NCAA Scores 2019: Tournament Results Tracker for Friday's Sweet 16 Bracket

Paul KasabianSenior ContributorMarch 30, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 29: Aaron Henry #11 of the Michigan State Spartans shoots the ball against Emmitt Williams #24, Naz Reid #0 and Skylar Mays #4 of the LSU Tigers during the first half in the East Regional game of the 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Capital One Arena on March 29, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Michigan State earned a berth into the Elite Eight of the NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament with an 80-63 win over LSU on Friday. Auburn joined the Spartans there with an emphatic 97-80 win over UNC.

Duke's win wasn't nearly as comfortable, but the Blue Devils survived and advanced with a 75-73 victory over Virginia Tech. The same went for Kentucky, who edged Houston 62-58.

You can find scores and quick recaps of Friday's Sweet 16 games below.


Sweet 16 Results—March 29

No. 2 Michigan State 80, No. 3 LSU 63

No. 5 Auburn 97, No. 1 UNC 80

No. 1 Duke 75, No. 4 Virginia Tech 73

No. 2 Kentucky 62, No. 3 Houston 58




Friday Recaps

No. 2 Michigan State 80, No. 3 LSU 63

Aaron Henry posted 20 points, eight rebounds and six assists as No. 2 seed Michigan State defeated No. 3 LSU 80-63 at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.

Cassius Winston added 17 points, and Gabe Brown scored 15 off the bench.

Tremont Waters led the 28-7 Tigers with 23 points. Naz Reid finished with 10 points and nine rebounds.

The Spartans' ball movement was fantastic as evidenced by their 22 assists. LSU only managed eight dimes. Michigan State also made 13 three-pointers.

The Spartans jumped out to an 8-0 lead and led wire to wire. The Tigers did make the game interesting, however, when they went on a 13-0 run that spanned 3:10 of game time.

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However, MSU later went on an 11-0 run to effectively seal the game. The Spartans never led by fewer than nine in the last 15:44 of the contest.

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MSU will face No. 1 Duke in the Elite Eight on Sunday.


No. 5 Auburn 97, No. 1 North Carolina 80

No. 5 Auburn stunned No. 1 North Carolina 97-80 thanks in part to 54.5 percent shooting and 17 three-pointers at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

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The stats show that Auburn missed 20 threes, but it seemed like the Tigers hit a long-range shot every time they needed one Friday. The ball simply had a way of guiding itself into the net, like on this Anfernee McLemore bank shot:

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Chuma Okeke posted 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting and 11 rebounds and added one of the tournament's best defensive plays:

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Auburn put forth an impressive defensive effort, especially given the game's breakneck pace. UNC made just 25 percent of its three-pointers, and the Tigers also blocked six shots led by Horace Spencer's three off the bench:

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Jared Harper contributed nine points and 11 assists. Danjel Purifoy added 14 points (4-of-6 from three-point range) off the bench.

A frightening moment occurred in the second half when Okeke's left leg buckled as he drove into the lane for a layup. The sophomore stayed on the ground in pain for a few minutes as medical personnel attended to his injury.

Thankfully, Okeke was able to walk into the locker room with assistance. He did not return.

Coby White and Cameron Johnson led the 29-7 Tar Heels with 15 points apiece. Luke Maye posted 13 points and seven rebounds.

Auburn will face No. 2 Kentucky in the Elite Eight on Sunday.


No. 1 Duke 75, No. 4 Virginia Tech 73

Zion Williamson scored 23 points and RJ Barrett added 18 points and 11 assists as No. 1 overall seed Duke hung on for a 75-73 win over No. 4 Virginia Tech at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.

Tyus Jones scored 22 for the Blue Devils, who were without Cam Reddish due to a left knee injury, per Jay Williams of ESPN.

Virginia Tech forward Kerry Blackshear Jr. dominated with 18 points, 16 rebounds and five assists. Ahmed Hill added 15 points for the Hokies, who finished their season with a 26-9 mark.

The Hokies had a couple of chances to win or tie the game at the end of regulation.

With 29 seconds left and Duke up 75-73, Jones missed the front end of a one-and-one.

The Hokies grabbed the rebound and charged up the floor. Hill was off on a three-pointer with six seconds left, but Blackshear grabbed the offensive board.

After a timeout, Ty Outlaw took a game-winning three-point attempt, but that shot missed. However, the ball went out of bounds off Duke.

Virginia Tech then inbounded the ball underneath its basket with 1.1 seconds remaining. After a lob pass, Hill had a good look at the bucket, but the ball slid off the side of the rim:

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Duke will face Michigan State in the Elite Eight on Sunday.


No. 2 Kentucky 62, No. 3 Houston 58

Tyler Herro nailed the game-winning three-pointer with 25 seconds remaining as No. 2 seed Kentucky held off No. 3 Houston 62-58 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri:

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Herro led the team with 19 points on 7-of-13 shooting, and PJ Washington added 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting off the bench. Reid Travis grabbed 11 of UK's 36 boards, which outpaced Houston's mark on the glass by 13.

Armoni Brooks led the 33-4 Cougars with 20 points, including six three-pointers. His final one gave Houston a late 54-51 lead:

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Corey Davis Jr. added 14 points.

The Wildcats led 39-26 early in the second half after a Herro jumper, but the Cougars chipped away at the deficit for the majority of the second half. A Davis two-pointer with 3:38 remaining gave the Cougars a 51-49 lead, which was their first edge since a 10-8 advantage just 6:27 into the game.

The two teams traded points down the stretch, but UK emerged victorious thanks to some clutch plays.

Down 58-55, Washington made a jumper to cut the deficit to 58-57.

He then emerged on the other end with a clutch block on a Davis shot. Herro grabbed the rebound and hit the three 11 seconds later.

Houston came up empty on the other end, and UK closed out the game with some free throws.

The performance was remarkable considering the sophomore sat out the first two games with a sprained foot and didn't attend shootaround on Friday. Head coach John Calipari and Washington spoke more about the injury in the TBS postgame interview with Jamie Erdahl:

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The Wildcats will play No. 5 Auburn in the Elite Eight on Sunday.