The latest news and highlights from the men's NCAA tournament for 2019.
No. 3 Texas Tech Vs. No. 14 Northern Kentucky
The Red Raiders are the nation's stingiest defense line and aim to beat the elite of the Eight last season. The Red Raiders were usually pretty reliable in the Foulline, but missed their first six free throws on Friday, as the Northerners were among the favorites in the first round. Texas Tech led just 30-26 at half-time, but took a 15-point lead in the second half after 15 minutes, six rebounds and six assists from guard Jarrett Culver.
4 Kansas State Vs. # 13 UC Irvine
UC Irvine finished the first half in a 12-2 run, including a towering three-pointer from watchman Max Hazzard, who pulled Anteaters into a 30-30 draw with Kansas State. The Wildcats missed the last eleven shots in the first half and finished more than six minutes without a field goal. The state of Kansas plays without striker Dean Wade after another foot injury that scrapped the entire Big-12 selection of first division at the beginning of the season. Wade, who scored averaging 12.9 points per team and 6 high rebounds per game, missed the NCAA tournament last season with a broken foot despite the Wildcats still claiming to be the elite eight.
no. 10 Iowa 79, No. 7 Cincinnati 72
Cincinnati had won 23 games at the inaugural opening of the NCAA tournament against Iowa on Friday. His last loss came when he finished last year's NCAA tournament with a 12-point lead over Nevada.
The Bearcats voted the worst time for a rerun as the Hawkeyes used a three-pointer barrage to clear a five-point halftime deficit to win a 79-72 victory in Columbus. It was Iowa's first NCAA tournament victory in three years. Iowa will play either Tennessee or Colgate on Sunday in the second round.
Luka Garza went to Iowa with 20 points. Justin Jenifer had 21 for Cincinnati.
With the score at just over four minutes to 62, Iowa scored eight of the next 10 points in the game to take control. The Hawkeyes made 7 out of 10 three-point attempts in the last 20 minutes.
Cincinnati jumped to 18-5 and 32-21 in the first half, only to call off Iowa on both occasions. At halftime, the leadership of the Bearcats was five, 36-31.
9 Oklahoma 95, no. 8 Mississippi 72
The rebels' first appearance in the last four years of the NCAA did not go as planned: the Sooners jumped nine times with a lead of 12-0 and 19-9, having scored eight of their first goals the way to a blowout victory.
Christian James and Rashard Odomes led four Oklahoma starters, each with 20 points in double digits, while Terence Davis drove the rebels 17 points. Oklahoma, who wants to play either Virginia or Gardner-Webb, shot 58 percent out of the field.
Izzo receives after one of his players
one of the more notable images of Thursday among the tournament players Michigan coach Tom Izzo saw Spartans newcomer Aaron Henry as being held back by guard Cassius Winston. And though the sight of Izzo heating up on the sidelines during a game is hardly uncommon, it certainly seemed to be the degree he had torn Henry to. Izzo insisted that he was simply a coach.
"What's wrong with challenging a kid making some mistakes?" He said after Michigan State outlast Bradley, 76-65, by ESPN. "Aaron Henry – trust me – you've done some things you can not do as a starter in a top 5 team at the end of your freshman year. They were connected with the effort.
"I came after him. He has answered. He made some big buckets. He did some big free throws, but that's not good enough. It is a unique time. The "my bad guys" are out the window. "
Henry said:" I heard worse of him. I've made it worse in training.
Friday's Games of the Day
• No. 1 Virginia Vs. No. 16 Gardner-Webb, ca. 15:10 Eastern, truTV: We only use this because it can not happen again, right? RIGHT? Runnin's bulldogs are currently ranked 165 in the statistical ranking by Ken Pomeroy. UMBC rank last season: 166. Gulp.
• # 11 Arizona State Vs. # 6 Buffalo, 4pm Eastern, TNT: With their highest ever NCAA tournament seed, the Bulls fired their shot at Sun Devils coach Bobby Hurley, who had placed Buffalo as coach on the college basketball card earlier this decade he went to the state of Arizona.
