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Princeton pulled off its second major upset of the tournament with Saturday's win over Missouri. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

March Madness highlights Arkansas upsets No. 1 Kansas; No. 15 Princeton into Sweet 16

Updated March 19, 2023 at 1:20 a.m. EDT|Published March 18, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. EDT
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March Madness continued Saturday, with the first day of the men’s round of 32 and the second day of the women’s round of 64. The eighth-seeded Arkansas men knocked out defending champion Kansas, leaving Houston and Alabama as the only No. 1 seeds left in the field. No. 15 seed Princeton’s storybook run through the tournament continued with a win over Missouri to secure the Tigers’ spot in the Sweet 16. On the women’s side, Connecticut and Indiana both rolled their way to big wins, while two No. 5 seeds fell. Continue reading for highlights from all the games.


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The biggest result on the men’s side came early Saturday evening, when No. 8 Arkansas knocked off defending champion and No. 1 seed Kansas. No. 15 Princeton’s run continued, as the Tigers dominated their matchup with No. 7 Missouri and secured a trip to the Sweet 16. Tennessee and San Diego State advanced earlier in the day, while Houston and Texas both held off challenges later.
Eleven-time women’s champion Connecticut opened its tournament with a dominant 43-point win over Vermont. Among the top players to watch, injured Indiana star Mackenzie Holmes didn’t play in the Hoosiers’ win over Tennessee Tech, while Tennessee’s Rickea Jackson helped the Volunteers beat Saint Louis. Villanova’s Maddy Siegrist led the Wildcats past Cleveland State — and became a 1,000-point scorer in the process.
The full men’s bracket can be found here. The women’s bracket is here. All of The Washington Post’s latest NCAA tournament coverage is here.


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