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2016 NCAA Tournament in Spokane

The 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball first round games were played in the Spokane Arena, Friday, March 18, 2016.

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Related story: Hawaii bags first NCAA tournament win against embattled California


Saint Joseph’s defeats Cincinnati 78-76

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Cincinnati forward Jacob Evans (1) dribbles the ball as Saint Joseph’s forward Pierfrancesco Oliva (24) defends during the first half of a first round NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship game, Fri., March 18, 2016, in the Spokane Arena.


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Saint Joseph’s forward Isaiah Miles (15) blocks a shot by Cincinnati guard Troy Caupain (10) during the first half of a first round NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship game, Fri., March 18, 2016, in the Spokane Arena.


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Saint Joseph’s forward DeAndre Bembry (43) shoots over Cincinnati guard Troy Caupain (10) during the first half of a first round NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship game, Fri., March 18, 2016, in the Spokane Arena.


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Cincinnati Bearcats forward Jacob Evans (1), Saint Joseph’s guard Aaron Brown (2) and Cincinnati Bearcats guard Troy Caupain (10) compete for a rebound during the first half of a first round NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship game, Fri., March 18, 2016, in the Spokane Arena.


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Cincinnati forward Octavius Ellis (2) stops a shot by Saint Joseph’s forward Pierfrancesco Oliva (24) during the first half of a first round NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship game, Fri., March 18, 2016, in the Spokane Arena.


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Saint Joseph’s forward DeAndre Bembry (43) heads to the basket as Cincinnati Bearcats forward Octavius Ellis (in back) defends during the first half of a first round NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship game, Fri., March 18, 2016, in the Spokane Arena.


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Saint Joseph’s forward James Demery (25) heads to the basket as Cincinnati guard Troy Caupain (10) defends during the first half of a first round NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship game, Fri., March 18, 2016, in the Spokane Arena.


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Cincinnati cheerleaders perform during a timeout in the first half of a first round NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship game, Fri., March 18, 2016, in the Spokane Arena.


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Saint Joseph’s forward James Demery (25) drives the ball into the key as Cincinnati forward Gary Clark (11) defends during the first half of a first round NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship game, Fri., March 18, 2016, in the Spokane Arena.


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Saint Joseph’s forward Isaiah Miles (15) looses control of the ball after running into the screen of Cincinnati Bearcats forward Gary Clark (11) during the first half of a first round NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship game, Fri., March 18, 2016, in the Spokane Arena.


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Saint Joseph’s celebrates their 78-76 win over Cincinnati during a first round NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship game, Fri., March 18, 2016, in the Spokane Arena.


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Cincinnati Bearcats guard Kevin Johnson (25) hides his face after a last second shot to tie the game was overturned by the refs giving Saint Joseph’s the 78-76 win during a first round NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship game, Fri., March 18, 2016, in the Spokane Arena.


Oregon defeats Holy Cross/Southern 91-52

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Oregon forward Dillon Brooks (24) makes a pass as Holy Cross forward Karl Charles (1) and Holy Cross guard Cullen Hamilton (5) defend during the first half of a first round NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship game, Fri., March 18, 2016, in the Spokane Arena.


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Oregon guard Tyler Dorsey (5) and Holy Cross guard Cullen Hamilton (5) compete for a rebound during the first half of a first round NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship game, Fri., March 18, 2016, in the Spokane Arena.


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As Oregon guard Tyler Dorsey (5) looks for a passing lane as Holy Cross guard Robert Champion (22) tries to screen during the first half of a first round NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship game, Fri., March 18, 2016, in the Spokane Arena.


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Oregon head coach Dana Altman talks with players on the court during the first half of a first round NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship game, Fri., March 18, 2016, in the Spokane Arena.


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Oregon head coach Dana Altman reacts to a defensive play during the first half of a first round NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship game, Fri., March 18, 2016, in the Spokane Arena.


