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Game Thread: NCAA Tournament Round of 32

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Friday and Saturday’s versions of the 2018 NCAA tournament were...well madness.

The Spartans will take on Syracuse today at 2:40 p.m. EST in Detroit. Here’s a quick recap of Saturday’s action. Loyola-Chicago’s Cinderella run continues, while Michigan hit a buzzer-beater against Houston to advance. Duke and Villanova look dominant.

Winners in bold from Saturday:

(9) Alabama vs. (1) Villanova
(7) Rhode Island vs. (2) Duke
(13) Buffalo vs. (5) Kentucky
(11) Loyola-Chicago vs. (3) Tennessee
(8) Seton Hall vs. (1) Kansas
(5) Ohio State vs. (4) Gonzaga
(6) Florida vs. (3) Texas Tech
(6) Houston vs. (3) Michigan

Feel free to continue using this thread for Sunday’s action, though we will of course have an individual thread for the Michigan State vs. Syracuse game.

Today, UMBC becomes the first 16-seed to ever play a Round of 32 game. Sunday’s full schedule is below:

12:10 p.m. — (10) Butler vs. (2) Purdue
2:40 p.m. — (11) Syracuse vs. (3) Michigan State
5:15 p.m. — (7) Texas A&m vs. (2) North Carolina
6:10 P.M. — (7) Nevada vs. (2) Cincinnatti
7:10 p.m. — (5) Clemson vs. (4) Auburn
7:45 p.m. — (16) UMBC vs. (9) Kansas State
8:40 p.m. — (9) Florida vs. (1) Xavier
9:40 p.m. — (13) Marshall vs. (5) West Virginia

Go Green!