Dukes shut down LIU Brooklyn
A strong defensive effort by the James Madison Dukes held the LIU-Brooklyn Blackbirds to their lowest scoring game of the entire season, en route to a convincing 68-55 win in the first round play-in game. Andre Nation led the way with five blocks and seven rebounds to go along with 20 points on the other end. The Blackbirds made a spirited run at the end of the first half to trail by just one, but the Dukes put together a 12-2 run late in the 2nd half to take back a commanding lead with just under two minutes left.
James Madison now joins the Eastern region bracket and will match up against #1 Indiana on Friday.
La Salle tops Boise State
Four La Salle players scored in double figures including Tyrone Garland who was a scorching 9-for-11 from the field, as the La Salle explorers shot over 63% from the field to earn their first win in the NCAA tournament since 1990. The Broncos had a valiant and high-scoring effort including 28 points from Anthony Drmic, but they failed to get enough stops down the stretch.
La Salle is now the #13 seed in the West region, and will face #4 Kansas State on Friday afternoon.
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