NCAA Match roundup: Fairleigh Dickinson makes historical past towards Purdue

For simply the second time in 152 tries, a No. 16 wore the slipper completely towards a No. 1 seed within the NCAA Match.

Sean Moore scored 19 and Grant Singleton added eight factors, six rebounds, 5 assists and three steals as No. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson shocked No. 1 Purdue 63-58 on Friday night time in an East Area first-round recreation in Columbus, Ohio.

Regardless of sporting the smallest crew in Division I basketball, FDU managed to beat 21 factors and 15 rebounds from 7-foot-4 All-America heart Zach Edey.

With the Knights (21-15) main 61-58, Purdue’s Braden Smith drove the lane, however Moore got here from behind and blocked the shot. Fletcher Loyer’s nook 3-point try for the Boilermakers (29-6) was off the mark, and Demetre Roberts sealed it with two free throws.

East Area

No. 2 Marquette 78, No. 15 Vermont 61

Kam Jones scored 18 of his 19 factors within the second half to assist the Golden Eagles down the Catamounts in an East Area first-round recreation within the NCAA Match in Columbus, Ohio.

Jones made 7 of 9 photographs from the ground — together with 3 of 4 from 3-point vary. He scored 18 straight factors for his crew throughout a pivotal second-half sequence to propel the Golden Eagles (29-6) to their tenth straight win and notch their first NCAA Match victory since their run to the Elite Eight in 2013. Marquette shot a strong 51.8 p.c from the ground (29 of 56) and 50.0 p.c from 3-point vary (10 of 20) to advance to Sunday’s second-round conflict towards seventh-seeded Michigan State.

Vermont (23-11) was led by Robin Duncan, Dylan Penn and Matt Veretto who every scored 11 factors. American East Participant of the 12 months Finn Sullivan was restricted to simply 4 factors after making simply 2 of 9 photographs from the ground and 0 of 6 from 3-point vary.

No. 3 Kansas State 77, No. 14 Montana State 65

Markquis Nowell recorded 17 factors, matched his profession excessive of 14 assists and added six rebounds and three steals to steer the Wildcats previous the Bobcats in Greensboro, N.C.

Keyontae Johnson had crew highs of 18 factors and eight rebounds for Kansas State (24-9). Nae’Qwan Tomlin added 13 factors and David N’Guessan had 10 for the Wildcats, who will face sixth-seeded Kentucky in Sunday’s second spherical.

RaeQuan Battle scored 27 factors for 14th-seeded Montana State (25-10), which had an eight-game profitable streak finish.

No. 6 Kentucky 61, No. 11 Windfall 53

Antonio Reeves scored 22 factors and Oscar Tshiebwe collected a season-best 25 rebounds to steer the Wildcats previous the Friars in Greensboro, N.C.

Jacob Toppin added 18 factors whereas Tshiebwe had eight factors, three steals and two blocked photographs for Kentucky (22-11).

Ed Croswell scored 16 factors on 8-of-10 taking pictures for Windfall (21-12). Kentucky switch Bryce Hopkins scored simply seven factors on 2-of-9 taking pictures, although he grabbed a team-high eight rebounds.

No. 7 Michigan State 72, No. 10 Southern California 62

Joey Hauser recorded 17 factors and eight rebounds and Jaden Akins had 12 factors and 6 rebounds because the Spartans defeated the Trojans in first-round motion in Columbus, Ohio.

Tyson Walker contributed 12 factors and 4 assists whereas A.J. Hoggard added 11 factors and 5 assists for Michigan State (20-12), which superior to a second-round conflict Sunday towards second-seeded Marquette.

Joshua Morgan’s 14 factors led USC (22-11). Kobe Johnson equipped 13 factors, 9 rebounds and 4 assists, whereas the Trojans’ common main scorer, Boogie Ellis, was held to 6 factors. Ellis, who entered the sport averaging 18.0 factors, shot 3-for-12 from the sphere earlier than fouling out.

