The Newest on the second round of the NCAA Tournament (all instances Eastern):

Eleven:45 p.m.

Oregon has beaten UC Irvine seventy three-54 to uncover the final draw in a Sweet 16 stuffed with high seeds.

Payton Pritchard scored 18 capabilities for the 12th-seeded Geese, who subsequent face No. 1 seed Virginia within the South Situation.

UC Irvine, a No. Thirteen seed, had beaten Kansas Whisper for a immense first-around the United States but couldn’t uncover one other put shut.

Oregon is the bottom-seeded team aloof alive in a tournament that has viewed the headliners put far off from most foremost upsets. In all, 14 of the tip 16 seeds reached the regional rounds, whereas the No. 1, 2 and Three seeds all survived for the most foremost time since 2009.

Oregon is principally the most simple double-digit seed to make it to the Sweet 16.

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Eleven:20 p.m.

Houston has beaten Ohio Whisper Seventy 4-Fifty 9 within the Midwest Situation. And that has ensured that every No. 1, 2 and Three seed will attain the Sweet 16 for first time in a decade.

Corey Davis Jr. had 21 capabilities for the Cougars, a No. Three seed.

Every 1-, 2- and Three-seed also reached the Sweet 16 in 2009, which became the most foremost time that had came about for the reason that bracket expanded to 64 teams in 1985. That also formula that 14 of the tip 16 seeds will attain the regional semifinals.

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UC Irvine is rarely always going away with out a fight.

The 13th-seeded Anteaters scored the most foremost 12 capabilities of the second half of to tie No. 12 seed Oregon in this second-round matchup within the South Situation. The winner of this game would perhaps be essentially the most simple prolonged shot to formula to the Sweet 16. The assorted 15 teams to approach this weekend are all seeded between one and five.

UC Irvine comes into the game with the longest energetic winning fling within the nation at 17 games in a row.

Oregon is holding a forty eight-Forty lead with about 9 minutes left.

— Josh Dubow from San Jose, California

10:20 p.m.

Houston and Ohio Whisper had a transient skirmish just after the most foremost half of ended.

Ohio Whisper’s Keyshawn Woods and Houston’s DeJon Jarreau were issued technical fouls after the teams were pushing and jawing at midcourt. Houston’s Fabian White became held support by teammates and coaches.

Houston led 39-31 at the fracture. Corey Davis scored Eleven capabilities for Houston whereas C.J. Jackson scored Eleven for the Buckeyes.

The Cougars were aloof leading 49-forty 4 with Eleven:19 left.

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—Cliff Brunt, reporting from Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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10:05 p.m.

High-seeded Virginia is support within the Sweet 16.

The Cavaliers received 14 capabilities from Mamadi Diakite and 12 from Ty Jerome to clamp down on ninth-seeded Oklahoma Sixty three-Fifty one on Sunday night time.

Virginia made it support to the round of 16 for the most foremost time since 2016 and optimistically wiped away a stinging flameout a 365 days ago when it grew to change into the most foremost No. 1 seed to drop to a sixteenth seed in a Seventy 4-54 loss to UMBC.

Virginia’s put shut gave the Atlantic Waft Conference a nationwide-simplest five teams within the Sweet 16.

The Cavaliers will face either 12th-seeded Oregon or 13th-seeded UC-Irvine within the following round.

— Pete Iacobelli reporting from Columbia, South Carolina

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9:Forty p.m.

No. 1 seed Virginia is playing cherish the defensive-minded team it is been all season.

The Cavaliers lead the nation in fewest capabilities allowed and looked cherish they are able to in fact hold a venture after Oklahoma hung 95 capabilities on Ole Pass over within the NCAA Tournament’s opening round Friday. Nonetheless Virginia had restricted the Sooners to 37 capabilities with 9 minutes left as they lead forty eight-37.

Oklahoma shot fifty six percent on Friday but became around 34 percent midway thru the second half of against Virginia. The Cavaliers hold six blocked shots and 4 steals in clamping down on the Sooners as they strive to achieve the Sweet 16 for the most foremost time since 2016.

— Pete Iacobelli reporting from Columbia, South Carolina

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9:15 p.m.

Sooner or later, No. 1 seed Virginia claimed a halftime lead.

The Cavaliers led 31-22 over No. 9 seed Oklahoma at the fracture of their second-round South space game.

