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March 2022

THE TASTE OF SWEETNESS

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With defending national champion & regional top seed Baylor along with Texas & TCU ousted in second round, Houston & Texas Tech advance to Sweet 16 in NCAA Men’s Tournament

Delivering thrills, chills and some stunning upsets, March Madness lived up to its nickname as the 2022 NCAA Men’s National Championship Tournament produced historic upsets and dramatic finishes in the struggled to reach this week’s elusive Sweet 16.

As the only regional No. 1 seed to be eliminated during the first week of competition, the defending champion Baylor Bears suffered a shocking 93-86 loss to eighth seed North Carolina, while Arizona posted a thrilling 85-80 overtime victory over the Texas Christian Horned Frogs.

With Sweet 16 matchups beginning Thursday, the Houston Cougars and Texas Tech Red Raiders will be representing the Lone Star State in the show.

No. 5 HOUSTON COUGARS 68, No. 4 ILLINOIS FIGHTING ILLINI 53

Advancing into the Sweet 16 for a third consecutive season under legendary coach Kelvin Sampson, the Houston Cougars pulled away late to defeat Illinois, 68-53, in the second round of the 2022 NCAA tournament. The Cougars have won 11 of their last 12 games headed to the Sweet 16 with back-to-back dominant wins over UAB and Illinois in the Big Dance. Watch the March Madness extended highlights:

No. 8 NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS 93, No. 1 BAYLOR BEARS 86

Despite blowing a 25-point second half lead, the 8th seed North Carolina Tar Heels still managed to knock off the defending national champion and top-seeded Baylor Bears, 93-86, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Saturday. Baylor (27-7) lost in the second round for the second time in the last three NCAA tourneys. The Bears, who fell to top-seeded Gonzaga in the round of 32 three years ago, were trying to match the biggest comeback ever in an NCAA tournament game. Watch the extended highlights:

No. 3 TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS 59, No. 11 NOTRE DAME 53

Texas Tech put together a late run in the second half to take down Notre Dame, 59-53, in the second round of the NCAA tournament. The Red Raiders were led by Kevin Obanor’s 15 points and 15 rebounds. Texas Tech never missed a beat amid the coaching transition from Chris Beard to Mark Adams. The Red Raiders nagged Big 12 opponents with their tenacious defense all season and did the same thing to Notre Dame. Watch the March Madness extended highlights:

No. 3 PURDUE BOILERMAKERS 81, No. 6 TEXAS LONGHORNS 71

Purdue chugs along to the sweet 16 after taking down Texas 81-71 in the second round of the NCAA tournament. The Boilermakers notch four player in double-figures, led by Trevion Williams with 22 points and 7 boards. Under the direction of 17th-year coach Matt Painter, Purdue will be seeking its first Final Four since 1980 after rising to No. 1 in the AP Top 25 for the first time in program history earlier this season. Watch the March Madness extended highlights:

No. 1 ARIZONA WILDCATS 85, No. 9 TCU HORNED FROGS 80

Arizona took down TCU in a thrilling matchup ending in overtime. The Wildcats took the second round win 85-80, behind a combined 58 points from Christian Koloko and Bennedict Mathurin. Arizona enjoyed a solid run during Sean Miller’s 12 seasons, but the Wildcats haven’t made a Final Four since 2001. First-year coach Tommy Lloyd has the program primed to change that. Watch the March Madness extended highlights:

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MARCH MADNESS IN TEXAS

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Led by the defending national champion and No. 1 seed Baylor Bears, five of six Texas schools advance into the second round of the NCAA Tournament

After two Texas colleges reached the Final Four in the 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship Tournament, the Lone Star State schools enjoyed success in the first round of the 2022 March Madness event as five of six teams advanced into the second round.

With that success in mind, it’s hard to imagine that Texas failed to send a representative to college basketball’s signature event not long ago as no teams were selected for the 2013 tournament.

Check out the March Madness first round highlights below:

No. 1 BAYLOR 85, No. 16 NORFOLK STATE 49 – The defending champions Baylor dominated Norfolk State in the first round of the 2022 NCAA tournament, winning 85-49. Watch the March Madness extended highlights from Baylor’s victory here:

No. 9 TEXAS CHRISTIAN 69, No. 8 SETON HALL 42 – TCU starts out hot in the 2022 NCAA tournament after defeating Seton Hall in the first round. The Horned Frogs outscore the Pirates by 18 in the second half to secure a trip to the round of 32. TCU was led by Mike Miles with 21 points. Watch the March Madness extended highlights here:

No. 6 TEXAS 81, No. 11 VIRGINIA TECH 73 – Posting their first NCAA tournament win since 2014, the No. 6 seed Texas Longhorns outlasted No. 11 seed Virginia Tech in the first round of the 2022 NCAA tournament Friday. Andrew Jones finished with 21 points for the Longhorns (22-11), who had five players score in double figures. Watch the March Madness extended highlights here:

No. 5 HOUSTON 82, No. 12 UAB 68 – Houston cruised past UAB in the first round of the 2022 NCAA tournament, 82-68, behind 25 points from Kyler Edwards. Watch the March Madness extended highlights here:

No. 3 TEXAS TECH 97, No. 14 MONTANA STATE 62 – Texas Tech erupted for 97 points in a victory over Montana State in the first round of the 2022 men’s NCAA tournament, the largest margin of victory in a tournament game in program history for the Red Raiders. Watch the March Madness extended highlights here:

No. 1 KANSAS 83, No. 16 TEXAS SOUTHERN 56 – Kansas jumped out to a 47-19 halftime lead and never looked back, rolling past Texas Southern and into the second round of the 2022 NCAA tournament, 83-56. Watch the March Madness extended highlights here:

FIRST FOUR ROUND

TEXAS SOUTHERN 76, TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI 67 – In the opening First Four matchup of the 2022 NCAA men’s basketball tournament, Texas Southern bested Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 76-67, to set up a date with No. 1 seed Kansas in the first round. Watch the March Madness extended highlights here:

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