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Upset Trend Continues in US Men's College Basketball Tournament


The upset trend that started in the U.S. men's college basketball tournament Thursday has continued with two higher seeded teams, Iowa and Arkansas, knocked out of the event.

At Michigan's Palace of Auburn Hills, the University of Iowa, lost to Northwestern State of Louisiana, 64-63. Jermaine Wallace of Northwestern State hit a three-point basket in the final second of the game for the win. Northwestern State next takes on West Virginia, which defeated Southern Illinois, 64-46.

Meanwhile, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, the Bucknell Bison made a season-high 11 three-point shots and beat eighth-seeded Arkansas, 59-55. Bucknell takes on Memphis, which scored a 94-78 win over Oral Roberts.

At the University of Dayton Arena, second-seeded Ohio State scored a 70-62 win over Davidson of North Carolina. Ohio State's Ron Lewis came off the bench to score 16 of his 19 points in the second half. Ohio State takes on Georgetown, which scored a 54-49 win over Northern Iowa.

Also Friday, top-seeded Villanova scored a 58-45 win over Monmouth of New Jersey. Villanova next takes on eighth-seeded Arizona, a 94-75 winner over Wisconsin.

Action continues through Sunday, when only 16 teams will be left in the tournament. The semifinals - the so-called "Final Four" - are scheduled for Indianapolis, Indiana beginning April 1. The national champion will be crowned April 3 at the RCA Dome.

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