Today's NCAA bracket update brings gladder tidings for Illinois basketball fans than yesterday's managed for Missouri fans; the ninth-seeded Fighting Illini got out to a crushing 46-24 start to their second round game against Lon Kruger and the Rebels, making the final 73-62 score not so close as it appears. That hot start carries them into a matchup against another former Illinois coach, when they take on the No. 1 seeded Kansas Jayhawks and Bill Self. More NCAA basketball scores in today's March Madness bracket update:
Indiana State, the Missouri Valley Conference champions, fell in their first NCAA Tournament appearance in 10 years by a score of 77-60 to the third-seeded Syracuse Orange, while Michigan throttled ninth-seeded Tennessee by a score of 75-45, which would have looked familiar to the two 16th-seeded teams yesterday. Hampton fell 87-45 to Duke, providing proof that the tournament needs to be further expanded to NCAA executives who see proof in literally everything that happens in the world, while UT-San Antonio managed to sneak past Tennessee, losing to No. 1 overall Ohio State by a score of 75-46.