The madness continues with the round of 32.
The third round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament opens with a blockbuster matchup between the precocious No. 4 Michigan Wolverines and the tenacious No. 5 VCU Rams, who set a tournament record for the most lopsided victory by a team seeded third or lower with a 46-point win over Akron (until Syracuse broke it later that night).
Another Big Ten powerhouse is in action after that, with No. 3 Michigan State, who out-muscled Valparaiso in its tournament opener, taking on No. 6 Memphis. The Tigers barely staved off elimination with a narrow win over No. 13 Saint Mary's.
Will Derrick Nix and the Spartans be able to overpower the athletic Tigers squad? Will VCU's "havoc" defense stifle Trey Burke and the Wolverines?
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No. 4 Michigan beats No. 5 VCU 78-53
No. 3 Michigan State beats No. 6 Memphis 70-48
No. 1 Louisville beats No. 8 Colorado State 82-56
No. 6 Arizona beats No. 14 Harvard 74-51
No. 12 Oregon beats No. 4 Saint Louis 74-57
No. 3 Marquette beats No. 6 Butler 74-72
No. 9 Wichita State beats No. 1 Gonzaga 76-70
No. 4 Syracuse beats No. 12 Cal 66-60
Syracuse wins 66-60. C.J. Fair scored 18 on 6/14 shooting. Southerland had 14 points and 9 rebounds.
Solomon gets a layup to go and now Cal is down 6 with 6.9 seconds left. Timeout.
Fair puts Cuse up 66-58.
Solomon gets an offensive rebound on an airball and makes a layup PLUS the foul. 22.9 seconds left. Southerland has fouled out. Solomon misses the free throw and Fair gets the rebound.
Crabbe makes a running jumper a few feet inside the 3-point line to cut the lead to 64-56 with 29.1 seconds left.
First, Syracuse fails to get a good inbounds pass in and fumbles the ball out of bounds. Then Cal's inbounds pass flies out of bounds. Just terrible turnovers. 62-54 Syracuse. 36.5 seconds left.
Baye Keita was left wide open down low and threw down a two-handed dunk. 62-53 Syracuse with 40.1 seconds left. Baye Keita commits a foul on the other end.
Carter-Williams goes 1/2 from the line to make it 60-53, Cobbs is called for a charge but it looked like Carter-Williams was moving the entire time.
Triche ges fouled and only makes 1/2. Cal respondes with an easy layup from Cobbs to make it 59-53.
Syracuse threw it away but Cal recovered and stepped out of bounds.
Cal goes right to Wallace on the right side and he swishes a 3 to cut the lead to seven. We have a game! 58-51 Syracuse.
Crabbe knocks down a long 3 from the left wing to cut the lead to 10. Now Fair goes to the line for Syracuse and misses BOTH.
Baye Keita went up for a dunk and got fouled. Only made 1/2. 57-44 Syracuse.
Southerland makes both. 56-44 with 3:23 left and Cal turns it over again.
|@ jppalmCBS : Cobbs looks gassed|
Carter-Williams drives to his right and stretches out to get the layup. Then Cal turns it over and commits a foul. 54-44 Cuse and Southerland going to the line with 3:38 left.
Cobbs got fouled on a layup and made 1/2. 52-44 Syracuse.
|@ SethDavisHoops : Awright folks we got one last gasp. Cal climbs to within 9. Get to TBS for last four minutes of the night.|
Robert Thurman working hard on the offensive rebounds and got a put-back to go to cut the lead to seven. But Southerland somehow got a one-handed runner from the baseline to go. 52-43 CUSE with 4:29 left.
Both teams traded baskets and then Cal's Richard Solomon made a layup to cut it to 8. 49-41 CUSE with 5:28 left.
A moving screen is called on Syracuse's Baye Keita and Cal gets the stop they needed. Cal down 10 and now David Kravish will go to the line after getting fouled on a dunk attempt.
Cobbs gets his first bucket of the second half and now Syracuse leads 45-33 with 8:24 left.
|@ AndyGlockner : Brad Stevens is renowned for great inbounds plays. Butler ended up with a 6-11 guy tripping and firing a ball off the glass. It happens.|
Cal hasn't made a field goal in approximately 7 minutes. Cuse leads 44-31 with 10:45 left.
|@ raphiellej : How do you beat a team that manages to rebound 51.2% of its misses? Shoot 14-of-26 from three. Incredible shooting.|
|@ jppalmCBS : Wichita State was tougher. Hit huge shots. Seven straight threes, from the wide open to the desperate. Definitely their night.|
|@ raphiellej : Ohio State/Iowa State and Ole Miss/La Salle on Sunday to complete the West region Sweet 16. Wichita St. and Arizona headed to L.A. already.|
|@ jeffborzello : Stellar effort by me: down two Final Four teams before Saturday ends.|