March 24, 2014 in Sports

Sunday’s men’s NCAA tournament summaries

 
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Kansas’ Jamari Taylor and Perry Ellis defend Stanford’s Josh Huestis.
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East Regional

At San Antonio

(3) Iowa State 85

(6) North Carolina 83

DeAndre Kane drove for the game-winning layup with 1.6 seconds left and the Cyclones (28-7) beat the Tar Heels (24-10) to advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2000. Iowa State faces No. 7 seed Connecticut in the East Regional semifinals. North Carolina is gone in the opening weekend for the first time in consecutive seasons under coach Roy Williams. The Tar Heels’ Nate Britt raced the ball up court after Kane’s basket, but time expired before he called a timeout. Officials huddled for several minutes reviewing replays before ruling the game was over.

At Raleigh, N.C.

(1) Virginia 78

(8) Memphis 60

Joe Harris scored 16 points and the Cavaliers (30-6) shot 56 percent to beat the Tigers (24-10), earning their first trip to the NCAA tournament round of 16 in nearly two decades. Virginia led by 15 at halftime and pushed that to 27 points late. The Cavaliers face Michigan State on Friday in their first regional semifinal appearance since making it to a regional final in 1995. Austin Nichols scored 15 points to lead the Tigers, who shot 41 percent – including 3 of 13 from 3-point range – and scored 17 points fewer than their season average.

At San Antonio

(6) Baylor 85

(3) Creighton 55

Isaiah Austin and Brady Heslip each scored 17 points and the Bears (26-11) shut down Creighton’s Doug McDermott to earn a third trip to the Sweet 16 since 2010. McDermott, who averaged 27 points this season, finished with 15 for the Bluejays (27-8). The Bears, who had five players score in double figures and shot 64 percent, advance to play Wisconsin.

At San Diego

(1) Arizona 84

(8) Gonzaga 61

Aaron Gordon and Rondae Hollis- Jefferson scored 18 apiece as the Wildcats (32-4) blew out the Bulldogs (29-7).

Midwest Regional

At Raleigh, N.C.

(11) Tennessee 83

(14) Mercer 63

Jarnell Stokes had 17 points and a career high-tying 18 rebounds, and the Volunteers (24-12) denied the Bears (27-9). Josh Richardson had a career-high 26 points for Tennessee, which outrebounded Mercer 41-19 and next faces Michigan. The Vols joined Florida and Kentucky in the round of 16 – the first time three SEC teams made it that far since 2007.

At St. Louis

(8) Kentucky 78

(1) Wichita State 76

Andrew Harrison scored 20 points, twin brother Aaron had 19 and the Wildcats (26-10) beat the Shockers (35-1).

South Regional

At St. Louis

(10) Stanford 60

(2) Kansas 57

Dwight Powell had 15 points and seven rebounds and the Cardinal (23-12) wrapped up their second straight upset at the free-throw line. Stanford advanced to the round of 16 for the first time since 2008 – also their last NCAA appearance. Freshman Andrew Wiggins had just four points on 1-for-6 shooting with four turnovers in what could have been his final college game for the Jayhawks (25-10). Tarik Black had 18 points and six rebounds for Kansas, but he fouled out with 5:25 to go. Stanford was 9 for 12 at the free-throw line over the final 2:04. The Cardinal next face No. 11-seed Dayton in Memphis.

At San Diego

(4) UCLA 77

(12) Stephen F. Austin 60

Jordan Adams scored 19 points and the Bruins (28-8) reached the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2008. UCLA will play Florida, the tournament’s overall top seed, in the South Regional semifinals on Thursday in Memphis. First-year coach Steve Alford has won as many NCAA tournament games in three days as UCLA had in the previous five seasons combined. Alford replaced Ben Howland, who was fired a year ago after the Bruins lost to Minnesota in their NCAA tournament opener. The Lumberjacks (32-3) had their 29-game winning streak snapped.


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