Sunday, March 23
(8) Memphis 60, (1) Virginia 78
Virginia will appear in the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1995 as the Cavaliers shot 56 percent from the field and out-rebounded Memphis 40-28. Joe Harris led the way for Virginia with a game-high 16 points. Virginia will face-off with Michigan State Friday at Madison Square Garden.
(8) Kentucky 78, (1) Wichita State 76
Kentucky shot 58 percent from the field and hit eight three-pointers as Wichita State allowed a season-high 78 points to the Wildcats. With the shockers’ 35-game winning streak snapped, Wichita State is the first No. 1 seed to exit the tournament.
(8) Gonzaga 61, (1) Arizona 84
Arizona forced Gonzaga into 21 turnovers and came away with 15 steals as the Wildcats will move on to face San Diego State Friday. Aaron Gordon and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson both scored a game-high 18 points in a rout of the Bulldogs.
(10) Stanford 60, (2) Kansas 57
Stanford failed to make a three-point attempt, but held freshman Andrew Wiggins to just four points and Kansas shot just 31 percent from the floor. The Cardinal’s win marks the fourth time in 10 years the Jayhawks lost to a double-digit seed in the NCAA Tournament. Standford advances to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2008.
(6) North Carolina 83, (3) Iowa State 85
North Carolina held a three-point lead with 55 seconds to go, but Iowa State would go on a 5-0 run to take the lead for good. DeAndre Kane scored a game-high 24 points in the Cyclone’s win that ensures that no team from North Carolina will advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1979.
(14) Mercer 63, (11) Tennessee 83
Mercer could not follow up its upset over Duke as Tennessee overpowered the Bears in the lane and attempted 17 more free throws than Mercer. The Volunteers will now face Michigan in Indianapolis Friday.
(12) SF Austin 60, (4) UCLA 77
UCLA turned the ball over just four times and outscored Stephen F. Austin by 20 points in the paint. The Lumberjacks shot just 35 percent from the field as the Bruins shot 54 percent. UCLA will make an appearance in the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2008.
(6) Baylor 85, (3) Creighton 55
Baylor made 14 baskets from beyond the arc as Creighton struggled from long-range shooting a season-low 20.8 percent from the three-point line. The Bears shot 63 percent from the floor and will make their third trip to the Sweet 16 in four years where it will take on Wisconsin Thursday in Anaheim, Calif.
Saturday, March 22
(9) Pittsburgh 45, (1) Florida 61
Florida won its 28th-straight game as senior guard Scottie Wilbekin scored a game-high 21 points in the Gators’ win over the Panthers. Florida advances to the Sweet 16 for the fourth year in a row — the longest current streak in the country.
(7) Texas 65, (2) Michigan 79
Michigan made 14 three-pointers, shooting 50 percent from beyond the arc, and turned the ball over just four times in a blowout win over Texas. Sophomore guard Nik Stauskas scored or assisted on 48 percent of Michigan’s points.
(7) Connecticut 77, (2) Villanova 65
Senior guard Shabazz Napier scored 21 second-half points to push Connecticut past Villanova in the round of 32. The Huskies capitalized on the Wildcats’ mistakes scoring 20 points off Villanova’s 16 turnovers.
(11) Dayton 55, (3) Syracuse 53
Dayton hit seven shots from beyond the arc as Syracuse failed to make a single three-point attempt for the first time since 1995. The Flyers will continue their Cinderella run in Memphis where it will play in the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1984.
(5) St. Louis 51, (4) Louisville 66
St. Louis held a two-point lead with more than 14 minutes left in the game, but Louisville overcame 19 turnovers to go on a 23-8 run to put the game out of reach for the Billikens.
(12) North Dakota 44, (4) San Diego State 63
Senior guard Xavier Thames led the way for San Diego State with 30 points and scored or assisted on 71 percent of the Aztecs points. North Dakota State shot just 32 percent from the floor and was held to a season-low 44 points.
(12) Harvard 73, (4) Michigan State 80
Harvard gave Michigan State all it could handle Sunday taking a lead with more than seven minutes to go, but the Spartans rode Branden Dawson’s 25-point, 9 rebound night to advance to Madison Square Garden where it will take on No. 1 seed Virginia.