The first weekend of the 2023 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament finishes today with eight more teams looking to stamp their ticket to the Sweet 16.
Kicking things off, 11-seed Pittsburgh is currently going up against 3-seed Xavier. Following that, John Calipari’s Kentucky team takes on Kansas State at 2:40 p.m. ET, while Michigan State will battle Marquette at 2:15 p.m. ET.
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Later on, Adama Sanogo leads the 4-seed UConn Huskies against 5-seed Saint Mary’s, while Ryan Kalkbrenner and the Creighton Bluejays follow that with a matchup against Scott Drew’s Baylor Bears.
In the nightcap, 16-seed Fairleigh Dickinson looks to continue its Cinderella run against Florida Atlantic, Miami goes up against Trayce Jackson-Davis and the Indiana Hoosiers, and Drew Timme leads the No. 3 seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs against Mike Miles Jr. and the TCU Horned Frogs.
Follow along with the most up-to-date bracket here.
Here are the highlights!
No. 11 Pittsburgh vs. No. 3 Xavier (12:10 p.m. ET, CBS)
Throw it down!
Xavier got off to a hot start, but Pittsburgh freshman Guillermo Diaz Graham threw down a one-handed alley-oop slam.
Xavier guard Colby Jones got in on the action with a big-time 3 that helped the Musketeers extend their lead early.
Just like that, Xavier had built its lead out to 10 points, 28-18, midway though the first half.
Making a statement
It was more of the same as the first half wound down. Xavier took a 48-34 lead into halftime.
Stay tuned for updates!
No. 6 Kentucky vs. No. 3 Kansas State (2:40 p.m. ET, CBS)
No. 7 Michigan State vs. No. 2 Marquette (5:15 p.m. ET, CBS)
No. 5 Saint Mary’s vs. No. 4 Connecticut (6:10 p.m. ET, TNT)
No. 6 Creighton vs. No. 3 Baylor (7:10 p.m. ET, TBS)
No. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson vs. No. 9 Florida Atlantic (7:45 p.m. ET, TruTV)
No. 5 Miami (Fla.) vs. No. 4 Indiana (8:40 p.m. ET, TNT)
No. 6 TCU vs. No. 3 Gonzaga (9:40 p.m. ET, TBS)
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