Day 2 of the NCAA Tournament! If you can’t watch, you can still keep up with this live blog
Day 1 brought excitement and upsets, and Day 2 promises more of the same. If you can’t watch the games, maybe you’re stuck at work, we can help. We’ll be live blogging the day’s action.
Well I guess I’ll sign off now. By the way in case you missed it, Nevada won. Texas fan Chase Horn is not happy. But that’s March for ya. Thanks for hanging out!!
Under a minute to play in OT, Nevada up 83-79.
They’re trading back and forth here in OT. Nevada takes the 78-77 lead on a three.
No. 10 Texas and No. 7 Nevada—> Overtime.
Oh my. Texas loses the ball on the inbound pass, possession Nevada. 1.6 on the clock.
Jordan Caroline misses the first but drains the second to tie the game at 68 with 3.8 left!
WOW. 3.8 seconds on the clock and Nevada is heading to the line! Texas big man Bo Mamba fouls out of the game Jordan Caroline will shoot 2 with Pack down one.
Texas and Nevada coming down to the wire! Longhorns lead 66-65 with 45.3 to play. Dylan Osetkowski is heading to the line for the Longhorns.
No. 5 West Virginia is pulling away now. They’re up 64-51 on Murray State with 8:10 left in the second half.
Definitely jinxed it. Kendall Stephens scores for Nevada to pull the Wolfpack within 2! They’re trying to mess with Texas.
Hope I didn’t jinx things for the boss. Wolfpack just cut the lead to 8.
Chase Horn’s No. 10 Texas Longhorns seem to be in control against No. 7 Nevada. They’re up by 10 right now but there’s plenty of time left. Just under 15 minutes in the second half.
Second half underway between Murray State and West Virginia. Mountaineers lead 43-34 but Racers aren’t going away just yet.
Meanwhile, Press Virginia is really getting to Murray State. Racers have 10 turnovers in the first half and the Mountaineers lead 32-22.
Everytime Arkansas starts to get something going, Butler answers. Bulldogs have the lead back up to 10 with just under 7 to play.
Arkansas is chipping away on a 7-0 run right now. They’ve pulled within 6 midway through the second half!
After a 9-0 Texas run, Nevada has answered with back to back buckets. Longhorns with a 19-14 lead at the 10:57 mark in the first half.
It’s early in the Texas/Nevada game but the No. 10 Longhorns and No. 7 Wolfpack are knotted at 10.
Second half and Butler is still firing. Back to back threes has the Bulldogs up 10 over the Razorbacks at the16:33 mark.
Timeout in the UNC and Lipscomb game. Just under 12 to play, Heels with a comfortable 65-51.
No. 12 Murray State and No. 5 West Virginia are underway! We’ve already seen one upset today. Keep your eyes on this 12-5 matchup.
UNC now has its largest lead of the game after two Luke Maye free throws. Tar Heels are up 55-42.
Halftime between Arkansas and Butler. Bulldogs head into the lockerroom with the 36-31 lead. But man, did the Razorbacks make up some ground down the stretch after an ugly start.
We’ll see if they can keep it going in the second half.
And Arkansas is right back in it! Razorbacks are on a 13-0 run and have pulled within one! 27-26 Butler hanging onto the lead by a thread now.
FINAL: No. 2 Cincinnati runs away with it in the end to top No. 15 Georgia State 68-53. Bearcats will get winner of Nevada/Texas next.
Razorbacks are starting to chip away a bit. Daryl Macon hits two free throws to pull them within single digits, 27-19 at 6:48 mark.
Arkansas’ offensive woes continuing against Butler. Hogs shooting just 25%. They trail 27-13 with under 8 to play in the first.
Also the first time in over a decade that TWO No. 13 seeds have advanced over a No. 4 seed. Auburn is set to tip off tonight and the Tigers have to be on high alert.
And that’s it! Marshall upsets Wichita State 81-75. Thundering Herd win their first NCAA Tournament game EVER.
No. 2 UNC regains control before halftime to go into the break up 43-34 over No. 15 Lipscomb.
WOW. Wichita State turns over the inbound pass. Marshall’s ball up 5 with only 11.6 to play.
Marshall and Wichita State fans both holding their breath right now.
Shockers had multiple chances to make it a one-possession game but come up empty. Shockers down 5 with 15.9 to play.
