RelatedPosts Why Ondo athletes will be absent at Youth Sports Festival – Council Ondo sports council sacks FA secretary Athletes of the Ondo State Sports Council on Monday protested non-payment of camp allowances by management of the council after the state government had reportedly approved funds for the purpose. The athletes, who paralysed activities at the sports council, accused the General Manager, Wande Fabuluje, and the state Commissioner for Sports, Dotun Owanikin, of incompetence and shortchanging them of their camp allowances. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the National Sports Festival, billed to have started on March 20, was postponed by the Federal Government as part of measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus in the country. The leader of the protesters and Chairman of the labour union in the council, Moses Usifo, said the general manager had promised the athletes their allowances last Thursday. Usifo said: “Since 2018, we have been facing a big build-up of fraud in the Ondo State Sports Council and we say enough is enough. “In 2018, government released N75 million for the purchase of equipment, out of which N25 million was embezzled. “We wrote a petition and some people were begging us to withdraw it, but we are still standing on the petition. “We want to use this medium to plead with the Ondo State Government to take proper action on the incompetence of the general manager of the sports council. “Government has released money for the National Sports Festival. “While athletes had been decamped, they have not yet been paid since Friday. “The general manager told us that the money would be paid on Thursday, but they have yet to pay. “The athletes are stranded and angry, hence our protest.” Osifo said the council needed competent hands who knew much about sports management, adding: “There is nowhere in the world where camp will be disbanded without athletes being paid.” Also, the state Basketball Coach, Fisayo Bello, said the athletes were supposed to be at home with their parents as ordered by government due to COVID-19 threat, adding, however, that transportation and other camp entitlements had not been paid. Bello said Owanikin had promised the athletes that all allowances would be paid before the close of the camp. He accused the general manager of misappropriation of funds since he assumed office in 2018, stressing that the state athletes were tired of him being the head of the sports council. He said: “The National Sports Festival 2020 has been postponed and the commissioner gave his word that every allowance should be paid. “This was why they cancelled so many sporting activities. “By now, athletes are still in camp without being fed, while no allowance has also been paid. “Meanwhile, the funds he (the governor) has been releasing, he (General Manager) has been misappropriating them since his assumption of office in 2018. “We are saying No, we don’t want him anymore, we are saying enough is enough.” When contacted, the general manager, however, described the allegations that the athletes were still in camp as false. Fabuluje said camp had been disbanded, following government’s directives. He said the athletes had started receiving alerts in batches since Friday as approved by the state government. Fabuluje said the protesting athletes were those who belonged to the batch that had not received payment. “As I am speaking with you now, I am in the bank and their allowances are being paid,” he said. On the allegation of misappropriation of funds, the general manager said it was not true, maintaining that he had been given clean bill of health by the state House of Assembly and the Department of State Services on the allegation.Tags: Dotun OwonikinEdo Sports FestivalOndo State Sports CouncilWande Fabuluje
MORE: Watch March Madness games live with fuboTV (7-day trial)No situation proved too awkward for 10-seed Minnesota coach Richard Pitino as he was able to guide the Gophers past Louisville, the school his father is currently suing, in the first game of the day. March Madness almost proved its moniker just minutes later as Auburn nearly blew a 13-point second half lead to 12-seed New Mexico State, but held on to win when the Aggies missed a 3 at the buzzer.Wofford and sharpshooter Fletcher Magee helped bring the night to a close in record-setting fashion. Magee hit seven 3-pointers to become the all-time leader in made 3s with over 505 in his career. The Terriers defeated Seton Hall to advance to play No. 2 Kentucky on Saturday.2019 NCAA Tournament live scoresFor live updates of the tournament bracket and information on how to watch March Madness, check out the links below.Live March Madness bracket | Live scoreboard | Full TV scheduleThursday’s March Madness scheduleNo. 