Top Highlights from Day 2 of the NCAA Tournament

Maxwell OgdenCorrespondent IIIMarch 21, 2013

DAYTON, OH - MARCH 20:  Tyrone Garland #21 and Tyreek Duren #3 of the La Salle Explorers celebrate after defeating the Boise State Broncos 80 to 71 during the first round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at University of Dayton Arena on March 20, 2013 in Dayton, Ohio.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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March Madness is officially underway, as we're on day two of the NCAA tournament. After St. Mary's and North Carolina A&T advanced, we had our final two play-in games on Mar. 20.

So how did it all transpire?

James Madison and LIU Brooklyn squared off with the right to be the No. 16 seed in the East region on the line. La Salle and Boise State, meanwhile, went up against one another for the No. 13 seed in the West region.

As the history of the NCAA tournament might suggest, these games were extraordinarily competitive. One came down to the closing minutes of the game.

James Madison defeated LIU Brooklyn by a score of 68-55. La Salle defeated Boise State 80-71.

Here are the highlights you should have seen.

Ramon Galloway Goes Up

La Salle's Ramon Galloway is a 6'3" guard with a knack for scoring the basketball. Against Boise State, Galloway decided to show the world that he can get up and throw one down, as well.

With Tyrone Garland running in transition, Galloway ran the sidelines and opted to dive towards the basket. Without hesitation, Garland threw it up and Galloway soon followed.

Galloway proceeded to rise up and throw down the alley-oop.

Jamal Olasewere's Posterization

Not to be outdone by La Salle and Boise State, James Madison and LIU Brooklyn contributed a highlight-reel dunk of their own. This time around, it was Jamal Olasewere of LIU Brooklyn who offered up the throwdown.

And what a dunk it was.

After taking his man off of the dribble, Olasewere rose up with a man in his face. Going lefty, the 6'7" senior adjusted his angle and threw down a monster jam.

An excellent season ends with a phenomenal dunk for Olasewere.

Beautiful Pass, Powerful Finish

E.J. Reed shot just 3-of-10 from the floor during LIU Brooklyn's 68-55 loss to James Madison. Fortunately for the fans in attendance, two of Reed's points came off of a beautiful feed with a fantastic finish.

Jason Brickman came up with the ball, ran in transition and made a gorgeous feed to Reed. With two hands, Reed went up, avoided a closing-in defender and threw down a slam.

A highlight on a lowly evening for LIU Brooklyn.