Some 23 years later, Cleveland State still has a knack for first-round shockers in the NCAA tournament.
The Vikings raced to an early 17-point lead Friday night and stunned one-time top-ranked Wake Forest 84-69. The win was reminiscent of Cleveland State's only other appearance in the tournament in 1986, when it upset Indiana and Bob Knight in the opening round.
So much for that notion the Wildcats didn't belong in the NCAA tournament.
Nic Wise scored 21 of his 29 points in the second half, Chase Budinger added 20 and the 12th-seeded Wildcats -- one of the last teams into the field of 65 -- knocked off fifth-seeded Utah 84-71 Friday night in the first round of the Midwest Regional.
Siena strikes again.
Ronald Moore hit a 3-pointer with 3.9 seconds left in the second overtime -- from the identical spot he made one at the end of the first OT -- as the Saints beat eighth-seeded Ohio State 74-72 on Friday night in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
Xavier countered Portland State's usual barrage of 3-pointers with a much more efficient attack.
The Musketeers shot 54 percent from the field and were 8-for-19 from 3-point range while rolling past Portland State 77-59 Friday in the opening round of the East Regional.
Trevon Hughes banked in a spinning shot over two defenders for a three-point play with 2 seconds left in overtime to lift Wisconsin to a 61-59 upset over Florida State in the first round of the NCAA tournament.