Game two: This one was no classic. UTEP dominated the first half, but then Butler went steaming by, and that was that. The Bulldogs advance, 77-59.
Plus, the game ended just seven minutes ahead of the scheduled UW-MU start time of 4:20. Plus, now they're clearing the arena between session. So, expect that tipoff to be significantly delayed.
Game one: Buckle up. The NCAA tournament is off to an amazing start. Two overtime games already -- as many as in all of last season's tournament, I'm told. And now 13th-seed Murray State has just gotten things off to an amazing start in the first game of today's San Jose quadrupleheader, hitting a buzzer-beater for a 66-65 win over fourth-seed Vanderbilt.
Up next at HP Pavilion: No. 5 Butler vs. No. 12 UTEP. Then UW-Marquette at 4:20 (or so). The nightcap will be No. 3 New Mexico vs. No. 14 Montana.
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Here's the full day's scoreboard.