NCAA Scores 2019: Tournament Results Tracker for Saturday's 2nd-Round Bracket

Paul KasabianSenior ContributorMarch 23, 2019

LSU's Tremont Waters, left, goes to the basket past Maryland's Darryl Morsell (11) during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament in Jacksonville, Fla., Saturday, March 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
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The second round of the NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament tipped off with a classic Saturday as No. 3 LSU beat No. 6 Maryland on a game-winning layup from Tigers guard Tremont Waters with 1.6 seconds remaining.

You can find a recap of that game and the seven other contests on the Saturday slate below as they finish. The latest NCAA bracket and scores are available as well.


Matchups and Results

No. 3 LSU 69, No. 6 Maryland 67

No. 2 Kentucky 62, No. 7 Wofford 56

No. 2 Michigan 64, No. 10 Florida 49

No. 4 Florida State 90, No. 12 Murray State 62

No. 1 Gonzaga 83, No. 9 Baylor 71

No. 2 Michigan State 70, No. 10 Minnesota 50

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No. 3 Purdue 87, Villanova 61

No. 5 Auburn def. No. 4 Kansas: 89-75





No. 3 LSU 69, No. 6 Maryland 67

LSU guard Skylar Mays led all scorers with 16 points as the Tigers defeated the Terrapins 69-67 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida.

The final eight minutes leading to Waters' game-winning layup were intense.

Maryland forward Jalen Smith, who was 0-of-4 from beyond the arc until the final minute, knocked down a corner three to tie the game at 67 before LSU's final possession.

Smith answered a Mays three-pointer that had given the Tigers a 67-64 lead.

The sequence of events seemed improbable earlier in the second half. LSU led a cold-shooting Terps team 46-31 with 16 minutes remaining, but Maryland fought back and took a 57-55 lead after two Smith free throws.

The two teams went back and forth, leading to a 64-all tie with 1:13 left after two Mays free throws. No team led by more than three points in the final eight minutes.

Smith led the 23-11 Terrapins with 15 points, and Bruno Fernando posted 10 points and 15 boards. Waters scored 12 for LSU, and Naz Reid added 13.

The 28-6 Tigers will now face No. 2 Michigan State in the Sweet 16 on Friday.


No. 2 Kentucky 62, No. 7 Wofford 56

Reid Travis contributed 14 points and 11 rebounds as No. 2 Kentucky held off No. 7 Wofford 62-56 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville.

The Wildcats were without leading scorer and rebounder PJ Washington, who has missed his team's two NCAA tournament games with a sprained left foot.

Kentucky never trailed after the under-16 timeout in the second half, but the Terriers hung around and cut the Wildcat lead to 58-56 with 40 seconds left off a Keve Aluma tip-in. However, Travis knocked down two clutch free throws on his team's next possession to create a four-point advantage. Wofford could not cut into the deficit any further.

Nathan Hoover led the 30-5 Terriers with 19 points. Fletcher Magee, who leads the team in scoring and hit seven three-pointers versus Seton Hall on Thursday, scored eight points but missed all 12 of his shots from beyond the arc.

The 29-6 Wildcats will face the winner of No. 3 Houston and No. 11 Ohio State in the Sweet 16.


No. 2 Michigan 64, No. 10 Florida 49

Jordan Poole led the No. 2 Michigan Wolverines with 19 points, helping last year's runners-up to a 64-49 win over No. 10 Florida at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa.

Zavier Simpson posted a near triple-double with nine points, nine assists and nine rebounds.

The Wolverines dominated the boards, pulling down 42 versus the Gators' 29. They also allowed just two Gator free throws.

Jalen Hudson scored 11 points for Florida, which made 34.5 percent of its field goals.

Michigan, which led for the final 25 minutes of the game, will play either No. 3 Texas Tech or No. 6 Buffalo in the Sweet 16.


No. 4 Florida State 90, No. 12 Murray State 62

The No. 4 Florida State Seminoles cruised to a 90-62 win over the No. 12 Murray State Racers at XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut.

Mfiondu Kabengele dominated off the bench with 22 points on 10-of-12 shooting, seven rebounds and three blocks. Terance Mann added 18 points, eight rebounds and six assists.

Ja Morant led Murray State with 28 points, five rebounds and four assists.

The two teams showed stark differences on the stat sheet. FSU shot 50.7 percent from the field, and Murray State hit just 33.3 percent of its shots. FSU made 11 of 24 three-pointers and out-rebounded the Racers, 45-33. The 'Noles also dished 21 assists to Murray State's seven.

