Wednesday, March 15, 2017

NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament: UC Davis, Southern Cal Advance To Round of 16

Two games were contested at the University of Dayton Arena in (where else?) Dayton, Ohio as the First Four portion of the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament came to a close.

In the opener, Chima Moneke scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as the UC Davis Aggies (23-12), in their NCAA Tourney debut, overcame 18 turnovers and overcame the North Carolina-Central Eagles (25-9) 67-63.

The Aggies, as a #16 seed, will face top-seeded Kansas in a Midwest Regional contest on Friday in Tulsa, Oklahoma

In the nightcap, Bennie Boatwright scored a career-high 24 points as the Southern California Trojans (25-9) overcame a 17-point second-half deficit to knock off the Providence Friars (20-13) 75-71 as the Trojans avenged their defeat in last year's opening round to the Big East Conference school.

Southern Cal, as a #11 seed,  will take on sixth-seeded Southern Methodist in a East Regional match on Friday in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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