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March Madness: UConn In Trouble vs. San Diego Live Blog

The afternoon games haven’t been quite as riveting as the morning session. We’ve seen three blowouts — Georgetown, Texas and Butler rolled over UMBC, Austin Peay and South Alabama, respectively — and one competitive game: #13 San Diego giving #4 Connecticut all it can handle.

We’re picking it up with just under four minutes left. The 13th-seeded Toreros are clinging to a 52-51 lead, and Connecticut will have the ball after a television timeout.

5:33 ET: Out of the timeout, Doug Wiggins connects on a three to give UConn its first lead of the half.

San Diego responds at the other end, as Gyno Pomare picks up two more points, giving him 20 for the game, to knot the game up at 54.

5:36 ET: San Diego reclaims the lead on what I’ll describe as a windmill layup by Rob Jones.

After a Connecticut turnover at the other end, Jones picks up two more with a runner. With 50.3 seconds left to play, the Toreros have extended their lead to four points, 58-54.

5:39 ET: Hasheem Thabeet gets an easy layup out of the timeout, and it didn’t take much time. There are still 37.6 seconds left on the clock, and now Connecticut only trails by two.

However, the Huskies are well under the foul limit, which works against them at this stage of the game.

5:42 ET: After UConn finally gave up enough fouls to get San Diego to the line — they spent almost 10 seconds doing so — Devin Ginty goes to the line for the Toreros and sinks one of two in the one-and-one situation.

Connecticut quickly gets the ball down the court and slashes the lead back to a single point with a quick Jeff Adrien layup. Just over 20 ticks left on the clock, timeout UConn.

5:47 ET: Connecticut gets called on a blocking foul while trying to pick up a charge on an inbounds play. Ginty goes back to the line for San Diego.

One of two again.

5:48 ET: Jerome Dyson gets fouled as he drives to the basket for the Huskies. He can tie the game from the line if he makes both shots. As it stands now, it’s 60-58 with 10.4 seconds left.

He ties it up.

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Amateur Bracketology: East Region

Please feel free to post your comments regarding my first attempt at projecting the field and pairings of this year’s NCAA tournament. Keep in mind that these projections reflect games through February 24. Here it goes.

First and Second Rounds:
Raleigh, North Carolina:
#1 North Carolina vs. #16 Play-In Winner (Murray State vs. Alabama State)
#8 Pittsburgh vs. #9 Washington

Tampa, Florida:
#5 Vanderbilt vs. #12 Florida State
#4 Georgetown vs. #13 Stephen F. Austin

Anaheim, California:
#6 Connecticut vs. #11 Mississippi State
#3 Stanford vs. #14 Rider

Birmingham, Alabama:
#7 New Mexico vs. #10 Davidson
#2 Texas vs. #15 Boise State

East Regional to be played in Charlotte, North Carolina. Winner of East Regional to meet winner of West Regional in Final Four in San Antonio, Texas.

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Upset Watch: Kansas, Connecticut and Texas A&M Have Lost

Oklahoma State pulled off the biggest upset of the day of the today just moments ago, edging #4 Kansas, 61-60.

Earlier, #22 Texas A&M was unexpectedly knocked off by Nebraska by a 65-59 count.

The first upset of the day came early, when Villanova got a huge win over #13 Connecticut, 67-65.

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