The initial dual days of a NCAA tournament have been roughly historically chalky, that has left some viewers a small restless. The good news? All those improved seeds advancing means we’re set adult for some really, unequivocally interesting second-round matchups over a subsequent 48 hours.
You can see Saturday’s full report here.
Refresh this page via a day for live updates and explanation on all of Saturday’s contest action.
11:53 — Final: Purdue 80, Iowa State 76
11:36 — Iowa State will not go away. Purdue’s lead is down to two, 71-69, with usually underneath 4 mins to play.
11:28 — DEONTE BURTON. Cyclones down six.
11:20 — This one isn’t over yet. Iowa State is creation a run of their own. Eight true points for a Cyclones and a lead is down to usually seven. 9:25 left in a game.
11:06 — Caleb Swanigan is winning this diversion for Purdue. The Boilmakers are adult 56-39 in a second half on Iowa State with 14:34 left in a game.
10:47 — Final: Florida 65, Virginia 39
10:33 — Purdue is rolling in a initial half, jumping out to a 44-31 lead over Iowa State during a break.
10:25 — Final: Arizona 69, Saint Mary’s 60
10:02 — Florida now leads Virginia, 40-17. Virginia has not scored in a final 7 mins of diversion action. There is now 17:35 left in a second half. Time to arise up.
9:48 — WOOOOOO demeanour during this discerning mangle asperse from Kadeem Allen. Arizona-St. Mary’s now has had 9 lead changes, all in a second half. This is gonna be a good one down a stretch.
9:38 — There have been 7 lead changes so distant during Arizona – St. Mary’s. Arizona is now unresolved on to a 40-39 lead with 14:48 left in a second half.
9:15 — Final: Buter 74, Middle Tennessee 65
9:02 — Butler led by 12 with 7:18 to go, and afterwards Middle Tennessee went on a 9-0 run and a Butler lead is now down to three, 59-56, with 3:30 left in a game. We’ve got a good one on a hands.
8:27 — Final: Xavier 91, Florida State 66
8:26 — Middle Tennessee is perplexing to lift off another dissapoint yet Butler is gripping them during arms length. The Bulldogs now lead 42-33 with 15:32 remaining in a second half.
8:07 — Xavier is positively doing Florida State. Currently adult 81-60 with 3:50 left in a second half. This will be utterly an dissapoint as no. 11 seed Xavier takes down no. 3 seed Florida State.
7:48 — Final: Gonzaga 79, Northwestern 73
7:37 — Northwestern will not give up. Down 6 to Gonzaga with 1:15 to go.
7:24 — Soooo Gonzaga is no longer stability to hurl Northwestern. The Wildcats have embellished a lead all a approach down to 5 after Vic Law’s lawful put-back slam. Five mins to go.
7:01 — Florida State fast showed some signs of life, yet Xavier fast responded and will lift a 44-34 advantage into a locker room during halftime. Gonzaga continues to hurl Northwestern, and Middle Tennessee vs. Butler is a few mins divided from tipping.
6:53 — You might have beheld that Florida State core Michael Ojo is a unequivocally vast tellurian being. As it turns out, Nike spent $15,000 on a special appurtenance usually to make a shoe vast adequate for Ojo. we wish they could means that.
6:39 — We’re 12 mins into Florida State-Xavier, and a Seminoles haven’t seemed to figure out anything imitative an effective approach to conflict a Musketeer defense. Chris Mack’s group is on top, 25-14.
6:16 — At halftime, Gonzaga leads Northwestern, 38-20. Florida Sate and Xavier are underway, giving us a much-needed life raft.
6:14 — Finally, mixed games going on during a same time has returned to a NCAA tournament. Timing couldn’t be better. Northwestern is being annihilated.
5:54 — Also brutal: What Gonzaga is doing to Northwestern right now. It’s 22-8 with 7:40 to go in a initial half.
5:53 — Brutal
5:43 — Zags display 0 courtesy for a feelings of sportswriters opposite a nation and are out to an considerable 16-6 early lead.
5:35 — The dusk event is off and using with a once friendly group people started hating 6 years ago and another once friendly group people started hating 6 days ago. It’s Gonzaga-Northwestern on CBS.
5:18 — Villanova’s feast or fast Mar existence continues. Since 2009, they haven’t seen their deteriorate in finish in week dual of a tournament. That camber includes one inhabitant title, one Final Four, and 6 initial weekend exits.
5:14 — Annnnnd he can sing
5:13 — Brown drills one of dual yet Nova can’t get a demeanour to tie a game. There will be a new champion in college basketball this year. Wisconsin finished a diversion on a 15-5 run.
