Thrill of major upsets subdued by “no-contest” on Saturday

Thrill of major upsets subdued by "no-contest" on Saturday

14-seed Abilene Christian, 13-seed Ohio, and 11-seed UCLA all scored upset victories on Saturday to conclude play in the Round of 64. But earlier in the night, the NCAA announced that the scheduled game between Oregon and VCU would be declared a โ€œno-contestโ€ due to multiple positive tests for COVID-19 within the Rams program, thus giving Oregon an automatic bye into the Round of 32.

At Lucas Oil Stadium, a 59% free throw shooter stepped to the line with his team trailing by one with just 1.2 seconds remaining in regulationโ€ฆ

Earlier in the night, the Ohio Bobcats knocked out defending champion Virginia, whose two-year reign (technically) came to a stunning endโ€ฆ

Meanwhile, though itโ€™s hard to look at a UCLA victory as an โ€œupsetโ€ in almost any context, the 11th-seeded Bruins continued their surprising run from the First Four to a double-digit win over 6th-seeded BYUโ€ฆ

Elsewhere on Saturdayโ€ฆ

(2) Alabama 68, (15) Iona 55

(2) Iowa 86, (15) Grand Canyon 74

(3) Kansas 93, (14) Eastern Washington 84

(4) Florida State 64, (13) UNC Greensboro 54

(5) Creighton 63, (12) UC Santa Barbara 62

(5) Colorado 96, (12) Georgetown 73

(8) LSU 76, (9) St. Bonaventure 61

(1) Michigan 82, (16) Texas Southern 66

(10) Maryland 63, (7) UConn 54

(8) Oklahoma 72, (9) Missouri 68

(1) Gonzaga 98, (16) Norfolk State 55

Source: Westwood One Sports

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