After an entertaining series of Friday openers, some of the biggest names in college hoops complete the afternoon schedule during the second all-out day of the NCAA Tournament.
The Tar Heels of North Carolina and the Georgetown Hoyas both get their first taste of March Madness in 2012. Not against each other, of course. Top-seeded UNC hopes their first game against Vermont goes more like Kentucky vs. Western Kentucky than Syracuse vs. UNC-Asheville.
The Hoyas, on the other hand, are facing a Belmont team that is a trendy upset pick. Another top team looking to avoid being toppled is the Missouri Tigers. Will Norfolk State be able to keep up with the frenetic pace set by Mizzou?
The Florida State Seminoles earned their No. 3 seed by upsetting high-ranking teams -- UNC and Duke, twice each -- and winning the ACC Tournament. But they'll be on the other side of the point spread today as they face St. Bonaventure.
Stay tuned for live updates from all four games:
He missed the second and Mizzou CANT GET THE REBOUND AND ITS A JUMP BALL. O'QUINN FORCED A JUMP BALL. NFST POSSESSION.
Phil Pressey knocks down a 30-foot 3-pointer to make it a ONE POINT GAME WITH 10 SECONDS LEFT! TIMEOUT MISSOURI
Denmon takes a horrible shot and it clanks off the back of the rim and into the hands of NFST. There was plenty of time on the clock..
O'Quinn gets the put pack AND ONE. NFST outrebounding Missouri 33-21. HE MAKES THE FREE THROWS.
84-81 NFST WITH 34 SECONDS LEFT!
Dixon makes both. We're tied up.
Dixon comes up with the steal and gets fouled. He's going to the line for two.
Dixon uses the screen at the top of the key and knocks down the long jumper to bring it to a two-point game. NFST calls timeout.
Denmon drives to the hoop and gets fouled. Exactly what Mizzou needs to do. Get to the line and stop the clock.
|@ RTCWestRegion : Norfolk St. now has 3 players with 20 points. Trying to find out the last time that has happened for them. #NCAAOmaha|
Chris McEachin knocks down a 3-pointer to give Norfolk State the four-point lead. 3:23 left in the game. Major upset alert.