March Madness 2022 – The best action, moments, surprises and more from Saturday’s NCAA Championship

March Madness on Friday calmed down a bit with higher seeds mostly concerned with business. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Miami Hurricanes and Iowa State Cyclones were the only double-digit seeded teams to advance to the NCAA 2022 tournament on the second day of the tournament. Meanwhile, the Auburn Tigers, the Villanova Wildcats, and the Purdue Boilermakers all have big wins.

Heading into the round of 32 on Saturday, our two biggest Cinderellas will be looking to keep their dreams of the championship alive. Peter, who upset second-seeded Kentucky in the first round, faces Murray State. The winners of the 12-5 groups, Richmond and New Mexico State, face Providence and Arkansas, respectively.

NCAA Championship schedule (all times ET)

2:40 pm: 9 Creighton Bloggers vs 1 Kansas Jayhawks

5:15 pm: 11 Michigan Wolverines vs. 3 Tennessee Volunteers

6:10 pm: 12 Richmond Spiders vs 4 Providence Monks

7:10 pm: 5 Saint Mary’s Gaels vs 4 UCLA Bruins

7:45 pm: 15 St. Peter’s Peacocks vs. 7 contestants in Murray State

8:40 pm: 12 New Mexico State vs. 4 Arkansas Razorback

9:40 pm: 9 Memphis Tigers vs 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs

Don’t call it a comeback?

Baylor is not over yet. They’re in a 20-4 run in Texas, during which the Tar Heels spin the ball seven times, cutting UNC’s lead to number one. This feels like it’s going down the wire.

Things are getting out of hand in Texas

Armando Bacot steals the hits. Davis 24 points. Baylor has fallen more than 20 times in the Round of 32 and time is running out to turn things around.

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upset alert?

RJ Davis continues to dominate – he’s got 17 in half – and Baylor is in real trouble in his Round of 32 match against UNC. Tar heel 42-29 in the first half. This is the most points Baylor has allowed in the first half in the past three seasons. The last time Baylor overcame a double-digit first-half deficit to win was in 2019, against Texas.

Davis is burning outside the gate

Tar heel guard RJ Davis missed his first shot in game #8 UNC against #1 Baylor, but then managed a 3-pointer and 2-long shot in quick succession. He earned North Carolina’s first eight points while trying to pull off the upset—after scoring a combined nine points in his first two NCAA games at UNC.

Peacock has a fan club

Saint Peter shattered many arches with the Kentucky Solstice. He gained followers and fans at UMBC who, in 2018, became the only 16th seed to defeat the top seed in the tournament.

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And when a big surprise happens, you get verified on Twitter.

gather your strength

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