No. 2 Cincinnati has started to pull away from No. 15 Georgia State. Bearcats up 59-49 now.
And pretty much as I type that: Daryl Macon hits a jumper and draws the foul to end the drought. Makes it 21-5 Butler still in control.
Arkansas REALLY struggling to get anything to go right now. Butler is up big 21-2 just 13:39 into the game. Razorbacks haven’t scored in five minutes.
Lipscomb still giving UNC a run for their money on WHNT. Tied at 31 with about four minutes left to play in the first.
WE HAVE A GAME STILL, Y’ALL! 44.1 left to play and Wichita State just hit a three to make it 78-75. The way these teams are shooting..this is anyone’s game.
No. 7 Arkansas with a slow start against No. 10 Butler. Hogs trailing 12-2 early in the first half.
UH OH, upset alert on high! Just under 2 to play, the Herd have stretched their lead over the Shockers, 78-72. CJ Burks with the steal and the dunk to make it a two possession game!
And there you go!! Georgia State takes the lead over Cincy, 45-44! 10:22 left in the game. Plenty of time for insanity to ensue.
Georgia State isn’t backing down against Cincy! Panthers down 44-43 to the Bearcats midway through the second half.
If you even blink watching this Marshall/Wichita State game you’ll miss something. Just under 5:00 to play and the Shockers are up 70-69.
Best game of the day?! No. 13 Marshall and No. 4 Wichita State are trading blows right now! Just under 8 minutes left to play and the Shockers just hit a 3 to go up 65-62.
Taylor Tannebaum is at the controls of live blogging for the rest of the day, folks……The day is in full control. Thank you!
Oh yeah, hey there…Taylor Tannebaum here! I’ll be keeping you updated from here on out. My bracket is already ugly but we’re still ballin’ over here!
No. 2 North Carolina and No 15. Lipscomb have tipped off on WHNT! It’s early in the first but Lipscomb has a slight edge over UNC 12-9.
Wichita State and Marshall are all knotted at 52…..12:30 left in the game
74-48….Purdue makes quick work of CS-Fullerton to move on to Round 2.
35-30 Bearcats over the Panthers at the break.
Cincinnati is slowly building a lead over Georgia State…..35-30…..Panthers are hanging tough.
These guys are certainly feeling the Tournament “mojo”……Is this you at your office desk after you picked an upset?
Wichita State is up 3 at the break over Marshall…..37-34
The SEC moves to 5-0 after Texas A&M picks up a 1st round win over Providence, 73-69.
Georgia State is giving Cincinnati all they’ve got! Do they have some Tournament Magic to pull another 15 over 2 upset?
Boilermakers are steam-rolling over CS-Fullerton…..Up 54-33…Under 10:00 to go.
Aggies with a 10-point lead now over Providence,….2:00 minutes left.
Now Georgia State and Cincinnati are hooping it up…….Panthers up early over the Bearcats 5-1
Thundering Herd rolling against the Shockers…..28-21 with 5:00 to go in the first.
Purdue is pulling away from CS-Fullerton….now up 41-23 with under 16:00 to go in the game.
Friars and Aggies tied at 37…..14:36 left in the game.
Marshall and Wichita State are just underway…..3-1 Thundering Herd
Texas A&M and Providence have started back…..31-30 Aggies
Purdue expanding their lead…..27-20
Purdue has their hands full of Titans! Up 22-18 in a low scoring game.
TAMU brought it back from an ugly start. VERY curious to see which version of them comes out in the second half.
Wichita State and Marshall are on deck.
Boilermakers holding a slim 11-9 lead over the Titans.
Now the Aggies and Friars are going back and forth….22-21 Providence
Purdue and CS-Fullerton have just tipped-off.
All tied at 9…..Texas A&M and Providence
Aggies pull close…..now trail 9-7 to Providence
#2 Purdue and #15 Cal St. Fullerton tip off in just a few minutes.
If you wondered what I meant by “a mess,” check out the video below.
Texas A&M has only scored 2 points in 7 minutes of play.
What’s better than one day of 16 NCAA Basketball Tournament games??? a second day of the exact same thing…..March Madness continues!!!!
Providence is only up 6-2, but it could be much worse.
Texas A&M looks a mess.
Day 2 is underway! 10-seed Providence jumps out to a very early 4-0 lead on 7-seed Texas A&M, while the SEC looks to continue on an impressive tournament performance so far.