10 Minnesota 86, No. 7 Louisville 76No. 3 LSU 79, No. 14 Yale 74No. 5 Auburn 78, No. 12 New Mexico State 77No. 4 Florida State 76, No. 13 Vermont 69No. 2 Michigan State 76, No. 15 Bradley 65No. 6 Maryland 79, No. 11 Belmont 77No. 4 Kansas 87, No. 13 Northeastern 53No. 12 Murray State 83, No. 6 Marquette 64No. 10 Florida 70, No. 7 Nevada 61No. 2 Kentucky 79, No. 15 Abilene Christian 44No. 6 Villanova 61, No. 11 Saint Mary’s 57No. 1 Gonzaga 87, No. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson 49No. 2 Michigan 74, No. 15 Montana 55No. 7 Wofford 84, No. 10 Seton Hall 68No. 3 Purdue 61, No. 14 Old Dominion 48No. 9 Baylor 78, No. 8 Syracuse 69MORE: What channel is truTV?Live updates, highlights from Round 1 gamesNo. 3 Purdue 61, No. 14 Old Dominion 4812:09 a.m.: The win was never in doubt as Carsen Edwards finishes with 26 points.11:28 p.m.: Purdue seems safe now, claiming a 43-23 edge four minutes into the second half.10:58 p.m.: Halftime: Purdue 32, Old Dominion 19.10:43 p.m.: Ahmad Caver is keeping Old Dominion in it right now. He has 11 of his team’s 19 points.10:27 p.m.: Neither team is shooting the ball well. Purdue is ahead 9-7 almost eight minutes in.No. 8 Syracuse 78, No. 9 Baylor 6912:00 a.m.: The Bears hold on for the 78-69 win. They face 1-seed Gonzaga in the second round on Saturday.11:57 p.m.: Baylor leads 74-67 with one minute remaining.11:39 p.m.: Baylor lurches ahead 62-57, but this one is still tight. 11:25 p.m.: It’s 55-55 and swinging back-and-forth. This is shaping up to be a good one.10:45 p.m.: Baylor has a 38-37 lead at halftime.10:40 p.m.: In contrast to the Purdue game, this contest has plenty of scoring. Nineteen combined 3-pointers already between these teams.10:35 p.m.: Elijah Hughes has 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting for Syracuse.10:22 p.m.: The Orange take the lead.COUNT THE BASKET! :sneezing_face: #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/lK59y7aMRQ— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 22, 201910:18 p.m.: Syracuse has recovered from its slow start and now trails 23-19.10:07 p.m.: This shot was absurd.BAYLOR FROM THE LOGO! :rotating_light: #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/26jlc0PFmi— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 22, 201910:05 p.m.: It’s all Baylor right now. The Bears are up 12-4, seemingly unfazed by Syracuse’s zone defense.No. 2 Michigan 74, No. 15 Montana 5511:50 p.m.: This game is final. Michigan crushes Montana.11:41 p.m.: Michigan is closing in on an easy win. It leads 70-44.11:06 p.m.: Michigan continues to dominate Montana. The Grizzlies are shooting just 28.9 percent from the field.The Wolverines are running away with it! :hushed: #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/RZteOgQs54— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 22, 201910:36 p.m.: Michigan cooled off near the end of the first half, but it still holds a commanding 34-21 lead at the break.10:13 p.m.: It’s now 21-6, Wolverines. Matthews is their leading scorer so far, but it’s been a balanced offensive effort.Michigan is on a roll! They’ve jumped out to an early 21-6 lead over Montana! :basketball: #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/NUu7lFpswL— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 22, 20199:55 p.m.: Michigan is looking good early on behind Ignas Brazdeikis and Charles Matthews. They’ve combined for nine points in five minutes.No. 7 Wofford 84, No. 10 Seton Hall 6811:49 p.m.: Wofford is going to win this one. A 13-0 run has essentially put the game away.11:43 p.m.: Wofford is raining 3s! Magee hits one to put the Terriers up 10.FLETCHER MAGEE IS ON :fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire:HE’S UP TO 7 :ok_hand:s #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/gPT5uyAIQI— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 22, 201911:35 p.m.: The Pirates have all of the momentum here. But with seven minutes still to play, Wofford has time for a turnaround.11:23 p.m.: Seton Hall takes the lead.SETON HALL TAKES THE LEAD! :eyes:The Pirates open up a 19-5 run. #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/uRZ7GpCo6H— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 22, 201911:17 p.m.: Myles Powell is starting to find a rhythm for Seton Hall. He makes one of two free throws after driving hard into the lane, and suddenly his team trails by just five.11:05 p.m.: Seton Hall cuts its deficit to 48-41.10:55 p.m.: Magee breaks the all-time record for 3-pointers made.:rotating_light: NEW RECORD :rotating_light:Fletcher Magee breaks the all-time record for career 3’s with 505 & counting! :ok_hand: #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/adJfvsJVdg— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 22, 201910:32 p.m.: Wofford takes a 40-30 advantage into the half.10:17 p.m.: Fletcher Magee ties the NCAA record for career 3-pointers! Wofford is up big.Fletcher Magee ties the all-time career 3-pt record with a 4-pt play! :sweat_drops: #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/1m9lkemhS9— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 22, 201910:06 p.m.: Wofford is 4-of-8 from deep, which has fueled a nice run midway through the first half.The Terriers are HOT from behind the arc! :fire: #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/Ly06t6GfgE— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 22, 20199:54 p.m.: Wofford takes the lead with this 3.Wofford from DEEP to take the lead! :ok_hand: #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/mVR0vF0SJK— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 22, 20199:46 p.m.: Seton Hall leads 10-7 early.No. 6 Villanova 61, No. 11 Saint Mary’s 579:40 p.m.: Final: Villanova 61, Saint Mary’s 57.9:38 p.m.: Villanova turns the ball over up four but Saint Mary’s can’t convert from behind the arc. That should do it.9:35 p.m.: Villanova leads 59-53 with 1:08 to play.9:20 p.m.: Saint Mary’s is struggling to hang around, but it is still close enough to make a run with seven minutes to play. It’s 50-42, Villanova.8:54 p.m.: Villanova takes a 40-33 lead with a 12-3 run to start the half.BUCKLE UP! :hammer:Nova jumps out to the 7 point lead! #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/UvnerZXWDj— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 22, 20198:49 p.m.: The second half is underway.8:33 p.m.: Saint Mary’s takes a two-point lead into the half.8:21 p.m.: The Gaels and Wildcats are tied up at 25 with three minutes to play in the first half. Phil Booth leads all scorers with eight points.No. 1 Gonzaga 87, No. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson 499:30 p.m.: The Bulldogs wrap up their blowout of Farleigh Dickinson. They were in control the whole way.9 p.m.: Gonzaga is ahead 74-36. It’s safe to say this won’t be another 1-seed upset. Think the Bulldogs saw what happened to Virginia last year?8:16 p.m.: Gonzaga puts up 53 (!!!) points in the first half. Hachimura (14 points) and Killian Tillie (10) are both in double figures.8:03 p.m.: This is just too easy for Rui Hachimura and Gonzaga.BIG TIME BLOCK! 🙅♂️Gonzaga is getting it done in Salt Lake City! #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/vPSalEDjw6— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20197:39 p.m.: Not much of a surprise, but the Zags are off to a hot start, opening up a quick 10-point lead.No. 2 Kentucky 79 vs. No. 15 Abilene Christian 449:05 p.m.: Final: Kentucky 79, Abilene Christian 44.8:44 p.m.: Kentucky is cruising. The Wildcats lead 63-31.8:05 p.m.: Kentucky leads 39-13 at halftime. Abilene Christian is shooting just 19 percent from the field. 7:55 p.m.: Jemarl Baker and the Wildcats are just overpowering Abilene Christian. It’s 34-13 now.”I’ll take that!” 💪 pic.twitter.com/J9EqNHT6kX— Sporting News (@sportingnews) March 21, 20197:29 p.m.: No PJ Washington, no problem so far for the Wildcats. They are off to a quick 17-3 lead.Kentucky’s got it going EARLY in the Wildcats battle! 👌 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/tVUbFRovBN— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 2019No. 10 Florida 70, No. 7 Nevada 619:14 p.m.: Florida is going to hold on, but it was quite an effort from Nevada to get back into the game.9:11 p.m.: Huge dunk for Florida. That could seal things here.Dontay Bassett is trying to close it out for the Gators! :triumph: #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/JMCUP2hYIf— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 22, 20199:09 p.m.: With one minute to go, Nevada trails 65-61.9:05 p.m.: Nevada free throws cut it to 61-59.8:55 p.m.: Nevada is now down just three points!9-0 NEVADA RUN! :hushed: #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/BVkjWyBeYy— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 22, 20198:39 p.m.: Nevada has cut its deficit to 10 with nine minutes to play.Here comes Nevada! :eyes:An 11-3 run brings them within 10! #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/qYRUOgD1uq— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 22, 20198:30 p.m.: Nevada finally gets its first points in almost six minutes. It trails by 17 points. 8:15 p.m.: Florida is just piling it on the Wolfpack right now. The Gators are rollin’ 🐊Florida’s 9-0 run helps give them the 15 point lead over Nevada early in the second half! #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/ToYaTEYfvb— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 22, 20198:10 p.m.: Florida is off to a start in the second half and has extended its lead to double digits.7:46 p.m.: And a late run capped off by this Jalen Hudson dunk sends the Gators into the half up nine points.⬆️ HIGH & ⬇️ HARDFlorida jumps to the 9 point halftime lead! #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/cQJqBvz1sM— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20197:43 p.m.: The Martin brothers are keeping Nevada in this one, but Florida is clinging to a five-point lead.Hoop + the harm 💦 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/cnBRMEUWlT— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20197:04 p.m.: We’re underway in Des Moines. Trey Porter is making his presence felt early! 