13 seed UC Irvine upends 4 seed K-State

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) UC Irvine got back-to-back 3-pointers from Evan Leonard to spark the deciding run in a 70-64 upset over Kansas State that marked the Anteaters' first NCAA Tournament victory in school history.

The Friday victory was the 17th consecutive for UC Irvine, which lost 57-55 to Louisville in 2015 in their only NCAA appearance.

Leonard and Max Hazzard each scored 19 points to send UC Irvine (31-5) into the second round of the South Region for a matchup against either Wisconsin or Oregon.

Virginia surges ahead of Gardner-Webb

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Iowa surges past Cincy; Big Ten now 6-0

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Iowa kept up the Big Ten's blitz through its first six games in the NCAA Tournament.

Luka Garza scored 20 points, Jordan Bohannon made a three-point play during the Hawkeyes' closing surge, and the No. 10 seed in the South Region kept its league unblemished by rallying for a 79-72 victory over No. 7 seed Cincinnati on Friday. (MORE)

Oklahoma rolls past Ole Miss 95-72

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Nine days off, a few good practices and shootarounds, and suddenly Oklahoma looks like a new team.

The ninth-seeded Sooners used a balanced attack, with four players scoring at least 18 points, to beat Mississippi 95-72 on Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. (MORE)

Culver, Texas Tech pull away from NKU

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Jarrett Culver had 29 points, eight rebounds and seven assists to help No. 3 seed Texas Tech shake off a slow start and beat No. 14 seed Northern Kentucky 72-57 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday.

Tariq Owens scored 12 points and Davide Moretti had 10 for Texas Tech (27-6), which had won nine straight games to share the Big 12 regular-season title before losing to lowly West Virginia in the Big 12 Tournament quarterfinals. That left them with an eight-day layoff. (MORE)

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