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Connecticut and Dayton, two of the eight schools participating in the 2014 Puerto Rico Tip-Off, captured a pair of victories in overtime Thursday in the NCAA Championships at Buffalo, N. Y.  After 11th-seeded Dayton posted the first upset of the 2014 Championships with a 60-59 win over sixth-seeded Ohio State, seventh-seeded UConn outlasted 10th-seeded Saint Joseph's 89-81.  With the victories, Dayton challenges third-seeded Syracuse before Connecticut meets second-seeded Villanova in a pair of Saturday games in Buffalo.
 
New Mexico, the third of three PRTO's schools in the NCAA Championships, opens play Friday against Stanford (1:40 p.m. ET on TBS) in St. Louis.  Texas A&M is also competing in the post-season and plays a College Basketball Insider game Monday at Illinois State (9 p.m., CBS Sports Network).
 
Other schools in the 2014 Puerto Rico Tip-Off are Boston College, College of Charleston, George Mason and West Virginia.  While the season for BC, Charleston and Mason ended  in the conference tournaments, West Virginia competed in the NIT.  The Mountaineers were eliminated earlier this week by 2013 Puerto Rico Tip-Off participant Georgetown.  The eighth annual Puerto Rico Tip-Off will be played November 20, 21 and 23.
Here are web clips from the Connecticut win.
 

 
UConn outlasts Saint Joseph's in 89-81 OT win
Boston.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Associated Press Connecticut's Shabazz Napier drives to the basket during the second half of a second-round game against Saint Joseph's in the NCAA college basketball tournament in Buffalo, N.Y., Thursday, March 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick LoVerde).
 
New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
BUFFALO — The Connecticut Huskies framed their postseason — actually, their entire season — around the fact that last year they watched the N.C.A.A. tournament from home, barred from the most significant party in college basketball. This was their ...
 
FOXSports.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
Shaking off a 23-foot miss at the second-half buzzer, Napier scored nine of his 24 points in overtime to lead seventh-seeded UConn (27-8) to an 89-81 win over 10th-seeded Saint Joseph's (24-10) in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday ...
 
With soccer in his past, Brimah gets a kick out of helping UConn advance
Buffalo News (blog) - ‎53 minutes ago‎
The 7-foot freshman center, who has been playing basketball for only four years, is a big reason why UConn survived a scare from Saint Joseph's and escaped with a 89-81 victory tonight in First Niagara Center. With his team down three points in the final ...
 
Game report: UConn defeats St. Joseph in OT
CT Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
BUFFALO, NY - MARCH 20: Shabazz Napier #13 of the Connecticut Huskies drives to the basket against the Saint Joseph's Hawks during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the First Niagara Center on March 20, 2014 in ...
 
Yahoo Sports (blog) - ‎2 minutes ago‎
Mar 20, 2014; Buffalo, NY, USA; Connecticut Huskies center Amida Brimah (35) works to the basket against Saint Joseph's Hawks in the second half of a men's college basketball game during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament at First Niagara ...
 
Bradenton Herald - ‎33 minutes ago‎
Connecticut's Ryan Boatright (11) drives past Saint Joseph's Ronald Roberts Jr. (13) and Langston Galloway (10) during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament in Buffalo, N.Y., Thursday, March 20, 2014. FRANK ...
 
NBC Connecticut (blog) - ‎27 minutes ago‎
BUFFALO, NY - MARCH 20: DeAndre Daniels #2 celebrates with Shabazz Napier #13 of the Connecticut Huskies after defeating the Saint Joseph's Hawks 89-81 in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the First Niagara Center ...
 
Fresno Bee - ‎Mar 19, 2014‎
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Connecticut is back in the NCAA tournament after a one-year absence, and Jim Calhoun will settle on being happy to be along for the ride. The three-time national champion and long-time coach of the Huskies won't be in his familiar place ...
 
Hartford Courant - ‎12 hours ago‎
"I went through that whole time last year about doing what I wanted to do," said Smith, who prepped at South Kent School in Connecticut. "I had almost done ... It's more than just being on the basketball court and making shots. It's about them becoming men.".
 
CBS Local - ‎1 hour ago‎
Halil Kanacevic #45 of the Saint Joseph's Hawks drives to the basket as Niels Giffey #5 of the Connecticut Huskies defends during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the First Niagara Center on March 20, 2014 in Buffalo, ...
 
