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Highlights: Texas Tech 75, Gonzaga 69

Jarrett Culver scored 19 points, going 7 of 8 from the free-throw line, and third-seeded Texas Tech used its top-ranked defense to down No. 1 seed Gonzaga 75-69 in the Elite Eight on Saturday at the Honda Center.

Duke avoids upset, edges Virginia Tech 75-73 in Sweet 16

Zion Williamson scored 23 points, RJ Barrett had 18 and a career-high 11 assists, and Tre Jones added 22 points and eight assists, helping No. 1 overall seed Duke avoid an NCAA Tournament upset and edge No. 4-seeded Virginia Tech 75-73.

Late 3-pointer lifts Kentucky over Houston, to Elite 8

Tyler Herro hit a 3-pointer with 25.8 seconds left to give Kentucky the lead after Houston had erased a double-digit lead, and the Wildcats escaped their NCAA Midwest Regional semifinal with a 62-58 win over Houston

Freshmen lead Michigan State past LSU and into Elite Eight

Freshmen Aaron Henry and Gabe Brown led experienced Michigan State past LSU 80-63 and into the Elite Eight. Henry and Brown each had career highs in points. The second-seeded Spartans are in the Elite Eight for the 10th time under coach Tom Izzo.

Gregg Nigl’s perfect NCAA Tournament bracket is busted – all the way to 348th place

Gregg Nigl had a good run. The 40-year-old neuropsychologist from Columbus, Ohio, picked the first 48 games of the NCAA Tournament correctly in his bracket contest, becoming the first person to do so in recent memory, according to the NCAA. The accomplishment landed him on the “Today” show, and a tournament sponsor flew him out to Anaheim, California, so he could watch his beloved Michigan play Texas Tech in the Sweet 16 on Thursday night.