On Friday, Virginia trailed No. 1 6 seed Gardner-Webb 36-30 at halftime forward of winning by 15. Of their 2018 tale 20-level upset to No, 16 seed UMBC, the game became tied at half of.

The Cavaliers received off to a ultimate start by scoring the game’s first seven capabilities forward of Oklahoma went on a Thirteen-2 mosey.

After that, Virginia’s trademark stifling protection cracked down. The Sooners made ultimate 4 of their final 18 shots of the most foremost half of.

Virginia is attempting to be sure that the general No. 1 seeds make it to the Sweet 16 for the most foremost time since 2016 — the final time the Cavaliers made it to the second week of the tournament.

— Jeffrey Collins reporting from Columbia, South Carolina.

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8:30 p.m.

Texas Tech dominated the second half of and cruised to a Seventy eight-fifty eight put shut over Buffalo in a second-round West Situation game within the NCAA Tournament.

Jarrett Culver had 16 capabilities and 10 rebounds and Norense Odiase added 14 capabilities and 15 rebounds for the third-seeded Pink Raiders on Sunday. They formula to play No. 2 seed Michigan within the Sweet 16.

Prick Perkins had 17 capabilities and 10 rebounds and CJ Massinburg added 14 capabilities for Buffalo, which had its Thirteen-game put shut fling snapped.

Tech had two immense runs within the most foremost half of and dominated within the second. Buffalo didn’t rating its first arena aim within the second half of unless more than seven minutes in.

— Cliff Brunt, reporting from Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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8 p.m.

Freshman Darius McGhee has hit 4 Three-pointers within the most foremost half of to present 12th-seeded Liberty a 32-29 lead over No. 4 seed Virginia Tech at the fracture.

The Flames are fresh off the most foremost NCAA Tournament put shut in college history having upset Mississippi Whisper within the most foremost round of the East Situation.

McGhee’s shooting helped Liberty get the lead against an instate foe. Ahmed Hill hit a Three-pointer within the closing seconds of the half of to get the Hokies support within three after trailing by as many as eight.

Big title level guard Justin Robinson came off the bench over again for Virginia Tech in his second game support from a left foot spoil. He has six capabilities and one lend a hand in Thirteen minutes.

— Josh Dubow from San Jose, California

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7:35 p.m.

Duke has survived.

The No. 1 overall seed rallied within the final seconds to beat UCF seventy seven-seventy six and attain the Sweet 16 within the East Situation.

The Knights had two shots for the put shut on the final possession, but B.J. Taylor missed a utilizing shot that rolled off the rim. The equivalent then came about to Aubrey Dawkins’ final-ditch tip-in strive, securing the put shut for Duke.

Duke trailed Seventy 4-70 dull forward of pushing support forward on RJ Barrett’s putback of a missed free throw by Zion Williamson.

Williamson had 32 capabilities for Duke, whereas Dawkins had 32 for UCF.

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7:25 p.m.

The NCAA Tournament’s overall No. 1 seed is teetering.

No. 9 seed UCF passe support-to-support Three-pointers from Dayon Griffin and B.J. Taylor, a stepback jumper from Aubrey Dawkins and a dunk by Tacko Tumble after a shot clock evaluate to put shut a Seventy 4-70 lead on No. 1 Duke with 2:09 left.

The Knights are shooting 9 of 18 from within the support of the arc. Dawkins is leading the formula with 32 capabilities on 12 of 16 shooting, including 5 of 7 on 3s.

Zion Williamson has 28 capabilities for Duke.

Closing 365 days’s No. 1 overall seed, Virginia, lost within the tournament’s first round to UMBC.

— Jeffrey Collins reporting from Columbia, South Carolina.

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7:20 p.m.

Texas Tech closed stable to lead Buffalo 33-25 at halftime in a second-round West Situation game.

Jarrett Culver led third-seeded Tech with eight capabilities, whereas Prick Perkins scored Eleven capabilities for sixth-seeded Buffalo.

Buffalo’s CJ Massinburg, the Mid-American Conference Player of the Year, became held to 2 capabilities on zero-for-Three shooting.

Buffalo wished to push the tempo — the Bulls entered the game averaging eighty five capabilities per contest. Nonetheless they were outrebounded early, preventing them from getting out in transition and allowing Texas Tech’s monumental protection to get space. Tech rolled out to a 19-6 lead.

Sooner or later, Buffalo settled down. The Bulls took a 25-24 lead on a Three-pointer by Davonta Jordan.