Morant scored 10 early points to help the 28-5 Racers go up 14-7 early, but FSU's size proved too much to handle on both ends, as partially evidenced by Murray State's issues on the boards. The 29-7 Seminoles ended the half on a 43-20 run and never led by fewer than 16 points in the final 20 minutes.

Florida State will play No. 1 Gonzaga in the Sweet 16.


No. 1 Gonzaga 83, No. 9 Baylor 71

Brandon Clarke scored 36 points on 15-of-18 shooting as No. 1 Gonzaga beat No. 9 Baylor 83-71 at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The 6'8" junior forward also added eight rebounds, five blocks, three assists and two steals. His 36 points stand as the single-game individual scoring high in this year's tournament.

As pointed out on the CBS broadcast, Clarke also has more blocks (107) than missed shots (105) this season.

Corey Kispert added 16 points for the 32-3 Zags, and Mark Vital and Makai Mason each scored 17 points to lead the 20-14 Bears.

Gonzaga led 39-21 late in the first half, but a 12-0 run into the second half pulled the Bears to within 39-33. A Vital and-one layup later cut the lead to 43-38.

However, Clarke responded with a personal 6-0 run to stretch the lead to double digits. Baylor was unable to decrease the deficit below eight for the remainder of the game.

The Bulldogs will play the No. 4 Seminoles in the Sweet 16.


No. 2 Michigan State 70, No. 10 Minnesota 50

No. 2 Michigan State never trailed after the first 34 seconds as the Spartans beat No. 10 Minnesota 70-50 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Xavier Tillman led the Spartans with 14 points, and Cassius Winston added 13. Four other Spartans scored nine.

Minnesota guard Amir Coffey led all scorers with 27 points. The rest of the Golden Gophers scored just 23.

The Spartans won by 20 despite committing 22 turnovers, or 16 more than Minnesota. However, the Golden Gophers made just 30.5 percent of their field goals and two of 22 three-pointers.

The Spartans answered an opening Golden Gophers bucket with an 11-0 run and never looked back.

They took a 33-14 first-half lead at one point, although Minnesota cut it to nine in the second half. However, the Spartans kept their distance en route to the win.

The 30-6 Spartans will face No. 3 LSU in the Sweet 16. The Golden Gophers finish their season with a 22-14 record.

No. 3 Purdue 87, No. 6 Villanova 61

The Purdue Boilermakers rode their red-hot shooting to an easy 87-61 win over the defending national champion Villanova Wildcats.

Carsen Edwards overwhelmed Viillanova's defense, scoring 42 points on 9-of-16 shooting from three-point range. The junior star had shot under 40 percent in each of his past four games prior to Saturday's breakout. 

Center Matt Haarms continued his excellent tournament performance. He finished with 18 points and has gone 13-of-18 from the field in wins over Old Dominion and Villanova. 

After going into halftime with a 19-point lead, the Boilermakers essentially put the game away by scoring the first 16 points of the second half. 

Villanova was always a long shot to defend its national title this year. Head coach Jay Wright lost his top four scorers from last season. The Wildcats had two rough patches during the season, but they were able to band together to win the Big East tournament for the third straight year. 

The win sends Purdue to the Sweet 16 against the winner of Sunday's showdown between Iowa and Tennessee. 


No. 5 Auburn 89, No. 4 Kansas 75

The Auburn Tigers continued their postseason hot streak with an easy 89-75 win over the Kansas Jayhawks. 

The SEC tournament champions steamrolled Kansas in the first half, going into the break with a 51-25 lead. Head coach Bruce Pearl's team took their foot off the gas pedal in the second half, but they were still in complete control. 

Four of Auburn's five starters scored double figures, led by Bryce Brown's 25 points. The senior star has been a scoring machine all season, and Saturday was an extension of that. 

There were plenty of baskets to go around for the Tigers. Jared Harper had 18 points and dished out six assists.

Head coach Bill Self's Jayhawks lost 10 games this season and five by at least 10 points. They struggled to find consistency with a young roster that wasn't helped by the season-ending hand injury to Udoka Azubuike in January and Lagerald Vick's departure from the team in February. 

Dedric Lawson closed his season on a high note with 25 points and 10 rebounds. Kansas had 16 turnovers and shot just 31.6 percent from three-point range. 

With the win, Auburn will await the winner of North Carolina-Washington in the Sweet 16. 

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