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Oregon forward Jordan Bell (1) defends against a shot by Holy Cross forward Eric Green (24) during the first half of a first round NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship game, Fri., March 18, 2016, in the Spokane Arena.


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Holy Cross guard Robert Champion (22) dunks the ball during the first half of a first round NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship game, Fri., March 18, 2016, in the Spokane Arena.


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Oregon forward Dillon Brooks (on left) and Holy Cross guard Anthony Thompson (2) chase a loose ball during the first half of a first round NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship game, Fri., March 18, 2016, in the Spokane Arena.


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Forcing a turnover, Oregon guard Tyler Dorsey (5) blocks a shot by Holy Cross forward Karl Charles (1) during the first half of a first round NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship game, Fri., March 18, 2016, in the Spokane Arena.


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Oregon guard Tyler Dorsey (5) is screened by Holy Cross center Matt Husek (42) and Holy Cross guard Robert Champion (22) during the first half of a first round NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship game, Fri., March 18, 2016, in the Spokane Arena.


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Oregon forward Jordan Bell (in back) and Oregon forward Chris Boucher (25) stop a shot by Holy Cross forward Karl Charles (1) during the first half of a first round NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship game, Fri., March 18, 2016, in the Spokane Arena.


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Holy Cross forward Malachi Alexander (21) heads to the basket as Oregon forward Jordan Bell (1) defends during the first half of a first round NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship game, Fri., March 18, 2016, in the Spokane Arena.


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Oregon forward Dwayne Benjamin (0) heads to the basket during the second half of a first round NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship game, Fri., March 18, 2016, in the Spokane Arena.


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Oregon forward Chris Boucher (25) dunks the ball during the second half of a first round NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship game, Fri., March 18, 2016, in the Spokane Arena.


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Oregon forward Roman Sorkin (41) heads the basket as Holy Cross forward Marcellis Perkins (14) defends during the second half of a first round NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship game, Fri., March 18, 2016, in the Spokane Arena.


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Holy Cross forward Derek Mountain (on left) knocks the ball away from Oregon guard Max Heller (4) during the second half of a first round NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship game, Fri., March 18, 2016, in the Spokane Arena.


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Oregon guard Kendall Small (21) dives toward the basket and scores over Holy Cross forward Derek Mountain (40) during the second half of a first round NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship game, Fri., March 18, 2016, in the Spokane Arena.


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Oregon forward Dillon Brooks (24) raises his arms in victory after the Ducks beat Holy Cross 91-52 during a first round NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship game, Fri., March 18, 2016, in the Spokane Arena.


Maryland defeats South Dakota State 79-74

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Oregon Ducks fan Joe Beechem of Eugene, Oregon, uses binoculars to get a close look at the NCAA first round Maryland vs. South Dakota State game, Friday in the Spokane Arena. “I like to see all the stuff they don’t show on camera, said Beechem.


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Maryland guard Rasheed Sulaimon (0) South Dakota State during an NCAA playoff game.


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Maryland center Diamond Stone (33) strives for a rebound against South Dakota State during an NCAA playoff game.


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South Dakota State guard George Marshall (11) moves the ball downcourt during an NCAA playoff game against Maryland.


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Maryland guard Rasheed Sulaimon (0) takes a fall against South Dakota State during an NCAA playoff game.


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Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon watches as the game unfolds against South Dakota State during an NCAA playoff game.


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South Dakota State guard Deondre Parks (0) drives the ball against Maryland during an NCAA playoff game.


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South Dakota State guard Deondre Parks (0) shoots the ball against Maryland during an NCAA playoff game.


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South Dakota State head coach Scott Nagy watches as Maryland takes the lead against his team during an NCAA playoff game.


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South Dakota State forward Mike Daum (24) shoots over Maryland during an NCAA playoff game.


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Maryland forward Robert Carter (4) shoots over South Dakota State during an NCAA playoff game.


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Maryland guard Rasheed Sulaimon (0) speaks with head coach Mark Turgeon against South Dakota State during an NCAA playoff game.


