step-back jumper to tie the game at 57 with just 36 seconds to go, setting up yet another action-packed final sequence. Brandon Knight drove the lane and hit a scoop lay-in, his first bucket of the game, on the other end with just two seconds to go to give Kentucky a 59-57 lead.

Princeton never got off a final shot as Kentucky hung on to advance with a two-point win.

Darius Miller, Josh Harrellson and Terrence Jones were all in double-figures for the Wildcats with 17, 15 and 10 points, respectively. Dan Mavraides, Douglas Davis, Kareem Maddox and Ian Hunter were in double-figures for Princeton with 14, 13, 12 and 11 points, respectively.

Here’s what the East region bracket looks like after two games.

No. 1 Ohio State vs. No. 16 Texas-SA

No. 8 George Mason vs. No. 9 Villanova

No. 5 WVU def. No. 12 Clemson, 84-76

No. 4 Kentucky def. No. 13 Princeton, 59-57

No. 2 UNC vs. No. 15 Long Island

No. 7 Washington vs. No. 10 Georgia.

No. 3 Syracuse vs.No. 14 Indiana State

No. 8 Xavier vs. No. 11 Marquette

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March Madness Scores, Penn State Vs. Temple: Juan Fernandez Hits Clutch Shot As Temple Wins, 66-64

March Madness is in full swing with close games finishing in rapid succession. Minutes before Penn State and Temple ended, Morehead State pulled the first major upset of the NCAA Tournament after a Demonte Harper three-pointer. Temple and Penn State rose to the challenge in the third consecutive game to feature a frantic final minute..

Temple took a three-point lead after Juan Fernandez hit two free throws, but Penn State was ready for the answer. Talor Battle spotted up and drilled a deep three with 11 seconds to go, tying the game.

Fernandez was the hero of the game, though, as he hit a leaning jumper with .4 seconds to go to give Temple a two-point lead. Penn State never got a desperation heave off and Temple advanced with a 66-64 win.

Four games, three involving late-game heroics. If you’re not watching March Madness, you’re missing out.

Here’s the rest of the West region bracket, updated after Temple’s win.

1. Duke Blue Devils vs. 16. Hampton Pirates
8. Michigan Wolverines vs. 9. Tennessee Volunteers
4. Texas Longhorns vs. 13. Oakland
5. Arizona Wildcats vs. 12. Memphis Tigers
3. Connecticut Huskies vs. 14. Bucknell
6. Cincinnati Bearcats vs. 11. Missouri Tigers
7. Temple Owls def. 10. Penn State Nittany Lions, 66-64
2. San Diego State vs. 15. Northern Colorado

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NCAA Basketball Scores, Louisville Vs. Morehead State: Demonte Harper's Three Gives Morehead The Upset, 62-61

We have our first major upset of the NCAA Tournament just three games into the day. Morehead State took care of Louisville, sending the No. 4 seed home with a first-round exit. The Eagles hung around all game, even taking a five-point lead late in the second half.

Louisville made a run to make it a game, pulling to within one the Eagles after two Terrence Jennings points and taking the lead on a fast-break three from Elisha Justice. Peyton Siva turned it on down the stretch, taking it into the heart of the Morehead defense, and right at Kenneth Faried, for two pretty assists as well.

Still, Morehead State had a chance to tie it up or win in the waning moments of regulation, down two with the ball and the shot clock off. With ice in his veins, Demonte Harper gave a little shake, stepped back and buried a three to give the Eagles the lead with just five seconds to go. Mike Marra had a shot to win, but Faried got the block, giving Morehead State the 62-61 upset win.

As disappointing as the first 35 minutes were for Siva — with foul trouble, turnovers and poor shooting — head coach Rick Pitino stuck with him and it almost paid off. Siva never picked up his fifth foul and keyed the Cardinals run, though Louisville fell short in the end.

It was Morehead State with the last laugh as the Eagles hung around just long enough to place the Cardinals in peril, pulling out the win with an incredibly clutch shot. It was Morehead State’s first win over Louisville since 1957.

Here’s the rest of the Southwest region bracket.

No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 16 Boston University Terriers in Tulsa on Friday

No. 8 UNLV Runnin’ Rebels vs. No. 9 Illinois Fighting Illini in Tulsa on Friday

No. 5 Vanderbilt Commodores vs. No. 12 Richmond Spiders in Denver on Thursday

No. 13 Morehead St. Eagles def. No. 4 Louisville Cardinals, 62-61

No. 6 Georgetown Hoyas vs. No. 11 VCU Rams on Friday

No. 3 Purdue Boilermakers vs. No. 14 Saint Peter’s in Chicago on Friday

No. 7 Texas A&M Aggies vs. No. 10 Florida St. Seminoles in Chicago on Friday

No. 2 Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. No. 15 Akron Zips in Chicago on Friday

Check out the rest of the NCAA Tournament bracket over at SB Nation for the latest updates. For the full television lineup, check out our March Madness schedule. Be sure to check back in with our NCAA Tournament results StoryStream for updates throughout the day.

