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Rick Barnes
Player of the day

Backup point guard Joe Mazzulla, a West Virginia sophmore, was two assists shy of what would've been just the 10th triple-double in NCAA Tournament history — 13 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists — in the Mountaineers' win over Duke.

The moment

Brook Lopez made a baseline leaner with 1.3 seconds left in overtime to give Stanford a dramatic 82-81 victory over Marquette. bfird win it for the third-seeded Cardinal (28-7). Lopez, one of Stanford's twin 7-footers, finished with 30 points, one shy of a career high, including 11 points in OT for the third-seeded Cardinal (28-7)

No home cookin'

Since winning its last national title in 2001, Duke is just 5-7 in NCAA Tournament games played outside the state of North Carolina, where the Blue Devils call home.

Upset of the day

West Virginia, an unheralded blue-collar team out of the Big East, beat perennial NCAA powerhouse Duke, a blue-blood program boasting eight McDonald's high school All-Americans on its roster, 73-67. Since winning the national title in 2001, Duke is just 5-7 in NCAA games played outside of North Carolina.


"A.J. (Abrams) was the easiest player ever recruited. When you're a combination momma's/daddy's boy and you live seven miles from campus and weigh 135 pounds. ... What we really hope to see A.J. develop before he's done at Texas is some form of a butt." — Texas coach Rick Barnes

If you watch one game today ...

Make it Tennessee vs. Butler, 12:30 p.m., CBS. This marks the first time in NCAA history that two 30-win teams have tangled in the tournament's second round. "I think we both did everything we possibly could to put ourselves in better positions than to see another 30-win team in the second round," colorful Volunteers coach Bruce Pearl said.

Player of the day

Stanford's Jayne Appel scored 29 of her career-high 33 points in the first half, hitting 14-of-19 shots on the day, and grabbed 12 rebounds as the Cardinal crushed Cleveland State 85-47.

The moment

West Virginia's Chakhia Cole hit the the game-winning jumper with 17.5 seconds left as the No. 5 seeded Mountaineers edged Mountain West Conference tournament champion New Mexico 61-60 in Saturday's NCAA Tournament opener at Albuquerque. Cole dribbled for the key, spun away from a defender and almost lost the ball, then drilled the game-winner from 10 feet. She finished with 22 points.

Long wait is over

The California Golden Bears, taking advantage of the opportunity to play close to home on nearby Stanford University's campus, won their first NCAA Tournament game in 15 years.