Thursday's highs and lows

Friday, March 15, 2002

STARSn Mo Williams, Alabama, scored a career-high 33 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and had six assists to lead Alabama to an 86-78 victory over Florida Atlantic in the South Regional.

  • Brian Brown, Ohio State, scored a career-high 33 points and the Buckeyes held off Davidson 69-64 in the West Regional.

    UPSETS OF THE DAYFourth-seeded Southern California rallied from a 19-point deficit to force overtime, but 13th-seeded North Carolina Wilmington came up with a stunning 93-89 victory in the South Regional. ... Gonzaga, a team that has made deep runs into the tournament with low seedings a habit in recent years, was on the other end of an upset -- a 73-66 loss to 11th-seeded Wyoming in the West Regional.

    SHOT OF THE DAYGreg Harrington made a runner in the lane with 14.6 seconds left to lift 12th-seeded Tulsa past No. 5 Marquette 71-69 in the East Regional.

    CLOSE CALLS

  • Kansas barely avoided becoming the first top seed to make a first-round exit, holding off 16th-seeded Holy Cross 70-59 in the Midwest .

  • Florida Atlantic, trying to become just the fifth 15th-seeded team to knock off a No. 2, matched heavily favored Alabama for nearly 33 minutes before the Crimson Tide pulled away for an 86-78 victory in the South .

  • Davidson, seeded 13th and going for its first NCAA win since Lefty Driesell was its coach in 1969, led Ohio State 59-58 with 4 1/2 minutes left before losing 69-64 in the West .STREAKS

  • Kent State, seeded No. 10, won its 19th straight game by surprising No. 7 Oklahoma State 69-61 in the South Regional.

  • Kansas beat Holy Cross 70-59 in the Midwest Regional for its 19th straight first-round NCAA tournament victory.

    -- AssociatedPress

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