Round one, day two


James Madison upended Gonzaga, 72-63.

Oregon State routed Middle Tennessee State, 55-36.

Florida rallied to upset Dayton, 83-69.

Saint Joseph’s took down Georgia, 67-57.

Close ones:

North Carolina pulled it out over UT Martin, 60-58.

Penn State held off Wichita State, 62-56.

Top seeds prevail:

South Carolina 73, Cal State Northridge 58.

Texas 79, Penn 61. It’s the Longhorns’ first Tournament win since 2008.

West Virginia 76, Albany 61.

Louisville 88, Idaho 42.

Maryland 90, Army 52.

Michigan State 91, Hampton 61.

LSU 98, Georgia Tech 78.

UConn 87, Prairie View A&M 44.

Texas A&M 70, North Dakota 55.

Iowa 87, Marist 65.

Bring on the 32!


  1. U-T Martin (Pat Summitt's alma mater) deserves a do-over against UNC: a flagrant foul that wasn't, the PA announcement that stole a UTM time out with 18 seconds left.

    As for Diamond Deshields, ACC freshman of the year, her stat line pales in comparison to Baylor's Nina Davis' vs W Ky.

    Then there was Diamond-in-the-rough's pre-game behavior: "As Michigan State decimated Hampton University, freshman guard Diamond DeShields stood with the Hampton marching band, dancing along to the drum line as her teammates cheered her on." Shameful.

  2. NY Times public editor, Margaret Sullivan, has a column up and 40 comments on: "As N.C.A.A. Basketball Dominates Times Sports Section, What About the Women’s Game?" I had e-mailed the sports editor asking where the coverage was. Good to have some response.