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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The final: Gonzaga 87, Fairleigh Dickinson 49. Gonzaga shot 53 percent from the field, forced 17 turnovers and won the assist battle 22-8. Japanese-born Rui Hachimura led the way with 21 points and 8 rebounds.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Fairleigh Dickinson's two guards, Darnell Edge and Jahlil Jenkins, were a major focus for Gonzaga heading into this game. They're a combined 3 of 17, and Gonzaga leads by 40 with less than 4 minutes left.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Sign of the night from the Abilene Christian band ...

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Nevada last season won two games in the NCAA tournament before losing by a point in the Sweet 16. The Wolf Pack's stay in the tournament this season will be much shorter. Nevada, the No. 7 seed in the West Regional, fell to 10th-seeded Florida 70-61 in the first round in Des Moines. Caleb Martin finished with 21 points for the Wolf Pack, but made just 5-of-22 shots. Florida will play the winner of the Michigan-Montana game on Saturday.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Kentucky beat Abilene Christian resoundingly in the first round, thanks in large part to the trio of Keldon Johnson, Tyler Herro and Travis Reid. Johnson scored a game-high 25 points, while Herro and Travis combined for 32. It will get tougher from here, but for one game anyway, Kentucky didn't need PJ Washington to get a win.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Fairleigh Dickinson mascot lost his mask during a dance-off with the Gonzaga Bulldog. Fitting. Gonzaga 76, Dickinson 40 with 7:27 left.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Nevada, which once trailed by as many as 18 points in the second half, is making some progress. The Wolf Pack, the seventh-seed in the West Regional, are down 58-46 with less than eight minutes left. It's hard to see Nevada getting much closer without more help from Caleb Martin, its leading scorer in the regular season. Martin has 10 points on 3-of-17 shooting. Martin averaged more than 19 points in the regular season.

Paul Sabin ESPN Analytics 

Entering today Saint Mary's, Belmont, and Murray State were the most likely double-digit seeds to win according to espn.com/bpi. Belmont lost a close one, Murray State was dominant, and Saint Mary's is up at the half.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida, a 42-percent shooting team in the regular season, is on fire in the second half in Des Moines against Nevada. The Gators are 5-of-7 in the early minutes after halftime to open up a 48-33 lead over the seventh-seeded Wolf Pack.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Gonzaga, owners of the best offense in Division-I this season, leads by a 53-17 score at halftime. Fairleigh Dickinson made only 19 percent of its field goal attempts, including zero in the final 4:33. Gonzaga ended the half on a 19-0 run.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's a pretty interesting stat to note from Kentucky's 39-13 halftime lead on Abilene Christian. The 13 points are the fewest Kentucky has given up in a half in NCAA tournament history.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

With PJ Washington watching from the sideline, Kentucky overwhelmed Abilene Christian in the first half, showing it did not need its star player to handle the undermanned No. 15 seed. Kentucky outscored Abilene Christian 26-6 in the paint and outrebounded them 23-10. Kentucky was 9-of-12 on layups, compared with 3-of-9 for Abilene Christian.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

From ESPN Stats & Info: Gonzaga made more transition points (7) than Fairleigh Dickinson made total points (4) in the first 5 minutes. 10 minutes in, it's Gonzaga 24, Fairleigh Dickinson 6. Feels every bit like a 16 vs 1.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida went a stretch of almost six minutes late in the first half without a basket but still leads Nevada 37-28 at halftime. The Wolf Pack, the No. 7 seed in the West Regional, averaged almost 81 points per game in the regular season. Nevada's lowest-scoring game of the season is 56 points in its most recent game, a Mountain West Conference tournament loss to San Diego State. Nevada is shooting 45 percent but has nine turnovers.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Kentucky is making it look too easy against Abilene Christian, using its superior size advantage and athleticism to jump out to an early 17-3 lead. Abilene Christian has had trouble getting its jumpers to fall, while Kentucky has dominated in every area.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Spotted Kentucky forward PJ Washington in the building, in a boot and using a leg scooter to get around.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Kansas routed Northeastern, 87-53, cruising into the second round. The Jayhawks shot 56 percent from the field, outrebounded the Huskies by 18 and hit 8 3-pointers. Dedric Lawson, who Bill Self expected to be "our best player," had 25 and 11.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Dylan Windler on Belmont's final set possession.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Nick Muszynski describes Belmont's final set play for Dylan Windler, which ended in a turnover.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Maryland guard Anthony Cowan discusses the Terps' win over Belmont.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Kansas, a popular upset pick heading into the NCAA Tournament, is sending a message against Northeastern. An 18-5 run gave them a 20-point lead with just over 10 minutes left. Jayhawks have been enigmatic all season, but they're hardly breaking a sweat today.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Maryland sneaks past Belmont 79-77 and advances to play LSU in the next round. It was a heartbreaking way to lose for the Bruins, who had possession with a chance to take the lead before turning the ball over trying to get the ball into Dylan Windler. As he walked off the floor, Maryland coach Mark Turgeon gave a loud, "Wooo!" and a fist pump. Bruno Fernando, who had a double-double, screamed, "Let's go! Let's go!" at the Maryland fans.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan State survived a serious upset bid from Bradley in the first round of the NCAA tournament in Des Moines, but the Spartans' 76-65 victory was hardly inspiring. Michigan State, the No. 2 seed in the East, didn't take a lead of eight points until less than three minutes remained. The Spartans had to rely on Cassius Winston, who was their leading scorer with 26 points, far too much. Michigan State will play 10-seed Minnesota in the second round on Saturday.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Maryland and Belmont have gone back and forth throughout the course of the second half, each going on runs to take the lead. Without question the biggest star in the game has been Belmont senior forward Dylan Windler, who has 33 points and 10 rebounds. That's the most ever scored on Maryland in a NCAA tournament game.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Kansas is dominating Northeastern in the paint, 26-4. Dedric Lawson put up 16 points and 7 rebounds in the first half, his Jayhawks leading 37-25.