Winter Olympics: Eileen Gu wins halfpipe gold, makes freeskiing history

Eileen Ailing Gu won gold in women's ski halfpipe at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China
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On Friday at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Eileen Gu won gold in the women’s freeskiing halfpipe final, marking Gu’s third medal in Beijing. On Her Turf provided live updates and highlights as competition at Genting Snow Park unfolded.

Women’s Freeskiing Halfpipe – Live Updates:

8:30pm ET: And we’re off! Twelve athletes qualified into the final (start list below). Each athlete will take three runs, with their best score counting towards their final ranking.

8:32pm ET: Oof. VERY GUSTY conditions that athletes are detailing with today at Genting Snow Park. It’s also a mild 0 degrees Fahrenheit.

8:34pm ET: Here comes Team USA’s Carly Margulies, who has had such a journey just to reach these 2022 Winter Olympics. She has had a total of seven procedures to fix ACL tears, damaged meniscus and even one to fill existing holes in her knee. Her most recent surgery was just two months ago. Not the best run from Margulies, who falls midway through, but she has another two chances.

8:36pm ET: And here is Margulies’ U.S. teammate Hanna Faulhaber. Faulhaber has actually looked up to Margulies, who is seven years older, for most of her career. A few years ago, Margulies wrote her a note of support, and Faulhaber tacked it up on her wall to serve as inspiration. Both athletes are making their Olympic debut in Beijing. Faulhaber moves into first place with a strong first run (video below).

8:45pm ET: Wow. Very strong run from Canada’s Cassie Sharpe, the defending Olympic champion in this event, who has dealt with a knee injury in the last year. She moves into first with a score of 89.00.

8:50pm ET: A great run from Estonia’s Kelly Sildaru, who really showcases her trick repertoire. Sildaru, along with China’s Eileen Gu, are the only freeskiers competing in three events in Beijing (halfpipe, slopestyle, big air). Sildaru won silver in slopestyle earlier this week, marking her nation’s first ever winter Olympic medal in a sport other than cross-country skiing.

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8:53pm ET: Super solid run from Canada’s Rachael Karker. She moves into second with a score of 87.75.

8:56pm ET: Eileen Guwho was born in San Francisco but competes for her mother’s homeland of China – appears on her way to win her third medal in her third event at these 2022 Winter Olympics. She moves into first place with a score of 93.25. “Let’s go!” Gu shouts when her score comes down.

Video of Eileen Gu’s strong first run in the women’s halfpipe final at the 2022 Winter Olympics:

8:57pm ET: Here are the top five after the first run. If the standings hold, Eileen Gu will become the first freestyle skier to win three medals at a single Olympics.

  1. Eileen Gu (CHN) – 93.25
  2. Cassie Sharpe (CAN) – 89.00
  3. Rachael Karker (CAN) – 87.75
  4. Hannah Faulhaber (USA) – 85.25
  5. Li Fanghui (CHN) – 81.75

9:03pm ET: Carly Margulies stalls halfway through the pipe on her second run. Appears she’s having issues with her skis; a binding broke on her first run.

9:06pm ET: Another really strong run from Hanna Faulhaber of the United States. But it’s not enough to move her up in the standings. The 17-year-old remains in fourth with one run remaining.

9:07pm ET: Team USA’s Brita Sigourney, who claimed bronze in this event in 2018, has a decent run, but bobbles on two landings. The 32-year-old American, who is competing at her third Olympics in Beijing, isn’t able to improve upon her first run score.

9:15pm ET: Canada’s Cassie Sharpe with a big 1080 in the middle of her run! Wow. What a technical performance. She improves on her first run score, but only by one point. (89.00 to 90.00). Sharpe remains in silver-medal position behind Gu.

9:22pm ET: Estonia’s Kelly Sildaru improves with a strong second run, but is still off the podium in fourth.

9:25pm ET: Wow. Eileen Gu. In her first two events in Beijing, she came from behind to finish on the podium. In big air, she was in bronze-medal position heading into the final run – and then landed a massive double cork 1620 for the first time in her career to win gold. In slopestyle, she moved from seventh to silver in her final run. But heading into the third run of the women’s halfpipe final, it seems very unlikely Gu will need to come from behind. A massive second run earns her 95.25 points, increasing her lead over the field. That said, with a best-run-counts format, it is still anyone’s game.

Video of Eileen Gu’s second run in women’s freeski halfpipe at the 2022 Winter Olympics:

9:27pm ET: Here are the top five with one run remaining:

  1. Eileen Gu (CHN) – 95.25
  2. Cassie Sharpe (CAN) – 90.00
  3. Rachael Karker (CAN) – 87.75
  4. Kelly Sildaru (EST) – 87.00
  5. Li Fanghui (CHN) – 86.50

9:35pm ET: Time for run #3… Team USA’s Carly Margulies with her best run of of the final, but will still finish well off the podium. Still, what a remarkable journey for Margulies, who had seven knee surgeries to get here. The 2022 Winter Olympics actually marked her first competition in TWO YEARS. Wild.

