If you had somewhere else to be Sunday night, couldn’t watch the NCAA tournament games because of a family dinner or ill-timed dance recital — you missed absolutely nothing in the evening games.
While Sunday afternoon provided upsets and heart palpitations, none of the day’s final five games provided a game closer than 17 points.
First, there was Tennessee swatting away Mercer’s hopes for a Cinderella Sweet 16 story by 20 points. Then UCLA dashed Stephen F. Austin’s dreams of advancing with a 17-point win that was never in doubt. Baylor brutalized Creighton by 30, then No. 1 seeds Arizona and Virginia cruised by building early double-digit leads and never looking back.
All told, the round of 32 provided four games decided by five points or fewer, and eight won by 15 or more. The round saw five upsets in 16 games, and left one No. 3 seed, two No. 2 seeds, and three No. 1 seeds in the field.
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