2012 NCAA Tournament

No. 13 seed Ohio beats USF 62-56 in NCAA tourney
March 18, 2012
Walter Offutt scored 21 points, D.J. Cooper had 19 and No. 13 seed Ohio beat South Florida 62-56 on Sunday night to advance to the NCAA tournament's Midwest Regional semifinals.
Gators top Norfolk St. 84-50, head to round of 16
March 18, 2012
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Kenny Boynton scored 20 points to lead five Florida players in double figures, and the Gators routed 15th-seeded Norfolk State 84-50 on Sunday to reach the regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament for the second straight year.
North Carolina rolls past Creighton 87-73 in NCAAs
March 18, 2012
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — John Henson had 13 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks in his return from a wrist injury, and North Carolina beat Creighton 87-73 on Sunday in the third round of the NCAA tournament.
Michigan State holds off Saint Louis 65-61
March 18, 2012
Draymond Green scored 16 points with 13 rebounds and set up Keith Appling's late 3-pointer, giving top-seeded Michigan State a 65-61 win over Saint Louis on Sunday and sending the Spartans to the round of 16 in the West Regional of the NCAA tournament.
Wolfpack erase early deficit, hang on to top Hoyas
March 18, 2012
Lorenzo Brown hit three free throws in the final 10.6 seconds and North Carolina State conjured up its glorious tradition with a 66-63 upset of third-seeded Georgetown in a Midwest Regional on Sunday.
Louisville knocks Mountain West's last survivor out of tournament
March 17, 2012
Russ Smith had 17 points as Louisville held off New Mexico 59-56 Saturday night for its sixth consecutive win to advance to the regional semifinals for the first time since 2009.
Wisconsin holds off Vanderbilt 60-57
March 17, 2012
Ryan Evans scored 11 points and grabbed a crucial rebound in the closing seconds, helping Wisconsin hold off Vanderbilt 60-57 Saturday night to advance to the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament.
Crowder leads Marquette past Murray State, 62-53
March 17, 2012
Jae Crowder scored 12 of his 17 points in the second half, and Marquette used a late run to overcome Murray State 62-53 Saturday, sending the Golden Eagles to the West Regional semifinals.
Ohio State pulls away from Gonzaga for 73-66 win
March 17, 2012
Jared Sullinger scored 18 points, including two big baskets in the final 3 minutes to lead Ohio State past Gonzaga 73-66 on Saturday and into the round of 16.
Top-seeded Syracuse beats Kansas State 75-59
March 17, 2012
Scoop Jardine had 16 points and eight assists to lead top-seeded Syracuse to a 75-59 victory over eighth-seeded Kansas State on Saturday in the third round of the East Regional.
Colorado State mascot Cam the Ram head butts TCU mascot Super Frog during their Mountain West Conference Tournament game Thursday, March 8, 2012. Colorado State won 81-60.
Mountain West's early tournament exits don't temper 2012-13 expectations
March 17, 2012
The Mountain West conference scored a resounding victory on Selection Sunday, putting four teams in the NCAA Tournament with three of them seeded 6 or better. Less than a week later, the tone is decidedly more somber after three teams — UNLV (6), San Diego State (6) and Colorado State (11) — losing in their opening game.

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Xavier edges Notre Dame 67-63 in NCAA tourney
March 16, 2012
Tu Holloway kept attacking the paint and knocking down tough shots for Xavier throughout the second half. It's no surprise the senior guard came through with the basket to help the Musketeers advance in the NCAA tournament.
South Florida upsets Temple 58-44 after cold start
March 16, 2012
South Florida gave the Temple Owls an early preview of the Big East's grinding style, and the Bulls added another upset to the NCAA tournament. Even though the Bulls could barely find the basket themselves in the first 20 minutes, they stand a win away from advancing to the second weekend.
Michigan State handles LIU 89-67
March 16, 2012
Draymond Green got on the phone earlier this week with a former Michigan State star. Magic Johnson must have told Green to play just like him.
Kansas drops Detroit Mercy, 65-50
March 16, 2012
Detroit Mercy was brimming with confidence before Friday night's second-round NCAA Midwest Regional game against No. 2 seed Kansas. After all, the 15th-seeded Titans were on a five-game winning streak, had a strong frontcourt, a talented point guard and possibly enough depth to take out one of college basketball's storied programs.

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