The Volunteers dropped to Oregon State, whereas the Hokies fell to Florida
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Oregon State performed up the underdog function all season and is now the most recent No. 12 seed to win an opening-round NCAA Event sport.
Roman Silva scored 16 factors and the Beavers took benefit of Tennessee’s icy perimeter taking pictures to beat the fifth-seeded Vols 70-56 within the Midwest Area. Oregon State grew to become the primary Pac-10/12 faculty to win the convention event after being picked to complete final and is now the 51st 12-seed to take down a five-seed because the NCAA Event bracket expanded in 1985.
The Vols shot 5 for 26 from the arc whereas taking pictures 33% total.
Florida is heading to the second spherical for an eighth straight NCAA Event look – and with arguably its finest participant on the bench as a de facto assistant coach.
Colin Castleton scored 19 factors and grabbed 14 rebounds, Tre Mann hit a step-back 3-pointer with 23 seconds left in extra time and seventh-seeded Florida held off No. 10 seed Virginia Tech 75-70 in a first-round sport.
The Gators had been cheered on by Keyontae Johnson, who has supported and impressed his teammates from the bench since his return from a scary medical episode. Johnson collapsed on the courtroom throughout a sport in December. Nahiem Alleyne completed with 30 factors for Virginia Tech, together with a 3-pointer that despatched the sport to extra time.