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NCAA Basketball: Michigan holds off OSU

INDIANAPOLIS--Derrick Walton Jr. and D.J. Wilson each sank two pressure-packed free throws during the final 10 seconds Friday afternoon and No. 7 seed Michigan held off a late rally from No. 10 seed Oklahoma State 92-91 in Midwest Regional action.

UCLA Bruins guard Lonzo Ball rebounds against the Kent State Golden Flashes in the first round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament Friday at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. Kyle Terada / USA TODAY Sports
UCLA Bruins guard Lonzo Ball rebounds against the Kent State Golden Flashes in the first round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament Friday at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. Kyle Terada / USA TODAY Sports

INDIANAPOLIS-Derrick Walton Jr. and D.J. Wilson each sank two pressure-packed free throws during the final 10 seconds Friday afternoon and No. 7 seed Michigan held off a late rally from No. 10 seed Oklahoma State 92-91 in Midwest Regional action.

Walton led Michigan (25-11) with 26 points, and Wilson added 19 for the Big Ten tournament champion Wolverines, who extended their winning streak to six, including four in the conference tourney. Michigan will face No. 2 seed Louisville in the next round.

Oklahoma State (20-13) got 23 points from Jawun Evans and 19 from Jeffrey Carroll. The Cowboys shot 54.7 percent (35 of 64) and outrebounded Michigan 40-21 but could not overcome the Wolverines' 16 made 3-pointers in 29 attempts (55.2 percent).

Walton's 3-pointer with 9:06 remaining pushed Michigan into a 70-64 lead, but Evans countered with a layup to pull the Cowboys to within 70-66. It was close the rest of the way.

No. 2 Louisville 78, Jacksonville State 63

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INDIANAPOLIS-No. 2 seed Louisville got 18 points from Mangok Mathiang and steadily pulled away from No. 15 seed Jacksonville State in Midwest Regional action.

The victory sets up a rematch of the 2013 NCAA championship game against Michigan on Sunday. The No. 7 seed Wolverines advanced earlier Friday with a 92-91 victory against Oklahoma State.

Louisville (25-8) outrebounded Jacksonville State (20-15) by a 36-23 margin and got 16 points each from Deng Adel and Quentin Snider.

Jacksonville State got 30 from Norbertas Giga, who made 11 of 13 field-goal attempts, including 5 of 5 from 3-point range, but the Gamecocks were outscored 44-14 in points in the paint and 24-3 on second-chance points.

No. 3 seed Baylor 91, No. 14 New Mexico State 71

TULSA, Okla.-Third-seeded Baylor dominated the final 20 minutes against 14th-seeded New Mexico State in the East Regional matchup at the BOK Center.

After first-round exits against 14th-seeded Georgia State and 12th-seeded Yale the last two seasons, Baylor (26-7) responded to a two-point deficit at halftime versus New Mexico State by winning the second half, 53-33.

Guard Al Freeman led Baylor with 21 points, reserve forward Terry Maston added 19 and nine rebounds, forward Jo Lual-Acuil had 16 and forward Johnathan Motley finished with 15 points and a team-leading 10 rebounds for the Bears, who will face 11th-seeded USC in the next round.

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Guard Braxton Huggins and guard Ian Baker each scored 19 to lead New Mexico State (28-6) and forward Eli Chuha added 11.

No. 11 USC 66, No. 6 SMU 65

TULSA, Okla.-No. 11 seed USC erased multiple double-digit deficits on their way to edging sixth-seeded SMU in the East Region at the BOK Center.

Trojans guard Elijah Stewart hit a 3-pointer from the right corner with 37 seconds left and ultimately felled the Mustangs. SMU guard Shake Milton took a running jumper in the lane with one second left but it bounced away off the rim as the buzzer sounded.

Stewart led USC (26-9) with 22 points while forwards Chimezie Metu and Bennie Boatwright each added 14 for the Trojans, who advanced to face third-seeded Baylor.

Forward Semi Ojeleye scored 24 points to lead SMU (30-5), guard Sterling Brown added 17 and Milton had 11. SMU saw its 16-game winning streak snapped and failed in its attempt to notch its first NCAA Tournament victory since 1988.

