GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Wichita State had 12 days between a semifinal loss in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament and its NCAA opener. The time was put to good use, as the seventh-seeded Shockers completed their most memorable basketball weekend in 25 years yesterday with an 80-73 conquest of Tennessee.
The Volunteers became the first No. 2 seed to fall in the NCAA tournament. Wichita State moves on to the third round in the Washington Regional.
Women's tournament First-round coverage, plus previews of today's Maryland and Coppin State games. PGS 11-12E
Wichita State 80, Tennessee 73
Washington 67, Illinois 64
Duke 74, George Washington 61
LSU 58, Texas A&M; 57 MINNEAPOLIS REGIONAL
Florida 82, Wisconsin-Milwaukee 60
Boston College 69, Montana 56
Gonzaga 90, Indiana 80
UCLA 62, Alabama 59
COVERAGE, PGS 7-10E
Today's games WASHINGTON REGIONAL
North Carolina vs. George Mason, 2:20 p.m., Ch. 9
Connecticut vs. Kentucky, 2:30 p.m., Ch. 13 ATLANTA REGIONAL
Northwestern State vs. West Virginia, 2:30 p.m.
N.C. State vs. Texas, 4:35 p.m. MINNEAPOLIS REGIONAL
Ohio State vs. Georgetown, 4:40 p.m., chs. 13, 9
Villanova vs. Arizona, 5 p.m. OAKLAND REGIONAL
Bradley vs. Pittsburgh, 12:10 p.m., chs. 13, 9
Memphis vs. Bucknell, 2:15 p.m.