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South Dakota State guard Deondre Parks (0) dives for a loose ball against Maryland during an NCAA playoff game.


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South Dakota State guard Deondre Parks (0) Moves the Ball against Maryland during an NCAA playoff game.


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Maryland guard Rasheed Sulaimon (0) drives the ball downcourt against South Dakota State during an NCAA playoff game.


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Maryland guard Rasheed Sulaimon (0) passes the ball against South Dakota State during an NCAA playoff game.


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Maryland and South Dakota State battle at the rim during an NCAA playoff game.


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Maryland fans were all smiles as the clock ran down against South Dakota State during an NCAA playoff game.


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Maryland’s bench erupts as they close out against South Dakota State during an NCAA playoff game.


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Maryland cheerleaders celebrate the Terrapins 79-74 win over South Dakota State in a first round NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship game, Friday, March 18, 2016, in the Spokane Arena.


Hawai’i defeats Cal 77-66

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The mascot of the University of California Golden Bears celebrates in front of the team’s pep band during the first round game against the University of Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors, Friday, Mar. 18, 2016, at the Spokane Arena.


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Hawai’i’s Rainbow Warriors go through their warmup rituals before the opening game in the NCAA Tournament.


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Hawai’i’s Stefan Jankovic (33) beats California’s Ivan Rabb (1) to the hoop for a basket in the first half of the their opening game in the NCAA Tournament.


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California’s Brandon Chauca (10), left, tries to navigate around the big body of Hawai’i’s Stefan Jovanovic (15) in the first half of the their opening game in the NCAA Tournament.


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California head coach Cuonzo Martin doesn’t like what he sees as his team struggles with Hawai’i in the second half of the their opening game in the NCAA Tournament.


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California’s Brandon Chauca (10), left, and Hawai’i’s Sheriff Drammeh, right, struggle for a loose ball in the first half of the their opening game in the NCAA Tournament.


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California’s Ivan Rabb, right, drives the lane against Hawai’i’s Stefan Jovanovic (15), left, in their opening game in the NCAA Tournament.


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Hawai’i’s Quincy Smith, center, gets caught in a screen between California’s Ivan Rabb, left, and Roger Moute a Bidias, right, in their opening game in the NCAA Tournament.


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Hawai’i’s Stefan Jankovic, right, has a discussion with referee Roderick Dixon, left, after getting into foul trouble in the opening game in the NCAA Tournament.


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California’s Jordan Mathews takes the ball to hoop past Hawai’i’s Mike Thomas (25) the their opening game in the NCAA Tournament.


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California’s Ivan Rabb, center, is double-teamed by Hawai’i’s Roderick Bobbitt, (5), left, Stefan Jovanovic (15), right, in their opening game in the NCAA Tournament.


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California’s Jordan Mathews takes the ball to the hoop while Hawai’i’s Stefan Jovanovic, right, the their opening game in the NCAA Tournament.


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Hawai’i’s coach Eran Ganot, tries to settle his team down after a touch foul call in the opening game in the NCAA Tournament.


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Hawai’i’s Sheriff Drammeh, right, celebrates a California turnover as he and California’s Kameron Rooks, (44), left, head to the other end of the court in their opening game in the NCAA Tournament.


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California’s Ivan Rabb, left, pursues a loose ball on the ground with Hawai’i’s Roderick Bobbitt (5) in their opening game in the NCAA Tournament.


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Hawai’i’s Aaron Valdes (32) puts the impassible block on California’s Jaylen Brown (0) at the three-point line in their opening game in the NCAA Tournament.


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Hawai’i’s Stefan Jankovic, left, floats a hook over California’s Kingsley Okoroh, right, in their opening game in the NCAA Tournament.


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California’s Ivan Rabb, left, is blocked up against the base line by Hawai’i’s Stefan Jovanovic (15), right, and forced to step on the line and turn over the ball in their opening game in the NCAA Tournament.

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