An­other nail-biter:

Wal­ton leads Michi­gan, which makes 16 3-point­ers

The Denver Post - - SPORTS - By The As­so­ci­ated Press

The Michi­gan Wolver­ines make a school-record 16 3-point­ers in an NCAA Tour­na­ment game, get­ting past Ok­la­homa State 9291 in the first round of the Mid­west Re­gional.

in­di­anapo­lis» Der­rick Wal­ton Jr. stuck to the plan Fri­day.

He kept run­ning the Michi­gan Wolver­ines of­fense against an ag­gres­sive Ok­la­homa State de­fense and even­tu­ally things fell into place. Again.

Wal­ton scored 26 points and had 11 as­sists as the Wolver­ines (25-11) made a school-record 16 3-point­ers in an NCAA Tour­na­ment game, get­ting past Ok­la­homa State 92-91 in the first round of the Mid­west Re­gional.

“We haven’t played a team that got up into us in a minute. It’s hard to sim­u­late that in prac­tice,” Wal­ton said. “In the sec­ond half, I set­tled down. I wanted to make the right play con­sis­tently.”

Juwan Evans scored 23 points and Jef­frey Car­roll had 19 to lead Ok­la­homa State (20-13).

(1) Kansas 100, (16) UC Davis 62 B

tulsa, okla.» Frank Ma­son III scored 22 points and had eight as­sists as the Jay­hawks won their tour­na­ment opener for an 11th straight year.

Fresh­man Josh Jack­son, mak­ing his re­turn af­ter a one-game sus­pen­sion for an ac­cu­mu­la­tion of em­bar­rass­ing in­ci­dents, added 17 points on 8-of-12 shoot­ing for Kansas (29-5).

Chima Moneke scored 20 points to lead the 16th-seeded Ag­gies (23-13).

(2) Louisville 78, (15) Jack­sonville St. 63

B in­di­anapo­lis» Man­gok Mathi­ang scored 18 points and Deng Adel added 16 as the Car­di­nals (25-8) pulled away for their fifth straight open­ing round win.

Nor­ber­tas Giga scored 30 points for 15th-seeded Jack­sonville State (20-15), which was one of a record five teams mak­ing their first tour­ney ap­pear­ance.

(3) Ore­gon 93, (14) Iona 77

B sacra­mento, calif.» With star big man Chris Boucher cheer­ing in a bulky knee brace from the side­lines, Tyler Dorsey scored 24 points to lead four play­ers in dou­ble fig­ures, as the Ducks (30-5) showed they have depth and sheer ath­leti­cism to make a spe­cial March run in an easy win over the Gaels (22-13).

Boucher was rel­e­gated to a cheer­lead­ing role for the Ducks af­ter he tore his left ACL in the Pac-12 semi­fi­nals.

(9) Michi­gan State 78, (8) Mi­ami 58 B

tulsa, okla.» Nick Ward scored 19 points to help the Spar­tans (20-14), who trailed by as many as 12 points in the first half be­fore blitz­ing past the stunned Hur­ri­canes (21-12) the rest of the way, us­ing a 20-2 first-half run to take con­trol for good.

Ward made his first six shots and fin­ished 8-of-9 from the field, while Miles Bridges was 8-of-12 and added 18 points in the win.

Ja’Quan New­ton scored 16 points to lead Mi­ami.

(11) Rhode Is­land 84, (6) Creighton 72

B sacra­mento, calif.» Jeff Dowtin scored a ca­reer­high 23 points with a per­fect day at the free-throw line as the Rams an­swered every threat and ran right into the next round by stun­ning the cold-shoot­ing Blue­jays (2510).

Ku­ran Iver­son scored 17 points and Has­san Martin had 12 points and eight re­bounds as 11th-seeded Rhode Is­land (25-9) earned its ninth straight vic­tory.

Michi­gan’s Zak Irvin shoots against Ok­la­homa State’s Bran­don Averette dur­ing the first round of the NCAA tour­na­ment Fri­day in In­di­anapo­lis. Andy Lyons, Getty Im­ages

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