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San Diego State 68,
Northern Colorado 50
TUCSON, Ariz. — Kawhi Leonard had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and second-seeded San Diego State survived Devon Beitzel’s scoring burst to earn its first NCAA tournament win.
The Aztecs (33-2) had their hands full with the Bears of the Big Sky early. San Diego State pulled away behind its defense in the second half, holding Northern Colorado (21-11) scoreless for nearly 7 minutes.
Beitzel scored eight of his 25 points during a flurry to start the second half, but it wasn’t enough for the 15th-seeded Bears in their first NCAA tournament.
BYU 74, Wofford 66
DENVER — Jimmer Fredette scored 32 points to lift third-seeded Brigham Young over No. 14 Wofford.
Hounded, double teamed and trapped by Wofford defenders much of the night, the nation’s leading scorer still got off 25 shots and made 12 trips to the foul line.
Wofford, making its second straight NCAA appearance, shut down Fredette through most of the first half and led 25-21 with 5 minutes left.