Rhody Rampage - ‎17 minutes ago‎
Atlantic 10 Basketball: UConn Outlasts Saint Joseph's in NCAA Tournament ... The Saint Joseph's Hawks made a bid for the second-straight A-10 upset in the 2014 NCAA Tournament, but they came up just short against the Connecticut Huskies.
 
UConn 89, Saint Joseph's 81: Huskies hold off Hawks in overtime
Philahoops - ‎1 hour ago‎
After St. Joe's had stretched their lead to seven early in the second stanza, UConn made its first run, taking its first lead of the second half on a Napier three-point play. Minutes later ... James Hill covers Saint Joseph's basketball for Philahoops. Reach him at ...
 
Bleacher Report - ‎16 hours ago‎
If the squad is going to make a run now upon its triumphant return to the Big Dance, Napier will have to play his best basketball yet. The senior guard has certainly not been playing poorly, as he put the team on his ... While the 6'1”, 180-pound guard did his best to impact the game in other ways, notably grabbing nine boards, it's clear that UConn has little chance of beating quality opponents when Napier can't get his shot to fall. Regardless, Napier has been great much more often than he has been anything else this ...
 
The UConn Blog (blog) - ‎25 minutes ago‎
For a while it also looked like UConn was going to once again fall to a less talented team because they just simply knew how to play basketball. In a lot of ways St. Joe's reminded me of SMU - smart offensive sets, good, tough defensive, and a patience that ...
 
Buffalo News - ‎Mar 19, 2014‎
UConn will face Saint Joseph's today after sitting out last year's tournament because of academic sanctions. “I'm happy to have us ... “We were just talking in the back about how big Division III basketball is up here in upstate New York. I think it's bigger than ...


Visit this link for video of Vee Sanford's game-winning layup with 3.8 seconds remaining - http://www.daytonflyers.com/news/2014/3/20/MBB_0320145415.aspx?path=mbball .  Also, the University of Dayton has ties with Colegio San Jose in Puerto Rico (Established 1938, Apartado 21300,  San Juan, PR 00928-1300, www.csjpr.org, The Society of Mary was founded in France in 1817 by Blessed William Joseph Chaminade. Almost 500 Marianist brothers and priests comprise the Province of the United States. They serve in communities and ministries from Honolulu to Puerto Rico and in Eastern Africa, India, Ireland and Mexico. http://www.marianist.com/about)
2014 Puerto Rico Tip-Off participant Dayton posted the first upset of the 2014 NCAA Championships Thursday in Buffalo as the 11th-seeded Flyers scored a 60-59 win over the sixth-seeded Ohio State Buckeyes.  Here are web clips from the contest.  With the victory, Dayton challenges third-seeded Syracuse Saturday.
 
Other schools entered in the 2014 Puerto Rico Tip-Off (November 20, 21 and 23) competing in the NCAA Championships are Connecticut and New Mexico.  .  Connecticut opens play tonight versus. Saint Joseph's (6:55 p.m. ET on TBS) in Buffalo.  New Mexico begins NCAA play Friday against Stanford (1:40 p.m. ET on TBS) in St. Louis.
 
Texas A&M is also competing in the post-season and plays a College Basketball Insider game Monday at Illinois State.  Other schools in the 2014 Puerto Rico Tip-Off are Boston College, College of Charleston, George Mason and West Virginia.  The season's for BC, Charleston and Mason ended in the conference tournaments.  West Virginia competed in the NIT, but was eliminated earlier this week by 2013 Puerto Rico Tip-Off participant Georgetown.
 
Sanford lifts Dayton to 60-59 win over Ohio State
Boston.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Associated Press Ohio State's Aaron Craft (4) and Dayton's Jordan Sibert (24) fight for control of the ball during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament in Buffalo, N.Y., Thursday, March 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Bill ...
 
FOXSports.com - ‎3 hours ago‎
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Dayton is re-configuring the college basketball map in Ohio. It no longer runs through Columbus after Vee Sanford's layup with 3.8 seconds left secured 11th-seeded Dayton's 60-59 victory over sixth-seeded Ohio State in the second round of ...
 
