NCAA Division I third round games

March 22, 2014 4:05 p.m.  •  1 comment

The third round games in the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championships in the Spokane Arena, Saturday, March 22, 2014.

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Michigan State defeats Harvard 80-73

Harvard guard/forward Wesley Saunders (23) passes as Michigan State forward Gavin Schilling (34) and Michigan State guard Denzel Valentine (45) defend in the first half during the third-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Sat., March 22, 2014.

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Harvard head coach Tommy Amaker and Harvard guard Siyani Chambers (1) talk during a Michigan State free throw in the first half during the third-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, March 22, 2014.

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Harvard head coach Tommy Amaker reacts to a play in the first half during the third-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, March 22, 2014.

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Michigan State’s Adreian Payne, left, and teammate Denzel Valentine, right, defend Harvard’s Kyle Casey, center, Saturday, Mar. 22, 2014 at the Spokane Arena in the third round of the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

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Michigan State’s Adreian Payne, right, and teammate Branden Dawson, left, make life difficult for Harvard’s Steve Moundou-Missi, center, Saturday, Mar. 22, 2014 at the Spokane Arena in the third round of the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

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Michigan State guard Denzel Valentine (45) heads to the basket as Harvard guard Brandyn Curry (10) defends in the first half during the third-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, March 22, 2014.

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Michigan State guard/forward Branden Dawson (22) shoots the ball as Harvard guard Laurent Rivard (0) defends during a Michigan State free throw in the first half during the third-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Sat., March 22, 2014.

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Michigan State’s big man Adreian Payne, above right, makes a difficult screen for Harvard’s Wesley Saunders, right, as State’s Gary Harris, left, moves around them Saturday, Mar. 22, 2014 at the Spokane Arena in the third round of the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

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Michigan State guard Travis Trice (20) dunks the ball over Harvard’s Laurent Rivard in the first half during the third-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, March 22, 2014.

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On his way to the basket, Harvard guard Siyani Chambers (with ball) trips over defender Michigan State guard Travis Trice in the second half during the third-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Sat., March 22, 2014.

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Michigan State guard Gary Harris (14) drives to the basket and into Harvard defender Steve Moundou-Missi (14) in the second half during the third-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Sat., March 22, 2014.

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Harvard guard Laurent Rivard (0) and Michigan State forward Adreian Payne (5) compete for a rebound in the second half during the third-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Sat., March 22, 2014.

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Harvard forward Steve Moundou-Missi (14) blocks a shot by Michigan State guard Keith Appling (11) in the second half during the third-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Sat., March 22, 2014.

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The Harvard bench reacts to a three pointer late in the second half during the third-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Sat., March 22, 2014.

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Harvards’s Wesley Saunders (23) claps his hands to fans as the team leaves the court after a 73-80 loss to Michigan State during a third-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Sat., March 22, 2014.

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Michigan State’s Travis Trice, left, and Harvard’s Brandyn Curry battle on the perimeter Saturday, Mar. 22, 2014 at the Spokane Arena in the third round of the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. Michigan State won 80-73.

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Michigan State coach Tom Izzo shouts at his team in the second half against Harvard Saturday, Mar. 22, 2014 at the Spokane Arena in the third round of the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

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Michigan State’s Adreian Payne walks off the court after a victory over Harvard Saturday, Mar. 22, 2014 at the Spokane Arena in the third round of the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

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Harvard’ players, from left, Brandyn Curry, Wesley Saunders, Laurent Rivard and Steve Moundou-Missi wait to shake hands after their loss Saturday, Mar. 22, 2014 at the Spokane Arena in the third round of the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. Michigan State prevailed 80-73.

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Michigan State’s Branden Dawson, center, raises his hands as the final seconds tick away in the Spartan’s win over Harvard Saturday, Mar. 22, 2014 at the Spokane Arena in the third round of the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. Michigan State triumphed 80-73.

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Harvard’s Siyani Chambers, left, and Michigan State’s Branden Dawson pursue the loose rebound Saturday, Mar. 22, 2014 at the Spokane Arena in the third round of the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. Michigan State prevailed 80-73.

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Harvard’s Siyani Chambers, left, and Michigan State’s Branden Dawson Saturday, Mar. 22, 2014 at the Spokane Arena in the third round of the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

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Michigan State’s bench cheers a bucket down the stretch as they beat Harvard Saturday, Mar. 22, 2014 at the Spokane Arena in the third round of the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

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Harvard looks for a play from their coach in the second half during the third-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Sat., March 22, 2014.

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Michigan State forward Matt Costello (10) falls over backward after grabbing a rebound over Harvard forward Steve Moundou-Missi (14) in the second half during the third-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Sat., March 22, 2014.

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Harvard guard/forward Wesley Saunders (23) drives to the basket as Harvard guard Matt Fraschilla (11) defends in the second half during the third-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Sat., March 22, 2014.

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Michigan State guard/forward Branden Dawson (22) grabs a rebound over Harvard guard Laurent Rivard (0) in the second half during the third-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Sat., March 22, 2014.

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Harvard’s fans watch somberly as the Crimson’s hopes slip away against Michigan State Saturday, Mar. 22, 2014 at the Spokane Arena in the third round of the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. Michigan State prevailed 80-73.

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San Diego State defeats North Dakota State 63-44

San Diego State forward Winston Shepard (13) takes a shot as North Dakota State forward Marshall Bjorklund (42) defends in the first half during the third-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, March 22, 2014.

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San Diego State forward Josh Davis (22) shoots as North Dakota State guard Kory Brown (22) defends in the first half during the third-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, March 22, 2014.

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North Dakota State forward Marshall Bjorklund (42) takes a shot as San Diego State forward Josh Davis (22) defends in the first half during the third-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, March 22, 2014.

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San Diego State head coach Steve Fisher talks with players before the start of the game with North Dakota State, Saturday, March 22, 2014.

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North Dakota State fans watch somberly as their Bisons falls to the San DIego State University Aztecs Saturday, Mar. 22, 2014 at the Spokane Arena in the third round of the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. SDSU downed NDSU 63-44.

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North Dakota State guard Kory Brown (22) drives to the basket as San Diego State forward Matt Shrigley (40) defends in the first half during the third-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, March 22, 2014.

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San Diego State’s Dwayne Polee (5), left, pulls off a fadeaway jumper over North Dakota State’s Lawrence Alexander (12) in the first half Saturday, Mar. 22, 2014 at the Spokane Arena in the third round of the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

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The San Diego State band cheers players introductions in the first half during the third-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, March 22, 2014.

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North Dakota State forward Jordan Aaberg (44) drives into San Diego State forward Josh Davis (22) in the first half during the third-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, March 22, 2014.

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San Diego State University coach Steve Fisher, left, questions a call in the Aztecs game against North Dakota State Saturday, Mar. 22, 2014 at the Spokane Arena in the third round of the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

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San Diego State’s Xavier Thames puts up a jumper over North Dakota State’s Lawrence Alexander (12) in the first half Saturday, Mar. 22, 2014 at the Spokane Arena in the third round of the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

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San Diego State University Aztecs mascot and their cheer squad rev up the crowd at the SDSU game against North Dakota State Saturday, Mar. 22, 2014 at the Spokane Arena in the third round of the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

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San Diego State forward Dwayne Polee II (5) takes a shot as North Dakota State guard Lawrence Alexander (12) defends in the first half during the third-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, March 22, 2014.

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The San Diego State mascot yells during player introductions, Saturday, March 22, 2014.

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As the clock winds down, San Diego State forward Skylar Spencer (0) and San Diego State guard Xavier Thames (2) were all smiles in the second half during the third-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, March 22, 2014.

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San Diego State guard Xavier Thames (2) takes a shot as North Dakota State guard Kory Brown (22) defends in the second half during the third-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, March 22, 2014.

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North Dakota State head coach Saul Phillips watches his team’s defense in the second half during the third-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, March 22, 2014.

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San Diego State forward Skylar Spencer (0) block a shot by North Dakota State guard Taylor Braun (24) in the second half during the third-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, March 22, 2014.

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A San Diego State cheerleader performs during a timeout in the second half during the third-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, March 22, 2014.

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San Diego State head coach Steve Fisher sends in a play in the second half during the third-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, March 22, 2014.

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San Diego State head coach Steve Fisher talks to San Diego State guard Xavier Thames (2) during a break in the action in the second half during the third-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, March 22, 2014.

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As he tries to shoot, North Dakota State forward Chris Kading (34) tangles up with San Diego State forward Josh Davis (22) and San Diego State forward Matt Shrigley (40) as in the second half during the third-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, March 22, 2014.

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North Dakota State’s Taylor Braun makes an athletic reverse lay-up past San DIego State University’s Dwayne Polee, left, for two points but it was too little too late for the Bison Saturday, Mar. 22, 2014 at the Spokane Arena in the third round of the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. SDSU downed NDSU 63-44.

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North Dakota State’s Jordan Aaberg, center, watches time run out on the Bison’s game against the San Diego State University Aztecs Saturday, Mar. 22, 2014 at the Spokane Arena in the third round of the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. SDSU downed NDSU 63-44.

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North Dakota State coach Saul Phillips calls his team into a huddle after a NDSU score against San DIego State University Saturday, Mar. 22, 2014 at the Spokane Arena in the third round of the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. SDSU downed NDSU 63-44.

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San Diego State forward Matt Shrigley (40) and San Diego State forward Josh Davis (22) head off the court after defeating North Dakota State 63-44 during the third-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, March 22, 2014.

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North Dakota State guard Kory Brown (22) gets a hand on the ball as San Diego State guard Xavier Thames (2) takes a shot in the second half during the third-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, March 22, 2014.

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San Diego State guard Xavier Thames (2) takes a shot as North Dakota State forward TrayVonn Wright (32) and North Dakota State forward Jordan Aaberg (44) defend in the second half during the third-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, March 22, 2014.

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Defender North Dakota State guard Lawrence Alexander (12) falls over the top of San Diego State forward JJ O’Brien (20) in the second half during the third-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, March 22, 2014.

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San Diego State forward Josh Davis (22) dribbles to the basket as North Dakota State forward Marshall Bjorklund (42) defends in the second half during the third-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, March 22, 2014.

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North Dakota State guard Taylor Braun (24) makes an underhanded basket in the second half during the third-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, March 22, 2014.

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San Diego State guard Xavier Thames (2) takes a shot from under the basket in the second half during the third-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, March 22, 2014.

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North Dakota State’s Marshall Bjorklund, center, is defended by San DIego State University’s Xavier Thames, left, and Skylar Spencer, above, Saturday, Mar. 22, 2014 at the Spokane Arena in the third round of the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. SDSU downed NDSU 63-44.

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North Dakota State’s mascot greets the band before the Bison’s game against San Diego State Saturday, Mar. 22, 2014 at the Spokane Arena in the third round of the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

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