Round 1, day 1

Today’s lone upset:

Purdue 74, Green Bay 62.

Close ones:

Missouri advanced on a last-second shot, 66-64 over South Florida.

Oregon State survived Long Beach State, 56-55.

Kentucky held off Belmont, 73-70.

Ohio State got past Western Kentucky, 70-63.

More results:

Maryland dominated Bucknell, 103-61.

West Virginia overcame Elon, 75-62.

NC State beat Auburn, 62-48.

DePaul routed Northern Iowa, 88-67.

South Carolina thrashed UNC Asheville, 90-40.

Texas downed Central Arkansas, 78-50.

Mississippi State left no doubt: 100-69 over Troy.

Notre Dame took care of Robert Morris, 79-49.

Florida State handled Western Illinois, 87-66.

Arizona State defeated Michigan State, 73-61.

Creighton pounded Toledo, 76-49.

The Tournament:

Belmont left a lasting impression today, despite their loss.

Notre Dame showed balance in their opener.

The Bridgeport regional is filled with quality passers.

NCAA Tournament team news:

Great chemistry helps UCLA do the dirty work.

So you’re playing UConn: what it feels like to get the worst draw in sports.

The Rueck Effect: how a simple life lesson turned the tides for Oregon State basketball.

Tennessee is just another team to Dayton.

Montana State is excited for their test against Washington.

Oregon is emerging as the Pac 12’s new power program.

FGCU is peaking at the right time.

Boise State is unfazed by UCLA’s history.

The Bruins aren’t looking past the Broncos.

UConn is taking nothing for granted ahead of their opener tomorrow.

NCAA Tournament player news:

Stanford’s most emotional player, Erica McCall, eyes a national title.

Baylor guard Alexis Jones is expected back from injury tomorrow night for the team’s Tournament opener.

Louisville’s seniors are steeling themselves for a final NCAA run.

This could be the last NCAA Tournament for Tennessee’s Diamond DeShields and Mercedes Russell.

Alex Harris is excelling since her transfer to Dayton.

Bucknell seniors made their mark on the program.

Kia Nurse’s return makes UConn even better.

NCAA Tournament coach news:

Connecticut has little room for error, says coach Geno Auriemma.

The Lady Vols want to play better for coach Holly Warlick.

Tomorrow’s NCAA Tournament schedule.

College player news:

Affidavit: Kansas men’s player made threats against women’s team member McKenzie Calvert.

Another story on that situation.

College coach news:

Marshall has promoted Tony Kemper from associate head coach to head coach.

The game:

Selling tickets is only part of the issue for women’s basketball.

Women’s hoops needs more representation during March Madness.

WTF: Where’s the Fans? Texas is trying to address attendance.

WNBA news:

The Atlanta Dream will play games this season at McCamish Pavilion on the Georgia Tech campus.

Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart have signed a letter to defend LGBT rights in Texas.