A look at the opening day of the NCAA tournament Print
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Thursday, 19 March 2009 13:11
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 Roburt Sallie had a career in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
The sophomore guard from Memphis had 35 points in the Tigers' 81-70 victory over Cal State Northridge on Thursday.
Sallie came into the game averaging 4.5 points with a career high of 13. His 35 in the first-round win was almost one-fourth of his season total of 150 entering the game.
He knocked Larry Kenon, who led then-Memphis State to the 1973 championship game against UCLA, out of the school record book for points in an NCAA tournament game.
``That's something that I don't think my teammates would ever expect me to break a record like that,'' Sallie said. ``I'm just a shooter. I just was hitting shots today. I just found out I made 10 3-pointers. I don't think I've ever done that before. That's also a record for me.''
Teammate Antonio Anderson didn't sound as shocked as Sallie.
s a little hesitant.''
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QUIET REGIONAL: The only one of the four regionals not to have any games Thursday was the Midwest. The East Regional split its first-round games evenly between Thursday and Friday, while the South and West both had six games Thursday and two each on Friday.
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STILL NO SWEET 16S: The No. 16 seeds entered this first round with an 0-96 record and both that played Thursday lost with Connecticut thrashing Chattanooga 103-47 and North Carolina handling Radford 101-58.
The record can reach 0-100 on Friday when Alabama State and East Tennessee State face Louisville and Pittsburgh, respectively.
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M met in the first round. The big difference was the site: They played in Anaheim, Calif., in 2008 and in Philadelphia on Thursday.
Otherwise, the games were a lot alike.
Both years BYU was a No. 8 seed and the Aggies were No. 9. Last year, it was the Aggies winning 67-62, and they made it two in a row with a 79-66 victory Thursday.
M opened the game on an 11-0 run with Josh Carter hitting three 3-pointers to lead the way. On Thursday, BYU scored the first three points before the Aggies scored 11 in a row, eight by Bryan Davis, who started alongside fellow forward Carter.
astically. ``It was kind of the same thing as last year. We made our first shot, they went on and made their next 10 shots in a row, I think it was. That's a credit to them.''
This was BYU's third straight year as a No. 8 seed. In 2007, the Cougars lost 79-77 to Xavier. They've lost seven straight first-round games, last advancing in 1993.
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BIG BLOWOUT: Connecticut's 103-47 victory over Chattanooga in the third round was third-largest blowout in NCAA tournament history.
The only wins by bigger margins were Loyola of Chicago's 111-42 win over Tennessee Tech in the first round in 1963, and Kansas' 110-52 victory over Prairie View in the first round in 1998.
Loyola went on to win the national championship while Kansas was knocked out in the next round by Rhode Island.
 

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