Twelve-seeds are popular upset picks, having beaten five seeds 46 times in tournament history. Mike currently resides in Haines City, Florida with his wife Jennifer and daughters Trinity and Greenly. Illinois: Will face the North Carolina State Wolfpack Tuesday in the ACC-Big 10 Challenge in Champaign, Illinois. Dwayne Bacon and Henry Ellenson each scored 10 points for the U.S. … Reggie Hearn (sprained ankle) did not play, but the Americans are hopeful he can play Monday at Panama. The game is being played at the Bradley Center, the home of Butler’s Big East rival, Marquette. When fourth-seeded Florida polished off 13th seeded East Tennessee State as dinner time on the East Coast approached, the higher-seeded teams improved to 6-0 on the opening day of the tournament.

Find a Grave, database and images ( accessed ), memorial page for Dwayne Alan Bacon (1963–1971), Find a Grave Memorial no. "We got great play from our bench. He’s sure to have his voice heard in the locker room with Minnesota trailing 37-31 at halftime. Alford played at Indiana from 1983-87 and left as the school’s all-time leading scorer, steals and 3-point shooting. Broncos Section. Villanova has looked shaky in the opening minutes of its opener. 11 seed Xavier upset sixth-seeded Maryland 76-65 during the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday night. "We try to be consistent. Spurrier grew up in Johnson City, Tennessee, home to East Tennessee State. “We’re excited about being in this tournament and seeing what we can do in this tournament.”. Retired football coach Steve Spurrier made the trip to Orlando to cheer on his alma mater. Bacon opened the week with a 20-point, 6-rebound effort in Wednesday’s 90-66 win over Mississippi State. The Republican has been friends with Notre Dame coach Mike Brey since he worked at the University of Delaware. Woodson scored 17 in a 68-65 win over the Golden Eagles the last time that Butler visited Milwaukee on Feb. 7.

After a brief stint in the NBA, he went into coaching, making stops at Southwest Missouri State, Iowa and New Mexico before becoming UCLA’s coach in 2013.

Pfleuger is averaging 4.8 points and 2.8 rebounds per game for the Irish. Spurrier called ETSU coach Steve Forbes to congratulate him on making the NCAA Tournament. Pfleuger returned to the bench after getting the stitches and having a concussion ruled out. Jordan Mathews scored 16 points to help Gonzaga pull away. Other results from Thursday’s first-round games: Fifth-seeded Virginia rallied from 15 points down to beat 13th-seeded UNC Wilmington 76-71. Jonathan Isaac had 15 points and seven rebounds. Since the NCAA introduced seeding in 1985, no top seed has ever lost to a No. Leron Black chipped in with 15 points, and Te'Jon Lucas had 10. For more AP college basketball coverage: and It's somewhat challenging this time of year for us (with) five new players (we're) trying to rotate (into the lineup). Springs sported a pink tie and had a black walking boot over his right foot. Please let us know if you're having issues with commenting. New Jersey Gov. Slasher Dwayne Bacon is the Florida State Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 14-20 after averaging 21.5 points, 4 rebounds and a pair of steals in two games this past week. Mike has worked as a sports reporter in both print and online. 11 seed Xavier, no stranger to pulling off upsets in the NCAA Tournament, leads sixth-seeded Maryland 65-58 with less than 4 minutes to play in Orlando, Florida.

The Mountaineers jumped to a 10-2 lead and are going to sneaker to sneaker with the defending NCAA champions, who are attempting to be the first school to win consecutive titles since Florida in 2007. "Against a team of that quality in this type of environment if you don't get stops but two out of 13 times during that stretch when it went from 44-44 to when they got the lead, it's tough to win," Groce said. This site is for informational and entertainment purposes only. Dwayne Bacon scored 17 points to lead Florida State. The Wildcats are up by 13 points with 9 minutes left in the game. The senior guard is 5 of 7 from behind the arc for a team-high 15 points to lead the Bulldogs to a 41-27 lead at halftime. 25 Florida State's 72-61 win over Illinois in the consolation game of the NIT Season Tip-Off on Friday. The upset by No. is not an official web site for the Florida State Seminoles. The Latest on the NCAA Tournament (all times EDT): Dwayne Bacon might be saving Florida State’s, well, bacon. The Cavs can thank Perrantes and Shayok for making it happen. And they avoided the first 1 vs. 16 upset in the history of the NCAA Tournament. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. They're getting a lot of minutes," -- Hamilton on the benefit of having a deep roster once conference play begins.

UCLA enters the NCAA Tournament 29-4 and expected to make a deep run into March. “I love UCLA. Actor Bill Murray made the trip to Orlando to support Xavier and his son, Luke, who is an assistant for the team. You’re talking about arguably the greatest ‘brand’ anywhere on the planet, and we got things going at a very high level now and we’re very excited about it,” Alford said before the Bruins’ NCAA Tournament game against Kent State. Not long after the visit, Wright and the Wildcats began defense of their NCAA title with a matchup against No. Luke Murray is in his second season on Chris Mack’s staff at Xavier. NEW YORK -- Leonard Hamilton has a problem. Dwayne Bacon scored 17 points to lead Florida State. Coach Richard Pitino also shot Lynch a look of disbelief and a few choice words when Lynch picked up his third foul. The Blue Raiders found more room to maneuver in the lane in the second half again when Lynch went to the bench, building a 14-point lead with 15:31 to go. But he played just 9 minutes in the first half because of foul trouble. Alford was thought to be on the hot seat heading into this season after the Bruins failed to make the NCAA Tournament a year ago, but has turned the program around with a strong recruiting class headed by point guard Lonzo Ball. ... Broncos Section. The top-seeded Wildcats, attempting to become the first team to win consecutive titles since 2007, have missed their first eight shots, committed two turnovers and had three shots blocked by Mount St. Mary’s in the opening five minutes. For the season, Bacon averages nearly 17 points and five rebounds.