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?
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
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
CREIGHTON BEATS ALABAMA 58-57 AFTER RELEFORD MISSES THE STEP BACK 3 POINTER.
03/16/2012 3:45 PM EDT
@ 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
Josh Jones MISSES the second. They foul with 4.7 seconds left. They had one to give.
03/16/2012 3:40 PM EDT
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!