😤 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/IbvFIqb37G— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 2019No. 12 Murray State 83, No. 5 Marquette 646:56 p.m.: Murray State closes out the victory, 83-64. Morant finished with 17 points, 16 assists, and 11 rebounds.6:53 p.m.: The Racers were a popular upset pick, but it’s tough to think anyone thought they would blow them out this bad.Exclamation. Point. #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/a1pAabkk9z— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20196:44 p.m.: Morant corrals the board and gets the triple-double with four and a half minutes to spare.6:39 p.m.: The last NCAA Tournament triple-double was in 2012. Morant is one rebound away from accomplishing the feat.Ja Morant with an absolute DIME. pic.twitter.com/Pj6hJHZJAf— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 21, 20196:25 p.m.: The Racers are working on a blowout right now. They lead 60-42 with 12 minutes to play.Too. Much. Murray. State.The Racers open up an 18 point lead! 😯 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/RH3qf4T6le— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20196:15 p.m.: Man oh man this dunk from Morant was special.JA JAM! 🔨 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/aNiZCNwFah— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20195:45 p.m.: Ja Morant has 10 points, eight assists, and four rebounds at halftime. The Racers lead by seven.JA MORANT CAME TO PLAY! pic.twitter.com/byOves2sWs— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 21, 20195:18 p.m.: Markus Howard gets his turn now. If you like points, this game is for you.How did Markus Howard finish this? 🤔 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/VVnvC0t1n8— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20195:10 p.m.: Yeah, this stage isn’t too big for Morant.5 quick assists for Ja Morant! 😯 Murray State is up 18-10! #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/Z3qOzQ41FT— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20195:03 p.m.: Ja Morant vs. Markus Howard should be a show.Ja Morant wasting NO time! 💦 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/hXNpFCBL6c— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 2019No. 4 Kansas 87 vs. No. 13 Northeastern 536:22 p.m.: The first blowout of the day is the Jayhawks’ 87-53 win over Northeastern. 5:54 p.m.: Kansas has extended its lead to 21 points less the midway through the second half.The Jayhawks are making this look EASY! 👀 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/DK5p8g6L7b— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20195:02 p.m.: The Jayhawks have some breathing room. Dedric Lawson leads the way with 12 points. Kansas takes a 37-25 lead into the half.The Jayhawks are on 🔥!Kansas is on a 11-0 run. #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/Z9TpiyaHVq— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20194:52 p.m.: The double-digit seeds are looking strong so far. Northeastern is hanging around early.Northeastern buries a 3 & makes it a 1-pt game in Salt Lake City! 👌 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/BdkfBXGwfq— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 2019No. 6 Maryland 79 vs. No. 11 Belmont 775:37 p.m.: Belmont had a chance at a half-court buzzer-beater but it’s no good and Maryland survives 79-77. Bruins forward Dylan Windler had 35 points and 11 rebounds.Maryland survives and advances. pic.twitter.com/MMskS20WK2— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 21, 20195:31 p.m.: Maryland’s lead is cut to one with 59 seconds on a big 3 by Belmont.5:29 p.m.: No words to describe this Jalen Smith dunk. Just watch and enjoy.THAT IS A RIM ROCKER pic.twitter.com/SBuCgqepOs— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 21, 20195:20 p.m.: Anthony Cowan ties it up! Heading towards a great finish.Maryland ties it up! 👌 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/REaIIka5d4— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20195:14 p.m.: Have a game Dylan Windler!Dylan Windler is HOT! He’s up to 29 PTS and Belmont has a 7 point lead! 😳 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/mMqz8p6BRp— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20194:59 p.m.: Belmont followed this up with another basket and it takes the lead!CLEAN IT UP! 🔨 #MarchMadness | @BelmontMBB pic.twitter.com/ZJyhDL81HW— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20194:50 p.m.: Maryland opens the second half on a 14-0 run. “That’s a MAN’S JAM!” #MarchMadness | @TerrapinHoops pic.twitter.com/CFgQcIBII7— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20194:41 p.m.: Quick start to the second half for the the Terps. We are all tied up. TOO TOUGH! 