Published: Mon, March 19, 2018
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NCAA Tournament: The Best Games to Watch Thursday

NCAA Tournament: The Best Games to Watch Thursday

Even better are the rare occasions when a team that has a major upset in the first round has continued success, and upsets more teams, making their way to the Sweet Sixteen, Elite Eight, and even the Final Four.

Gray's game-winning basket came after San Diego State's Devin Watson had nailed his second consecutive, game-tying three-pointer with 36 seconds remaining.

The NCAA tournament has a lot of moving parts to it with phrases thrown around such as the "the big dance" and 'bracketology.' The brackets are another science for another day, but if you want to at least keep up with the basics, here are a few things to know. 1. Jones, a freshman who drained a 3-pointer at the buzzer in the Big South Tournament final to send the Highlanders to the NCAA Tournament for the third time, averages 11.8 points (13.5 in the last four) and 3.1 assists. The 14th-seeded Raiders, who won the Horizon League Tournament to earn an automatic bid, finished the season at 25-10.

NASCAR Monster Energy Series, Auto Club 400 qualifying, FS1, 6 p.m.

No. 14 Stephen F. Austin vs. Sophomore guard Kevon Harris had 12 points and junior forward TJ Holyfield added 10.


No. 11 St. Bonaventure/UCLA vs. No. 1 Villanova, 6:50 p.m.

NCAA Tournament: Virginia vs. Maryland-Baltimore County, TNT, 8:15 p.m.

Lingering over Xavier is a pair of defeats to Villanova and an early exit in the Big East tournament to Providence.

Jay Wright's team is favored to make another deep run into the NCAA tournament because of its tremendous backcourt play, led by Jalen Brunson and Mikal Bridges.

The Musketeers could have the toughest round-of-32 matchup of any No. 1 seed if Michael Porter Jr. leads No. 8 Missouri to a first-round victory over No. 9 Florida State. No. 8 Seton Hall, 4:30 p.m.

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