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Tournament Summary – Sunday, March 17, 2002

by Dan Hauptman

News and Notes
Happy St. Patrick’s Day. We’re not about to change the color of the site to green.

On Saturday, about 125 NAACP protesters marched to the steps of the Bi-Lo Center in Greenville, S.C. The protest at the NCAA Tournament site was part of a continuing fight to remove the Confederate flag that sits atop the South Carolina Statehouse.

Wake Forest lost to Oregon, due in part to the shoulder injury sustained by Craig Dawson. The senior guard hurt his left shoulder in the second half and returned to the bench late in the game with his arm in a sling. Dawson injured the same shoulder a year ago and missed the NCAA Tournament and was forced to have surgery in the offseason.

Two double-digit seeds have advanced to the Sweet 16 (#12 Missouri, #10 Kent State). Last year, three double-digit seeds advanced to the 3rd round. The record is five double-digit seeds in 1999.

Conference Breakdown
Pac-10 (7-2): 2nd round Win – Oregon, Arizona. 2nd round Loss – Stanford.
Big 12 (6-2): 2nd round Win – Missouri, Kansas.
ACC (5-1): 2nd round Win – Duke. 2nd round Loss – Wake Forest.
Big Ten (5-2): 2nd round Win – Indiana. 2nd round Loss – Ohio State.
SEC (5-3): 2nd round Win – Kentucky. 2nd round Loss – Alabama.
Big East (3-4): 2nd round Loss – Notre Dame
MVC (2-0): No games on Saturday
MAC (2-0): 2nd round Win – Kent State.
CUSA (1-2): No games on Saturday
WAC (1-2): 2nd round Loss – Tulsa. DONE after 2nd round
MWC (1-3): 2nd round Loss – Wyoming. DONE after 2nd round

Seeds Breakdown
1 (6-0): 2nd round Win – Duke, Kansas.
2 (5-1): 2nd round Win – Oregon. 2nd round Loss – Alabama.
3 (5-0): 2nd round Win – Arizona.
4 (4-2): 2nd round Win – Kentucky. 2nd round Loss – Ohio State.
5 (2-3): 2nd round Win – Indiana.
6 (2-2): No games on Saturday.
7 (3-2): 2nd round Loss – Wake Forest.
8 (4-2): 2nd round Loss – Notre Dame, Stanford.
9 (0-4): Done after 1st round
10 (2-3) 2nd round Win – Kent State.
11 (2-3): 2nd round Loss – Wyoming.
12 (4-2): 2nd round Win – Missouri. 2nd round Loss – Tulsa.
13 (1-4): 2nd round Loss – UNC-Wilmington. DONE after 2nd round
14 (0-4): Done after 1st round
15 (0-4): Done after 1st round
16 (0-4): Done after 1st round

Arizona: Fifth Sweet 16 in last seven years.

Duke: Fifth straight Sweet 16. 13th in last 17 years. Coach K improves to 14-0 vs. former assistants.

Indiana: First Sweet 16 since 1994.

Kansas: Second straight Sweet 16.

Kent State: First ever Sweet 16.

Kentucky: Seventh Sweet 16 in last eight years.

Missouri: First Sweet 16 since 1994. The Tigers have trailed for only 45 seconds in the two wins.

Oregon: First time the Ducks won two games in the same NCAA Tournament since 1960.

Saturday’s Heroes
Tayshaun Prince, Kentucky: 41 points (career-high), 9 rebounds and 4 assists in win vs. Tulsa. Most points in a NCAA Tournament game since Wally Szczerbiak scored 43 for Miami (Ohio) in a 59-58 OT win vs. Washington on March 12, 1999.

Daniel Ewing, Duke: 18 points (career-high) and 6 rebounds in win vs. Notre Dame

Rickey Paulding, Missouri: 20 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists in win vs. Ohio State

Luke Jackson/Luke Ridnour/Freddie Jones, Oregon: Combined for 81 points (26/49 FGs), 18 rebounds and 12 assists in win vs. Wake Forest. The rest of the team combined for 11 points.

Channing Frye, Arizona: 18 points, 11 rebounds and 5 blocks in win vs. Wyoming

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