No. 3 Oregon 93, No. 14 Iona 77

SACRAMENTO-Oregon fans jumped to their feet as Dillon Brooks drove to the basket for an emphatic dunk to punctuate its victory over Iona in a first-round Midwest Regional game at the Golden 1 Center.

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Tyler Dorsey scored 24 points for third-seeded Oregon (30-5). Brooks scored 18 points, Jordan Bell posted 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Payton Pritchard added 16 points as the Ducks advanced to a matchup against No. 11 seed Rhode Island.

Jordan Washington had 22 points and 11 rebounds for 14th-seeded Iona (22-13). Sam Cassell Jr. came off the bench to score 16 points and Deyshonee Much added 15.

Oregon was without senior forward Chris Boucher, who suffered a season-ending ACL tear in the Pac-12 tournament. Boucher was third on the team in scoring, second in rebounding and first in blocked shots, but the Ducks still had way too much firepower for the Gaels (22-13).

No. 11 Rhode Island 84, No. 6 Creighton 74

SACRAMENTO-Hassan Martin powered his way inside for a basket, turned toward the crowd and flexed for the Rhode Island band. It was still early in the second half, but it was already clear that the Rams would not go down without a fight in their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1999.

Jeff Dowtin scored 23 points to help 11th-seeded Rhode Island upset sixth-seeded Creighton in a Midwest Regional first-round game at the Golden 1 Center.

Kuran Iverson added 17 points for the Rams (25-9), who will play third-seeded Oregon in a second-round game Sunday for the right to go to the Sweet 16. E.C. Matthews posted 16 points and seven rebounds. Martin had 12 points and eight rebounds.

Marcus Foster and Ronnie Harrell Jr. scored 15 points apiece for Creighton (25-10), which lost nine of 16 after point guard Maurice Watson Jr. suffered a season-ending knee injury.

No. 1 North Carolina 103, Texas Southern 64

GREENVILLE, S.C.-Justin Jackson, who struggled with perimeter shooting the past few weeks, broke out by scoring 19 of his 21 points in the first half as North Carolina overpowered Texas Southern in the first round at Bon Secours Wellness Arena.

Jackson made 5 of 8 shots from 3-point range, though he missed his lone two-second half attempts in the South Regional matchup. Jackson was named the ACC Player of the Year, but in the previous four games he was a combined 7-for-31 on 3-point attempts.

Isaiah Hicks added 17 points, Kennedy Meeks had 13 points, Tony Bradley supplied 12 points and Luke Maye and Nate Britt each chipped in 10 points for top-seeded North Carolina (28-7).

Next for the Tar Heels is Sunday's second-round game against eighth-seeded Arkansas (26-9), which eliminated ninth-seeded Seton Hall by 77-71 in the site's opening game. Kevin Scott scored 19 points and Demontrae Jefferson had 13 points for No. 16 seed Texas Southern (23-12), which remained winless in NCAA Tournament play.

No. 8 Arkansas 77, No. 9 Seton Hall 71

GREENVILLE, S.C.-Moses Kingsley scored 23 points and Arkansas regrouped down the stretch to overcome Seton Hall in the first round at Bon Secours Wellness Arena.

Jaylen Barford added 20 points, Dusty Hannahs poured in 14 points and Dustin Thomas had 13 for eighth-seeded Arkansas (26-9), who will play either North Carolina or Texas Southern in Sunday's second round of the South Regional.

Barford scored after a Seton Hall turnover to give the Razorbacks a 72-71 edge with 1:21 left. The Pirates (21-12) had multiple chances, missing a would-be go-ahead shot and then, after an official review determined they should keep the ball when it went out of bounds, committed another turnover.

An intentional foul against Seton Hall allowed Barford to sink two free throws with 18 seconds left, with Arkansas retaining possession and going on to win, earning a matchup with top-seeded North Carolina on Sunday.

