Georges Niang leads Iowa State’s ouster of Notre Dame in the NCAA Tournament
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Miami 78, Pacific 49 — Shane Larkin made up for a tough shooting day by matching his career high of nine assists, Durant Scott had 21 points, and the Hurricanes (28-6) returned to the tourney with a victory over the Tigers (22-13) in Austin, Texas.
Pacific (22-13) played its last game for retiring longtime coach Bob Thomason.
Temple 76, N.C. State 72 — Khalif Wyatt scored 31 points, finishing the game with an injured left thumb that had him grimacing before his clinching free throws, and the Owls (24-9) broke their one-and-done trend in the tourney with a win over the the Wolfpack (24-11) in Dayton, Ohio.
Illinois 57, Colorado 49 — Brandon Paul and D.J. Richardson made consecutive 3-pointers for the lead with six minutes left and the seventh-seeded Illini (23-12) pulled out a tough win over the Buffaloes (21-12) in Austin, Texas.
Indiana 83, James Madison 62 — Freshman Yogi Ferrell had 14 points in the first six minutes as the Hoosiers (28-6) dunked their way to a massacre of the Dukes (21-15) in Dayton, Ohio.
Creighton 67, Cincinnati 63 — Doug McDermott had 27 points and 11 rebounds to help the seventh-seeded Bluejays (28-7) hold on to beat the Bearcats in Philadelphia.
Sean Kilpatrick’s driving layup after Cincinnati (22-12) had the arrow on a jump ball cut it to 64-63 with 17 seconds left, but Austin Chatman hit three free throws to ice it.
Florida 79, Northwestern State 47 — Erik Murphy had 18 points and the Gators (27-7) shut down the Demons (23-9), who were the NCAA’s highest-scoring team, in Austin, Texas.
San Diego State 70, Oklahoma 55 — In Philadelphia, Jamaal Franklin scored 21 points and the seventh-seeded Aztecs (23-10) advanced at the expense of the 10th-seeded Sooners (20-12).