The Zags, the No. Rui Hachimura, one of five Zags players in double figures, led Gonzaga with 21 points. Kentucky, a point winner against Abilene Christian, and Kansas, which beat Northeastern by 34, were nearly as impressive, but then most of the higher seeds enjoyed the first round.
Scores and schedule here. Michigan Coach John Beilein reminded his players of that repeatedly after learning the Wolverines were paired again with the Big Sky Conference champion Grizzlies. This time, Michigan jumped to a lead never looked back in Des Moines.
Charles Matthews had 22 points and 10 rebounds in his best performance since coming back from injury, and No. Ignas Brazdeikis added 14 points and 7 rebounds, and Jon Teske had 11 points and 9 rebounds for the Wolverines, who led by as many as 27 points in the second half.
The Wolverines are in the round of 32 for the third straight year. They will play Florida on Saturday. Villanova Advances Villanova lost four critical members of its championship team to the N. The No. Villanova anticipated a close game against St. So the Big East really helped us for that.
Wofford Earns First N. Win Fletcher Magee led Wofford to the first N. A senior guard, Magee made seven 3-pointers and scored 24 points to lead the Terriers to an victory Seton Hall in the Midwest Region.
Wofford trailed by with just over 10 minutes remaining but outscored the Pirates, , from there. Magee has now connected on shots beyond the arc.
Wofford was in the N. Its reward is a date with second-seeded Kentucky on Saturday. Keldon Johnson led the Wildcats with 25 points on of shooting. Kentucky will play Wofford, which beat Seton Hall by , on Saturday.
They finished off poor Fairleigh Dickinson, The Wolf Pack have one of the most experienced teams in the field, and they just cut their deficit against Florida to two points with left.
The twins Cody Martin 23 points and Caleb Martin 16 have led the charge tonight. Nevada will be bitterly disappointed — again. Their teammates had only five in the final 20 minutes.
Pray for Fairleigh Dickinson It has been nine days since Gonzaga last played and apparently the long wait — with some saltiness built in after being upset by St. They have overwhelmed Fairleigh Dickinson thus far, cruising to a halftime lead.
The lopsided margin might not have been that unexpected for a No. But the most encouraging note for the Zags is the crisp play of Killian Tillie, their multiskilled but oft-injured big man.
He scored 10 points, making both 3-pointers he attempted, and also kept the ball flowing with crisp passes and moved his feet well on defense. Tillie has missed much of the season with a stress fracture on his ankle and then plantar fasciitis.
But on Thursday night, he looks a picture of health. The Zags look even better. Three teammates joined Morant with double-digit point totals, led by the freshman Tevin Brown, who scored But Morant was the undeniable star, making passes of unsurpassed creativity — to the point that his teammates could not always handle them.
Any doubts about his N. He also had 10 points, on six shots, and 4 rebounds. Near the end of the half, Morant slashed toward the hoop and, while underneath it, acrobatically leapt and squeezed a pass between two defenders to teammate Tevin Brown, who caught it and made a 3-pointer to put the Racers up 6.
Later, Morant threw an alley-oop to a cutting Devin Gilmore. Dedric Lawson had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and Kansas dominated inside.
The fourth-seeded Jayhawks had a big size advantage inside and took full advantage of it, outscoring the Huskies by in the paint while grabbing 17 more rebounds.
Kansas shot 56 percent from the field. Then Matt McQuaid hit a 3-pointer and Aaron Henry converted a floater from the lane on consecutive possessions in the final four minutes, spurring the Spartans to a victory over the Braves.
The Spartans and the Gophers met only once during the regular season; Michigan State won by Bradley , the Missouri Valley Conference champion, led by at halftime on the strength of six 3-pointers, then added the first two baskets of the second half on a layup and dunk by Elijah Childs 19 points, 6 rebounds.
The lead went back and forth until two foul shots by Cassius Winston with to play began a decisive run of nine consecutive points for Michigan State.
Winston finished with a game-high 26 points. Bradley never led again. Xavier Tillman added 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Spartans, who made 25 of 26 foul shots. Around the same time, sixth-seeded Maryland, fifth in the Big Ten this season, rallied to beat No.
Belmont actually had the ball last, but turned it over on an ill-advised pass in the lane with only seconds left.
Maryland which faces L. Beginning the second half tied, Vermont broke out to a small lead, which Florida State slowly erased.