Wild first round of the first round

Many upsets and several close calls on day one of the NCAA Tournament.

Oklahoma City Regional

11 Miami bounced 6 Washington, 86-80.

3 Iowa held off 14 American, 75-67.

The ‘Canes and Hawkeyes will face off Sunday.

9 DePaul rallied to upset 8 Minnesota, 79-72.

1 Notre Dame routed 16 Montana, 77-43.

The Blue Demons take on the Irish Sunday.

10 Arkansas knocked off 7 Northwestern, 57-55.

2 Baylor took care of Northwestern State, 77-36.

The Razorbacks and Bears go at it Sunday.

Spokane regional

4 Duke staved off 13 Albany, 54-52.

5 Mississippi State topped 12 Tulane, 57-47.

The Blue Devils and the Bulldogs play in two days.

11 Gonzaga took down 6 George Washington, 82-69.

3 Oregon State handled 14 South Dakota State, 74-62.

The Bulldogs and Beavers face off next.

Albany regional:

7 Dayton beat 10 Iowa State, 78-66.

2 Kentucky breezed past Tennessee State, 97-52.

The Flyers take on the ‘Cats Sunday.

5 Texas edged 12 Western Kentucky, 66-64.

4 California put away 13 Wichita State, 78-66.

The Longhorns and Bears play Sunday.

Greensboro regional:

8 Syracuse slipped by 9 Nebraska, 72-69.

1 South Carolina trounced 16 Savannah State, 81-48.

The Orange and the Gamecocks go at it in two days.

Bracket.

So much excitement! Can’t wait to do it again tomorrow.

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