Highlights of the 2022 NCAA Men’s Championship: St Peter stuns Murray State

The second round of 2022 NCAA men’s basketball The tournament got off to a great start.

The start of the second round was a record books match between top seed Baylor and North Carolina No. 8 in Fort Worth, Texas. UNC squandered a 25-point lead against the Bears but managed to rally in overtime and escape to the Sweet 16.

Kansas followed with a 79-72 win over Creighton, while 15th seed St. Peter continued his Cinderella run with a stunning 70-60 win over Murray State.

Here are more highlights from the Round of 32 matches that wrapped up on Saturday.

No. 1 Gonzaga vs No. 9 Memphis

Don’t sleep on tigers

Memphis didn’t hold back from No. 1 seed Zag in the first inning. The Tigers lead 23-22 thanks to this must-see slam from Malcolm Dandridge.

No. 4 Arkansas vs No. 12 New Mexico

Hammer time!

Arkansas big man Jaylene Williams throws a thunderous fist to tie things up.

No. 15 St Peter’s 70, No. 7 Murray State 60

Cinderella story

The peacocks and the contestants were fighting on the defensive side. Matthew Lee gave Saint Peter an early 11-9 lead with this beautiful bucket.


St. Peter built a double-digit lead, but Murray State came back with three consecutive pointers to make it 50-47.

Not so fast!

When it looked like Murray State was running, Doug Eddert hit a giant peacock triple pointer.

St. Peter retained the lead and shocked the college basketball world once again, scoring his first-ever ticket to the Sweet 16.

No. 4 UCLA 72, No. 5 St. Mary’s 56


UCLA got off to a slow start, but the Bruins caught fire late in the first half. Jules Bernard gave UCLA their first lead in the game with this cute 3-back-pointer.

Feed the big man

Cody Riley uses his 250-pound tire to get the bucket and bug out, giving UCLA a double-digit lead.

The Bruins are proving too much for St. Mary’s, as Mick Cronin moves on to the Sweet 16.

No. 4 Providence 79, No. 12 Richmond 51

It’s heating up!

Noah Horschler was on fire in the first half, including his deep pointer 3 to give Providence a nice cushion.

make history

Horschler finished with 16 points and Providence beat Richmond 79-51 to advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time in 25 years.

No. 11 Michigan 76, No. 3 Tennessee 68

big man with scale

Hunter Dickinson hit his first two attempts from a 3-point ground against Tennessee to give the Wolverines an early lead.

Throw it!

Urus Plavcic capped a game from Tennessee with a score of 13-2 to end the game with strong contact interference. Vols went to the locker room with a 37-32 lead.

He did what!?

Eli Brooks took it to the hoop, threw it, and got the basket and foul. An acrobatic shot gave the Wolverines the lead late in the second half.

Hunter Dickinson and the Wolverines held out and defeated the Vols to earn a spot on Sweet 16.

No.8 North Carolina 93, No. 1 Baylor 86 (OT)

hot start

RJ Davis came ready to play, scoring eight goals in a row to start the game.

Davis scored four three-goals in the first half to help UNC take a stunning 42-29 lead over top seed Baylor Bears in the first half.

Blocked by Bacot

The Tar Heels did just that with their defense as well, resulting in the Bears holding only 35% of their shot within the first 30 minutes and opening up an 18-point lead.

Don’t quit in these bears

After trailing by as much as 25, Carolina’s Brady Mannick’s dismissal and 20 second-half points from Adam Flagler fired Baylor 20-4, slashing UNC’s lead to number one in a less than four-year timeout.

big boy ball

Bacot used pure muscle to give the Tar Heels a six-point lead late in the game.

And one for the tie!

James Akingo converted a difficult contact layup and blocked the ball to bring Baylor back from a 25-point deficit to an 80-80 tie with 15.8 seconds left.

bucket clutch

Davis got 30 with the biggest basket in the game.

Ignore the connection and finished the glass for one. Carolina led 91-85 with less than a minute remaining in overtime.

Carolina stuck!

After giving up their 25-point lead, Tar Heel rushed into overtime to knock out the top seed Baylor Bears 93-86.

Baylor becomes the first seed to be eliminated from the tournament as UNC advances to Sweet 16 in Philadelphia next Friday, where he will face No. 5 Saint Mary’s winner versus No. 4 UCLA.

No. 1 KS 79, No. 9 Creighton 72

early fireworks

KS and Creighton are out throwing haymakers – there’s really no other way to say it.

Arthur Op!

Arthur Caluma with error and damage!

hard hanging

Alex O’Connell finds Caluma again for another finishing touch over the edge to keep the Blue Jays close until the second half.

stay hot

Trey Alexander smashed the three lopsided, No. 12 from Creighton in the match, which pulled the Blue Jays with one possession in the last two minutes.

Defense wins championships

Ochai Agbaji He came in with a clutch steal and knockout to lift the Jayhawks three in the last minute.

Kansas maintained a 79-72 win and advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2018. Team Bill Self will face Providence Thursday.

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