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.
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
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
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
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