Here we go again. After three days of non-stop hoops action, the third round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament resumes on Sunday with eight more games to be played and four more spots in the Sweet 16 up for grabs.
Up first, No. 2 Ohio State will look to avoid the fates of the other top seeds in the West Region. No. 3 New Mexico, No. 4 Kansas State and No. 5 Wisconsin all were sent packing in the second round, while No. 1 seed Gonzaga was shocked by No. 9 Wichita State in the third round on Saturday night.
With the road to Final Four opening ahead of them, the Buckeyes will face the wide-open offense of No. 10 Iowa State in Dayton. The Cyclones impressed in a comfortable win over No. 7 Notre Dame in their opener. Do they have enough offense to take down DeShaun Thomas and Ohio State?
Following OSU-ISU in Dayton, Indiana will face an upset-minded Temple team. The No. 1 seed in the East Region, the Hoosiers cruised in their opening win over No. 16 James Madison. No. 9 Temple held off mercurial N.C. State thanks in large part to Khalif Wyatt, the nation's fourth-leading scorer. Wyatt poured in 31 points in the win over the No. 8 Wolfpack. How many will he need to overcome Cody Zeller, Victor Oladlipo and Yogi Ferrell?
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No. 2 Ohio State beats No. 10 Iowa State 78-75
No. 1 Indiana beats No. 9 Temple 58-52
No. 1 Kansas beats No. 8 UNC 70-58
No. 3 Florida beats No. 11 Minnesota 78-64
No. 15 FGCU beats No. 7 SDSU 81-71
No. 13 La Salle beats No. 12 Ole Miss 76-74
No. 2 Miami beats No. 7 Illinois 63-59
No. 2 Duke beats No. 7 Creighton 66-50
Duke wins 66-50. Coach K is in the Sweet 16 for the 21st time.
|@ jppalmCBS : Indy will have the feel of a Final Four. Might even be better than the actual Final Four. Coaches will have 23 final fours, six titles.|
|@ ESPNDanaOneil : Midwest regional: Tom Izzo, Rick Pitino, Mike Krzyzewski and Dana Altman. Like the Sesame Street bit, which one is different, do you know?|
Rasheed Sulaimon's free throws make it 61-57 Duke. 2 minutes to go.
|@ JonRothstein : Quinn Cook has been absolutely brilliant for Duke in these first two games. 17 assists, 4 turnovers vs. Albany and Creighton.|
Kelly finally gets his first point of the game with a free throw. Missed the 2nd. 57-44 Duke with 2:50 to go.
|@ SethDavisHoops : One of the benefits of coaching seniors is they know how to play with four fouls. Duke has done a great job on McBuckets.|
|@ JonRothstein : If Rasheed Suliamon scores in double figures, Duke is going to be one tough team to beat. Totally changes landscape of their team.|
Rasheed Sulaimon knocks down a long, long 3 from the left wing. Gregory Echenique answers with a bucket in the paint but Duke still leads by 10 with under 4 to go.
|@ AdamZagoria : And oh by the way, Ryan Kelly is still scoreless with 5 minutes left.|
Gibbs gets a running jumper in the paint to go. 51-42 Duke with 4:35 left. Can Creighton make one last run?
Curry knocks down a step-back fadeaway 3 to put Duke up 49-38.
Dougie McBuckets hasn't made a field goal in almost 18 minutes.
Kelly finds Curry cutting along the baseline and his layup puts Duke up 45-43. 8 minutes left.
|@ ESPNDanaOneil : D-d-d-d-danger time for Creighton|
Duke on a 14-5 run and has a 43-32 lead with 10 minutes left.
Miami wins 63-59 to advance to the Sweet 16.
Ryan Kelly picks up HIS fourth foul. Uh Oh Duke.
Curry makes 2 straight baskets to give Duke its largest lead of the game, 39-30.
Brown makes both. 63-59 Miami with 7.7 seconds left.
Illinois gets quick 2 and fouls Rion Brown. More free throws coming with 7.7 seconds left. 61-59 Miami.
Larkin makes both. 61-57 with 15.6 seconds left.
Larkins gets fouled and will go to the line.
|@ MedcalfByESPN : This is why college basketball coaches need a red flag in these situations.|
|@ eamonnbrennan : I thought the officials in the Illinois game were going to unofficially use the arena replay. Instead they remained horribly wrong.|
Nnanna Egwu gets fouled on a putback and makes both free throws. 59-57 MIAMI with 22.3 seconds left.
|@ YahooForde : HOW is that Miami ball? How do you miss that?|
Scott gets fouled and hits both. 59-55 Miami.
|@ SethDavisHoops : Confusion on the out of bounds. This is why refs should be able to go to the monitor in last 2 mins. Clearly out on Kadji.|