Friday, March 21, 2003

NCAA Tournament at a glance



Opening round (All Times EST)

At University of Dayton Arena

Tuesday

N.C.-Asheville 92, Texas Southern 84, OT

EAST REGION

First Round

Thursday

At Oklahoma City

California 76, North Carolina State 74, OT.

Oklahoma 70, South Carolina State 52

Today

At Boston

Syracuse (24-5) vs. Manhattan (23-6), 12:15 p.m.

Oklahoma State (21-9) vs. Pennsylvania (22-5), 30 minutes after first game

At Tampa, Fla.

Saint Joseph's (23-6) vs. Auburn (20-11), 12:25 p.m.

Wake Forest (24-5) vs. East Tennessee State (20-10), 30 minutes after first game

At Birmingham, Ala.

Louisville (24-6) vs. Austin Peay (23-7), 7:20 p.m.

Mississippi State (21-9) vs. Butler (25-5), 30 minutes after first game

Second Round

Saturday

At Oklahoma City

Oklahoma (25-6) vs. California (22-8), 5:30 p.m.

Sunday

At Boston

Syracuse-Manhattan winner vs. Oklahoma State-Pennsylvania winner, 4:40 p.m.

At Tampa, Fla.

Wake Forest-East Tennessee St. winner vs. Saint Joseph's-Auburn winner, 2:15 p.m.

At Birmingham, Ala.

Louisville-Austin Peay winner vs. Mississippi State-Butler winner, 2:20 p.m.

Semifinals

Friday, March 28

At Albany, N.Y.

Oklahoma-California winner vs. Louisville-Austin Peay/Mississippi St.-Butler winner

Syracuse-Manhattan/Oklahoma State-Pennsylvania winner vs. Wake Forest-East Tennessee St./Saint Joseph's-Auburn winner

Championship

At Albany, N.Y.

Sunday, March 30

Semifinal winners

SOUTH REGION

First Round

Thursday

At Spokane, Wash.

Connecticut 58, Brigham Young 53

Stanford 77, San Diego 69

Today

At Nashville, Tenn.

Xavier (25-5) vs. Troy State (26-5), 7:25 p.m.

Maryland (19-9) vs. North Carolina-Wilmington (24-6), 30 minutes after first game

At Birmingham, Ala.

Texas (22-6) vs. North Carolina-Asheville (15-16), 12:30 p.m.

LSU (21-10) vs. Purdue (18-10), 30 minutes after first game

At Tampa, Fla.

Michigan State (19-12) vs. Colorado (20-11), 7:10 p.m.

Florida (24-7) vs. Sam Houston State (23-6), 30 minutes after first game

Second Round

Saturday

At Spokane, Wash.

Stanford (24-8) vs. Connecticut (22-9), 3:20 p.m.

Sunday

At Nashville, Tenn.

Xavier-Troy State winner vs. Maryland-North Carolina-Wilmington winner, 2:30 p.m.

At Birmingham, Ala.

Texas-N.C.-Asheville winner vs. LSU-Purdue winner, 4:50 p.m.

At Tampa, Fla.

Florida-Sam Houston State winner vs. Michigan State-Colorado winner, 4:45 p.m.

Semifinals

At San Antonio

Friday, March 28

Stanford-Connecticut winner vs. Texas-North Carolina-Asheville/LSU-Purdue winner

Xavier-Troy State/Maryland-North Carolina-Wilmington winner vs. Florida-Sam Houston State/Michigan State-Colorado winner

Championship

At San Antonio

Sunday, March 30

Semifinal winners

MIDWEST REGION

First Round

Thursday

At Indianapolis

Marquette 72, Holy Cross 68

Missouri 72, Southern Illinois 71

At Spokane, Wash.

Wisconsin 74, Weber State 74

Dayton (24-5) vs. Tulsa (22-9), night

Today

At Boston

Pittsburgh (26-4) vs. Wagner (21-10), 7:10 p.m.

