Conclusion of round one brings more upsets

In the past, teams that lost in the first round were OK teams. This year, the teams who have lost in the first round are some great teams. Further, some teams that have survived have had some very close calls.

Signs of the growth of the game.

Spokane sub-regionals:

Princeton topped Green Bay, 80-70, to go 31-0. President Obama was in the audience to watch his niece play for the Tigers.

Maryland surged past New Mexico State, 75-57. The Aggies made it a close game into the second half, exceeding the expectations of many.

Pitt upset Chattanooga, 51-40.

Tennessee outlasted Boise State, 72-61.

Greensboro sub-regionals:

Arkansas-Little Rock upended Texas A&M, 69-60.

Arizona State dominated Ohio, 74-55.

North Carolina held off Liberty, 71-65.

Ohio State put away James Madison, 90-80.

FGCU ousted Oklahoma State, 75-67.

Florida State dismantled Alabama State, 91-49.

Albany sub-regionals:

Rutgers beat Seton Hall, 79-66.

Connecticut stomped St. Francis Brooklyn, 89-33.

South Florida stopped LSU, 73-64.

Louisville routed BYU, 86-53.

Oklahoma City sub-regional:

Stanford overcame CSUN, 73-60, with a second-half surge.

Oklahoma throttled Quinnipiac, 111-84.

Tomorrow’s schedule.

More Tournament news:

Notre Dame seniors Madison Cable, Whitney Holloway and Markisha Wright have another shot. In the meantime, freshman Kathryn Westbeld isn’t a rookie anymore.

Tennessee: NCAA diaries 2.

Iowa is eyeing the Sweet 16.

Even more news:

Minnesota’s new foundation is strong, coach Marlene Stollings says.