Who are the Albany Great Danes?
On most days, the Great Danes are a team out of the America East Conference. On the second full day of action in the 2013 NCAA Tournament, they are the team playing against Duke. In other words, they are suddenly very popular.
The Blue Devils were upset as a No. 2 seed last year by No. 15 Lehigh in their tourney opener. . Back in the tournament yet again, Duke is again a No. 2 seed. The Albany Great Danes are a No. 15.
"We were shocked that it really happened," Duke sophomore Quinn Cook said earlier this week of last year's loss to Lehigh. "We don't want it to happen again."
Will Coach K and Duke avoid another early upset? Either way, the Marshall Henderson show will begin at 12:40 p.m. EST in Kansas City. Will the defense
Will Friday's slate of games deliver even more surprises than Thursday? Can another low seed duplicate No. 14 Harvard's shocking upset of No. 3 New Mexico? Will we get a buzzer beater?
Scroll down for live updates throughout the second full day of March Madness.
Minnesota wins 83-63. And the round of 64 is over.
|@ raphiellej : It's one thing to lose, another to quit. While Howland's likely out, at a certain point people need to ask questions of the guys in jerseys.|
Kansas beats Western Kentucky 64-57 and will play Roy Williams' North Carolina Tar Heels in the third round.
|@ raphiellej : Valiant effort from WKU, but when you can't make a shot (18.9% in the 2nd half) you can't win.|
Minnesota is winning 79-56 with 4:19 left in the game. Safe to say this one is over.
WK misses a 3 in the right corner and it looks like Kansas has this one wrapped up. 11.8 seconds left.
Harris knocks down a 3 from the left wing t make it 59-54 KU. WK just won't go away.
Ben McLemore's pair of free throws extends Kansas' lead to seven. 33 seconds left.
Price makes it 57-52 KU.
WK got the stop they needed and Jamal Crook went coast to coast but missed the layup and WK was forced to foul. Tharpe's free throws puts Kansas up 57-50 with 41.5 seconds left. Price drew a foul and will go to the line for the Hilltoppers.
|@ AndyGlockner : It seems kind of bizarre, but Kansas is practically begging for Michigan to beat VCU, right? (Assuming they can handle UNC, etc)|
UCLA keeps rallying but Minnesota keeps responding. 62-51 Gophers with 8:20 left.
Kansas has committed 17 turnovers.
Price responds to Releford's layup with a 3-pointer to pull Western Kentucky within 5. 55-50 Kansas. AND KANSAS TURNS IT OVER. 1:43 left.
|@ SethDavisHoops : Credit Kansas for responding. Lead by 11 with 3 mins to go. Looks like we'll have to wait another year for our 16-1 upset.|
Withey gets the ball in the paint, makes a nice turnaround move and hits a short jumper. 52-42 Kansas with 3:44 left.
|@ raphiellej : Fant fouls out for WKU. Bad development for the Toppers.|
Ben McLemore has had a quiet night but just made a key layup to put Kansas up 50-42. He has 6 points now.
|@ DickieV : A bad bad day 4 Big East - Cincy - Villanova - Georgetown - Notre Dame all go down / A-10 - 6-0 as LaSalle has 2 Wins. #dickievpicks|
Iowa State beats Notre Dame 76-58.
UCLA had cut the lead to 5 but then Minnesota's Andre Hollins nailed back to back 3-pointers.
Jeff Withey's layup puts Kansas up by 6 with 7:07 left in the game.
San Diego State beats Oklahoma 70-55. SDST will play Florida Gulf Coast in the third round.
UCLA goes on a 7-2 run to cut Minnesota's lead to 44-36. Shabazz Muhammad has 12 points on 3/10 shooting.
Aztecs on a 15-5 run in last 9:30. 1:23 left in the game and San Diego State up by 10.
San Diego State has a 63-51 lead with 1:45 left in the game. Time to call this one over?
After both teams exchanged some free throws, WK's Jamal Crook made a running layup to cut the lead to 40-37.
Withey shows off his range with a long 2 from just inside the 3-point arc. 38-33 Kansas with 12:30 left.
Kansas' Kevin Young dunks it with two hands and gets the Jayhawks fans on their feet. 36-33 Kansas.