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NCAA Tournament First-Round Results 3/18/10; Schedule 3/19/10
NCAA TOURNAMENT-MIDWEST REGIONAL

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Ohio turned in the biggest upset on Day One of the NCAA men's basketball tournament.

Armon Bassett scored 32 points to lead the Midwest Region's No. 14 seed to a 97-83 victory over Georgetown. The Mid-American Conference champion Bobcats took the lead early on their 3-point shooting and the Hoyas were never able to seriously threaten.

Ohio will play Tennessee Saturday in Providence, R.I.

The sixth-seeded Vols beat San Diego State 62-59. The Aztecs closed to within one point in the final minute, but Melvin Goins crushed their upset hopes when he sank his fourth 3-pointer of the game with 19 seconds to go.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Lehigh proved itself scrappy, but that just wasn't enough to knock off Kansas.

The NCAA tournament's No. 1 overall seed pulled away midway through the second half and won 90-74 in the Midwest Regional. Marcus Morris led the Jayhawks with 26 points.

They'll face Northern Iowa in a second round game in Oklahoma City on Saturday.

A three-pointer with 5 seconds to go lifted Northern Iowa over UNLV 69-66.

Ali Farokhmanesh made the shot and finished with 17 points.

The Runnin' Rebels had one last chance to tie it, but Tre'Von Willis didn't get his 3-pointer off before the final buzzer.

NCAA TOURNAMENT-EAST REGIONAL


NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Ishmael Smith's pull-up jumper from 17 feet with just 1.3 left in overtime gave ninth-seeded Wake Forest an 81-80 win over Texas in the first round of the NCAA East Regional.

The Demon Deacons blew two double-digit leads in regulation, but managed a rally of their own in OT. They were down as much as 8 points and still trailed by four in the final minute, before Ari Stewart sank a 3-pointer to pull within one and set up Smith's heroics.

The blowout of the day goes to Kentucky.

The top-seeded Wildcats dominated throughout their 100-71 victory over East Tennessee State. Eric Bledsoe shot eight 3-pointers and scored 29 points in all, breaking Tony Delk's school record for most 3s in an NCAA tournament game.

Kentucky will play Wake Forest on Saturday.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Quincy Pondexter became Washington's hero, driving for a tiebreaking bank shot with 1.7 seconds left, and 11th-seeded Washington opened its NCAA tournament run with an 80-78 victory over Marquette.

The Huskies rallied from a 15-point second half deficit.

They face third-seeded New Mexico at the Shark Tank in San Jose, Calif. on Saturday.

Roman Martinez had 19 points to lead New Mexico to a 62-57 victory over Montana. Darington Hobson added 11 points, 11 rebounds and six assists while playing with a sprained left wrist for the Lobos.

NCAA TOURNAMENT-WEST REGIONAL

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Thirteenth seeded Murray State pulled off the first major upset of the NCAA men's basketball tournament, if not the biggest.

The 13th seed in the West Regional stunned No. 4 seed Vanderbilt 66-65 in San Jose, Calif. Danero Thomas hit a 15-footer at the buzzer, to give the Racers' their first NCAA tourney victory since 1988.

Murray State plays Butler next. The fifth-seeded Bulldogs beat UTEP 77-59. Shelvin Mack hit a career-high seven 3-pointers and scored 25 points as Butler rallied from a six-point halftime deficit.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The West's No. 2 seed Kansas State opened the NCAA tournament with an 82-62 rout of North Texas in the West Regional.

After a shaky start, the Cougars held the Mean Green to 31 percent shooting. Denis Clemente finished with 17 points and six assists.

K-State will take on Brigham Young University on Saturday in Oklahoma City.

BYU's Jimmer Fredette threw in 37 points, including two 3-pointers in double overtime, to seal the seventh-seeded Cougars' 99-92 win over 10th-seeded Florida. Michael Loyd Jr. added a career-high 26 and scored all of BYU's points in the first overtime.

NCAA TOURNAMENT-SOUTH REGIONAL

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Villanova survived a scare in the NCAA South Regional. Fifteenth-seed Robert Morris forced overtime, but the Wildcats emerged 73-70 winners.

Nova coach Jay Wright benched senior Scottie Reynolds earlier, but he still finished with a team-high 20 points.

Meanwhile, St. Mary's beat Richmond 80-71. Omar Samhan led the Gaels with 29 points and 12 rebounds despite spending most of the game in foul trouble.

They'll go up against Villanova on Saturday in Providence, R.I.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Baylor will face Old Dominion in the second round of the South Regional in New Orleans on Saturday.

The third-seeded Bears broke open a close game down the stretch and beat 14th-seeded Sam Houston State 68-59. Ekpe Udoh led the way with 20 points, 13 rebounds, five assists, two blocks and two steals.

Frank Hassell scored 15 points to lead 11th-seeded Old Dominion to a 51-50 victory over six-seed Notre Dame.


FRIDAY'S FIRST-ROUND GAMES

-ALL TIMES CENTRAL-

@ Bradley Center:

Georgia Tech vs. Oklahoma State, 6:15 p.m.
U-C Santa Barbara vs. Ohio State, 8:35 p.m.

@ Spokane Arena:

New Mexico State vs. Michigan State, 6:20 p.m.
Houston vs. Maryland, 8:40 p.m.

@ HSBC Arena:

Morgan State vs. West Virginia, 11:15 a.m
Missouri vs. Clemson, 1:35 p.m.

@ Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena:

Cornell vs. Temple, 11:30 a.m.
Wofford vs. Wisconsin, 1:50 p.m.

@ Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena:

Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs. Duke, 6:25 p.m.
Louisville vs. California, 8:45 p.m.

@ Spokane Arena:

Siena vs. Purdue, 1:30 p.m.
Utah State vs. Texas A&M, 3:45 p.m.

@ Bradley Center:

Minnesota vs. Xavier, 11:25 a.m.
Oakland, Mich. vs.Pittsburgh, 1:45 p.m.

@ HSBC Arena:

Florida State vs. Gonzaga, 6:10 p.m.
Vermont vs. Syracuse, 8:30 p.m.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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