Zegarowski, Creighton beat Ohio 72-58 to reach NCAA Sweet 16
(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)INDIANAPOLIS – Marcus Zegarowski and his Creighton teammates battled through a close call — along with a few jitters — to open the NCAA Tournament. Zegarowski scored 20 points to help Creighton beat Ohio 72-58 on Monday, securing the program's first trip to the round of 16 in 47 years. It hurts right now, but it’s going to be a great memory someday.”BIG PICTUREOhio: This was the Bobcats' first NCAA Tournament trip since 2012's surprise run to the Sweet 16. Creighton: The Bluejays had never won back-to-back games in the same NCAA Tournament. He also came up with some key late plays to keep Creighton in control after Ohio clawed back within 65-56.
Virginia loses 62-58 to Preston, Ohio, ending title defense
Coming out of quarantine after a positive COVID-19 test, Virginia’s unusual title defense was stopped by another upset loss in the NCAA Tournament, falling 62-58 to Jason Preston and Ohio on Saturday. Preston and Ben Vander Plas, the two stars of Ohio's surprising Mid-American Conference Tournament run, were back at it. When it was over, Vander Plas raced over to give Bennett a hug. Ad“Obviously, it’s a huge win, being the 13 seed coming out and getting a win in the NCAA Tournament is big." Vander Plas said.
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13 seed Ohio Bobcats1st round matchup- 4 seed Virginia“The Ohio-Virginia matchup is very intriguing. A great matchup by the committee with a great star and great team. 10-seed VCU1st round matchup- 7-seed Oregon“Oregon plays great, a model of consistency in that league (Pac-12). Bonus: 11-seed Michigan State or UCLA1st round matchup- 6-seed BYU“Whoever wins the Michigan State-UCLA game. Whoever wins that game and plays BYU, I think they’re going to win that game,” said Walker.detroit.cbslocal.com