March 25, 2013 in Sports

Sunday’s NCAA men’s tournament capsules

 

Sunday’s results

East Regional

At Dayton, Ohio

(1) Indiana 58

(9) Temple 52

Victor Oladipo hit a key 3-pointer with 13 seconds remaining and the Hoosiers (29-6), minutes away from being the second No. 1 seed to be swept from the NCAA tournament, held off the Owls (24-10).

The Hoosiers trailed by four with 2:56 left, but closed with a big run.

Khalif Wyatt scored 31 points to lead the Owls.

At Austin, Texas

(2) Miami 63

(7) Illinois 59

Shane Larkin hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with a minute left and the Hurricanes (29-6) kept possession on a ball knocked out of bounds that probably should have gone to the Illini (23-13), helping Miami hold on for a win.

Larkin finished with 17 points, while Rion Brown had 21 with five 3s.

South Regional

At Kansas City, Mo.

(1) Kansas 70

(8) North Carolina 58

Behind the impassioned play of Travis Releford and Jeff Withey, the Jayhawks (31-5) shook themselves out of a first-half slumber and blitzed the Tar Heels (25-11) down the stretch.

Withey had 16 points and 16 rebounds, and Releford finished with 22 points for the Jayhawks.

At Philadelphia

(15) Florida Gulf Coast 81

(7) San Diego State 71

Bernard Thompson scored 23 points and Sherwood Robinson added 17 to lead the Eagles (26-10) to an unexpected win over the Aztecs (23-11), becom- ing the first No. 15 seed to reach the Sweet 16 in the history of the tourney.

At Austin, Texas

(3) Florida 78

(11) Minnesota 64

Mike Rosario scored 25 points and the Gators (28-7) used an overpowering first half to roll past the Gophers (21-13).

Florida shot a blistering 65 percent in the first half and led by 21 at halftime.

Andre Hollins scored 25 points to lead Minnesota.

Midwest Regional

At Philadelphia

(2) Duke 66

(7) Creighton 50

Rasheed Sulaimon tallied 21 points, Seth Curry scored 17 and Duke held off Creighton to advance to the round of 16 for the fourth time in five years.

A year after they lost their NCAA tournament opener, the Blue Devils (29-5) are back in the regional semifinal for the 23rd time. They’ll play No. 3 seed Michigan State (27-8) in the regional semifinal Friday in Indianapolis.

Mason Plumlee, Josh Hariston and Ryan Kelly battled foul trouble all game long that could have doomed the Blue Devils. Creighton (28-8) went cold and never made a serious run in the second half. Doug McDermott scored 21 points but made only four baskets.

With McDermott slumping, the Bluejays were knocked out in the third round by an ACC team for the second straight season.

West Regional

At Dayton, Ohio

(2) Ohio State 78

(10) Iowa State 75

Aaron Craft made a last-second, tie-breaking 3-pointer and the Buckeyes (28-7) narrowly escaped the Cyclones (23-12).

Craft also drew a charge on Iowa State’s Will Clyburn near the basket with 1:41 left on a play that could have put the Cyclones up by three. It was a close call. Replays showed Craft’s right heel was at the semicircle restricting the area where players can take a charge.

Deshaun Thomas led the Buckeyes with 22 points. Ohio State is in the Sweet 16 for the fourth straight year.

At Kansas City, Mo.

(13) LaSalle 76

(12) Mississippi State 74

Tyrone Garland banked home a scooping layup with 2 seconds left and the Explorers (24-9) beat the Rebels (27-9), vaulting the Explorers to their deepest run in the NCAA tournament since they played for the championship in 1955.

Ramon Galloway had 24 points for La Salle.


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