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.
Currently in progress:
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.
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
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
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
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