The 2012 NCAA Tournament's field of 64 kicks off with a 6/11 match-up between Murray Stat against Colorado State at 12:15 p.m. on CBS. At 1:40, No. 4 Louisville will take on No. 13 Davidson on CBS. Click HERE for the NCAA Tournament schedule from Thursday through Sunday.
Will there be some early upsets? Or will Louisville and Murray State continue their sensational runs into the next round?
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Louisville misses the free throw. Davidson opts for the 2. 5-point game with 9.5 seconds left. Louisville heading back to the free throw line for 2. Chris Smith at the line and hits the first.
Cochran makes a pair of free throws to cut it to seven. Davidson immediately fouls with 21 seconds left.
This ending is taking forever. Free throw battle continues. 66-57 Louisville with 35 seconds left.
Again, Davidson seems to be playing with no sense of urgency. Louisville defense definitely has something to do with it. They have been relentless.
Cohen cuts the lead back to eight but they CANNOT KEEP TRADING BASKETS (I clearly picked Davidson..)
Kuric hits a pair of free throws to make it a 10-point lead. But Cohen throws down a one-handed dunk to cut it back to eight.
Davidson can't afford to trade baskets now. 1:30 left.
Cohen draws a foul and will go to the line for two. That's what they have to do at this point. Stop the clock and get to the line.
Siva has fouled out. This is a perfect opportunity for a comeback. Down 11 with 2:25.
Behanan makes another easy layup to put Louisville up by 14. Davidson just isn't playing with a sense of urgency. With 3:22 left they have to clamp down on D and get some stops. But it almost looks like they're giving up.
|@ RTCWestRegion : Yup. RT @RobDauster: Davidson looks plain awful right now. Looks liek that will be my first miss of the day.|
Mann comes up with a loose ball under the basket and makes a layup to cut the lead to 11 with six minutes to go.
Dieng converts a 3-point play off a layup and foul from CLint Mann. 13-point lead for the Cardinals.
Czerapowicz knocks down a 3 for Davidson. Back to a 10-point lead.
This one is pretty simple.Davidson FG%: 15-44 (.341)
Davidson 3PT Shooting: 2-15 (.133)
You can't win with those numbers.
Louisville has a 49-39 lead over Davidson.
|@ RTCWestRegion : The Davidson fans are really getting upset about the calls going against them in the last few minutes. #ncaaPortland|
Brooks creates space for a short jumper but it hits the back of the rim and misses. Louisville comes right back down and makes an easy 2 to extend the lead to 10.
Davidson needs to start making some 3s. Down 45-37 with 12 minutes left. Blocking foul on Mann
|@ RTCWestRegion : RT @rickbozich: Dieng indeed returns with three fouls and 15:47 to go #ncaaPortland|
Cohen converted the 3-point play, but Cochran commits his first foul to send Siva to the line. After a pair of free throws, Louisville leads 41-32.
Jake Cohen makes a great move in the paint, draws a foul and makes the shot. 39-31 Louisville with 15:47 left.