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03/16/2012 12:07 pm ET

NCAA Tournament 2012 Scores: Texas, Creighton, N.C. State, Florida In Action [LIVE UPDATES]

With apologies to the "First Four," the true Day 1 of the 2012 NCAA Tournament is in the books. VCU busted some brackets again, the defending champs were eliminated and the neon Baylor Bears nearly made headlines without their uniforms. But there weren't many upsets. Unless, of course, you count upset fans of UNC-Asheville.

Will that change during the second full day of tournament action? The first four games feature Texas-Cincinnati, San Diego State-N.C. State, Alabama-Creighton and Virginia-Florida.

Can N.C. State, the last team announced on Selection Sunday, pull off an upset? Will the sharp shooters of Creighton be able to get by Alabama's defense?

Follow Rush The Court's regional tweeters to keep up for the four early games - @RTCWestRegion, @RTCEastRegion, @RTCMWRegion

Click HERE for Printable 2012 NCAA Tournament Bracket and stay tuned for in-depth coverage of March Madness throughout the tournament.

03/16/2012 4:04 PM EDT

FLORIDA WINS 71-45.

03/16/2012 4:00 PM EDT

FLORIDA 66, VIRGINA 43 WITH 2:13 LEFT

03/16/2012 3:48 PM EDT

55-34 FLA

Patric Young's layup gives Florida a 21-point lead. The Cavaliers are just no match for Florida's spcacing/guard play. They're able to get in the paint and penetrate, create open looks for the big guys.

03/16/2012 3:46 PM EDT

GAME OVER

CREIGHTON BEATS ALABAMA 58-57 AFTER RELEFORD MISSES THE STEP BACK 3 POINTER.

03/16/2012 3:45 PM EDT

53-32 FLORIDA

@ RTCWestRegion :

A sure dunk by Mike Scott fumbled out of bounds. Virginia making too many mistakes right now #NCAAOmaha

03/16/2012 3:44 PM EDT

Refs are looking at how much time should be on the clock. They put 2.4 seconds on the clock and Creighton calls a timeout.

03/16/2012 3:42 PM EDT

Alabama calls a timeout after inbounding the ball so now they have 2.2 seconds left. Will this be our first buzzer beater??

03/16/2012 3:41 PM EDT

58-57

Josh Jones MISSES the second. They foul with 4.7 seconds left. They had one to give.

03/16/2012 3:40 PM EDT

58-57 CRE

Josh Jones misses the first free throw. Alabama calls another timeout and will have a chance to tie/win.

03/16/2012 3:39 PM EDT

McDermott misses the second...Refs miss an Alabama travel and the Crimson Tide gets a 2. But Creighton is able to waste at least 10 seconds with great ball movement!

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