NCAA Bracket Update: Marquette's Defense Stifles Xavier In 66-55 Win

The No. 6 seeded Xavier Musketeers have faced some good defense team in the Atlantic 10, but none like the No. 11 seeded Marquette Golden Eagles. That was driven home in the two teams' first NCAA Tournament game. The Golden Eagles locked down the Musketeers and held them at arm's length for a 66-55 victory.

Darius Johnson-Odom scored 19 points to lead Marquette, but this game was won on the other end. Xavier shot just 40 percent from the field and barely could hit a three-pointer all game. The Golden Eagles held Tu Holloway, the Atlantic 10 Player of the Year, to just five points on 1-9 shooting.

Marquette will now face the winner of Syracuse vs. Indiana State on Sunday.  Here's the updated look at the East region of the 2011 NCAA Tournament bracket.

No. 1 Ohio State def. No. 16 Texas-San Antonio, 76-45; will face George Mason

No. 8 George Mason def. No. 9 Villanova, 61-57; will face Ohio State

No. 5 WVU defeats No. 12 Clemson, 84-76; will face winner of Kentucky-Princeton

No. 4 Kentucky def. No. 13 Princeton, 59-57; will face West Virginia

No. 2 UNC def. No. 15 Long Island, 102-87; will face winner of Washington-Georgia

No. 7 Washington vs. No. 10 Georgia, March 18 at 9:45 on CBS

No. 3 Syracuse vs.No. 14 Indiana State, March 18 at 9:57 on TruTV

No. 11 Marquette def. No. 6 Xavier, 66-55; will play Syracuse-Indiana State winner

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.