The scores and moments you need to know from Saturday at men’s NCAA Tournament
The very first day of the guys’s NCAA Competition more than offseted the 2020 hiatus, with 3 overtime video games, a healthy dosage of upsets and currently numerous emerging stories to track – especially the dichotomy in between the discussion of the guys’s competition compared to what the females are experiencing.
On the court, both No. 1 seeds controlled, while a two-seed – Ohio State – was up to Cinderella prospect Oral Roberts. With 16 more video games on tap for Saturday, which other leading groups should steel themselves for heartbreak?
Follow along for the current updates and analysis from U.S.A. TODAY Sports’ group of press reporters, editors and writers.
Florida State, Kansas in close ones
Neither No. 4 Florida State nor No. 3 Kansas are having a simple go of it versus their particular double-digit-seeded challenger.
No. 13 North Carolina-Greensboro tracked by 3 at halftime and connected the video game early in the 2nd half versus the Seminoles. The 14th-seeded Eastern Washington Eagles led by 9 close as halftime neared thanks to hot starts from the Groves siblings.
Colorado leads huge
HALFTIME: No. 5 Colorado 47, No. 12 Georgetown 23
The Buffaloes made 11 3-poiinters in the very first half (on 17) efforts and outmatched the Hoyas in helps 15-4. Jabari Walker has 14 points off the bench for Colorado, while Georgetown is 1-for-9 from behind the arc.
In other action, No. 4 Florida State seems dealing with No. 13 North Carolina-Greensboro (truTV), with fourth-ranked Kansas set to handle 13th-seeded Eastern Washington at 1:15 p.m. EST on TBS.
Colorado’s Jabari Walker hot, whistled for ostentatious
The Buffaloes raced out to an early lead on the Hoyas, with freshman guard Jabari Walker playing a considerable function. He’s currently notched a profession high in 3-pointers made (4) and had 14 points.
With about 7 minutes staying in the half, Walker was whistled for an ostentatious one nasty after he pushed Georgetown’s Timothy Ighoefe while they were both on the ground.
Dikembe Mutombo cheering on Hoyas
Dikembe Mutombo won’t be associated with March Insanity entirely through Geico commercials this year. The previous NBA center and Georgetown terrific was on hand for the Hoyas’ video game versus Colorado at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Saturday.
Georgetown vs. Colorado begins Day 2
Tipping off Saturday’s (CBS) action is Big East competition champ Georgetown, a 12-seed, handling No. 5 Colorado. The Buffaloes, thanks to a trio of early triples and an 8-0, developed early 10-point lead over Patrick Ewing’s Hoyas.
Colorado led 17-7 at the under-12 media timeout.
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Virginia cleared to play
No. 4 Virginia must be cleared for its first-round match versus No. 13 Ohio later on Saturday (7:15 p.m. EST, truTV), as ESPN reported the Cavaliers cleared COVID-19 screening two times upon arrival in Indianapolis – when Friday afternoon and once again early Saturday early morning.
As I simply reported on @CollegeGameDay, Virginia’s taking a trip celebration passed its 2 COVID-19 tests because landing in Indianapolis, sources informed ESPN. One test at 1:15 p.m., one at 1:15 a.m. Cavaliers have actually been cleared for afternoon shootaround, will have the ability to play vs. Ohio tonight.
— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) March 20, 2021
Virginia needed to surrender ahead of the ACC Competition semifinals after a favorable test within the program. A minimum of 5 Cavaliers require to be cleared for Virginia to play,
Sis Jean positive
Understood for her e-mails to gamers and coaches following every video game, Sis Jean Schmidt needed to improvise after her e-mail obviously went awry throughout her remain in Indiana to enjoy her eight-seeded Loyola-Chicago Ramblers.
The 101-year-old went old-school and composed her missives to the group by hand.
Sis Jean is going old-school! Her e-mail “went awry” so she needed to handwrite her letter to Loyola gamers today. And she’s doubling down on the Ramblers in the Fight for Illinois: “I believe again we can do it.”
— Nancy Armour (@nrarmour) March 20, 2021
The Ramblers beat No. 9 Georgia Tech throughout the preliminary Friday, establishing a Sunday date versus in-state opponent and No. 1 seed Illinois. Do not anticipate Sis Jean to inform the Ramblers to pull back.
“I believe we can do it,” she stated.
Contributing: Scott Gleeson, Nancy Armour, Chris Bumbaca
This short article initially appeared on U.S.A. TODAY Sports: NCAA March Insanity live: Saturday guys’s competition updates, ratings
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