Middle Tennessee St upsets No. 2 seed Michigan State, 90-81

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Reality hit Middle Tennessee State guard Jaqawn Raymond as he walked triumphantly off the floor. Giddy Potts thought it might come later, once he returned to the team hotel and flipped on the TV.

  • Written by DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer

Xavier pulls away from Weber State late for 71-53 win

ST. LOUIS (AP) — James Farr and Jalen Reynolds stood out immediately when Weber State coach Ricky Rahe began to watch video of Xavier in preparation for their first-round matchup in the NCAA Tournament.

  • Written by DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer

Syracuse routs Dayton in return to NCAA Tournament

ST. LOUIS (AP) — After routing Dayton in their NCAA Tournament opener, Syracuse guards Mike Gbinije and Trevor Cooney were asked whether they had heard all the naysayers who claimed they didn't belong.

  • Written by DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer