Richmond will be the Cinderella team in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Bracket. The No. 12-seeded Spiders advanced in the 2011 NCAA Tournament by defeating No. 13 seed Morehead State, 65-48. The Spiders led throughout the game and were very clearly the superior team.
Justin Harper scored 19 points to lead the Spiders, who scored the first bucket of the game and never trailed. Kevin Anderson added 14 points, and the Spiders' defense held star Morehead State big man Kenneth Faried to 11 points, though he did have 13 rebounds. Demonte Harper, the hero of the Eagles' upset over No. 4 Louisville, shot just 2-15 in this game.
Richmond advances to play either Kansas or Illinois in the Sweet 16. Here is the updated Southwest bracket.
No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 9 Illinois, Sunday, March 20, 8:40 p.m., TNT
No. 12 Richmond def. No. 13 Morehead State, SCORE; will play Kansas/Illinois winner
No. 2 Notre Dame vs. No. 10 Florida State, Sunday, March 20, 9:40 p.m.
No. 3 Purdue vs. No. 11 VCU, Sunday, March 20, 9:10 p.m.
No. 1 Kansas def. No. 16 Boston University Terriers, 72-53
No. 9 Illinois Fighting Illini def. No. 8 UNLV Runnin' Rebels, 73-62
No. 12 Richmond Spiders def. No. 5 Vanderbilt, 69-66
No. 13 Morehead St. Eagles def No. 4 Louisville Cardinals, 62-61
No. 11 VCU Rams def. No. 6 Georgetown Hoyas, 74-56
No. 3 Purdue Boilermakers def. No. 14 Saint Peter's, 65-43
No. 10 Florida St. Seminoles def. No. 7 Texas A&M Aggies, 57-50
No. 2 Notre Dame Fighting Irish def. No. 15 Akron Zips, 69-56