NCAA March Madness 2023 First Round Day 2 Matches : Result, Scores

NCAA March Madness 2023 First Round Day 2 Matches : Result, Scores
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NCAA March Madness 2023 First Round Day 2 Matches Results, Scores are as follows :

March 17, Friday (Round of 64) :

No. 10 USC vs. No. 7 Michigan State

Joey Hauser scored 17 points and pulled down eight rebounds. In a first-round NCAA Tournament game in the East Region on Friday in Columbus, Ohio, 7th-seeded Michigan State defeated 10th-seeded Southern California 72-62.

After Michigan State missed three straight field goal attempts and the front end of three straight one-and-ones, USC closed the gap to nine points thanks to back-to-back triples from Kobe Johnson. Nevertheless, the Trojans were unable to capitalise on the opportunity.

Tyson Walker had 12 points and 4 assists, while Jaden Akins added 12 points and 6 rebounds. For the Spartans (20-12), who advanced to a second-round matchup against second-seeded Marquette, A.J. Hoggard added 11 points and five assists.

FINAL SCORE : Michigan State 72, USC 62

No. 14 Kennesaw St. vs. No. 3 Xavier

In a men’s NCAA tournament game that came down to the final possession, No. 3 Xavier used effective offence and a crucial final defensive possession to defeat No. 14 Kennesaw State and win 72-67 on Friday.

Xavier needed every second and a late comeback to defeat Kennesaw State 72-67 on Friday in the NCAA Tournament’s opening round.

With 9:57 remaining in the game, Xavier was behind 61-48 and needed a 15-0 run to get back into it.

From 9:57 until 3:46 in that stretch, Xavier kept Kennesaw State scoreless.

Final Score : No. 14 Kennesaw St. 67, No. 3 Xavier 72

No. 14 UC Santa Barbra vs. No. 3 Baylor

In the opening round of the NCAA Tournament in Denver on Friday, No. 3 seed Baylor defeated No. 14 seed UC Santa Barbara 74-56 behind the performance of 18 points, five assists, and a season-high 13 points from the bench from Caleb Lohner.

After being behind at the half, Baylor (23-10) led by just 59-52 with less than nine minutes left before outscoring UCSB 15-4 over the final nine minutes. In the second round of the South Region on Sunday, the Bears will take on either Creighton, the sixth-seeded team.

Final Score : UC-Santa Barbara 56, No. 3 Baylor 74

No. 12 VCU vs. No. 5 Saint Mary’s

Mitchell Saxen led four scorers in double figures with 17 points as No. 5 Saint Mary’s defeated No. 12 VCU 63-51 in Alba, NY on the Friday afternoon in a first-round matchup in the NCAA Tournament’s West Region

Final Score : No. 5 Saint Mary’s defeated No. 12 VCU 63-51

No. 15 Vermont vs. No. 2 Marquette

The No. 15 Cats lost 78-61 to #2 Marquette in the first round of the NCAA. COLUMBUS, Ohio An angry bid for No. 15 Vermont (23-11, 14-2 AE) saw the Catamounts take a 78-61 loss to his No. 2 Marquette (29-6, 17-3 Big East). I drank it and it ended in failure. A round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday afternoon at the National Arena.

No. 11 Mississippi State/Pitt vs. No. 6 Iowa State

Nellie Cummings scored 13 points in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday as No. 11 Pittsburgh held No. 6 Iowa by 23% in a 59-41 win.

Pitt (24-11), who defeated Mississippi State in the First Four, finished second in the Midwest region on Sunday against No. 3 seed Xavier, who had to recover from 13 points to beat the No. 14 seed. Head to a round match

No. 11 N.C. State vs. No. 6 Creighton

Creighton center Ryan Kalkbrenner poured in a career-high 31 points as the sixth-seeded Bluejays withstood 11th-seeded North Carolina State’s comeback attempts in a 72-63 first-round victory in the NCAA Tournament on Friday afternoon at Denver.

Creighton (22-12) will meet third-seeded Baylor (23-10) in Sunday’s second round. Baylor eliminated UC Santa Barbara 74-56 in the first game at the site on Friday.

Creighton center Ryan Kalkbrenner posted his Career-high 31 points as the No. 6 seeded Blue Jays rallied to 72-63 win in the first round of the NCAA Tournament and withstooda a comeback attempt from his No. 11-ranked North Carolina state. Creighton (22-12) will face third-placed Baylor (23-10) in the second round on Sunday. Baylor eliminated UC Santa Barbara 74-56 in his first game on the field Friday.

No. 13 Iona vs. No. 4 UConn

Connecticut lived up to its No. 4 seed with a 87-63 win over No. 13 Iona, but the 2023 NCAA tournament first-round game was closer than the favorite likely expected. Iona, led by veteran coach Rick Pitino, came out Friday with plenty of confidence and stayed step-for-step with the Huskies throughout the first half.