College men

NCAA Basketball

All times in EST

First Round

EAST

Tuesday, March 14

University of Dayton Arena (Dayton, Ohio)

No. 16 Mount St. Mary's 67, No. 16 New Orleans 66

Wednesday, March 15

University of Dayton Arena (Dayton, Ohio)

No. 11 Southern California 75, No. 11 Providence 71

MIDWEST

Wednesday, March 15

University of Dayton Arena (Dayton, Ohio)

No. 16 UC Davis 67, No. 16 North Carolina Central 63

SOUTH

Tuesday, March 14

University of Dayton Arena (Dayton, Ohio)

No. 11 Kansas St. 95, No. 11 Wake Forest 88

Second Round

EAST

Thursday, March 16

Amway Center (Orlando, Florida)

No. 5 Virginia 76, No. 12 NC-Wilmington 71

No. 4 Florida 80, No. 13 East Tennessee St. 65

KeyBank Center (Buffalo, New York)

No. 1 Villanova 76, No. 16 Mount St. Mary's 56

No. 8 Wisconsin 84, No. 9 Virginia Tech 74

Friday, March 17

Bon Secours Wellness Arena (Greenville, South Carolina)

No. 2 Duke 87, No. 15 Troy 65

No. 10 Marquette (19-12) vs. No. 7 South Carolina (22-10), 8:50 p.m.

BOK Center (Tulsa, Oklahoma)

No. 3 Baylor 91, No. 14 New Mexico St. 73

No. 11 Southern California 66, No. 6 Southern Methodist 65

WEST

Thursday, March 16

Vivint Smart Home Arena (Salt Lake City, Utah)

No. 1 Gonzaga 66, No. 16 South Dakota State 46

No. 8 Northwestern 68, No. 9 Vanderbilt 66

No. 7 St. Mary's 85, No. 10 VCU 77

No. 2 Arizona 100, No. 15 North Dakota 82

Amway Center (Orlando, Florida)

No. 11 Xavier 76, No. 6 Maryland 65

No. 3 Florida St. 86, No. 14 Florida Gulf Coast 80

KeyBank Center (Buffalo, New York)

No. 5 Notre Dame 60, No. 12 Princeton 58

No. 4 West Virginia 86, No. 13 Bucknell 80

MIDWEST

Thursday, March 16

BMO Harris Bradley Center (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

No. 4 Purdue 80, No. 13 Vermont 70

No. 5 Iowa St. 84, No. 12 Nevada 73

Friday, March 17

Bankers Life Fieldhouse (Indianapolis, Indiana)

No. 7 Michigan 92, No. 10 Oklahoma St. 91

No. 2 Louisville 78, No. 15 Jacksonville St. 63

BOK Center (Tulsa, Oklahoma)

No. 1 Kansas 100, No. 16 UC Davis 62

No. 9 Michigan St (19-14) vs. No. 8 Miami-Florida (21-11), 8:20 p.m.

Golden 1 Center (Sacramento, California)

No. 3 Oregon 93, No. 14 Iona 77

No. 11 Rhode Island 84, No. 6 Creighton 72

SOUTH

Thursday, March 16

BMO Harris Bradley Center (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

No. 4 Butler 76, No. 13 Winthrop 64

No. 12 Middle Tennessee St. 81, No. 5 Minnesota 72

Friday, March 17

Bankers Life Fieldhouse (Indianapolis, Indiana)

No. 10 Wichita St. 64, No. 7 Dayton 58

No. 15 Northern Kentucky (24-10) vs. No. 2 Kentucky (29-5), 8:40 p.m.

Golden 1 Center (Sacramento, California)

No. 6 Cincinnati 75, No. 11 Kansas St. 61

No. 14 Kent St. (22-13) vs. No. 3 UCLA (29-4), 8:57 p.m.

Bon Secours Wellness Arena (Greenville, South Carolina)

No. 8 Arkansas 77, No. 9 Seton Hall 71

No. 1 North Carolina 103, No. 16 Texas Southern 64

Third Round

EAST

Saturday, March 18

Amway Center (Orlando, Florida)

No. 4 Florida (25-8) vs. No. 5 Virginia (23-10), 7:40 p.m.

KeyBank Center (Buffalo, New York)

No. 8 Wisconsin (26-9) vs. No. 1 Villanova (32-3), 1:40 p.m.

