Men's NCAA Tournament: Sunday's second-round games

Monday, March 20, 2006

Washington Regional

George Mason 65, N. Carolina 60

Forwards Will Thomas and Jai Lewis dominated up front, and the 11th-seeded George Mason dug out of an early 16-2 hole to upset the Tar Heels, 65-60 on Sunday.

George Mason (25-7) became the first Colonial Athletic Association team to reach the round of 16 since 1988, when Richmond went. The Patriots will play Wichita State on Friday in the Washington Regional semifinals.

Tyler Hansbrough, who set a Carolina freshman record with 14 20-point games this season, was only 4-of-11 from the field when he went to the bench with his third foul and 13:08 remaining He finished with 10 points on 5-of-13 shooting. David Noel, the Tar Heels' top returner, had a team-high 22.

Connecticut 87, Kentucky 83

Connecticut took control early, then survived a strong comeback bid by the Wildcats in a victory that put the No. 1 seeded Huskies into the next round of the NCAA tournament.

Marcus Williams scored 20 points, including four clutch free throws in the final 30 seconds, and Rudy Gay had 19 for Connecticut (29-3), which next faces the University of Washington.

Patrick Sparks scored a career-high tying 28 points on 10-for-16 shooting for No. 8 seed Kentucky (22-13).

Oakland Regional

Bradley 72, Pittsburgh 66

Bradley is in the third round of the NCAA tournament for the first time in 51 years. Patrick O'Bryant had 28 points and seven rebounds to lead 13th-seeded Bradley. Marcellus Sommerville added 18 points and six rebounds for the Braves (22-10), which will play Memphis on Thursday.

Memphis 72, Bucknell 56

The top-seeded Tigers took full advantage of the absence of Charles Lee due to foul problems, outscoring the Bison 15-2 for a cushion they rode to victory.

Antonio Anderson scored 13 points and Joey Dorsey added 12, helping Memphis (32-3) win for the 21st time in 22 games.Chris McNaughton led Bucknell (27-5) with 15 points.

Atlanta Regional

W. Virginia 67, Northwestern St. 54

Kevin Pittsnogle scored 14 points to lead the sixth-seeded Mountaineers. The Mountaineers (22-10) led by as many as 25 in the second half, but had to hold off a late rally. They next play Texas on Thursday.

Texas 75, N.C. State 54

Freshman guard A.J. Abrams scored 16 points after the starting backcourt of Daniel Gibson and Kenton Paulino got the Longhorns off to a fast start.

Texas (29-6) advanced to the NCAA round of 16 for the fourth time in five seasons, after their first-round exit a year ago.

Minneapolis Regional

Georgetown 70, Ohio St. 52

Roy Hibbert scored 20 points, Jeff Green 19, Ashanti Cook 17 and Darrel Owens 14 to beat second-seeded Ohio State. Hibbert also had 14 rebounds and three blocked shots Georgetown (23-9) advances to meet Florida on Friday. T

Villanova 82, Arizona 78

Allan Ray scored 25 points, Randy Foye had 24 and top-seeded Villanova withstood a late run to hold off eighth-seeded Arizona. The Wildcats (27-4) advanced to play fourth-seeded Boston College.

-- From wire reports

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