Reaching the round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament is always special, but advancing even further is far sweeter.
After dominating No. 16 North Carolina A&T on Thursday, No. 1 overall seed Louisville will take on the veteran Colorado State Rams with a berth in the Sweet 16 on the line. Will Rick Pitino's Cardinals continue to roll or can Colorado State bust those brackets still in good shape?
One of the biggest bracket busters of the Tournament (so far), Harvard, is back in action on Saturday afternoon. Fresh off a historic upset over No. 3 New Mexico, the No. 14 Crimson will face an Arizona club that rolled in the round of 64.
That Arizona win was part of a strong Pac-12 showing in the first two full days of action, which included a 5-12 upset authored by Oregon. After dispatching No. 5 Oklahoma State, the Ducks will face a Saint Louis club that quietly put together one of the more impressive early performances.
By way of one of the more impressive escapes thus far, No. 3 Marquette advanced to face No. 6 Butler. Is Brad Stephens' bunch primed for another upset?
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03/24/2013 12:08 AM EDT
All Scores From Today
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
03/24/2013 12:04 AM EDT
Syracuse wins 66-60. C.J. Fair scored 18 on 6/14 shooting. Southerland had 14 points and 9 rebounds.
03/24/2013 12:01 AM EDT
6.9 Seconds Left
Solomon gets a layup to go and now Cal is down 6 with 6.9 seconds left. Timeout.
03/24/2013 12:01 AM EDT
Fair puts Cuse up 66-58.
03/24/2013 12:00 AM EDT
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.
03/23/2013 11:57 PM EDT
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.
03/23/2013 11:56 PM EDT
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.
03/23/2013 11:55 PM EDT
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.
03/23/2013 11:54 PM EDT
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.
03/23/2013 11:53 PM EDT
Triche ges fouled and only makes 1/2. Cal respondes with an easy layup from Cobbs to make it 59-53.