1. Georgia State’s RJ Hunter had the most crucial shot in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Son of Coach Ron Hunter, the junior guard sank a last-second three-pointer that knocked off both his father from his seat and the No. 3 seed of the West bracket Baylor, 57-56.
2. Notre Dame point guard Demetrius Jackson showed the viewers of March Madness flashes of Magic Johnson. Off a Notre Dame counterattack, Jackson busted a quick spin play then a behind-the-back dribble that lead to a no-look pass to Zach Auguste for the dunk. Northeastern had no chance to stop that play. Notre Dame advances to play Butler at 6:40 p.m. Saturday.
3. D’Angelo Williams showed Thursday why he’ll be a first-round pick in the NBA draft. The Ohio State point guard danced and lost VCU defender Doug Brooks on a behind-the-back dribble, which put him on the floor attempting to steal the ball, leaving him with a wide-open bucket. Ohio State will face Arizona at 5:40 p.m. Saturday.
4. Pac-12 player of the year Joseph Young threw down the most ferocious dunk so far in the NCAA tournament. The 6-foot-2 senior posterized Oklahoma State’s Anthony Hickey off a give-and-go cut that helped the Pac-12 go four-for-four in the opening days of the tournament. Oregon will face No. 1 seed Wisconsin at 4:45 p.m. Sunday.
5. Jahlil Okafor showed the college world that he is the best center in the country after scoring 21 points to help Duke cruise over Robert Morris, 85-56. His nicest dunk came off an alley-oop inbound pass to go up 49-30 over Morris early in second half. [VIDEO]
However, the freshman’s missed dunk in the second half was the most trended topic on Twitter in the hour. He ticked off Coach Mike Krzyzewski so much with his show-boating that he benched him. Top-seeded Duke will face San Diego State at 11:40 a.m. Sunday.