Saturday, March 20, 2004

NCAA Tournament at a glance



OPENING ROUND

At UD Arena

Dayton, Ohio

Tuesday, March 16

Florida A&M 72, Lehigh 57

EAST RUTHERFORD

REGIONAL

First Round

Thursday, March 18

At HSBC Arena

Buffalo, N.Y.

Texas Tech 76, Charlotte 73

Saint Joseph's 82, Liberty 63

At RBC Center

Raleigh, N.C.

Manhattan 75, Florida 60

Wake Forest 79, Virginia Commonwealth 78

Friday, March 19

At Kemper Arena

Kansas City, Mo.

Memphis 59, South Carolina 43

Oklahoma State 75, Eastern Washington 56

At The Bradley Center

Milwaukee

Wisconsin 76, Richmond 64

Pittsburgh (29-4) vs. Central Florida (25-5), n

Second Round

Today

At HSBC Arena

Buffalo, N.Y.

Saint Joseph's (28-1) vs. Texas Tech (23-10), 5:30 p.m.

At RBC Center

Raleigh, N.C.

Manhattan (25-5) vs. Wake Forest (20-9), 3:30 p.m.

Sunday

At Kemper Arena

Kansas City, Mo.

Memphis (22-7) vs. Oklahoma State (28-3), 2:20 p.m.

At The Bradley Center

Milwaukee

Wisconsin (25-6) vs. Pittsburgh-Central Florida winner, 2:15 or 4:45 p.m.

Semifinals

Thursday, March 25

At Continental Airlines Arena

East Rutherford, N.J.

Saint Joseph's-Texas Tech winner vs. Manhattan-Wake Forest winner, TBA

Memphis-Oklahoma State winner vs. Wisconsin-Pittsburgh-Central Florida winner, TBA

Championship

Saturday, March 27

At Continental Airlines Arena

East Rutherford, N.J.

Semifinal winners

ATLANTA REGIONAL

First Round

Thursday, March 18

At The Pepsi Center

Denver

Texas 66, Princeton 49

North Carolina 63, Air Force 52

At RBC Center

Raleigh, N.C.

Duke 96, Alabama State 61

Seton Hall 80, Arizona 76

Friday, March 19

At Nationwide Arena

Columbus, Ohio

Illinois 72, Murray State 53

Cincinnati 80, East Tennessee State 77

At TD Waterhouse Centre

Orlando, Fla.

Mississippi State 85, Monmouth, N.J. 52

Xavier (23-10) vs. Louisville (20-9), n

Second Round

Today

At The Pepsi Center

Denver

North Carolina (19-10) vs. Texas (24-7), 8 p.m.

At RBC Center

Raleigh, N.C.

Duke (28-5) vs. Seton Hall (21-9), 1:10 p.m.

Sunday

At Nationwide Arena

Columbus, Ohio

Illinois (25-6) vs. Cincinnati (25-6), 2:30 p.m.

At TD Waterhouse Centre

Orlando, Fla.

Xavier-Louisville winner vs. Mississippi State (26-3), 12:10 or 2:40 p.m.

Semifinals

Friday, March 26

At The Georgia Dome

Atlanta

Duke-Seton Hall winner vs. Illinois-Cincinnati winner, TBA

North Carolina-Texas winner vs. Xavier-Louisville-Mississippi State winner, TBA

Championship

Sunday, March 28

At The Georgia Dome

Atlanta

Semifinal winners

ST. LOUIS REGIONAL

First Round

Thursday, March 18

At Key Arena

Seattle

Nevada 72, Michigan State 66

Gonzaga 76, Valparaiso 49

Friday, March 19

At Nationwide Arena

Columbus, Ohio

Kentucky 96, Florida A&M 76

Washington (19-11) vs. Alabama-Birmingham (20-9), n

At Kemper Arena

Kansas City, Mo.

Pacific 66, Providence 58

Kansas (21-8) vs. Illinois-Chicago (24-7), 30 minutes after first game

At The Bradley Center

Milwaukee

Boston College 58, Utah 51

Georgia Tech 65, Northern Iowa 60

Second Round

Today

At Key Arena

Seattle

Nevada (24-8) vs. Gonzaga (28-2), 3:20 p.m.

Sunday

At Nationwide Arena

Columbus, Ohio

Kentucky (27-4) vs. Washington-Alabama-Birmingham winner, 5 p.m.

At Kemper Arena

Kansas City, Mo.

Pacific (25-7) vs. Kansas-Illinois-Chicago winner, 4:50 p.m.

At The Bradley Center

Milwaukee

Boston College (24-9) vs. Georgia Tech (24-9), 2:15 or 4:45 p.m.

Semifinals

Friday, March 26

At Edward Jones Dome

St. Louis

Kentucky-Washington-Alabama-Birmingham winner vs. Pacific-Kansas-Illinois-Chicago winner, TBA

Boston College-Georgia Tech vs. Nevada-Gonzaga winner, TBA

Championship

Sunday, March 28

At Edward Jones Dome

St. Louis

Semifinal winners

PHOENIX REGIONAL

First Round

Thursday, March 18

At HSBC Arena

Buffalo, N.Y.

Connecticut 70, Vermont 53

DePaul 76, Dayton 69, 2OT

At The Pepsi Center

Denver

Maryland 86, Texas-El Paso 83

Syracuse 80, Brigham Young 75

At Key Arena

Seattle

Alabama 65, Southern Illinois 64

Stanford 71, Texas-San Antonio 45

Friday, March 19

At TD Waterhouse Centre

Orlando, Fla.

North Carolina State 61, Louisiana-Lafayette 52

Vanderbilt 71, Western Michigan 58

Second Round

Today

At HSBC Arena

Buffalo, N.Y.

DePaul (22-9) vs. Connecticut (28-6), 7:50 p.m.

At The Pepsi Center

Denver

Maryland (20-11) vs. Syracuse (22-7), 5:40 p.m.

At Key Arena

Seattle

Stanford (30-1) vs. Alabama (18-12), 5:40 p.m.

Sunday

At TD Waterhouse Center

Orlando, Fla.

Vanderbilt (22-9) vs. North Carolina State (21-9), 12:10 or 2:40 p.m.

Semifinals

Thursday, March 25

At America West Arena

Phoenix

Stanford-Alabama winner vs. Maryland-Syracuse winner, TBA

Vanderbilt-North Carolina State winner vs. DePaul-Connecticut winner, TBA

Championship

Saturday, March 27

At America West Arena

Phoenix

Semifinal winners

FINAL FOUR

At The Alamodome

San Antonio

Semifinals

Saturday, April 3

East Rutherford champion vs. St. Louis champion, TBA

Atlanta champion vs. Phoenix champion, TBA Championship

Monday, April 5

Semifinal winners




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