No. 9 Florida Atlantic 66, No. 8 Memphis 65

Nick Boyd slashed to the basket for the decisive hoop with 2.5 seconds left because the Owls nipped the Tigers in Columbus, Ohio.

Florida Atlantic (32-3) earned the primary NCAA Match win at school historical past and superior to face Fairleigh Dickinson.

Giancarlo Rosado led the Owls with 15 factors on 6-for-6 taking pictures. Johnell Davis added 12 factors. Kendric Davis topped Memphis (26-9) with 16 factors, and DeAndre Williams had 13 factors and 13 rebounds.

Midwest Area

No. 3 Xavier 72, No. 14 Kennesaw State 67

Trailing by 13 halfway via the second half, the third-seeded Musketeers reeled off 15 straight factors to rally previous the 14th-seeded Owls in Midwest Regional first-round play at Greensboro, N.C.

Colby Jones’ free throw with 18.3 seconds left snapped the sport’s ultimate tie, then Jack Nunge swatted Terrell Burden’s go-ahead layup off the board with 7 seconds to go to save lots of the Musketeers (26-9), who advance to face 11-seed Pittsburgh.

Burden and Chris Youngblood scored 14 factors apiece whereas Spencer Rodgers added 10 for Kennesaw State (26-9), which practically topped its first profitable season and first NCAA Match look with a outstanding upset.

No. 4 Indiana 71, No. 13 Kent State 60

Trayce Jackson-Davis posted 24 factors and 11 rebounds and Race Thompson had 20 factors and 9 boards because the Hoosiers ousted the Golden Flashes in Albany, N.Y.

Indiana (23-11) subsequent will face fifth-seeded Miami on Sunday. Miller Kopp scored 13 factors whereas connecting on three of the Hoosiers’ 5 3-pointers. Jackson-Davis added crew highs with 5 assists and 5 blocks.

Honest Carry led Kent State with 15 factors. Chris Payton and VonCameron Davis contributed 10 apiece and Malique Jacobs added eight factors, 9 rebounds and 7 assists for the Golden Flashes (28-7).

No. 5 Miami 63, No. 12 Drake 56

Nijel Pack scored 21 factors and led a clutch comeback late to assist the Hurricanes defeat the Bulldogs in Albany, N.Y.

Miami (26-7) superior to the second spherical for the second consecutive season as Wooga Poplar scored 15 factors and Norchad Omier produced 12 factors and 14 rebounds.

Drake (27-8) got here near incomes its first NCAA Match win since 1971, excluding the First 4, because of an incredible effort from Darnell Brodie, who completed with 20 factors and 9 rebounds.

No. 11 Pitt 59, No. 6 Iowa State 41

Nelly Cummings scored 13 factors and the Eleventh-seeded Panthers routed the sixth-seeded Cyclones in a battle of cold-shooting groups in Greensboro, N.C.

The Panthers (24-11) gained regardless of having extra turnovers (15) than subject objectives (14) whereas taking pictures 34.1 p.c from the ground and 31.6 p.c (6 of 19) on 3-pointers. Jamarius Burton added 11 factors and Greg Elliott had 10, because the Panthers superior to face No. 3 seed Xavier.

Gabe Kalscheur and Jaren Holmes scored 12 factors every and Tre King added 11 to steer the Cyclones (19-14), who shot 23.3 p.c from the ground and 9.5 p.c (2 of 21) on 3-pointers.

South Area

No. 3 Baylor 74, No. 14 UC Santa Barbara 56

Adam Flagler posted 18 factors and 5 assists and Caleb Lohner scored a season-high 13 factors off the bench because the Bears outlasted the Gauchos in Denver.

After trailing at halftime, Baylor (23-10) led by simply 59-52 with lower than 9 minutes remaining, however then outscored UCSB 15-4 the remainder of the way in which. The Bears will face sixth-seeded Creighton within the second spherical Sunday.

