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March Madness highlights No. 1 seeds Alabama, Houston fall; Creighton ousts Princeton

Updated March 25, 2023 at 12:38 a.m. EDT|Published March 24, 2023 at 1:30 p.m. EDT
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After an epic set of games Thursday night, March Madness continued Friday with Sweet 16 matchups in both the men’s and women’s NCAA basketball tournaments. In the men’s bracket, we saw history: San Diego State stunned Alabama and Miami ousted Houston, leaving the Elite Eight without any No. 1 seeds for the first time. On the women’s side, LSU held off Utah and Caitlin Clark led Iowa to a win over Colorado. Continue reading for highlights from all the games.

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In the women’s games, Miami ousted Villanova, 70-65, Angel Reese’s LSU topped Utah, 66-63, Clark’s Iowa eliminated Colorado, 87-77, and Louisville defeated Mississippi, 72-62.
On the men’s side, it was a pair of No. 5 seeds that did the damage to the top seeds: San Diego State defeated Alabama, 71-64, while Miami cruised to a 89-75 win over Houston. Later, No. 15 seed Princeton’s Cinderella run ended with an 86-75 loss to Creighton and Texas upended Xavier, 83-71.
The full women’s bracket can be found here, and the men’s bracket is here. All of The Washington Post’s latest NCAA tournament coverage is here.


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