💪Maryland has stormed back to tie it up! #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/Fr0zVBL2Vv— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20194:12 p.m.: Think First Four momentum isn’t real? The Bruins take a 6-point lead into the half.Dylan Windler’s confidence level – 💯 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/dYOVVpa1qU— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20194:06 p.m.: Belmont has been in control for most of the contest, but the Terrapins have the lead down to five with 2:47 to play.No. 2 Michigan State 76, No. 15 Bradley 655:20 p.m.: The Spartans break away late and avoid the upset. 76-65 the final.5:06 p.m.: The Spartans answer with a 7-0 run and they have an 8-point lead with 2:34 to play.4:45 p.m.: Michigan State extended its lead up to seven, but a quick 5-point sequence has the Braves right back in it.WHAT A SEQUENCE! 😱 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/fzL0twsdLH— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20194:27 p.m.: An exclamation point to start the half for the Braves!Bradley came out from the half ready to PLAY! 😳 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/HJolrTlQIC— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20194:02 p.m.: The Spartans are on upset alert. Bradley leads by one at halftime. 3:26 p.m.: Bradley got off to a 10-4 for lead but Michigan State had a quick response.The Spartans go on a 9-0 run & are up in Jacksonville! 🏀 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/Mu5G57ihPW— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 2019No. 4 Florida State 76 vs. Vermont 694:22 p.m.: Florida State holds off Vermont’s 3 barrage and comes away with a 76-69 win. 4:08 p.m.: The FSU first round highlight reel is coming along nicely. Florida State CANNOT be stopped! 🤧 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/Xmi98IuQ1s— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20193:50 p.m.: Vermont’s 3-point shooting is keeping them in this one.Catamounts are clawing back! 💪Vermont has hit 11 triples in Hartford. #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/gox7ZKVBTV— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20193:31 p.m.: Terance Mann with the flush in traffic!A BIG jam for the Seminoles! 😤 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/cmhAFYlwFo— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20193:20 p.m.: Vermont is 9 of 16 from 3 and has a three-point lead on the Seminoles. ERNIE DUNCAN FOR THREE! 👌 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/muHVYxmGNl— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20192:44 p.m.: With two and a half minutes left in the first half we have a tie game.If someone wants to see ball movement, just show them this play. pic.twitter.com/BbtSyN0m2K— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 21, 20192:39 p.m.: Florida State’s frontcourt is intimidating. Exhibit A:Florida State was NOT having that! 🚫 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/QyQJTwAhiq— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20192:21 p.m.: Vermont is holding its own early on.Catch & shoot = 💦Vermont is leading the way in Hartford! #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/bDd7Q1MSGL— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20192:01 p.m.: We now have four games going on. This is March Madness at its finest. No. 5 Auburn 78 vs. No. 12 New Mexico State 773:54 p.m.: The Aggies had a chance to win but the shot is airballed and Auburn survives.Auburn survives a WILD finish. pic.twitter.com/KAU23NUAlP— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 21, 20193:49 p.m.: He only makes one free throw but the rebound was tipped out of bounds and it looks like New Mexico State will keep the ball.3:47 p.m.: Auburn makes just one free throw and the Tigers follow the 3-point shooter with 1.7 to play. Aggies’ guard AJ Harris passed on an easy layup to tie the game.WHAT is happening?! pic.twitter.com/wXIkIBarE1— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 21, 20193:44 p.m.: Auburn goes 3 of 4 from the free-throw line but JoJo Zamora hits a 3 for the Aggies and it’s a 1-point game again with 6.8 seconds left. 3:40 p.m.: The Aggies hit a 3 from NBA range and it’s a 1-point game!1 POINT GAME! 😱 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/tepZ0pVkif— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20193:34 p.m.: New Mexico State is hanging around. It has cut the lead to five with 49 seconds to play.The Aggies cut it to 5 with under a minute left! 