The Star-Ledger - ‎2 hours ago‎
So Dayton's assistant director of basketball operations sorted through the mess of bodies until he found Vee Sanford. He embraced the kid who had hit the game-winning shot. "He's a guy who's overcome a lot of adversity," Farrell said in a quiet moment in the ...
 
Bradenton Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
Vee Sanford's runner in the closing seconds gave Dayton the lead and Aaron Craft's driving shot at the buzzer rolled off the rim, as the Flyers pulled off a 60-59 victory over Ohio State in the opening game of the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Dayton ...
 
CBS News - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Dayton Flyers celebrate after defeating the Ohio State Buckeyes 60-59 in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the First Niagara Center on March 20, 2014 in Buffalo, New York. Elsa, Getty Images. Shares. Tweets; Stumble.
 
Chicago Sun-Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
Dayton fans cheer during of a second-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament against Ohio State in Buffalo, N.Y., Thursday, March 20, 2014. (AP Photo/The Buffalo News, John Hickey) TV OUT; MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT; BATAVIA ...
 
Businessweek - ‎1 hour ago‎
Harvard University won its men's college basketball national tournament opener for the second straight year, beating the University of Cincinnati 61-57. Elsewhere, No. 11 seed Dayton upset No. 6 seed Ohio State 60-59 as Vee Sanford made a running shot ...
 
CBSSports.com - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Matt Norlander | College Basketball Writer. March 20, 2014 2:33 PM ET. Dayton's win over Ohio State in the first game of the Round of 64 ended the dream of a perfect bracket pretty quickly for a majority of CBSSports.com users. We had 81 percent of ...
 
New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
Craft has had one of the more captivating careers in college basketball — on-court charisma fused with a regional celebrity status broaching territory reserved for the likes of Tim Tebow and Johnny Manziel. His four-year run had one more magic moment left in ...
 
TIME - ‎2 hours ago‎
NCAA Dayton Ohio State Basketball Ohio State's Aaron Craft (4) defends as Dayton's Scoochie Smith (11) tries to inbound the ball during the second half of a second-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Buffalo, N.Y., Thursday, March ...
 
Rhody Rampage - ‎2 hours ago‎
Mar 20, 2014; Buffalo, NY, USA; Dayton Flyers forward Devin Oliver (5) shoots against Ohio State Buckeyes in the second half of a men's college basketball game during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament at First Niagara Center. Mandatory ...
 
The Globe and Mail - ‎3 hours ago‎
Sam Thompson led Ohio State with 18 points, and Craft scored 16. Craft had no time for questions about whether Dayton can stake claim to being the state's better basketball school for one year at least. “Sorry, I have zero thoughts on that right now,” he said.
 
ESPN - ‎1 hour ago‎
Craft had no time for questions about whether Dayton can stake claim to being the state's better basketball school for one year at least. [+] Enlarge. Dayton Celebration. Kevin Hoffman/USA TODAY Sports. No. 11 Dayton pulled off the first upset of the NCAA ...
 
The Times-Picayune - ‎2 hours ago‎
Dayton's Dyshawn Pierre (21) knocks the ball away from Ohio State's Lenzelle Smith Jr. (32) during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament in Buffalo, N.Y., Thursday, March 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert). Print.
Los Angeles Daily News - ‎2 hours ago‎
Dayton teammates embrace Vee Sanford, center, after defeating Ohio State in a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Thursday in Buffalo, N.Y. Sanford scored on a layup with 3.8 seconds left to lift 11th-seeded Dayton to a 60-59 ...
ESPN (blog) - ‎1 hour ago‎
Elsa/Getty Images Dayton's Vee Sanford scored 10 points, including the game winner, in the Flyers' upset of Ohio State. And this is also March -- a good hour later, interviews done, locker room closed, teammates ... For four years, Craft has been the personification of what people want this college game to be about (excluding, that is, the folks who find fault with a no-curse, no-drink, straight-A, heart-on-his-sleeve basketball player). Nearly impeccable in every other part of his life, Craft certainly hasn't been without flaw ...
 