• No 9 UCF vs. # 8 VCU, ca. 21:40 Eastern, CBS: The Knights have the big man Tacko case, which is 7 feet 6. The Rams may not have a fully-fledged Marcus Evans, the team's top scorer and assistant, who suffered a knee injury during the Atlantic 10 tournament.
Friday Excitement Watch
• # 13 UC Irvine Vs. # 4 Kansas State, 2:00 pm Eastern, TBS: As mentioned earlier, the wild cats in Wade will not have one of their best players. The bizarre ant heroes have shot enemy opponents with 40.6 percent from two points, the nation's best brand. UC Irvine also has a number of NBA pedigrees, including the sons of Caron Butler, Doc Rivers and Chris Welp. (Read more)
• No. 12 Oregon vs.. # 5 Wisconsin, about 4:30 pm Eastern, TBS: Normally no Power Conference teams compete against each other in 12-5 games, but the Pac-12 stinks this year, so here we are. The ducks are only here because they won their conference tournament, but their stingy defense could keep the Badgers at bay.
• No. 12 Liberty Vs. # 5, Mississippi State, 7:27 pm Eastern, truTV: The Flames are for the first time taller than a # 16 luger, operate on one of the nation's slowest steps, and are exceptional shooters in both the two-point and off-road areas free throw line.
Schedule and Results
Seasons and TV information. All times East.
- No. 10 Iowa 79, No. 7 Cincinnati 72
- No. 9 Oklahoma 95, no. 8, Mississippi 72
- No. 14 Northern Kentucky vs. # 3 Texas Tech, 13:30, TNT
- No 13 UC Irvine vs. Kansas St., 2:00 pm, TBS
- No. 15 Colgate Vs. No. 2 Tennessee, 2:45 pm, CBS
- No. 16 Gardner-Webb vs. No. 1 Virginia 15:10, truTV
- No. No. 6 Buffalo, 4 pm, TNT
- No. 12 Oregon Vs. No. 5 Wisconsin, 4:30 pm, TBS
- No. No. 8 Utah St. 6:50 PM, TNT
- No. 16 North Dakota St. Vs. No. 1 Duke, 19:10, CBS
- No. No. 3 Houston, 7:20 pm, TBS
- No. 12 Liberty Vs. No. 5 Mississippi St., 19:27, truTV
- Nr. # 1 North Carolina, 9:20 pm, TNT
- 9 UCF Vs. No. 8 VCU, 9:40 pm, CBS
- No. No. 6 Iowa St., 9:50 am, TBS
- No. 4 Virginia Tech, 21:57 pm, truTV
News and Watch News
Hokies Try to Break
With all-time assists leader Justin Robinson, Virginia Tech returns will be trying his first ever NCAA tournament game ever To win in 2007. The Hokies already have the highest NCAA tournament name in the program history. (Read More)
For Turgeon and Maryland: Escape and Exhalation
Maryland's tournament is about Maryland's trainer and the support he has in and around College Park and beyond. Barry Svrluga of the Post said the narrow victory on Thursday against Belmont would mean that the pitch forks on Friday will not stand in front of Mark Turgeon's goal. (Read more)
Virgines shot at salvation
"A year later, a hundred miles away, Virginia grinned through the terrible memories," writes post-columnist Jerry Brewer. "The No. 1 seed lost to No. 16 in the NCAA men's basketball tournament turned into No. 1 seed and returned a year after losing to No. 16. stubborn creature to do such a symmetrical thing. The Cavaliers, modest and searching catharsis, greeted reporters to rip open the wound. "(Read more)
Fran McCaffery's fatherly mode
Iowa coach is not comparable to other coaches in Columbus for many reasons. Iowa is the fourth school he has brought to Lehigh, UNC Greensboro and Siena. At 26, he was head coach. Now, at the age of 60, he is considered one of the leaders of the college coaching community, writes John Feinstein. But it's his temper, especially this season that has often earned McCaffery unwanted attention. (Read more)
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