The NCAA Tournament kicked off with some exciting finishes yeterday, but not much in the way of upsets — just two lower-seeded teams won. Friday's games have already begun to buck the trend.
Two of the top offenses in the nation kick off Friday's March Madness games, and as expected, Michigan and Oklahoma State came down to the wire. The Wolverines took an eight-point lead late in the second half off of hot shooting, but the Cowboys snuck back in and forced Michigan to make free throws down the stretch to win it. The final? A scorching hot 92-91, Wolverines.
There are plenty of other games going on right now, so we'll have live updates and highlights from all the games below. Follow along:
NCAA Tournament scores
(14) New Mexico St. vs. (3) Baylor
Upset alert? New Mexico State drills a three to take the lead over Baylor, 40-38, at the half.
Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. with the massive block.
(9) Seton Hall vs. (8) Arkansas
Check out this nice assist from Seton Hall in the first half.
(14) Iona vs. (3) Oregon
The first game on Friday was a battle between two of the best offenses in the country and it didn't disappoint. There were a bevy of 3-pointers, and Michigan took a lead it didn't relinquish thanks to some hot shooting in the second half. The Wolverines beat Oklahoma State, 92-91, to kick off Friday's madness.
(10) Oklahoma State vs. (7) Michigan
Duncan on Evans is not ideal. pic.twitter.com/oxt8QB9Yko— Big Ten Geek (@bigtengeek) March 17, 2017
The Cowboys are 8-for-9 from the field to start the half.
Michigan retakes the lead on this block and four-point play sequence.
What a beauty early in the first half from Oklahoma State.