The round of 64 wrapped up tonight and it did not disappoint. Upsets were the order of the day, the biggest of which was 15 seeded Middle Tennessee State upending 2nd seeded Michigan State, 90-81. Others included in the East, 14 seed Stephen F. Austin bouncing 3 seed West Virginia 70-56; in the South, 13 seed Hawaii ended California’s tournament,77-66. In the West bracket, 11 seed Northern Iowa defeated Texas , 75-72 on a half court heave at the end of regulation by Paul Jesperson that will no doubt go down as of the most memorable shots in tournament history.
Other scores from the day’s action are:
10Syracuse over 7Dayton, 70-51
2Villanova crushed 15 UNC Asheville,86-56
10VCU defeated 7Oregon State 70-51
7Iowa outlasted 10Temple 72-70 in OT
2Oklahoma got by UC Bakersfield, 82-68
5Maryland over 12South Dakota St, 79-74
7Wisconsin beat 10 Pitt 47-43
3Texas A&M waxed 14 Green Bay 92-65
1Oregon smashed Holy Cross, 91-52
2Xavier over 15Weber St, 71-53
6Notre Dame defeated 11Michigan, 70-63
8Saint Joseph’s slid by 9Cincinnati, 72-70
Tournament play continues tomorrow at 11:40 am CST with 3 Miami and 11 Wichita State squaring off.