5:11 — Another unequivocally bad preference by Josh Hart. He drives extravagantly to a basket and gets nude by Vitto Brown. Brown can now sign a understanding with dual free-throws.
5:10 — I’d substantially ensure Kris Jenkins here.
5:09 — Incredible pierce by Nigel Hayes formula in a bucket and a dual indicate Wisconsin lead with 11 seconds left. This is tremendous.
5:07 — DiVincenzo creates one and we’re tied with 30 seconds to go.
5:06 — They get something even better, a take and a tainted on Hayes that was dangerously tighten to being intentional. Donte DiVincenzo will have a possibility to put Villanova brazen with dual free-throws.
5:05 — Josh Hart, a intensity inhabitant POY, travels on a pivotal possession with his group down one and reduction than a notation to go. Nova needs a stop now.
5:04 — “You’re livin’ in this small booth, and your teams tied adult during tw–” we cut it off there given we stabbed myself in a face. Not really. we am ill of a blurb though.
4:59 — And usually like that a Badgers are behind adult one. If you’re reading this live blog and not examination a game, good that’s a unequivocally formidable mixed to understand, yet also spin your radio on and flip to CBS. Just 2:25 to go.
4:54 — If this is a finish for Nigel Haeys, let’s remember a good times.
4:47 — Villanova adult 7 and Donte DiVincenzo is personification as good as I’ve ever seen him. People who struggled with spelling and pronouncing “Ryan Arcidiacono” during final season’s run are carrying PTSD.
4:42 — ‘Nova is finally personification with a certainty of a group that won it all a year ago. They’re adult by four, yet to Wisconsin’s credit, a Badgers keep overhanging back. This feels like one of those games where a No. 1 seed looks behind in a integrate weeks and talks about what a shock it was. Or maybe they lose. we don’t know.
4:28 — About 24 hours ago, this male was coaching Oklahoma State in a rarely rival and heated NCAA contest game.
Sports are wild, man.
4:25 — Speaking of Big Ten teams, Wisconsin has authorised Villanova to take a initial lead in a prolonged time, and appears to be entering something of a dangerous time. ‘Nova adult by dual with 13 mins to play, and a Badgers are traffic with some critical tainted trouble.
4:18 — Illinois employing Brad Underwood is a finish stunner, yet a conspicuous aloft for a Illini. Assuming he’s means to get a stream players to buy into his enlightenment and win over a preference of Chicago’s high propagandize and AAU coaches, that module should get behind to competing for Big Ten titles.
4:08 — We’ve got a good one going here, yet we am amatory a buildup for Kentucky-Wichita State tomorrow.
3:48 — Halftime: Wisconsin 31, Villanova 27
3:38 — I’m not creation a prophecy here, yet Wisconsin has looked some-more stoical and usually flat-out improved than Villanova by a initial 17 mins of this game. They lead, 29-23. Also, picked Villanova to win a whole thing.
3:24 — Northwestern football manager Pat Fitzgerald stays some-more vehement about his school’s NCAA contest run than any football manager in history.
3:22 — Wisconsin had non-stop adult a 20-12 lead before Josh Hart started doing Josh Hart things and Nova was means to cut a domain behind to three. Eight mins to play in a opening half.
3:14 — My dominion for a second diversion to flip to during commercials. I’d rather have one now than dual during 11:30 tonight, that is accurately what’s going to happen. I’ll never know a second spin scheduling. Wisconsin up, 12-10.
3:07 — Wisconsin display 0 signs of intimidation, usually as you’d expect. Badgers lead it by dual early as Villanova struggles with a shot early on for a second true game.
2:53 — We’re finally behind basketballing and we’ve got about as plain a 1/8 second spin matchup as we could ask for. It’s a reigning inhabitant champs opposite a module that’s won some-more contest games over a final 4 years than any other. Wisconsin hasn’t been sent home before a tournament’s second weekend given 2013, and they’ve won mixed games in 5 of a final 6 large dances.
2:24 — We now have 30 mins yet basketball, that translates to 7 hours in NCAA contest opening weekend time. Villanova-Wisconsin adult next.
2:23 — Final: West Virginia 83, Notre Dame 71. The Mountaineers are a initial group by to a Sweet 16, and Notre Dame’s run of uninterrupted Elite 8 appearances is over during two.
2:21 — Verne creates an easy “do we know a approach to San Jose?” fun yet he does it so good that it doesn’t even matter.
2:14 — Jevon Carter usually strike what looks like a backbreaking three-pointer. The youth ensure has been illusory all day and has 21 points. Mountaineers usually a integrate of mins divided from being a initial group to punch their sheet to week two.
2:12 — If there’s something we don’t like about yourself and we consider we can’t change it, usually remember Nathan Adrian and his hair.
2:07 — Bonzie Colson single-handedly perplexing to keep Notre Dame alive. He’s got 24 points, yet he’s also personification with 4 fouls. Mountaineers by nine.
2:03 — Vasturia misses a wide-open three. These guys usually can't buy one today.
2:02 — Notre Dame is in a bonus, that is a outrageous understanding given they’re a best free-throw sharpened group in a country. WVU lead is down to seven. Need stops, some whistles, and someone to hit down an open shot or dual and we should have a good finish.
1:56 — Notre Dame finally gets a small bit of movement and beginner Temple Gibbs gets T’d adult for slapping a round out of a West Virginia player’s hands. Dumb pierce by a immature player, yet man, we don’t have to call that. Just advise a child and play on.
1:52 — I’ve been observant given a joint came out that we can’t trust a group like West Virginia who relies so heavily on a mistakes of their opponents. I’ve also been observant that this was a misfortune probable pull for a Mountaineers, given they’d have to play dual rarely fit teams that don’t spin a round over with any arrange of regularity.
I’m wrong about all and we should substantially stop reading this live blog.
1:44 — If you’re usually now starting to watch this diversion and are looking for some form of recap, this shave should suffice:
1:35 — Still overwhelming that West Virginia seems to be creation this intensely fit and effective Notre Dame offense do whatever it wants them to do. Mountaineers lead by 10 and a Irish demeanour like they’re not going to find a answers.
1:32 — Second half is underway and Bonzie Colson has 3 fouls. Huge impulse there. Looks like Brey is going to hurl a bones and let him stay on a floor.
1:15 — we can never see Mike Brey anymore yet meditative about this implausible lede from Adam Kilgore of The Washington Post from final year’s tournament.
These days, Mike Brey looks like a day merchant who has endured a utterly assertive happy hour. Notre Dame’s conduct manager has traded ski board stylish for businessman-on-a-bender. He ditched heading turtlenecks for open collars, cleared buttons, slicked-back hair and slept-in-a-ditch stubble. He dresses like a mislaid essence on his fourth martini and down to his final Marlboro Light. He looks primed to perspective a Vegas sunrise. He looks, to be honest, kind of awesome.
“I adore that,” Notre Dame indicate ensure Matt Farrell said. “Who cares? Just let it ride.”
“I like a look,” brazen Bonzie Colson said. “I consider he’s a smoothest manager in a league.”
“I theory he’s past a midlife crisis,” longtime partner Rod Balanis said, laughing.
1:04 — When halftime comes on a initial Saturday of a contest and we have a fulfilment that there isn’t another diversion to flip to
1:02 — Halftime: West Virginia 42, Notre Dame 35. Irish started branch a round over again right after we pronounced that thing.
12:59 — This is anti-American.
Verne’s a gamer though. Playing right by it.
12:58 — we don’t know how a rest of this contest is going to play out, yet we feel utterly assured in observant that there won’t be another matchup featuring dual coaches you’d some-more like to have a postgame splash with than Huggins and Brey.
12:53 — The Irish have collected themselves a bit here and this is branch into some-more of a diversion we suspicion it would be. West Virginia leads by 3 with 3 to play.
12:43 — One of a many startling things I’ve seen this contest is Notre Dame looking like it has no answer for West Virginia’s pressure. The Irish are second in a nation in turnovers per diversion (9.4) and turnover commission (12.2% of possessions), that would clearly make them a misfortune matchup probable for Press Virginia. Instead, ND keeps inexplicably removing trapped in a dilemma and has already incited a round over 6 times. The outcome is an 8-point lead for a Mountaineers.
12:32 — Notre Dame is alive. A discerning run spearheaded by indicate ensure Matt Farrell has tripped West Virginia’s lead to 15-11.
12:29 — The initial Saturday of a contest is always arrange of like Christmas night. Yeah, there’s still a whole lot of cold things going on here, and I’m reasonably entertained, I’m usually not flooded with party anymore like I’d gotten used to and now it feels weird.
12:15 — West Virginia has roared out to a 10-0 lead. we consider we pronounce for all of America when we contend that we’re going to need Notre Dame to arise adult here. Not indispensably given we wish a Fighting Irish to win, yet given for a initial time in what feels like an perpetuity there are no other games to flip to, and we’re arrange of freaking out about it right now.
Do you have an unusual story to tell? E-mail email@example.com