66 teams remain in the Big Dance, the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament after last night’s ‘First Four’ tipped off. There were 2 teams knocked out and 2 more to bow out tonight.
Last night…Mount St. Mary’s edged New Orleans, 67-66 and Kansas State bumped out Wake Forest, 95-88.
Today, U-C Davis hosts North Carolina Central, and USC plays at Providence. The winners advance to the Big Dance Friday.
The Tournament tips off tomorrow at 915am with the first of 16 games featuring Notre Dame and Princeton.
The men’s NIT…National Invitational Tournament tipped off last night and it didn’t go well for two Pac-12 teams. Utah is eliminated on their home court in Salt Lake City as Boise State beat the Utes, 73-68. Boise State, 20-11, advances to the 2nd round to face Illinois who beat Val-Po, 82-57.
Elsewhere, Cal struggled with Cal State Bakersfield and the Bears are bounced out 73-66. Tonight…Colorado plays at Central Florida and BYU hosts Texas-Arlington.
From the CBI Tournament…the College Basketball Invitational, Wyoming hosts Eastern Washington and Rice entertains San Francisco.
And, in the CIT….Idaho hosts Stephen F. Austin
Union, Kentucky claims the NAIA Division-2 National Title last night in Missouri defeating Cornerstone, Michigan, 72-69. The small college women’s Title captured again by Marian, Indiana.