Gaels (27-8)392463
Huskies (26-8)375087

No. 16 Texas Southern/Fairleigh Dickinson vs. No. 1 Purdue

For just the second time in the history of the NCAA men’s tournament, a No. 16 seed advanced to the round of 32 as Fairleigh Dickinson defeat top-seeded Purdue 63-58 behind 19 points from Sean Moore and a relentless, hustling defense on Friday night in Columbus, Ohio.

So, just a few days after dominating Texas Southern in its First Four matchup, FDU toppled a team that was ranked No. 1 in the country for seven weeks.

No. 11 Providence vs. No. 6 Kentucky

Antonio Reeves scored 22 points and Oscar Tshiebwe collected a season-best 25 rebounds to lead Kentucky to a 61-53 victory over Providence on Friday night in NCAA Tournament East Region play in Greensboro, N.C

“I struggled on offense but I knew one thing they could not stop me was rebounding,” Tshiebwe said postgame. “Rebounding and giving more chances to my team. I just come in and fight. It was about fights.”

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Friars (21-12)312253
Wildcats (22-11)382361

No. 12 Drake vs. No. 5 Miami

Miami Hurricanes beat the Drake Bulldogs 63-56 in a Midwest Region first-round game of the NCAA Tournament on Friday night in Albany, N.Y. Nijel Pack scored 21 points and led a clutch comeback late to help the Hurricanes win it.

The fifth-seeded Hurricanes (26-7) advanced to the second round for the second consecutive season and will face fourth-seeded Indiana on Sunday. The Hoosiers defeated 13th-seeded Kent State 71-60 late Friday night.

Final Score : No. 5 Miami 63, No. 12 Drake 56.

No. 14 Grand Canyon vs. No. 3 Gonzaga

As third-seeded Gonzaga rolled to an 82-70 victory over No. 14 Grand Canyon in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament’s West Regional on Friday night in Denver. Julian Strawther scored a game-high 28 points and grabbed 10 rebounds

The Bulldogs (29-5), led by 21 points from Drew Timme, will play sixth-seeded TCU on Sunday after the Horned Frogs beat Arizona State, which was 11th-seeded, 72-70. Anton Watson of Gonzaga scored 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for a double-double.

Final Score : No. 14 Grand Canyon 70, No. 3 Gonzaga 82

No. 9 Florida Atlantic vs. No. 8 Memphis

Florida Atlantic defeated Memphis 66-65 on Friday night in Columbus, Ohio, in an East Region first-round matchup. Nick Boyd scored the game-winning basket with 2.5 seconds left.

The ninth-seeded Owls (32-3) earned the first NCAA Tournament win in school history and advanced to face Fairleigh Dickinson, who beat No. 1 Purdue earlier on Friday to become just the second No. 16 seed to upset a No. 1 seed.

No. 14 Montana St. vs. No. 3 Kansas St.

Markquis Nowell scored 17 points with 14 rebounds, and the No. 3 seed Kansas State’s first NCAA Tournament victory since knocking off Kentucky in 2018 to reach the Elite Eight when it defeated 14th-seeded Montana State 77-65 on Friday night

Presently the two Wildcat projects will meet in the future in a rematch on Sunday in the second round of the NCAA Competition. The sixth seed, Kentucky, defeated the No. 11 Providence won earlier by a score of 61-53.

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No. 13 Kent State vs. No. 4 Indiana

Race Thompson had 20 points and nine rebounds to lead Indiana to a 71-60 victory over Kent State in a Midwest Region first-round game on Friday in Albany, New York. Trayce Jackson-Davis had a double-double of 24 points and 11 rebounds,

Hoosiers, seeded No. 4, will play Miami, seeded No. 5, in the second round on Sunday. After defeating Drake 63-56 in the first round.

Team1ST Half2ND HalfFinal Score
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Hoosiers (23-11)353671

No. 11 Arizona St/Nevada vs. No. 6 TCU

The No. 11 Arizona State men’s basketball team lost 72-70 to the No. 6 TCU Horned Frogs in the 2023 NCAA Round of 64. Friday night, Ball Arena in Denver. With one of the best teams in the country, Sun Devil Men’s Basketball (23-13, 11-9 Pac-12) fought until the final buzzer. 

a floater from the lane with 1.5 seconds left that lifted No. 6 seed TCU to a come-from-behind 72-70 win over 11th-seeded Arizona State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

with 1.5 seconds remaining, a floater from the lane that lifted No.6 seeded In the first round of the NCAA Tournament, sixth-seeded TCU defeated 11th-seeded Arizona State by a score of 72-70.

Coles took the pass from Miles from the top of the 3-point circle, dribbled once, took two steps and let go of the game-winner.

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