On Monday, it was all chalk, except for Hawkeyes, Jayhawks…

On a day when almost all the favored teams took care of business to punch their tickets to the Sweet 16, in the game that started the day, and the one that finished it, the lower seeds scored convincing wins. In the opener, 7-seed Oregon topped second-seeded Iowa and in the nightcap, 3-seed Kansas suffered the worst NCAA Tournament loss in the program’s long, storied history as USC did everything right in dismantling the Jayhawks.


The Brothers Mobley combined for 27 points and 21 rebounds to lead USC wire-to-wire over Kansas, 85-51.


In a thriller featuring back-and-forth runs, top-seed Michigan outlasted upset-minded LSU, 86-78. Chaundree Brown and Eli Brooks each scored 21 points, while combining to hit 8-of-15 shots from behind the ar.


Despite a game-high 36 points from Luka Garza, 2-seed Iowa couldn’t get much going in the second half, while red hot Oregon never let off of the gas pedal on their way to a 95-80 victory. Four Ducks starters scored in high double figures–led by Chris Duarte’s 23 points and a combined 8-of-13 perimeter shooting from LJ Figueroa and Will Richardson.


Alabama shot a lights-out 16-of-33 from beyond the arc, while five players scored in double figures. Jaden Shackleford’s 21 and John Petty’s 20 points led the way for the Crimson Tide, who rolled past Maryland 96-77 and into the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2004.


All five Bluejay starters scored in double-figures, led by Marcus Zegarowki’s 20 points, as Creighton defeated Ohio, 72-58.


Drew Timme had 30 points and 13 rebounds, while Corey Kispert and Jalen Suggs each chipped 16 points of their own, as top-seed Gonzaga overcame a hot start from Oklahoma to pull away 87-71.


For the third straight time, Leondard Hamilton is taking his Seminoles to the Sweet Sixteen. Anthony Polite finished with 22 points, as Florida State handed the Pac-12 its first loss of the 2021 NCAA Tournament, defeating Colorado 71-53.


Johnny Juzang scored 17 points, and Cody Riley added a double-double for the Bruins, as UCLA defeated Abilene Christian 67-47.

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