Upsets and close games mark the Tournament’s first day


Buffalo toppled Rutgers, 82-71.

Indiana surprised Texas, 69-65.

Clemson ran past South Dakota, 79-66.

Close ones:

Iowa survived Mercer, 66-61.

Marquette held off Rice in OT, 58-54.

Florida State outlasted Bucknell, 70-67.

Missouri edged Drake in OT on a free throw, 77-76.

Miami scrambled late to escape FGCU, 69-62.

Can’t remember a first day being this exciting. But we knew it would be like this.

More results:

UConn 110, Towson 61

Mississippi State 103, Southern 46

Louisville 69, Robert Morris 34

Oregon 78, Portland State 40

South Carolina 74, Belmont 52

Arizona State 60, UCF 45

Michigan 84, Kansas State 54

Texas A&M 84, Wright State 61

Tomorrow’s game schedule

College team news:

DePaul looks to continue their winning ways tomorrow.

BYU hopes to flip the script at the Tournament.

UCLA kicks off the Tourney on the road against Tennessee.

College player news:

Kaila Charles has moved past foul calls and led Maryland into the Tourney.

UC Davis’ Morgan Bertsch has lineage and game.


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