The fields for six early-season college basketball tournaments were announced Thursday. Here's your handy guide to each ESPN-aired event.
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North Texas assistant basketball coach Nelson Haggerty, 47, died in a single-car crash early Friday morning, the school announced.
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— Jeremiah Robinson-Earl scored 18 points, Jermaine Samuels Jr. had 15 and Villanova knocked down 15 3-pointers, emphatically ending 13th-seeded North Texas' bid for a second NCAA Tournament upset with a 84-61 victory Sunday night.
What started as a field of 68 is down to 32. Here's how we rank the teams that remain heading into Sunday's action.
There were 14.7 million brackets entered in ESPN's Tournament Challenge prior to the start of the NCAA tournament. After just 16 games, only 108 remain unblemished.
Consider the madness back. The first upset-filled, drama-packed, bracket-busting, 12-hours-on-the-couch opening day of the tournament in two years is here.
North Texas, making its first NCAA men's tournament appearance since 2010, upset Purdue 78-69 in overtime on Friday to earn the first tourney win in school history.
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— Javion Hamlet scored six of his 20 points after regulation, including the go-ahead basket with 13.9 seconds left, and North Texas beat Western Kentucky 61-57 in overtime on...
— Javion Hamlet had 18 points and six rebounds as North Texas defeated Louisiana Tech 54-48 in the semifinals of the Conference USA Conference Tourney on Friday.
— Javion Hamlet had 15 points, nine rebounds and seven assists as North Texas beat Old Dominion 61-55 in the quarterfinals of the Conference USA Tournament on Thursday night.
— Javion Hamlet had 21 points and 11 assists as West Division No. 3 seed North Texas routed the East Division's sixth-seeded Middle Tennessee 76-56 on Wednesday night in the Conference USA tournament second round.
— Michael Ertel registered 16 points as UAB edged past North Texas 65-61 on Saturday.
— Michael Ertel tied his season high with 21 points as UAB topped North Texas 65-51 on Friday night.
— Andrew Taylor matched his season high with 20 points and Marshall was able to hold off the North Texas for a 73-72 win on Saturday.
— James Reese matched his career high with 21 points as North Texas got past Marshall 77-65 on Friday night.
— Javion Hamlet scored 21 points on 7 of 10 shooting and North Texas beat Southern Miss 68-56 on Saturday.
— Javion Hamlet posted 16 points as North Texas topped Southern Miss 65-49 on Friday night.
— James Reese scored 12 points, grabbed five rebounds and had a pair of steals as North Texas held off Louisiana Tech 57-55 on Saturday.
— Isaiah Crawford had a career-high 27 points as Louisiana Tech edged past North Texas 68-63 on Friday night.
— Zachary Simmons had 14 points and 10 rebounds to lead North Texas to a 79-53 win over Rice on Sunday.
— Javion Hamlet had a career-high 30 points as North Texas narrowly defeated Rice 79-74 on Friday.
— Zachary Simmons and Javion Hamlet scored 13 points apiece as North Texas topped UTEP 74-65 on Saturday.
— North Texas held UTEP to 33 points on 21.2% shooting en route to a 63-33 win on Friday night. Both marks represented season bests for the Mean Green.
— Aher Uguak had a career-high 26 points as Loyola of Chicago beat North Texas 57-49 on Saturday night.