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Canada's Bennedict Mathurin, top-seeded Arizona survive TCU upset bid in OT

Canada's Bennedict Mathurin made a 3-pointer to force overtime and scored six more points in the extra session, and top-seeded Arizona outlasted ninth-seeded TCU 85-80 on Sunday night in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Fellow Canadian Marcus Carr scores 23 points in Texas' defeat to Purdue

Canada's Bennedict Mathurin scored 30 points to lead the Arizona Wildcats to an 85-80 overtime win over the TCU Horned Frogs in a second round game of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday. (Sean M. Haffey/Getty Image)

Canada's Bennedict Mathurin made a 3-pointer to force overtime and scored six more points in the extra session, and top-seeded Arizona outlasted ninth-seeded TCU 85-80 on Sunday night in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Mathurin finished with 30 points and Christian Koloko scored 28, including a putback dunk that slammed the door on the Horned Frogs with 9 seconds left in OT after Mathurin missed a 3.

Koloko was 12 of 13 from the field, including five dunks, but the rest of the Wildcats were 19 of 55, including 5 of 27 on 3-pointers.

Still, Arizona's two stars did enough for the Wildcats (33-3) to avoid becoming the second No. 1 seed to fall during this tournament's opening weekend. They advanced to Thursday's South Region semifinals in San Antonio, Texas, where they will face fifth-seeded Houston.

Chuck O'Bannon Jr. had 23 points for TCU (21-13) while Mike Miles Jr. and Eddie Lampkin Jr. had 20 apiece. The Horned Frogs were looking to get to the Sweet 16 for the first time.

TCU still had a chance to win in regulation after Mathurin's big shot, but Miles lost the ball near midcourt. Dalen Terry tried for a game-ending dunk but he didn't get the shot off before time expired.

Canada's Emanuel Miller had 10 points, one assist and seven rebounds in 21 minutes for TCU.

Mathurin became the sixth Arizona player to score at least 30 points in an NCAA Tournament game.

TCU trailed by eight points with less than eight minutes remaining and had missed 12 straight shots before scoring 12 straight points to go up 69-67 with 3:39 remaining. O'Bannon scored the first five points and Miles had the last four.

The Horned Frogs held Arizona scoreless for 5:09 before Terry's 3 from the right corner tied it at 70.

Carr shines but Texas loses to Purdue

Jaden Ivey made a critical 3-pointer with 1:01 left and finished with 18 points, and Purdue finally figured out a way to get past Texas coach Chris Beard in March, beating the Longhorns 81-71 on Sunday night in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Canada's Marcus Carr led sixth-seeded Texas (22-12) with 23 points and Andrew Jones scored 17.

Trevion Williams scored 22 points to lead the Boilermakers, who capitalized on a major disparity at the free-throw line to reach the Sweet 16. Purdue had 46 attempts, making 33, while the Longhorns went 7 of 12 on free throws.

The third-seeded Boilermakers (29-7) gave away an early 14-point lead but recovered and advanced to an East Region semifinal on Friday in Philadelphia against this year's out-of-nowhere tourney darling, 15th-seeded Saint Peter's.

Beard had won each of his two previous NCAA Tournament matchups with coach Matt Painter's Boilermakers, who had the better seed each time. Beard's Little Rock squad knocked off Purdue in the first round in 2016, and he led Texas Tech past the Boilermakers in a 2018 regional semifinal.

Iowa State upsets Wisconsin

Gabe Kalscheur scored 22 points and 11th-seeded Iowa State surprised Wisconsin in the Badgers' backyard, advancing to the Sweet 16 with a 54-49 victory Sunday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Izaiah Brockington added 10 points as the gritty Cyclones used their tough defence to hold off Johnny Davis and company in front of a raucous pro-Wisconsin crowd about 80 miles away from the school's Madison campus.

Gabe Kalscheur, right, scored 22 points to propel the Iowa State Cyclones past the Wisconsin Badgers 54-49 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Milwaukee on Sunday. (Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Canada's Jahcobi Neath had one point, one assist and four rebounds for Wisconsin.

After winning just two games last season, Iowa State (22-12) advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2016 and the sixth time in school history. It will play the Miami-Auburn winner in the Midwest Region semifinals on Friday in Chicago.

Kalscheur, a 6-foot-4 transfer from Minnesota who knows all about tough games in Wisconsin, went 10 for 19 from the field. The rest of the Cyclones combined for 10 made field goals.

Houston advances with win over Illinois

Taze Moore scored 21 points, Jamal Shead added 18 and Houston, a Final Four team last season, advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament with a 68-53 win over Illinois, ousted in the opening weekend for the second straight year.

The fifth-seeded Cougars (31-5), who lost their two best players to season-ending injuries, are headed home to Texas for the next round, which will be in San Antonio, about a three-hour drive from Houston.

Kyler Edwards (11) and Reggie Chaney (32) of the Houston Cougars celebrate after defeating the Illinois Fighting Illini 68-53 during the second round of the 2022 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at PPG PAINTS Arena on Sunday. (Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Kyler Edwards added 15 points for Houston, a team often overlooked but making major noise again this March.

With Houston's fans chanting "Sweet 16, Sweet 16" in the final seconds, Edwards dropped one last 3-pointer and seconds later lifted Moore, another of Houston's transfers, off the floor.

For Illinois, it's another year of deep disappointment. The fourth-seeded Fighting Illini (23-10) were determined to go farther after being bumped by Loyola Chicago last year, but couldn't get past the second round again.

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