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2019 NCAA Tournament Fortress: Gonzaga, Kentucky among eight teams to beat tickets to Sweet 16 on Saturday



The NCAA tournament field shrank from 32 to 24 on Saturday when eight teams beat their respective tickets to Sweet 16 on Saturday and eight heads in their offseasons.

What began as a promising day with close games ended with a blowout for another. Michigan. Florida State. Michigan State. Purdue. Auburn. All five cruised to easily win, leaving little or no chance for the madness in March to make things interesting late.

One of the most talented players in the field was also eliminated Saturday. Murray State Star Ja Morant, dazzled by the NCAA Tournament's first triple double since 201

2 in its first show on Thursday went down and swung in a loss of 90-62 to No. 4 Florida State.

Meanwhile, LSU, Kentucky and Gonzaga all won different variations. LSU earned a nearer-winning win in what was the best finish not only on the day, but on the tournament so far. Kentucky won a thriller, limiting to sharp Wofford to 56 points and bowing their defensive abilities. And Gonzaga won with an all-round show and scored 83 in a crossing victory.

Second Round Points

  • (3) LSU 69, (6) Maryland 67
  • (2) Kentucky 62, (7) Wofford 56
  • (2) Michigan 64, (10) Florida 49 [19659007] (4) Florida State 90, (12) Murray State 62
  • (1) Gonzaga 83, (9) Baylor 71
  • ) Michigan State 70, (10) Minnesota 50
  • (3) Purdue 87, (6) Villanova 61
  • (5) Auburn 89, (4) Kansas 75

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