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Sunday’s NCAA men’s tournament results

MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2011

Men’s report

East Regional

At Charlotte, N.C.

(2) North Carolina86

(7) Washington83

Tyler Zeller scored 23 points, Harrison Barnes added 22 and the Tar Heels (28-7) beat the Huskies (24-11) to advance to the round of 16 for an NCAA tournament-record 24th time.

At Cleveland

(1) Ohio State98

(8) George Mason66

David Lighty made all seven of his 3-pointers and scored 25 points, freshman Jared Sullinger added 18 and the Buckeyes (34-2) made 16 3s to advance in a win over the Patriots (27-7).

After falling behind 11-2, the Big Ten champions used their devastating inside-outside attack to post the most lopsided tournament victory in school history.

(11) Marquette66

(3) Syracuse 62

Darius Johnson-Odom’s 3-pointer with 27 seconds left snapped a tie and gave the Golden Eagles (22-14) a win over the Orange (27-8) that put Marquette into the NCAA tournament’s round of 16 for the first time in eight years.

The Golden Eagles had the winning basket set up by one of Syracuse’s 18 turnovers. Dion Waiters’ pass went long and Scoop Jardine’s jump to grab it resulted in an over-and-back.

Johnson-Odom delivered for a 62-59 lead and Marquette is moving on at the expense of its Big East rival.

West Regional

At Charlotte, N.C.

(1) Duke73

(8) Michigan71

Nolan Smith scored 24 points and the top-seeded Blue Devils (32-4) held off the Wolverines (21-14) and gave Mike Krzyzewski his 900th career win.

Kyle Singler added 13 points for the Blue Devils.

At Tulsa, Okla.

(5) Arizona70

(4) Texas69

Sophomore Derrick Williams’ three-point play with 9.6 seconds remaining lifted the Wildcats (29-7) to a win over the Longhorns (28-8).

Arizona led by as many as 13 points in the first half and was up for most of the game before J’Covan Brown’s jumper put Texas ahead 69-67. Williams misfired on a game-tying attempt with 14.5 seconds remaining, but the Longhorns were called for a five-second violation on the inbound pass to give Arizona one more chance.

Williams took advantage, slipping to the baseline on a pick-and-roll and taking the pass from Kyle Fogg. His shot fell through to tie the game, and his free throw put the Wildcats into the regional semifinals for the first time since last year’s absence snapped a 25-year tournament streak. Williams finished with 17 points.

Southwest Regional

At Chicago

(10) Florida State71

(2) Notre Dame57

Bernard James scored 14 points, Michael Snaer added 13 and the Seminoles (23-10) showed there’s more to their game than defense with an upset of the Fighting Irish (27-7) that put Florida State in the regional semifinals for the first time since 1993.

The Seminoles had four players in double figures and were 9 of 19 from 3-point range.

Notre Dame’s Ben Hansbrough scored 18 on 5-of-13 shooting before fouling out.

(11) VCU 94

(3) Purdue76

Bradford Burgess scored 23 points and the 11th-seeded Rams (26-11) made it three victories in five days, routing the Boilermakers (26-8) to earn a trip to the regional semifinals.

VCU’s remarkable run sends the Rams to the round of 16 for the first time in school history.

At Tulsa, Okla.

(1) Kansas73

(9) Illinois59

Twin brothers Marcus and Markieff Morris combined for 41 points and 24 rebounds, powering the Jayhawks (34-2) past the Fighting Illini (20-14).

The Morris twins scored 24 of Kansas’ first 29 points in the second half, punctuated by consecutive slams by Markieff that made it 62-51 with 3:51 to play.



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