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Midnight links: Oregon advances, Colorado and Arizona State head home

On a day that produced a handful of NCAA tournament thrillers, Pac-12 participants ran the gamut -- one of them won fairly easily, one of them got blown out, and one lost at the buzzer.

--- First, here are the standings after Day 1 in our TNT Bracket Challenge. As you can see, several folks are tied for first place with 14 correct predictions out of 16 on the first day.

--- Oregon was the only Pac-12 team to win on Thursday, coasting past Brigham Young 87-68 to advance to a second-round matchup with No. 2 seed Wisconsin on Saturday.

--- Colorado didn't fare so well, falling to No. 9 seed Pittsburgh in a 77-48 blowout.

--- Arizona State, playing as a 10-seed, almost pulled off a mild upset but lost, 87-85, on a buzzer-beater to No. 7 seed Texas.

--- Here are all of yesterday's scores, which, for the first time in NCAA tournament history, featured four overtime games.

--- And here's what the bracket looks like after the first day.

In today's Pac-12 action ...

--- 10-seed Stanford gets it started with its first-round game against No. 7 seed New Mexico (10:40 a.m., TBS). Cardinal guard Anthony Brown has been hobbling.

--- No. 1 seed Arizona is up next, facing No. 16 seed Weber State (11:10 a.m., TNT).

--- No. 4 seed UCLA has the last game of the day, playing against No. 13 seed Tulsa (6:57 p.m., truTV).

Christian Caple can be reached at christian.caple@thenewstribune.com. Twitter: @ChristianCaple

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