👀 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/ONX5yFASQI— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20193:18 p.m.: Bad news for New Mexico State if Jared Harper keeps hitting 3s.Harper hits his 3rd 👌 to extend @AuburnMBB ‘s lead to 12! #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/mmxi1blxBs— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20192:50 p.m.: 10-0 run for Auburn as it moves the lead to double digits.Auburn is opening things up on New Mexico St pic.twitter.com/qIdlj54OtP— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 21, 20192:22 p.m.: Auburn holds a slight 32-29 lead at the half. Johnny McCants has 10 points off the bench for the Aggies.1:49 p.m.: AGGIE UP BIG FELLA.What a cram. pic.twitter.com/1fFtnnGE66— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 21, 20191:42 p.m.: The Aggies are coming out firing. They are off to an early 14-8 lead on seven bench points.No. 3 LSU 79, Yale 742:51 p.m.: LSU escapes with the victory. Yale kept it interesting with some made 3s, but LSU executed at the free throw line to hold on.2:42 p.m.: Yale trails by five with 41 seconds left. This Miye Oni dunk helped.CLIMB THE LADDER! 😤 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/UfdX43OADA— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20192:30 p.m.: Tough times for the Belmont radio booth.Not the soda! pic.twitter.com/bmq6QGHO6y— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 21, 20192:10 p.m.: Yale just won’t go away. The Tigers’ lead is back to single digits.Miye Oni hits a 3 and cuts the lead in Jacksonville! 💦 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/KSmMzyokeD— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20191:24 p.m.: Skylar Mays with a devastating euro step and the Tigers are on cruise control. LSU is up 45-29 at the half.The Tigers came out to PLAY! 🐯 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/YBtXvqCIrQ— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20191:08 p.m.: The day has just started, but it’s tough to see any dunk topping it.NAZ REID HAVE MERCY! pic.twitter.com/BncuFSeAfx— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 21, 201912:45 p.m.: What a start for the Tigers. They have scored the first nine points of this game, forcing Yale to call a timeout less than three minutes into this one.LSU with the BIG rejection & finish! 💪 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/mXpKJhvPaP— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 2019No. 10 Minnesota 86, No. 7 Louisville 762:32 p.m.: The Gophers thwart the comeback attempt and advance to the second round. They will play the winner of Michigan State vs. Bradley.Gabe Kalscheur caught fire with 24pts for @GopherMBB ! 🔥🔥🔥 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/qei63QHlxv— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20192:15 p.m.: If the Cardinals make a comeback, this could be a big reason why.The bank IS OPEN at the buzzer. pic.twitter.com/xGlngW3Wss— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 21, 20192:06 p.m.: Louisville has cut it to a 10-point deficit, but it needs quick buckets, as there are under four minutes left to play.1:44 p.m.: Kalscheur with back-to-back 3s and this game is in danger of getting out of hand. Minnesota leads by 16 with 11 minutes to play.1:38 p.m.: Something to keep an eye on: Minnesota’s double-double machine Jordan Murphy is being looked at by trainers on the sideline. 1:33 p.m.: Stellar vision and decision-making by Ryan McMahon with this pass.🔨🔨🔨 pic.twitter.com/wNywq4IOJh— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 21, 20191:31 p.m.: Minnesota has come out strong out of the half and extends the lead to double digits for the first time in the game. It leads 50-40.1:01 p.m.: Minnesota, which averaged five made 3s per game this season, has scored six at halftime and Amir Coffey leads with 13 points. The Gophers are up 38-33 at the break.Amir Coffey = playmaker 💪 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/CSGeEfia6P— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 201912:56 p.m.: Gabe Kalscheur hit two big 3s to extend Minnesota’s lead, but this shot from Jordan Nwora on the other end is as pretty as it gets. The madness has finally come, and although the first day of the 2019 NCAA Tournament was not ripe with upsets, a handful of spectacular individual performances did not disappoint.Ja Morant stole the show on Day 1, as the likely NBA lottery pick became just the ninth player, and the first since Draymond Green in 2012, to record a triple-double as his 12-seed Murray State team pulled off the largest upset of the day in defeating 5-seed Marquette. That’s DEEP! 😳 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/3CZNFVYgX7— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 201912:49 p.m.: Minnesota has outscored Louisville 13-7 since the midway point of the half and now lead by four points.Make it a 9-1 run from the Golden Gophers to take a 21-17 lead! 🏀 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/0rRtKqsXTI— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 201912:38 p.m.: Tight game throughout the early stages so far. Louisville leads 16-15 with eight minutes left.12:16 p.m.: The ball is tipped and the first round is underway.