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Henrietta Brewer
March 19, 2017

Tom Izzo is the master of the quick turnaround in the NCAA tournament, boasting a 21-4 record in second round and Elite Eight games in his career. MI has become one of the biggest stories of March, winning the Big Ten tournament after a plane mishap on the runway caused a late arrival.

Jeffrey Carroll, a breakout player for the Cowboys in his redshirt junior season, scored 19.

The easy part of the NCAA Tournament is over for the Kansas Jayhawks.

- Grayson Allen had 21 points off five 3-pointers, Jayson Tatum had 18 points and 12 rebounds, and second-seeded Duke continued its flawless postseason with an 87-65 victory over Troy in the NCAA Tournament on Friday night to start the East Region.

Compliments flowed for Michigan State after it riddled Miami in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Hurricanes made seven of their first 12 shots to open the 12 point lead.

Chima Moneke scored 20 points to lead the 16th-seeded Aggies (23-13).

Michigan, meanwhile, emerges as the hot team that nobody should be happy to have to play right now.

INDIANAPOLIS - Mangok Mathiang scored 18 points and Deng Adel added 16 Friday to help second-seeded Louisville pull away from Jacksonville State 78-63 in the first round of the Midwest Regional. The Cardinals have won all three meetings in the series, including the 2013 national championship game. Louisville was making its first postseason appearance since 2015 after sitting out last year because of a one-year, school-imposed postseason ban for alleged recruiting violations.

Kansas is led by senior guard Frank Mason III, who paced the Jayhawks with 22 points and eight assists in their first-round win.

The win ensures top seeds will remain flawless since the tournament expanded, with the schools now 132-0 against No. 16 seeds.

SC won the program's first NCAA tournament game since 1973 on Friday.

Live streaming for North Carolina vs. Texas Southern is available via March Madness Live or Watch TNT. Kamari Murphy leads in rebounds with 7.5 while Newton leads in assists with 3.4 per game. But he had 19 points by halftime in this one. Oklahoma State guard Jawun Evans hit a deep three-pointer at the buzzer, but at that point, his team was trailing by four points. Oklahoma in better shape than it was a year ago. KU's Archie Marshall hit a game-tying bucket with 9 seconds left that forced overtime. USC advances to play Baylor in the second round of the East region on Sunday. To this point, Oklahoma State had controlled the entire point of the game.

Lament the lack of first-round upsets if you must, but chalk reigning supreme on Friday means we have some excellent second-round matchups on Sunday.

Despite all of the efforts in the end by Evans, Michigan flexed their muscles as one of the best free throw shotoing teams in the nation by nailing down the final six attempts to ice the game.

The difference: Poise and emotion, the same components that helped MI (25-11) overcome last week's harrowing plane mishap to sweep four games in four days at the Big Ten Tournament.

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