Harvard and North Dakota State pulled off upsets to highlight the first full day of tournament action, ruining numerous brackets across America in the process.
Lawrence Alexander hit a 3-pointer with 11 seconds left to force overtime and freshman Carlin Dupree scored four points in the final 75 seconds as No. 12 seed North Dakota State knocked off No. 5 Oklahoma in the West Regional.
In the East Regional, Siyani Chambers scored 11 points, including five straight in the final 2 minutes, and 12th-seeded Harvard won its second NCAA Tournament game in history, upsetting fifth-seeded Cincinnati 61-57.
A third No. 12 seed nearly pulled off an upset, but Rob Loe scored 22 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, helping No. 5 St. Louis wipe out a late 14-point deficit and pull away in overtime to beat No. 12 North Carolina State, 83-80.
Here’s a rundown of the rest of the day’s action:
Adreian Payne scored a career-high 41 points for No. 4 Michigan State in a 93-78 victory against No. 13 Delaware.
Shabazz Napier scored nine of his 24 points in overtime and lead seventh-seeded Connecticut to a 89-81 win over No. 10 St. Joseph’s.
Vee Sanford scored on a layup with 3.8 seconds left to lift 11th-seeded Dayton to a stunning 60-59 victory against No. 6 Ohio State.
Syracuse’s backcourt of Trevor Cooney and Tyler Ennis combined for 34 points and the No. 3 Orange shut down No. 14 Western Michigan 77-53.
Talib Zanna scored 16 of his 18 points in the opening half, helping ninth-seeded Pittsburgh rout No. 8 Colorado 77-48. n Dorian Finney-Smith scored 16 points and top-seeded Florida used a second-half surge to beat 16th-seeded Albany 67-55.
Ben Brust scored 17 points and second-seeded Wisconsin devastated No. 15 American 75-35.
Elgin Cook scored a career-high 23 points for seventh-seeded Oregon in an 87-68 victory against No. 10 BYU.
Glenn Robinson III scored 14 points and second-seeded Michigan roughed up No. 15 Wofford 57-40.