LJ Cryer added 11 of his 15 factors within the second half and teamed with Flagler to account for all 15 factors in the course of the Bears’ game-ending run. Lohner made all 5 of his subject purpose makes an attempt and added 5 rebounds in 18 minutes of motion — essentially the most he has performed since earlier than Christmas.

Miles Norris scored 15 factors and Ajay Mitchell had 13 and 4 assists to steer the Gauchos (27-8), champions of the Huge West Convention.

No. 6 Creighton 72, No. 11 NC State 63

Heart Ryan Kalkbrenner poured in a career-high 31 factors because the sixth-seeded Bluejays withstood the Eleventh-seeded Wolfpack’s comeback makes an attempt in a first-round victory in Denver.

Kalkbrenner, a junior, made 11 of 14 photographs from the sphere and likewise pulled in seven rebounds and blocked three photographs. Creighton (22-12) will meet third-seeded Baylor (23-10) in Sunday’s second spherical. Baylor eradicated UC Santa Barbara 74-56 within the first recreation on the website on Friday.

NC State’s Terquavion Smith racked up 32 factors — two shy of his profession excessive — by making 12 of 27 photographs from the sphere with one 3-pointer and going 7-for-9 on the foul line. NC State (23-11) shot 37.5 total from the sphere and went 3-for-13 on 3-pointers.

West Area

No. 3 Gonzaga 82, No. 14 Grand Canyon 70

Julian Strawther scored a game-high 28 factors and grabbed 10 rebounds because the Bulldogs pulled away within the second half to beat the Lopes in Denver.

Drew Timme added 21 factors for Gonzaga (29-5), which can play sixth-seeded TCU on Sunday. Anton Watson additionally had a double-double with 14 factors and 11 rebounds.

Ray Harrison led the Lopes (24-12) with 20 factors, Probability McMillian scored 16 and Gabe McGlothan had 11.

No. 4 UConn 87, No. 13 Iona 63

Adama Sanogo notched a 28-point, 13-rebound double-double to steer the fourth-seeded Huskies to a victory over the No. 13 seed Gaels in a first-round matchup in Albany, N.Y.

Sanogo made 13 of his 17 photographs from the sphere to assist the Huskies (26-8) advance to the second spherical, the place they’ll face fifth-seeded Saint Mary’s on Sunday. Jordan Hawkins chipped in 13 factors, Donovan Clingan posted 12 and Andre Jackson Jr. equipped 10.

Walter Clayton Jr. paced the Gaels (27-8) with 15 factors. Daniss Jenkins completed with 14 factors, whereas Berrick JeanLouis tallied 13 for Iona, which entered the event on a 14-game profitable streak.

No. 5 Saint Mary’s 63, No. 12 VCU 51

Mitchell Saxen racked up 17 factors to steer 4 scorers in double figures because the Gaels earned a first-round victory over the Rams in Albany, N.Y and a second-round date with No. 4 seed UConn Sunday.

Saxen was an environment friendly 8-for-11 from the sphere and grabbed seven rebounds and blocked 4 photographs for the Gaels (27-7). Alex Ducas additionally had 17 factors, Augustus Marciulionis had 13 and Logan Johnson completed with 12 to go together with 10 rebounds.

Adrian Baldwin Jr. paced the Rams (27-8) with 13 factors on 6-of-11 taking pictures. Jayden Nunn chipped in 9 factors and 7 rebounds for VCU, which has not gained an NCAA Match recreation since 2016.

No. 6 TCU 72, No. 11 Arizona State 70

JaKobe Coles sank a floater within the lane with 1.5 seconds left to ship the Horned Frogs a victory over the Solar Devils in Denver.

TCU (22-12) trailed for a lot of the second half earlier than ending the sport on a 15-5 run fueled by an injured Mike Miles Jr., Damion Baugh and Coles. Miles scored a game-best 26 factors, 16 coming within the first half earlier than he appeared to irritate a proper knee harm.

DJ Horne went 4-for-5 from the arc en path to a team-high 17 factors for Arizona State (23-13), which had throttled Nevada within the First 4 to achieve the spherical of 64.

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