Jordan Adams scored 19 points and UCLA beat Stephen F. Austin 77-60 on Sunday to reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2008.
South Carolina looked little like a No. 1 seed to start the NCAA tournament. Mostly because Cal State Northridge didn’t play like a typical No. 16.
UCLA has the tradition and never-ending expectations. Stephen F. Austin? The Lumberjacks thought it was cool getting a police escort from the arena to their hotel following the first NCAA tournament victory in school history.
Dyshawn Pierre scored 14 points and Jordan Sibert hit a key 3-pointer with 47.7 seconds left as Dayton stunned Syracuse 55-53 Saturday night to earn a spot in Sweet 16 for the first time in three decades.
Xavier Thames dropped in 3s from deep, finessed floaters in the lane and carried San Diego State the way he did all season as the Mountain West player of the year.
UCLA will face Stephen F. Austin in San Diego, Saturday at 4:10P.M. on TNT
Jordan Adams scored 21 points and Norman Powell added 15 in his hometown to lead fourth-seeded UCLA to a 76-59 victory over 13th-seeded Tulsa on Friday night, spoiling the NCAA tournament head coaching debut of Danny Manning.
Meet your new NCAA tournament darlings: The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks.
James Michael McAdoo sank two free throws in the final 3.5 seconds, and No. 6 seed North Carolina rallied to beat 11th-seeded Providence 79-77 Friday night.
Andrew Wiggins scored 19 points, Jamari Traylor and Perry Ellis had double-doubles and second-seeded Kansas pulled away down the stretch to beat pesky Eastern Kentucky 80-69 on Friday in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
Senior-laden Mercer went into Duke’s backyard and pulled off the biggest upset of the NCAA tournament so far Friday, beating the Blue Devils 78-71 and likely ending Jabari Parker’s short college career.
The 14th-seeded Bears, from the same league that produced last year’s tournament darlings “Dunk City” of Florida Gulf Coast, came back from five points down in the last 4:52 as Duke’s offense collapsed.
“March Madness?” How `bout “The Longest Day?” San Diego State made a bit of history late Thursday night, pulling out a 73-69 victory over New Mexico State in the record-setting fourth overtime game of Day 1 of the NCAA tournament.
It was just like old times for Rick Barnes and Texas. The Longhorns made a successful return to the NCAA tournament when Cameron Ridley converted a tiebreaking layup as time expired Thursday night, lifting his team to an 87-85 victory over Arizona State.
Steve Alford, in his first year at UCLA and 23rd overall as a head coach, led Indiana to the national championship in 1987. Manning led Kansas to the title the following season.
Rob Loe scored 22 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, helping St. Louis wipe out a late 14-point deficit and pull away in overtime to beat North Carolina State 83-80 in the NCAA tournament Thursday night.