CBS Sports, Turner Sports say TV ratings for NCAA Tournament across 4 networks that broadcast 1st week of games up 8 percent over last year.
Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett rallied Duke from three points down with 45 seconds left as the top-seeded Blue Devils defeated ninth-seeded UCF 77-76 to reach the Sweet 16 on Sunday.
Tennessee avoided one of the biggest meltdowns in NCAA Tournament history, letting a 25-point lead slip away before two-time SEC player of the year Grant Williams scored six points in overtime for an 83-77 victory over Iowa.
Ehab Amin sparked Oregon out of a long drought to start the second half and the Ducks became the lone double-digit seed to advance to the Sweet 16 by beating UC Irvine 73-54 on Sunday night.
Kerry Blackshear had 19 points and nine rebounds and fourth-seeded Virginia Tech advanced to the Sweet Sixteen for the first time in 52 years by beating 12th-seeded Liberty 67-58 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Texas Tech dominated on defense once again and, boosted by Jarrett Culver's 16 points and 10 rebounds, shut down Buffalo 78-58 to reach the Sweet 16 for the second straight year.
Kentucky ended Wofford's season in the NCAA Tournament with a stifling defensive effort on Fletcher Magee, carrying the Wildcats to the regional semifinals with a 62-56 victory.
Carsen Edwards had a career night, scoring 42 points as Purdue knocked defending national champion Villanova out of the NCAA Tournament Saturday night in an 87-61 rout.
As the clock wound down on Florida State's 90-62 victory against 12th-seeded Murray State in the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, Ja Morant wondered what more he could have done for his team and what could have been.
Tremont Waters drove by three defenders and scooped in a banking layup with 1.6 seconds remaining to give third-seeded LSU a 69-67 victory over sixth-seeded Maryland in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
James Harden scored 61 points, including 27 in the first quarter, to lead the Houston Rockets to a 111-105 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night.
Zion Williamson scored 25 points and put on his own personal highlight show in top-seeded Duke's 85-62 victory over 16th-seeded North Dakota State in his first NCAA Tournament game.
Evan Leonard hit back-to-back 3-pointers to start a run of 12 straight points in the second half that sent No. 13 seed UC Irvine to a 70-64 victory over fourth-seeded Kansas State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Caleb Homesley scored 22 of his 30 points in the second half and Lovell Cabbil hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:16 to play to send 12th-seeded Liberty to its first NCAA Tournament win in school history.
Cincinnati has managed to stay ahead in its first-round game against Iowa despite a subpar performance from Jarron Cumberland, the American Athletic's player of the year.
Payton Pritchard scored 19 points, Kenny Wooten protected the rim with four blocks and 12th-seeded Oregon extended its surprising March run by beating No. 5 seed Wisconsin 72-54 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Looking like a No. 6 seed no one wants to play, high-scoring Buffalo beat Arizona State and breezed into the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year.
Jarrett Culver scored 29 points, with eight rebounds and seven assists, to help lead No. 3 seed Texas Tech to a 72-57 victory over No. 14 Northern Kentucky in the first round of West Region action in the NCAA tournament on Friday.
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Ja Morant dominated with a triple-double, the ninth in NCAA Tournament history, slicing up Marquette with 16 assists to go with 17 points and 11 rebounds as Murray State beat the fifth-seeded Golden Eagles 83-64 in first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Fletcher Magee set a collegiate record for 3-pointers and seventh-seeded Wofford beat Seton Hall 84-68 in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.