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NCAA Tournament Scores, Old Dominion Vs. Butler: Matt Howard's Buzzer Beater Gives Butler The Win, 60-58

We have our first close finish of the day in the second game of March Madness. Butler and Old Dominion went back and forth all game long, setting up a frantic final minute and our first buzzer beater of the NCAA Tournament.

Old Dominion hung around for much of the game, staying within striking distance until the final moment. After forcing a Butler turnover with just under a minute to go, Old Dominion had a layup rim-out with time winding down. Butler kicked the rebound out of bounds, though, giving the Monarchs one more shot at the tie or the win.

Shawn Vanzant fouled Kent Bazemore early in the shot clock, putting him at the line for two shots with 31 seconds to go. Bazemore nailed them both to tie the game, but Butler had the last shot. At the buzzer, in a scramble at the rim, Matt Howard came through in the clutch, tipping it in and giving Butler the win, 60-58.

Check out the video of our first outstanding finish of the day (via Bubba Prog).

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, March Madness is here and just as good as ever. Here's the updated Southeast regional bracket after Butler's win.

No. 1 Pittsburgh vs. No. 16 UNC-Asheville
No. 8 Butler def. No. 9 Old Dominion, 60-58
No. 4 Wisconsin vs. No. 13 Belmont
No. 5 Kansas State vs. No. 12 Utah State
No. 3 BYU vs. No. 14 Wofford
No. 6 St. John's vs. No. 11 Gonzaga
No. 7 UCLA vs. No. 10 Michigan State
No. 2 Florida vs. No. 15 UC-Santa Barbara

Check out the rest of the NCAA Tournament bracket over at SB Nation for the latest updates. For the full television lineup, check out our March Madness schedule. Be sure to check back in with our NCAA Tournament results StoryStream for updates throughout the day.

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March Madness Scores, Clemson Vs. West Virginia: Dalton Pepper Seals 84-76 Win For Mountaineers

The Clemson Tigers came out of the gate firing in the first NCAA Tournament game of the day and looked poised to run West Virginia out of the building in Tampa. The Mountaineers, however, weathered the storm, mounting a comeback before the half and going on a run of their own in the second to pull away from the Tigers.

Clemson had closed the gap to four after two Tanner Smith free throws, but it was all West Virginia from there. Joe Mazzulla hit two free throws and Dalton Pepper used relentless full-court pressure to force three-straight Clemson turnovers, two of which led to easy buckets. A quick six-point run allowed the Tigers to seal the game and advance to the round of 32 with an 84-76 win.

Darryl Bryant finished with a team-high 19 points to lead the Mountaineers. Andre Young scored a game-high 22 points, but it wasn't enough for Clemson. Kevin Jones had a game-high nine rebounds for West Virginia and Mazzulla finished with a game-high seven assists.

Here's the updated East region bracket after West Virginia's win. You can find a full, printable NCAA bracket at SB Nation.

No. 1 Ohio State vs. No. 16 Texas-SA

No. 8 George Mason vs. No. 9 Villanova

No. 5 WVU def. No. 12 Clemson, 84-76

No. 4 Kentucky vs. No. 13 Princeton

No. 2 UNC vs. No. 15 Long Island

No. 7 Washington vs. No. 10 Georgia.

No. 3 Syracuse vs.No. 14 Indiana State

No. 8 Xavier vs. No. 11 Marquette

For more scores and stats throughout the day, check out our March Madness scores StoryStream. Check out Thursday's full March Madness schedule to figure out when and where to find all the day's games.

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NCAA Bracket 2011: March Madness Scores And Bracket Updates

The NCAA Tournament is underway with 16 games scheduled for Thursday. Throughout the day, we'll be updating relevant scores and the NCAA bracket as action comes to a close at the various regional sites. You can find Thursday's March Madness schedule, including TV information and announcers, in our Daily Drip. Games will also be streaming live throughout the day on March Madness on Demand.

We'll be updating relevant games, along with changes in the bracket, but you can also find live scoring updates over at SB Nation. The editors will be working tirelessly throughout the day to update changes, as well as cover relevant news from the NCAA Tournament. The updates can be found at SB Nation's NCAA Tournament hub.

In the early action, here's where we're at.

West Virginia leads Clemson in the second half, 67-58.
Morehead leads Louisville early in the first, 18-10.
Butler and ODU in a close one as the Bulldogs lead, 43-42.
Charles Barkley has not yet spit out any profanity in the CBS studio.

Gonzaga and St. John's get underway in the late game on CBS, set to tip-off at 6:45. We've got our Gonzaga vs. St. John's preview up and running to get you primed for the game. Washington hits the court on Friday to open its NCAA Tournament run, as well. You can find out Washington vs. Georgia preview here.

Be sure to grab a printable bracket and keep track of all the action throughout the NCAA Tournament. If you're still looking for picks, check out our NCAA bracket predictions StoryStream for brackets from all over the Internet.

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