March Madness Day 3: Madness has begun

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BILL WIPPERT / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

The third day of March Madness is in the books and we can officially say that the madness has begun. The round of 32 has seen its fair share of upsets, but nothing as huge as #1 Villanova going down. If a number 1 goes down this early, then it’s time to declare the Madness.

In case you missed the third set of games from March Madness, allow us to get you caught up in all the action. Previous day recaps will be found here (Day 1) and here (Day 2).

BOLD DENOTES UPSET GAME

East Region: 

(8) Wisconsin 65 vs. (1) Villanova 62

(5) Virginia 39 vs. (4) Florida 65 

West Region: 

(5) Notre Dame 71 vs. (4) West Virginia 83

(7) St. Mary’s 60 vs. (2) Arizona 69

(11) Xavier 91 vs. (3) Florida State 66

(8) Northwestern 66 vs. (1) Gonzaga 68

Midwest Region: 

(5) Iowa State 76 vs. (4) Purdue 80

South Region:

(12) Middle Tennessee 65 vs. (4) Butler 74

Stars of March Madness Day 3: 

Nigel Hayes – F, Wisconsin 

Statistics: 19 points/8 rebounds/Game-Winner

Hayes was a big part of Wisconsin’s upset of #1 seeded Villanova in the second round of the NCAA tournament. He finished the game with 19 points and 8 rebounds but none more important than his baseline score that gave Wisconsin the lead towards the end of the game. With Wisconsin riding high off beating the #1 seed, they look to continue their great run spearheaded by Nigel Hayes.

March Madness Via: John Hart/State Journal
Hayes’ game-winning basket led the Badgers to an upset win over #1 seeded Villanova. March Madness has begun. Via: John Hart/State Journal

Jevon Carter – G, West Virginia

Statistics: 24 points/3 rebounds/2 assists

Carter’s 24 points led the Mountaineers to a 12 point win over Notre Dame. He shot 8/15 for the entire game including 4/5 shots from downtown. While he’s mostly known for his defense, he came to compete on the other side of the ball as well providing a spark for West Virginia’s scoring. If West Virginia wants to continue their solid run, they would have to expect Carter to contribute a little more in the scoring department, not necessarily 24 points a game, but solid numbers to get the job done. 

(Photo Credit: Kelsie VanderWijst, BGS)
Jevon Carter, while mostly known for his defense, contributed on the other side of the ball as well. (Photo Credit: Kelsie VanderWijst, BGS)

Trevon Bluiett – G, Xavier

Statistics: 29 points/6 rebounds/3 assists

Bluiett led all scorers in the game with 29 points as he helped lead the Xavier Musketeers to an upset win over the Seminoles. Trevon was just balling for the Musketeers, hitting 3 shots from downtown and getting to the line 14 times and make 10 of them. With this win, Bluiett and the Musketeers go into the Sweet 16 with the momentum that they look to use in order to make a deep run and call themselves the Cinderella of March Madness.

Via: AP Photo/John Minchillo
Trevon Bluiett was on fire against Florida State, scoring 29 points which was game high for both teams. Via: AP Photo/John Minchillo

*Featured Photo Image Credit Go To BILL WIPPERT/ THE ASSOCIATED PRESS*

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