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Get used to seeing Luke Kennard’s stunned face after Duke’s latest loss

With 1:38 remaining in Duke’s 88-81 loss to South Carolina, Blue Devils sophomore guard Luke Kennard was called for his fifth foul. He couldn’t believe it. The Gamecocks led by nine at that point, their first trip to the Sweet 16 in school history all but assured. The image of Kennard protesting the call would become fodder for those who find great schadenfreude in Duke losing in the NCAA tournament. (Note: There are a lot of those people on Twitter.com!)

The saving grace for Duke and Kennard is that life goes on and the next round of the tournament will provide additional source material for new memes. Get used to seeing this face for a while, though.

Lonzo Ball and UCLA knock off Cincinnati to claim final spot in Sweet 16
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UCLA struggled to score in the first half of its South Region second-round game against No. 6 seed Cincinnati on Sunday, but the third-seeded Bruins found their stroke after the break and clinched a spot in the Sweet 16 with a 79-67 win.

Lonzo Ball led five Bruins players in double-figures with 18 points on 7-for-10 shooting. He also dished out nine assists against only one turnover. Jarron Cumberland had 15 points for the Bearcats off the bench.

UCLA, which trailed 33-30 at halftime, advances to play No. 2 seed Kentucky on Friday in Memphis.

Down goes Duke: South Carolina stuns the Blue Devils
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Playing in their home state, seventh-seeded South Carolina pulled off a stunner Sunday, defeating Grayson Allen and No. 2 seed Duke, 88-81, to advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time in school history.

Sindarius Thornwell had 24 points, six rebounds and five assists for the Gamecocks, who made sure their first NCAA tournament appearance since 2004 was a memorable one. Chris Silva added 17 points and 10 rebounds for South Carolina, which advances to play No. 3 seed Baylor on Friday at Madison Square Garden.

“Us seniors call this the Farewell Tour and we don’t want the tour to end,” Thornwell told CBS’s Lewis Johnson after the win.

The Gamecocks shot 21 percent in the first half, but erased a seven-point halftime deficit by shooting better than 70 percent in the second half. They had the crowd behind them. After watching North Carolina hold off Arkansas in the first game of the night at Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Tar Heels fans joined South Carolina fans in a favorite pastime: rooting against Duke.

The Blue Devils cut the Gamecocks’ lead to five in the final minute, South Carolina iced the game at the free throw line. Allen led Duke with 20 points, while Amile Jefferson had 14 points, 15 rebounds and six blocks.

Defensive-minded Cincinnati leads UCLA at the half
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A strong defensive effort helped No. 6 seed Cincinnati take a 33-30 lead into halftime of their South Region second-round game against No. 3 seed UCLA.

The Bearcats held the Bruins, who scored 97 points in their first round win over Kent State and led the nation in shooting percentage this season, to 38 percent shooting in the first half.

Bearcats senior guard Kevin Johnson leads all scorers with 11 points.

Late goaltending call helps Baylor squeak past USC
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No. 3 seed Baylor defeated 11th-seeded Southern California, 82-78, in their East Region second-round game and advanced to its  fourth Sweet 16 since 2010.

The Bears got 19 points apiece from Johnathan Motley and Terry Maston and benefited from a goaltending call with 28 seconds remaining to survive the Trojans’ upset bid. Chimezie Metu scored 28 points to lead USC.

Baylor led 76-74 when the Trojans were called for goaltending on a layup by Manu Lecomte. The Bears made their final four free throws to ice the game.

2017 March Madness live updates: Michigan stuns Louisville, Kentucky survives, and more

The frantic, frenetic first week of March Madness is upon us and at times, it can all seem a bit too mad. Oh, it’s tons of fun, but quite mad indeed. Well, fear not! We’ve got you covered.

After a largely chalk-filled first two days, eighth-seeded Wisconsin sent the first tremor through the tournament on Saturday afternoon with a 65-62 upset of defending national champion Villanova. Are more surprises in store? Keep up with all the latest news, including awesome moments, surprises and upsets, analysis and more.

We’ll be following every game and helping you do the same, as you fret over the state of your once-perfect bracket.

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