The NCAA basketball tournament 2010 scores surprised all afternoon. However the NCAA basketball scores during the night were a little more orderly. That doesn’t mean there wasn’t an upset or two, or at least a few scares. With Kansas and Kentucky playing at night, it looked like order would be restored in some places. But even Kansas had a little bit of trouble last night, though they had far less than Georgetown, Marquette and New Mexico. By the end of the night, the NCAA basketball tournament 2010 scores formed an entire opening day of stunning twists and turns
The afternoon session had a buzzer beater, a double overtime opening game, and a 15 seed almost beating a 2. For good measure, the night session had a 14 seed destroying a 3, and a 16 seed briefly rousing hopes of an upset.
Lehigh was that dreaming 16 seed, and even after blowing a 12-4 lead to Kansas, they hung in heading into the second half. But this NCAA basketball tournament 2010 score finally reverted to form, as the Jayhawks pulled away for a 90-74 win. Kansas hopes for an easier time against ninth seeded Northern Iowa, which beat UNLV 69-66 on a last second three.
The most shocking of the NCAA basketball tournament 2010 scores last night had Georgetown getting knocked out. The Hoyas had been up and down all year, yet they looked way up after nearly winning the Big East title. That propelled them to a three seed, but 14th-seeded Ohio – which had a losing record in the MAC – handled Georgetown like they were a three seed.
The Bobcats slaughtered the Hoyas defense en route to a 97-83 upset, ending a horrible 1-3 day for the Big East as a while. Ohio next faces Tennessee, which held off a San Diego State rally, 62-59. But another six seed couldn’t hold off a rally, as Marquette was caught by 11’th seed and Pac-10 champion Washington, 80-78. The Huskies next face New Mexico, another third seed that got a challenge, but finally beat Montana, 62-57.
One of the few predictable NCAA basketball tournament 2010 scores in all of day 1 was from Kentucky, which breezed past East Tennessee State, 100-71. The Wildcats get Wake Forest next, which took advantage of missed Texas free throws to win in overtime, 81-80, on an Ishmael Smith last-second shot.
Thanks to the NCAA basketball tournament scores, the favorites were put on high alert, the Mountain West had more wins than the Big East, and fans saw the upside of parity. With no real heavy favorites, anyone can fall – even Georgetown, and nearly even Villanova. It may come back to bite the Big Dance near Final Four time, but for now, audiences couldn’t be more thrilled.
Today’s NCAA basketball tournament 2010 scores seek to continue the momentum, with 16 more games starting at noon today on CBS.
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