UNDATED (AP) — A lot of NCAA Tournament brackets have been busted by last night’s historic win by the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. The Retrievers became the first No. 16 seed to beat a No. 1 seed in tournament history when they ousted Virginia, 74-54. ESPN Stats & Information says there are no perfect brackets left in ESPN’s Tournament Challenge.
UNDATED (AP) — There won’t be a No. 12 seed advancing the NCAA tournament this year. The last hope for the seemingly annual 12-5 upset ended last night when No. 5 seed Clemson beat New Mexico State 79-68. It’s just the second time since 2008 that a No. 12 seed won’t advance. Shelton Mitchell scored a season-high 23 points and Gabe Devoe added 22 as the Tigers advanced to the second round for the first time since 1997.
UNDATED (AP) — Florida State has won its fourth straight NCAA Tournament opener. The ninth-seeded Seminoles used their depth to beat No. 8 seed Missouri 67-54. A total of 10 different Seminoles scored at least two points —by halftime— as they wore out a Missouri team with only eight players available for the game. Michael Porter Jr. came off the bench for his third game with Missouri and contributed 16 points, 13 of them in the second half.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors have another injury to deal with. Kevin Durant will miss at least two weeks with a fractured rib. The All-Star says he got hit in the ribs during last Sunday’s game against Minnesota. The Warriors are also without All-Stars Stephen (STEH’-fehn) Curry and Klay Thompson.
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin has won her seventh slalom of the season at the World Cup finals in Sweden. The American won by a massive 1.58 seconds over Wendy Holdener of Switzerland. It’s Shiffrin’s 32nd victory in the slalom and 43rd overall. She secured her fifth slalom season title and second straight overall championship last week. Earlier today, men’s overall champion Marcel Hirscher won the season-ending men’s giant slalom for his 58th career victory.