With 20 offensive rebounds, No. 2 seed Cincinnati made it tough for the Panthers to ever get the ball. And when they did, there was always tight, physical pressure on the ball. There will be questions about whether the Bearcats can score enough, but they are a difficult matchup for a lot of teams.
Marshall Stuns No. 4 Wichita State
We have our second No. 13 seed into the second round!
Following the incredible performance of Buffalo last night, Marshall has stunned the No. 4 seed Wichita State in San Diego, 81-75, in the Thundering Herd’s first N.C.A.A. tournament appearance in 31 years.
It was the Jon Elmore show on Friday. Not afraid to pull up from anywhere — at times, it looked like he might shoot from the scorer’s table — the junior guard scored 27 points with four rebounds and four assists to pull off an upset against a team that knows a thing or two about surprising March runs.
The final 35 seconds took about 10 minutes to finish, due to multiple lengthy referee reviews on balls knocked out…