NCAA tournament scores, results: NC State, Duke deliver first Sweet 16 stunners

By | March 30, 2024

The Sweet 16 started Thursday and the first day did not disappoint as top-seeded North Carolina and No. 2 Arizona both fell. There was also no lack of action on the second day.

No. No. 3 Oregon State and No. 3 NC State provided the upsets on the women’s side, while No. 11 NC State kept its magical run going with a dominance of No. 2 Marquette on the men’s side. The Wolfpack will meet fellow ACC conference rival Duke after the Blue Devils knocked off top-seeded Houston on Friday night.

Here are the full results after another wild day of college basketball action:

Sweet 16 Friday results:

No. 3 Oregon State 70, No. 2 Notre Dame 65

No. 1 South Carolina 79, No. 4 Indiana 75

No. 3 NC State 77, No. 2 Stanford 67

No. 1 Texas 69, No. 4 Gonzaga 47

Men’s games:

No. 11 NC State 67, No. 2 Marquette 58

No. 1 Purdue 80, No. 5 Gonzaga 68

No. 4 Duke 54, No. 1 Houston 51

No. 2 Tennessee 85, No. 3 Creighton 72

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  • The Elite Eight field:

    • UConn (1) vs. Illinois (3)

    • Alabama (4) vs. Clemson (6)

    • Duke (4) vs. NC State (11)

    • Purdue (1) vs. Tennessee (2)

  • Final: Tennessee 82, Creighton 75

    The Volunteers took a huge lead to open the second half and then held on just enough to reach their first Elite Eight since 2010 and first under Rick Barnes. Dalton Knecht had 26 points. They will face Purdue for a shot at their first Final Four berth in program history.

  • Jamal Shead did not play in the second half after spraining his right ankle in the first half. Kyle Filipowski led all scorers with 16. Houston’s LJ Cryer had 15 and Duke’s Jeremy Roach had 14.

    After losing in the second round a season ago, Duke is in the Elite Eight for the fourth time in the past seven seasons.

  • Emanuel Sharp’s three-pointer hits the front of the rim. Duke beats Houston 54-51.

    Duke is headed to the Elite Eight and will meet ACC foe and rival NC State on Sunday.

  • Tobe Awaka with a clutch and-1 to put Tennessee up 71-64. Desperation time for Creighton.

  • Tennessee just committed its third turnover of the entire game. Still 68-64 with 2:45 left.

  • Houston went for the quick 2, but LJ Cryer’s layup missed. The ball appears to have gone off a Duke player with 8.9 seconds left.

  • Final: Texas 69, Gonzaga 47

    The No. 1 Longhorns were in control from start to finish against the No. 4 seed Zags. Texas advances to the Elite Eight, where it will play NC State on Sunday.

  • Houston has a chance to tie the game with 15.9 seconds left.

    Kyle Filipowski’s jumper bounced off the rim with less than 30 seconds left and the Cougars got the rebound. Duke leads 54-51. Will Houston go for a three-pointer or a quick two and a foul?

  • A pair of baskets from Steven Ashworth and Creighton cut the lead to 68-64. The officials just missed Dalton Knecht when he touched a ball that went out of bounds on a breakaway, so it will be a Tennesssee ball after the under-4 timeout.

  • Jeremy Roach’s drive and shot just inside the free throw line gave Duke a 54-48 lead with 1:14 to go.

    Houston has had opportunities but has either missed shots at the rim or squandered its most recent possession.

  • It’s 52-48 Duke with 2:56 to go. The Blue Devils took their four-point lead on a Tyrese Proctor bucket and he immediately stole the ball from LJ Cryer on the other end. But a Mark Mitchell trip negated a dunk that would have given Duke a six-point lead after Proctor’s steal.

  • Creighton isn’t giving in. Blue Jays cut the lead to seven with a Baylor Scheierman and -1 to get within 62-55.

  • Duke calls a timeout with a 48-46 lead. There’s still 5:30 to go.

    Houston’s J’Wan Roberts has been phenomenal in recent minutes, but he is just 3 of 8 from the free throw line.

    Duke’s Kyle Filipowski leads all scorers with 14 points.

  • Madison Booker isn’t having a great game and that doesn’t matter with this Texas defense. She has more turnovers (5) than points (4) with five rebounds, two assists and three fouls.

    Gonzaga is just 3 of 15 from 3-point range, where the Zags do most of their damage. There are still about eight minutes to go, but if the margin holds, this will be the largest of the day on the women’s side. Oregon State won by five, South Carolina by four and NC State by ten.

  • Duke leads Houston 45-42 with 7:29 remaining. The Cougars continue to persevere without Jamal Shead. It seems very unlikely that he will return to this game.

  • The Vols have taken over. An 18-0 run has given Tennessee a 55-39 lead, and it may be over. Creighton’s missed six straight shots and turned the ball over twice in the run. Tennessee has a long distance connection on the other side.

  • Tennessee’s vaunted defense is leaving its mark. Dalton Knecht takes an errant Ryan Kalkbrenner pass to set up a Jahmai Mashack layup. 8-0 Tennessee runs give the Vols a 45-39 lead.

    That’s two Creighton turnovers early in the first half, after the Bluejays committed none in the final 15:05 of the first half.

  • It’s been a great second half so far in Dallas. Duke leads Houston 39-37 with 10:53 remaining.

    LJ Cryer has 13 points and has taken on primary ballhandling duties with Jamal Shead out. Duke has four players with at least seven points.

  • Creighton-Tennessee remains tight early in the second half. The match was tied at 39-39 after two minutes.

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