Tech regrouped and closed the most foremost half of on a 9-zero mosey.

— Cliff Brunt, reporting from Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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7:05 p.m.

Cam Reddish has picked up his fourth snide as No. 1 seed Duke and its most incessantly short bench offers with some snide misfortune against UCF.

Reddish headed to the bench with Thirteen:forty eight left and the Blue Devils leading Fifty one-Forty seven.

Duke has struggled with guarding UCF’s 7-foot-6 heart Tacko Tumble. Javin DeLaurier picked up three fouls attempting to provide protection to Tumble. The Blue Devils hold simplest performed seven gamers to this level Sunday.

Tumble dedicated his third snide early within the second half of, but Knights coach Johnny Dawkins has saved him on the ground and the gamble has worked. Ninth-seeded UCF has outscored Duke by six with Tumble on the ground. Tumble has Thirteen capabilities and all six of his buckets were dunks.

Duke leads fifty three-52 with Eleven:Forty left within the game.

— Jeffrey Collins reporting from Columbia, South Carolina.

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6:45 p.m.

Or not it is madness in March!

Gronk retired!

Trump and Russia!

Oh yeah, and college basketball.

CBS temporarily interrupted its hoops broadcast to file special counsel Robert Mueller’s prolonged investigation didn’t get evidence that President Donald Trump’s campaign “conspired or coordinated” with Russia to persuade the 2016 presidential election.

Patriots tight end Carry Gronkowski then lit up bottom-line tickers and breaking knowledge updates on cellular devices when he launched his retirement from the NFL.

Gronk and Trump are surefire No. 1 seeds in high stories but there may be aloof a ultimate game in Columbia, South Carolina: High-seeded Duke leads UCF Fifty one-45 some five minutes into the second half of.

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6:20 p.m.

High-seeded Duke ended the most foremost half of on a 12-2 mosey to lead UFC forty 4-36 at the half of.

Zion Williamson placed on the more or less say all americans anticipated within the most foremost 20 minutes. The Duke freshman phenom hit a Three for Duke’s first bucket, a twisting short jumper out of doors the lane as he became fouled and a dunk after a lob internal. The freshman phenom ended the half of with 15 capabilities.

Aubrey Dawkins, the son of UCF coach Johnny Dawkins, scored 18 capabilities for the ninth-seeded Knights, shooting Three of 4 on Three-pointers. Duke held the junior scoreless for the final 4:Fifty one amongst the most foremost half of.

Tacko Tumble had his highlights too for the Knights. All three buckets for the 7-foot-6 senior were dunks as he carried out the half of with seven capabilities.

— Jeffrey Collins reporting from Columbia, South Carolina.

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5:45 p.m.

Or not it is been rather a start for high-seeded Duke and No. 9 seed UCF within the East Situation.

There were two dunks from 7-foot-6 UCF immense man Tacko Tumble along with a Three-pointer from Blue Devils principal person freshman Zion Williamson within the game to settle on who goes to the Sweet 16.

Tumble opened the scoring on a putback dunk on a rebound and then grabbed his second offensive rebound of the game and dunked again to present the Knights a 10-6 lead.

Williamson came in shooting 32 percent from Three-level differ, but he hit a wide-initiate one early. That became allotment of a Three-for-5 start for a team that came in shooting about 31 percent on 3s for the worst ticket in program history.

Tumble and Williamson were essentially the most anticipated matchup of this game, but they’re not assigned to every assorted on protection.

UCF leads Duke 19-15 about Eleven minutes into the game.

— Jeffrey Collins reporting from Columbia, South Carolina.

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Here’s a title to taco ’bout: UCF heart Tacko Tumble.

Yes, the 7-foot-6 heart has made a title for himself this March in sizable allotment to the double-double winner of his physique and his title.

College basketball announcers and headline writers can’t cessation having stress-free with a first and final title that easily lends itself to puns and witty phrase play.

CBS announcer Grant Hill couldn’t resist when Tumble took on Duke’s Zion Williamson: “This looks cherish a onerous shell taco on the block on Zion Williamson!”

Hiya, it doesn’t for sure make sense, on the opposite hand it is stress-free, links taco to Tacko and, after all, it is his title.

Nearly.

Scheme you understand, Tumble’s rotund title is Elhadji Tacko Sereigne Diop Tumble. Are trying striking that on the support of a customized jersey.

