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UNDATED (AP) — A Cincinnati team that entered the NCAA Tournament with barely a winning record pulled the biggest upset on the first day of games. The Bearcats knocked off defending national champion Oregon State 7-6 on the Beavers' home field. The Bearcats made the tournament by winning the American Athletic Conference Tournament and were just 30-29. They were the only No. 4 regional seed to win on the first day of the tournament. No. 3 regional seeds opened the tournament 12-3.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Mason Meyer and Garret Price combined to pitch a six-hitter as Liberty defeated Tennessee 6-1 in an NCAA regional matchup. The third-seeded Flames (43-19) next play No. 1 seed North Carolina. Tennessee (38-20) faces UNC Wilmington in an elimination game. Jonathan Embry put Liberty ahead for good with a two-run homer in the first inning.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Tyler Keenan, Anthony Servideo and Thomas Dillard hit homers, Will Ethridge threw seven dominant innings and Mississippi powered past Jacksonville State 16-2 in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. Ole Miss broke the game open with a five-run fifth inning that extended its lead to 10-1. Ethridge retired 20 batters in a row at one point.
DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — Bottoms up, Southeastern Conference. The powerhouse league revised its alcohol policy to allow the sale of beer and wine at sporting events. Chancellors and school presidents approved the revised rules during the conference's annual spring meetings. The SEC's 14 schools were previously prohibited from selling alcohol in public areas at venues.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Julian Infante hit a home run as seven different Commodores drove in a run apiece, and top-seeded Vanderbilt beat Ohio State 8-2 the Nashville regional of the NCAA Tournament. The Commodores had lost the first four against Ohio State with each game played in Columbus. This time, the Buckeyes were the visitors. Drake Fellows struck out nine and improved to 12-0, and Vandy became the first team to 50 wins this season. Now the Big Ten Tournament champ faces McNeese in an elimination game.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Brandt Broussard's first college home run highlighted his three-hit and four-RBI performance and LSU beat Stony Brook 17-3 in their NCAA tournament opener. LSU starter Landon Marceaux allowed one earned in five innings while the Tigers pounded out 10 hits and scored all of their runs. LSU advances to play Southern Mississippi in the winner's bracket of the Baton Rouge regional on Saturday night.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Tucker Maxwell doubled and hit a grand slam in Georgia's eight-run first inning and Aaron Schunk hit two homers to lead the host Bulldogs to a 13-3 win over Mercer in the first round of the NCAA Athens regional. Tony Locey allowed only three hits with one walk and seven strikeouts in five scoreless innings.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Kyle Wilkie and Grayson Byrd both drove in three runs, Davis Sharpe pitched 6 2/3 innings in relief and Clemson beat Illinois 8-4 on Friday in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. Clemson jumped ahead 4-2 in the third inning and never trailed again. The Tigers scored three runs in the seventh inning to break open a tight game.
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