College basketball highlights: Texas A&M-CC wins first recreation; Pitt-Miss St. subsequent

Get your brackets prepared, women and gents. The 2023 NCAA Match is formally underway!

A pair of First 4 video games kick off the motion on Tuesday. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi received the primary battle of the 16 seeds, holding off Southeast Missouri State’s late comeback to win 75-71. It’s going to tackle No. 1 general seed Alabama within the opening spherical. 

Following that, Pittsburgh takes on Mississippi State in a battle of 11-seeds. The winner of that matchup will go up in opposition to 6-seed Iowa State within the Midwest.

We have got you coated with the highest moments from Tuesday’s video games.

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Mississippi State vs. Pittsburgh


Pittsburgh Panthers



Mississippi State Bulldogs


Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 75, Southeast Missouri State 71

March Insanity has begun!

The ball’s been tipped and arguably the best time of the 12 months is right here!

A putback to get it began

De’Lazarus Keys acquired the offensive rebound and made the straightforward putback to present Texas A&M-Corpus Christi the primary bucket of the match. 

Massive man coming by means of!

Phillip Russell lower to the rim to obtain the dish, permitting him to attain a simple slam for Southeast Missouri State.

Islanders on the transfer

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi acquired the primary large run of the sport late within the first half, happening a 9-0 streak to get some separation earlier than the break.

All in regards to the hustle!

Southeast Missouri moved the ball round and acquired a few attractiveness, however did not hit its bounce pictures. Nonetheless, a pair of offensive rebounds saved the possession alive and Dylan Branson acquired a putback to make it a 33-27 recreation earlier than the break.

CC sees its lead develop

The Islanders went on a fast 8-0 run in the course of the second half to take a 53-43 lead, their largest lead of the sport. The Islanders made three consecutive layups as they remained aggressive to develop their lead.

From the emblem!

Trevian Tennyson drained the jumper from the emblem to hit a key shot for the Islanders as they’ve struggled from deep within the second half, extending their result in 9 with the shot.

Comeback time?

Chris Harris was on fireplace within the second half, scoring 17 factors in roughly quarter-hour to assist Southeast Missouri State make it a one-point recreation with just below 5 minutes left.

Tennyson hitting the angles

Tennyson was in some way in a position to hit the robust layup to increase Texas A&M-CC’s result in three late. 

Holding on for the victory!

With Southeastern Missouri down by three, Russell was in a position to get a very good search for within the closing seconds along with his step-back jumper. However his game-tying try did not get the bounce he was in search of, permitting Texas A&M-CC to ice the sport on the free-throw line and win its first NCAA Match recreation in class historical past.

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