Day 3: NCAA March Madness Scores and Results; Syracuse stunned

Kendall Pollard #22 of the Dayton Flyers in action. PHOTO via ESPN

NEW YORK (Sporting Alert) — Results and scores from the NCAA March Madness men’s college basketball national tournament games that took place on Saturday, March 22.

Leading the back on Saturday and marching into the round of last 16 were the No. 1 overall seed Florida Gator (34-2), which secured a 61-45 win over the ninth-seeded Pittsburgh (26-10) at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.

Scottie Wilbekin paced Florida with 21 points on the day, while Michael Frazier II was the only other Gators player in double figures with 10 points.

“We just wanted to come out and not let them play harder than us or not play as hard as we can,” Wilbekin said after the win.

“I think we did a good job of having our energy up at the start of the game, and we played together on offense and played together on defense.”

In another result, defending champions and No. 4-seeded Louisville (31-5) stifled the attack of the fifth-seeded Saint Louis (27-7) on their way to a 66-51 victory.

The day though, belong to 11th-seeded Dayton (25-10), which stunned No. 3-seeded Syracuse (28-6) 55-53 and advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1984.

South Region:
(1) Florida 61 (34-2), (9) Pittsburgh 45 (26-10)
(11) Dayton 55 (25-10), (3) Syracuse 53 (28-6)

East Region:  
(7) Connecticut 77 (28-8), (2) Villanova 65 (29-5)
(4) Michigan State 80 (28-8), (12) Harvard 73 (27-5)

Midwest Region:  
(2) Michigan 79 (27-8), (7) Texas 65 (24-11)
(4) Louisville 66 (31-5), (5) Saint Louis 51 (27-7)

West Region:  
(2) Wisconsin 85 (28-7), (7) Oregon 77 (24-10)
(4) San Diego State 63 (31-4), (12) North Dakota State 44 (26-7)

Milton Blake, College Sports Writer

Milton Blake has been with SportingAlert since first launch. The former college basketball player enjoys covering college sports, with NCAA basketball mainly on his list.

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