Friday, March 18, 2011

Round of 64 Results and Recaps - Friday Early Games


George Mason 61 Villanova 57 - George Mason kept chipping away at Villanova's 10--point lead and finally caught the Wildcats in the closing minutes, holding on for the win, snapping a five-game tournament losing streak for the Patriots.

Ohio State 75 UTSA 46 - The tournament's top overall seed, Ohio State, easily rolled past UTSA, hitting at a 56% clip while holding the Roadrunners to a paltry 34% shooting. The Buckeyes taken on George Mason on Sunday for a trip to the Sweet 16.


Duke 87 Hampton 45 - West region top seed, Duke, produced the largest margin of victory in the tourney thus far, eclipsing Michigan's 30-point win over Tennessee earlier in he day. All ten Blue Devils who saw action scored, including Kyrie Irving, back for his first game since December. Irving not only put up points, but led all scorers with 14 points. Not a single Hampton player reached double figures in scoring.

Texas 85 Oakland 81 - Second win for the Big 12 so far, as the Longhorns couldn't quite shake free from upset-minded Oakland, but kept a safe lead late in the game. Reggie Hamilton went 10-for-19 for 25 points with 4 rebounds and 5 assists.

Michigan 75 Tennessee 45 - The Wolverines produced the largest margin of victory in the tournament thus far, a 30-point beat-down on a team that has suffered through a rough season. Many of the Vols' players and fans are probably happy the pain is finally over, but it ended very badly. A team effort, Michigan had five players in double figures.

Arizona 77 Memphis 75 - In one of the most contentious games of the round of 64, the Wildcats knocked out the lone representative of Conference USA. Derrick Williams swatted away a potential game-tying shot just seconds after hitting a huge three-pointer. Williams finished with a game-high 22 points.


Notre Dame 69 Akron 56 - The fighting Irish used seven players and they all contributed points, but Carleton Scott was a monster inside with 8 points and a game-high 14 rebounds. The Fighting Irish didn't seem at all hung over from St. Patrick's Day, taking an early lead and cruising to the win.

Florida State 57 Texas A&M 50 - The Seminoles trailed by three at the half, but outscored the Aggies, 34-24, in the second period. Once Florida State assumed the lead, A&M could only stay close and did not challenge in crunch time. Florida State held their opponents to 31% shooting.

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