Stats & Info: South Dakota State Jackrabbits

(8) Iowa State 77, (9) Connecticut 64
UConn becomes the first defending champ to lose its first Men’s Basketball Championship since UCLA in 1996, and just the fourth since seeding began in 1979. Connecticut suffers its fourth-worst NCAA Tournament loss under Jim Calhoun and loses for just the second time in the Round of 64.

Iowa State advances to the Round of 32 for the 1st time since 2005.

(1) Kentucky 81, (16) Western Kentucky 66
The Cyclones will meet top overall seed Kentucky, which advances to the Round of 32 for the third straight season with a 15-point win over Western Kentucky. Kentucky has won 20 of its past 21 games in the Round of 64.

VCU (12) 62, Wichita State (5) 59
Last year’s Cinderealla, VCU, wins its sixth Men's Basketball Championship game over the past two years -- all as an 11-seed or lower. VCU now has seven wins as an 11-seed or worse since the field expanded to 64 teams in 1985.

That’s the most such wins of any team in that span, one more than Richmond.

(7) Gonzaga 77, (10) West Virginia 54
The Bulldogs hand Bob Huggins his second-worst defeat as a head coach in a Men's Basketball Championship game. Gonzaga has won at least one NCAA Tournament game in four straight years. The 23-point win is the third-largest in a 7-vs-10 game since 1985 and the largest since Tulsa beat UNLV by 27 in 2000.

(3) Baylor 68, (14) South Dakota State 60
Baylor gets its fourth win in the Men's Basketball Championship since 2010; the Bears had just three wins in the Tournament from 1939-2009. Baylor advances to the Round of 32 for just the second time in school history (2010).

(4) Indiana 79, (13) New Mexico State 66
Indiana advances to the Round of 32 for the first time since 2007. Cody Zeller has 14 points, five rebounds and six steals, tying a school record for steals in an NCAA Tournament game. The Hoosiers shoot 59.3 percent from the floor, their best in a Men's Basketball Championship game since 2002. New Mexico State has lost five straight Men's Basketball Championship games and nine straight games against ranked teams.

(2) Ohio State 78, (15) Loyola (MD) 59
Deshaun Thomas scored a career-high 31 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Ohio State to the Round of 32 for the third straight season. Loyola (MD) falls to 0-2 all-time in the NCAA Tournament.

(11) Colorado 68, (6) UNLV 64
Colorado saw its 20-point lead trimmed to two points in the second half, but was able to hold on for its first Men's Basketball Championship win since 1997. Colorado got 36 points from its bench and is 12-3 when one of its reserves scores at least 10 points this season. UNLV was held to its second-lowest field-goal percentage of the season (32.4) and falls to 13-6 in its first game of the Men’s Basketball Championship.

Thursday recap: Bader stars off bench

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Player of the Night - Travis Bader
It was supposed to be a battle between Reggie Hamilton and Nate Wolters. But Bader stole the show in Oakland's 92-87 win over South Dakota State. He came off the bench to hit a school-record 10 three-pointers to finish with a career-high 37 points. He's the third Division I player with 10 threes in a game this season, and second to do it coming off the bench, joining Iona's Sean Armand. Bader's 37 points are the most off the bench since Lamar's Mike James went off for 52 last season.

Stepping Up - Tyler Zeller
Zeller went for 21 points and 17 rebounds as North Carolina topped NC State, 74-55. He's the first Tar Heel with a 21-17 game since Tyler Hansbrough in 2008. Zeller is now averaging 17.0 PPG and 12.0 RPG in conference play. The win gave the Tar Heels 11 straight over NC State, matching their longest streak in the history of the rivalry.

Filling Up the Stat Sheet – Nate Wolters
South Dakota State came up short, but Wolters again put up some eye-popping numbers. He had 21 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds. Wolters is now averaging 21.0 PPG, 6.2 APG and 5.0 RPG. Going back to 2000, only four players have maintained a 20-5-5 average over a full season: Norris Cole, Evan Turner, Ricky Minard and Speedy Claxton.

Breakout Game - Tevin Svihovec and Emmanuael Addo
Northern Colorado lost in double overtime to Idaho State, 99-94, but just getting that far was something of an accomplishment. The Bears top two scorers combined for six points. That meant others picked up the load. Svihovec (30) and Addo (28) combined for 58 points even though they were averaging just 16.4 PPG coming into this one.

Ugly Stat Line of the Night - Butler Bulldogs
Apart from last year's National Championship Game, Butler had its worst offensive showing of the past 15 years. The Bulldogs shot just 28.1 percent in a 53-42 loss to UW-Milwaukee. Butler missed its first 12 three-pointers, and finished 1-16 from three-point range. Its starting lineup finished 0-12 from long range.

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