Day one of the first round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament brought us a smattering of exciting upsets and fantastic finishes. From Arkansas-Little Rock's double overtime rally against Purdue to Yale's first-ever NCAA Tournament victory, college basketball fans got to enjoy the type of moments that make March Madness so captivating. And that was just on Thursday.
With a win in the 2015 NCAA Tournament already under the belts, the Dayton Flyers continue on as they square off with the Providence Friars in second-round action of the East Region at Nationwide Arena on Friday night.
The top-seeded Villanova Wildcats could set a new program record on Friday as they take on the fourth-seeded Providence Friars at Madison Square Garden in the semifinals of the 2015 Big East Conference Tournament.
Hoping to close the regular season out on a three-game win streak, the 24th-ranked Providence Friars will return home to face the 21st-ranked Butler Bulldogs in a Big East Conference showdown at the Dunkin' Donuts Center.
With three games remaining in the regular season, the 25th-ranked Providence Friars will try to improve their postseason resume' as they host the Marquette Golden Eagles in a Big East Conference clash at the Dunkin' Donuts Center on Sunday afternoon.