It's tough to remember a better first day of the NCAA Tournament than the one we were treated to on Thursday.
The first game of the day between No. 6 Ohio State and No. 11 Dayton set the tone for the next 14 hours as Vee Sanford sunk a game-winning runner from just outside of the lane to send the Flyers to the third round. Then came No. 12 Harvard stunning No. 5 Cincinnati, the second year in a row the Crimson upset a higher-seeded team.
The night session was even better. Connecticut got it all started with an overtime win over St. Joseph's. St. Louis used a wild final-minute comeback to force overtime against North Carolina State, and the Billikens took care of business from there. North Dakota State pulled the second 12-5 upset of the day by defeating Oklahoma in overtime. Texas beat Arizona State on a final-second put-back. Louisville survived a scare from Manhattan, while San Diego State needed overtime to hold off New Mexico State.
There were four overtime games in total after we only needed two in the past two tournaments combined. And now we get to do it all over again on Friday.
A printable PDF version of the updated bracket can be found here.