Kansas and Duke out of the Tournament in the 2nd round!

Kansas and Duke out of the Tournament in the 2nd round!

The results of the 2nd round of the NCAA Tournament

Arkansas (8) – Kansas (1) : 72-71

The 2nd round of the NCAA Tournament began on Saturday with new surprises on the menu. Kansas, champion last year, took the door, the victim of a small robbery on the part of Arkansas, piloted masterfully by the former head coach of the Warriors and the Kings, Eric Musselman, who finished torso naked to celebrate the Razorbacks qualifying for the Sweet Sixteen.

Arkansas only led for 1 minute and 43 seconds, before folding the deal on the line thanks to Ricky Council IV. Once again, there will be no back to back in the NCAA this season. Jalen Wilson, who we told you about in the players to follow, will be able to focus on the 2023 Draft, for which he aims to be a lottery pick.

In the next round, the Razorbacks will face the winner of the game between UConn and St Mary’s.

Duke (5) – Tennessee (4) : 52-65

Seeing Duke fall before the Sweet Sixteen is always a bit of a surprise. For Jon Scheyer’s first season as head coach after the retirement of Coach K, the Blue Devils lost to Tennessee. Finland’s Olivier Nkamhoua (27 pts) hurt Duke very badly and the overall physical impact of the Volunteers made the difference.

Tennessee will be opposed in the next round to Florida Atlantic or Fairleigh Dickinson, two opponents normally within reach.

Auburn (9) – Houston (1) : 64-81
Maryland (8) – Alabama (1) : 51-73

Houston and Alabama, two #1 seeds and favorites for the title, continued their journey without much shaking. The Cougars and their Mark-Sasser backcourt (48 points between them) disposed of Auburn, while Alabama pushed Maryland out of its way. The Crimson Tide players relied on Jahvon Quinerly, author of 22 points at 9/14. Brandon Miller, who had missed his introduction, was a little more productive in this second round, if not very skilful. The one who is one of the biggest prospects in the 2023 Draft brought 19 points and 7 rebounds at 5/17.

Alabama will face San Diego State, while Houston will face the winner of the game between Miami and Indiana colleges.

Other NCAA Round 2 results

Princeton (15) – Missouri (7): 78-63
Penn State (10) – Texas (2) : 66-71
Northwestern (7) – UCLA (2) : 63-68
Furman (13) – San Diego State (5) : 52-75


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