Nonetheless for one amongst the tallest men within the game, it is ultimate Tacko, for short.

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5:20 p.m.

Midwest No. 1 seed North Carolina is thru to the Sweet 16.

The Tar Heels beat Washington 81-Fifty 9 to make it to at the least the second weekend for the fourth time in five seasons. Luke Maye had 20 capabilities and 14 rebounds, whereas freshman Nassir Tiny had 20 capabilities off the bench to lead the Tar Heels.

North Carolina shot Fifty one percent and carried out with a forty eight-24 rebounding advantage, leading to 17 second-likelihood capabilities.

The Tar Heels subsequent face fifth-seeded Auburn within the regional semifinals.

Jaylen Nowell led the ninth-seeded Huskies with 12 capabilities, but Washington shot ultimate 38 percent.

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4:10 p.m.

No. 1 seed North Carolina is leading at halftime because it tries to get to the Sweet 16 after shedding within the most foremost weekend final 365 days.

The Tar Heels are rolling within the support of Coby White and Luke Maye to lead ninth-seeded Washington forty one-33 at the intermission. White, the freshman level guard, is 4 of 5 from within the support of the arc with 12 capabilities. And Maye has chanced on room below the tip of Washington’s zone, going for Thirteen capabilities and eight rebounds.

North Carolina shot 52 percent and dominated the glass, though its 10 turnovers hold helped retain Washington in it.

Nazhiah Carter leads Washington with 10 capabilities, whereas the Huskies hold made ultimate Three of Thirteen Three-pointers.

The Tar Heels also lost high immense man Garrison Brooks within the most foremost half of when he took an inadvertent elbow whereas playing protection. The team acknowledged that Brooks wanted stitches for a lop support decrease lip as well to having one free tooth and one other that is probably fractured.

-Mitch Stacy reporting from Columbus.

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Three:50 p.m.

Your bracket is busted. Nonetheless for 2 entries out of the tens of millions that entered March Madness swimming pools, the bracket is aloof supreme thru forty one NCAA Tournament games.

The NCAA bracket tracker says simplest two supreme brackets remain two across all most foremost on-line bracket games, including Yahoo, ESPN, CBS, Fox, Sports activities Illustrated and the NCAA’s possess bracket game. Or not it is miles the longest fling of beneficial bracket picks, breaking the reported epic of 39 games, which came about in 2017.

Which formula deciding on seeded upsets cherish No. 12 Murray Whisper and No. Thirteen UC Irvine to approach, when millions more went poof. The day is young, with seven games left and loads of of doable upsets looming.

The two brackets left are also fracture up on one game: One has No. Three seed Texas Tech, the assorted has sixth-seeded Buffalo.

The NCAA says the percentages of a supreme bracket are 1 in 9.2 quintillion — so bettors, put shut the below.

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Three:25 p.m.

The Southeastern Conference has 4 teams within the Sweet 16, and that’s the reason tied for a league epic.

No. 2 seeds Kentucky and Tennessee, No. Three seed LSU and No. 5 seed Auburn hold all earned their outing to the second weekend of the tournament. That’s the most foremost time in 23 years.

In 1996, the SEC had eventual nationwide champion Kentucky, one other Final Four team in Mississippi Whisper, Arkansas and Georgia. The assorted time became in 1986 with LSU, Kentucky, Auburn and Alabama.

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2:45 p.m.

No. 2 seed Tennessee is breathing more uncomplicated after holding off a would-be epic Iowa rally that compelled the most foremost previous traditional time of this NCAA Tournament.

The Volunteers are on the formula to the Sweet 16 after blowing a 25-level first-half of lead. After ninth-seeded Iowa came support and tied the game with 20 seconds left in law, Tennessee pulled away for an eighty three-seventy seven put shut within the extra duration.

The greatest comeback in NCAA Tournament history became by BYU, which overcame a 25-level deficit to beat Iona within the First Four in 2012.

Jordan Bone hit a pair of snide shots dull to seal it for the Vols.

Down 49-28 at the half of, Iowa clawed support. The Hawkeyes scored 9 of the most foremost Eleven capabilities within the half of and ripped off one other 17-2 mosey.

Admiral Schofield had 17 capabilities within the most foremost half of and carried out with 19 for Tennessee. Grant Williams also had 19.

Jordan Bohannon led Iowa with 18.

— Mitch Stacy reporting from Columbus, Ohio.

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