Indiana (20-12) vs. Alabama (17-11), 30 minutes after first game

At Nashville, Tenn.

Kentucky (29-3) vs. Indiana-Purdue-Indianapolis (20-13), 12:30 p.m.

Oregon (23-9) vs. Utah (24-7), 30 minutes after first game

Second Round

Saturday

At The RCA Dome

Indianapolis

Marquette (24-5) vs. Missouri (22-10), 3:40 p.m.

At Spokane, Wash.

Dayton-Tulsa winner vs. Wisconsin (23-7), 5:50 p.m.

Sunday

At Boston

Pittsburgh-Wagner winner vs. Indiana-Alabama winner, 12:10 p.m.

At Nashville, Tenn.

Kentucky-Indiana-Purdue-Indianapolis winner vs. Oregon-Utah winner, 5 p.m.

Semifinals

At Minneapolis

Thursday, March 27

Dayton-Tulsa/Wisconsin winner vs. Kentucky-Indiana-Purdue-Indianapolis/Oregon-Utah winner

Marquette/Missouri winner vs. Pittsburgh-Wagner/Indiana-Alabama winner

Championship

At Minneapolis

Saturday, March 29

Semifinal winners

WEST REGION

First Round

Thursday

At Indianapolis

Illinois 65, Western Kentucky 60

Notre Dame 70, Wisconsin-Milwaukee 69

At Salt Lake City

Gonzaga 74, Cincinnati 69

Arizona 80, Vermont 51

Central Michigan 79, Creighton 73

Duke (24-6) vs. Colorado State (19-13), night

At Oklahoma City

Arizona State 84, Memphis 71

Kansas 64, Utah State 61

Second Round

Saturday

At Indianapolis

Illinois (25-6) vs. Notre Dame (23-9), 1:10 p.m.

At Salt Lake City

Arizona (26-3) vs. Gonzaga (24-8), 5:40 p.m.

Duke-Colorado State winner vs. Central Michigan (25-6), 8:10 p.m.

At Oklahoma City

Kansas (26-7) vs. Arizona State (20-11), 8 p.m.

Semifinals

At Anaheim, Calif.

Thursday, March 27

Illinois/Notre Dame winner vs. Arizona/Gonzaga winner

Duke-Colorado State/Central Michigan vs. Kansas/Arizona State winner

Championship

At Anaheim, Calif.

Saturday, March 29

Semifinal winners

FINAL FOUR

At The Louisiana Superdome

New Orleans

Saturday, April 5

East champion vs. South champion

Midwest champion vs. West champion

Championship

Monday, April 7

Semifinal winners, 9:22 p.m.




UC BEARCATS
Gonzaga 74, UC 69
Referee to Machock: 'You're out'
Bobbitt wastes last shot
UC football staff set for 2003

XAVIER
Muskies planning to seize moment
Near upsets get XU's attention
Coach's intensity bringing out best in rookie Boothe

OTHER NCAA TOURNAMENT
Wildcats trying to keep their focus on IUPUI
Harper visits IUPUI
Daugherty: Crenshaw torn about playing during war
Satellite viewers at CBS' mercy
Three upsets and four that were close
East: Midgley shoots, California advances
Midwest: Tulsa upends Dayton; Wisconsin moves on
South: Okafor, UConn bounce BYU
West: Superior 'Zona handles exhausted Catamounts
NCAA Tournament at a glance

WOMEN'S REGIONAL TEAM CAPSULES
East | Mideast | Midwest | West

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Pirates 7, Reds 2
Bad outing good for closer Williamson
Players to decide on new All-Star format next week

NFL
Smith may return to Redskins

PREP SPORTS
Crusaders set sights on another crown
Boys state tournament goes as planned
High school hoops schedules

HORSE RACING
Favored Lion Tamer draws outside spot
Pins not all-access passes to Derby

GOLF
Tiger's spot not affected by mediocrity

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