Sunday, March 19

Bon Secours Wellness Arena (Greenville, South Carolina)

No. 2 Duke (28-8) vs. No. 7 South Carolina (22-10) or No. 10 Marquette (19-12), TBA

BOK Center (Tulsa, Oklahoma)

No. 3 Baylor (26-7) vs. No. 11 Southern California (26-9), TBA

WEST

Saturday, March 18

Vivint Smart Home Arena (Salt Lake City, Utah)

No. 8 Northwestern (24-11) vs. No. 1 Gonzaga (33-1), 4:15 p.m.

No. 2 Arizona (31-4) vs. No. 7 St. Mary's (29-4), 6:40 p.m.

Amway Center (Orlando, Florida)

No. 3 Florida St. (26-8) vs. No. 11 Xavier (22-13), 5:10 p.m.

KeyBank Center (Buffalo, New York)

No. 4 West Virginia (27-8) vs. No. 5 Notre Dame (26-9), 11:10 a.m.

MIDWEST

Saturday, March 18

BMO Harris Bradley Center (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

No. 4 Purdue (26-7) vs. No. 5 Iowa St. (24-10), 8:40 p.m.

Sunday, March 19

Bankers Life Fieldhouse (Indianapolis, Indiana)

No. 2 Louisville (25-8) vs. No. 7 Michigan (25-11), TBA

Golden 1 Center (Sacramento, California)

No. 3 Oregon (30-5) vs. No. 11 Rhode Island (25-9), TBA

BOK Center (Tulsa, Oklahoma)

No. 1 Kansas (29-4) vs. No. 8 Miami-Florida (21-11) or No. 9 Michigan St (19-14), TBA

SOUTH

Saturday, March 18

BMO Harris Bradley Center (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

No. 4 Butler (24-8) vs. No. 12 Middle Tennessee St. (31-4), 6:10 p.m.

Sunday, March 19

Bankers Life Fieldhouse (Indianapolis, Indiana)

No. 10 Wichita St. (31-4) vs. No. 2 Kentucky (29-5) or No. 15 Northern Kentucky (24-10), TBA

Golden 1 Center (Sacramento, California)

No. 6 Cincinnati (30-5) vs. No. 3 UCLA (29-4) or No. 14 Kent St. (22-13), TBA

Bon Secours Wellness Arena (Greenville, South Carolina)

No. 8 Arkansas (26-9) vs. No. 1 North Carolina (28-7), TBA

Regional Semifinals

EAST

Thursday, March 23

Madison Square Garden (New York, New York)

No. 1 Villanova (32-3) or No. 8 Wisconsin (26-9) vs. No. 5 Virginia (23-10) or No. 4 Florida (25-8), TBA

WEST

Friday, March 24

SAP Center (San Jose, California)

No. 1 Gonzaga (33-1) or No. 8 Northwestern (24-11) vs. No. 5 Notre Dame (26-9) or No. 4 West Virginia (27-8), TBA

No. 11 Xavier (22-13) or No. 3 Florida St. (26-8) vs. No. 7 St. Mary's (29-4) or No. 2 Arizona (31-4), TBA

MIDWEST

Thursday, March 23

Sprint Center (Kansas City, Missouri)

No. 11 Rhode Island (25-9) or No. 3 Oregon (30-5) vs. No. 7 Michigan (25-11) or No. 2 Louisville (25-8), TBA

SOUTH

Friday, March 24

FedExForum (Memphis, Tennessee)

No. 1 North Carolina (28-7) or No. 8 Arkansas (26-9) vs. No. 12 Middle Tennessee St. (31-4) or No. 4 Butler (24-8), TBA

East Regional

Saturday, March 25

Madison Square Garden (New York, New York)

Midwest Regional

Saturday, March 25

Sprint Center (Kansas City, Missouri)

West Regional

Sunday, March 26

SAP Center (San Jose, California)

South Regional

Sunday, March 26

FedExForum (Memphis, Tennessee)

National Semifinals

Saturday, April 1

University of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, Arizona)

West Region Winner vs. MidWest Region Winner

South Region Winner vs. East Region Winner

Championship Game

Monday, April 3

University of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, Arizona)

Semifinal Winners

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