Bleacher Report - ‎44 minutes ago‎
To hear members of the Dayton basketball team tell it, the Flyers are no one's little brother. So forgive us the analogy that nonetheless is such a perfect fit in the wake of Dayton's 60-59 upset of Ohio State in the NCAA tournament on Thursday. Dayton is ...
 
newtoncitizen - ‎1 hour ago‎
Dayton Flyers celebrate after beating Ohio State Buckeyes in the men's college basketball game during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament at First Niagara Center. (USA TODAY Sports: Kevin Hoffman). BUFFALO, N.Y. — Senior guard Vee ...
 
Dayton Daily News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Amedeo Della Valle #33 of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Dyshawn Pierre #21 of the Dayton Flyers battle for a loose ball during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the First Niagara Center on March 20, 2014 in Buffalo, New ...
 
Las Vegas Sun - ‎5 minutes ago‎
Syracuse's Trevor Cooney (10) puts up a 3-pointer over Western Michigan's David Brown (5) in a second-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Buffalo, N.Y., Thursday, March 20, 2014. ... Dayton beat Ohio State 60-59 on Thursday.
 
WDTN - ‎43 minutes ago‎
DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) University of Dayton students cheered loudly as the men's basketball team tipped off against OSU in the NCAA tournament Thursday. Red Scare hosted a watch party at the Hangar, a popular hang out on campus. “We're upsetting ...
Bleacher Report - ‎3 hours ago‎
The lead switched hands multiple times inside the final five minutes before Dayton finally held on. College basketball fans hope it's a sign of plenty more excitement to come over the next few weeks. Let's check out the scoring summary from the First Niagara ...
 
MLive.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
Jon Peters, of Ohio, gets in the spirit of March Madness before a second-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament between Ohio State and Dayton in Buffalo, N.Y., Thursday. (Associated Press). Print · John Allen, National Desk By John Allen, ...
 
Full coverage
Bleacher Report - ‎1 hour ago‎
So what should college basketball fans make of the early action from the round of 64? Here's a recap of ... The one-and-done format of the tournament naturally heightens drama, and Dayton ensured that the tourney began with a thriller. After a seesaw final ...
Land-Grant Holy Land - ‎3 hours ago‎
Mostly it was ugly basketball with quick explosions of points. Craft was his typically in-control-yet-entirely-out-of-control self on offense with nine points on three shots but four turnovers in the first half. The problems for the Buckeyes arose more with their ...
Yahoo Eurosport UK - ‎3 hours ago‎
The Ohio State Buckeyes bench looks on during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament against the Dayton Flyers at the First Niagara Center on March 20, 2014 in Buffalo, New York. The Dayton Flyers defeated the Ohio State ...
Bleacher Report - ‎3 hours ago‎
With every fan carrying a printout of their bracket to work and looking on while hoping it all doesn't crumble, Dayton opened this year's Dance by eliminating anyone who took Ohio State on a deep run, ousting the sixth-seeded Buckeyes in a thriller. That game was picked by some as a potential upset, and it may set ... Similar stories are told by the likes of Ken Pomeroy, whose advanced metrics system has helped revolutionize the way we look at college basketball. To put it in the most cliche way possible: Expect the ...
 
NewsOK.com - ‎38 minutes ago‎
Dayton teammates embrace Vee Sanford, center, after defeating Ohio State in a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament against Ohio State in Buffalo, N.Y., Thursday, March 20, 2014. Sanford scored on a layup with 3.8 seconds left to ...
 
Big Ten Network - ‎4 hours ago‎
In the first game of the NCAA men's basketball tournament, No. 11 seed Dayton upset No. 6 seed Ohio State, 60-59, at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo. The Buckeyes' Aaron Craft had one last attempt at a game-winning shot, but it bounced off the rim.
Rant Sports - ‎3 hours ago‎
While he probably is Ohio State's best player, you wouldn't have known he even had many teammates in the final tumultuous minutes of the Buckeyes' 60-59 loss to the Dayton Flyers on Thursday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. In the final 3 minutes, 32 seconds, Craft hit a layup, missed a free throw, committed a foul, converted a ... any kind of success next season. Ed Morgans is an ACC Basketball Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @writered21 and add him to your network on Google.
FanSided - ‎3 hours ago‎
It was a back and forth game that came down to the wire and with just under 11 seconds left on the clock, Dayton had possession on an inbounds pass. Ohio State's Aaron Craft had just made a layup to give the Buckeyes the lead and Dayton was down one ...
 
