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2nd Round of College Basketball Tournament Gets Under Way


The second round of the U.S. college basketball championship tournament wraps up Sunday with eight games that will reduce the original 65 teams down to the so-called "Sweet 16."

Three of Sunday's games are being played in the East Region, as North Carolina State challenges Connecticut, Southern Illinois plays Georgia and Maryland takes on Wisconsin.

In the West, a shocking upset occurred in Sunday's first game, as top-seeded Cincinnati fell to number-eight UCLA, 105-101 in double-overtime. Also in the West, Oklahoma is taking on Xavier. In the South, California is facing Pittsburgh, while Texas is playing Mississippi State and Creighton is challenging Illinois in the Midwest region.

Upsets marked Saturday's first day of second-round games, as the Missouri Tigers defeated Ohio State, 83-67 win. Later, Kent State surprised heavily-favored Alabama, 71-58.

Defending champion Duke rallied from a seven point deficit with six minutes left in the game to hold off Notre Dame, 84-77.

In other games Saturday, it was:

Kansas 86, Stanford 63
Indiana 76, North Carolina-Wilmington 67
Oregon 92, Wake Forest 87
Kentucky 87, Tulsa 82
Arizona 68, Wyoming 60

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