Sporting Alert - ‎3 hours ago‎
Buffalo, New York (Sporting Alert, Box Score) — The 2014 NCAA March Madness men's basketball national tournament opened up with a major upset, as 11th seeded Dayton upsets sixth-seeded Ohio State, 60-59 on Thursday.
 
MarketWatch (blog) - ‎3 hours ago‎
The University of Dayton, the No. 11 seed in the South regional of the NCAA men's basketball tournament, knocked off an in-state rival, No. 6–seeded Ohio State, to give the tournament its first round-of-32 entrant and its first upset. Dayton scored on a runner ...
 
FanSided - ‎3 hours ago‎
11 Dayton upending the No. 6 seed Ohio State Buckeyes. Dayton was able to hit the game-winning shot in the final seconds, to end nearly everyone's chance at a billion dollar perfect bracket. After the Dayton upset, only 19 percent of brackets in ESPN's ...
 
Mlive Kalamazoo - ‎52 minutes ago‎
Thursday afternoon in Buffalo, N.Y., Oliver helped the Dayton Flyers knock off the Ohio State Buckeyes in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Oliver recorded 11 points and four ... He also finished fifth in the Mr. Basketball voting. Email Justin Dacey at ...
 
The Elkhart Truth - ‎3 hours ago‎
Dayton has recorded the first upset of the NCAA men's basketball tournament with a 60-59 victory over in-state powerhouse Ohio State on Vee Sanford's jumper with 4 seconds left. Aaron Craft's last-second layup for the win rimmed out. The brackets many ...
 
Sports Interaction - ‎6 hours ago‎
It's the emotion and team spirit of college basketball that really gets me. Then, of course, you have the brackets and the office pools and ... Thought a bit about taking Dayton to upset Ohio State, but couldn`t pull the trigger. Buckeyes have that nasty defence.
 
Boxscore - ‎2 minutes ago‎
Sanford's the hero as Dayton Flyers stuns Ohio State Buckeyes at NCAA Basketball Championship. Photo by Jill Vumdeshaer. University of Dayton: BUFFALO (March 20, 2014) – Vee Sanford hit a layup with 3.8 seconds remaining to help the Dayton Flyers ...
 
Alabama's News Leader - ‎3 hours ago‎
The 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament officially got underway Thursday, and the first game ended with the first upset in the round of 64 as 11th-seeded Dayton knocked off 6th-seeded Ohio State. The Flyers downed the in-state foe Buckeyes 60-59 ...
 
Larry Brown Sports - ‎2 hours ago‎
Dyshawn-Prince-celebration The Dayton Flyers were understandably ecstatic on Thursday when they knocked off No. 6 seed Ohio State to advance to the third round of the NCAA Tournament. The victory took 40 minutes of hard-nosed basketball and hustle, ...
 
durhamregion.com - ‎2 hours ago‎
BUFFALO -- Whitby's Dyshawn Pierre hit three consecutive free throws in the final minute and sank a team-high 12 points as the 11th-seeded Dayton Flyers upset sixth-seeded Ohio State 60-59 in the second round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament ...
 
Terrapin Station - ‎5 hours ago‎
They're probably starting a little earlier now that Dayton is beating Ohio State at halftime 33-30 after a very strong first half of some great transition basketball. Aaron Craft has yet to make his mark on the game yet, but Ohio State is giving up a lot of points (they ...
Mstarz - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Buckeyes last six tournament games have seen them lose by a combined 14 points, showing that they've suffered as much heartbreak as any NCAA basketball team. The 2014 NBA draft is loaded with top quality NBA-ready prospects, and Aaron Craft ...
 
Awful Announcing - ‎3 hours ago‎
The last minute of the game personifies Craft's place in college basketball fandom and the history books. After making a go-ahead basket on one end, Dayton's Vee Sanford scored over Craft with just over 3 seconds left to give Dayton a 1 point lead. Craft then ...
 
BuckeyeSports.com (subscription) - ‎2 hours ago‎
Thompson led the Buckeyes with 18 points while forward Craft added 16 in his college basketball finale. Sibert, an Ohio State transfer, scored nine points for the Flyers while facing his former team and Pierre led Dayton with 12 points on the day. The first half ...