9:40pm ET: And with falls from both Hannah Faulhaber and Brita Sigourney, the U.S. won’t finish on the podium today.

9:45pm ET: Cassie Sharpe has improved on every run today – but it won’t be enough to defend her Olympic gold in freeski halfpipe. Sharpe still seems pumped about her performance, and she should be given the injuries she overcame just to compete in Beijing. Sharpe didn’t compete for most of 2021 after suffering a torn ACL at the 2021 X Games on her final halfpipe run (though she still won silver in that competition). She made her return to competition in December, just in time for the Olympics. Sharpe is also not the only member of her family in Beijing; her brother Darcy – who competes in snowboarding, not freeskiing – made his Olympic debut earlier this month, finishing 12th in big air and 23rd in slopestyle.

9:53pm ET: Tough day for Zoe Atkin, who competes for Great Britain but lives in Park City, Utah. The 19-year-old freeskier wasn’t able to put a run together until her third and final attempt, but she’ll finish off the podium.

9:56pm ET: Estonia’s Kelly Sildaru, in fourth heading into the run, puts down a solid run, but isn’t able to break onto the podium.

9:57pm ET: Guaranteed at least a bronze, Canada’s Rachael Karker takes her final run, but it is far from her best of the day.

9:59pm ET: Victory lap for Eileen Gu. With a gold medal secured, the 18-year-old has fun on her final run (video below). She becomes the first freestyle skier to win three medals at a single Winter Olympics. Even more impressive? She is the first freeskier – or snowboarder – to win a medal in both halfpipe AND big air or slopestyle. Not just at the same Olympics, but ever. Given how different halfpipe is from the other two events, its a real testament to Gu’s versatility.

11:00pm ET: “It has been two straight weeks of the most intense highs and lows I’ve ever experienced in my life,” Eileen Gu said of her experience in Beijing. “The second I landed the last 16 in big air I knew my life was never going to be the same.” Asked about her fun victory lap, Gu said, “I was literally this close to doing a cork 10…. But Zhang Kexin fell right before me on the right 10 and it kinda woke me up. I’ve never taken a victory lap before in my entire life, so I felt like, ‘You know what, last event at the Olympics it feels like I finally deserve it’. I’m really happy.”

Final Standings – Women’s Freeski Halfpipe at the 2022 Winter Olympics:

  1. Eileen Gu (CHN)
  2. Cassie Sharpe (CAN)
  3. Rachael Karker (CAN)
  4. Kelly Sildaru (EST)
  5. Li Fanghui (CHN)
  6. Hanna Faulhaber (USA)
  7. Zhang Kexin (CHN)
  8. Amy Fraser (CAN)
  9. Zoe Atkin (GBR)
  10. Brita Sigourney (USA)
  11. Carly Margulies (USA)
  12. Sabrina Cakmakli (GER)

Women’s Freeskiing Halfpipe Final – Start List:

1 – GER – Sabrina CAKMAKLI
2 – CAN – Amy FRASER
6 – CHN – LI Fanghui
7 – CAN – Cassie SHARPE
8 – CHN – ZHANG Kexin
9 – GBR – Zoe ATKIN
10 – EST – Kelly SILDARU
11 – CAN – Rachael KARKER
12 – CHN – Eileen Ailing GU

Freeski Halfpipe – Competition Format for the 2022 Winter Olympics:

The final will include the top 12 athletes from qualification. Athletes start in reverse order of their score from qualification (the top-ranked athlete goes last).

During the final, each athlete takes three runs. The best score of the three counts towards the final standings.

How is it judged?

Athletes are judged based on five criteria: execution, difficulty, amplitude, variety, and progression. Judges score each run on a scale from 0-100.

Halfpipe Details – 2022 Winter Olympics:

  • Course Name: Secret Garden Olympic Halfpipe
  • Halfpipe Length: 220 meters
  • Halfpipe Width: 22 meters
  • Inner Height of Walls: 7.2 meters

The NBC Olympics research team contributed to this report. 

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Remembering History: Janet Guthrie races into motorsports history with celebrated 1977 Indy 500, NASCAR season

View of American race car driver Janet Guthrie in her car for a test drive before the Trentonian 200, Trenton, New Jersey, May 1976.
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British professional race car driver Katherine Legge made headlines in February when Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced she would race the team’s No. 44 Dallara-Honda for the 107th Indy 500. The news marks Legge’s third start in the iconic IndyCar race and her first since 2013.

Legge’s return also ensures at least one female driver will be in the field this year’s field, which was absent of women in 2022 for the second time in three years. The 2020 Indy 500 was the first contest without at least one woman in the field since 1999. Legge, whose team recently finished fourth in class at the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January, is one of nine women to have raced in the Indy 500, which is set for May 28 on NBC.

As On Her Turf continues its celebration of Women’s History Month, we take a closer look at the first of those nine women to race at “The Brickyard”Janet Guthrie, who made her first of three career starts in the Indy 500 in 1977, during what turned out to be a breakout rookie season for the auto-racing trailblazer.

Born in Iowa City, Iowa, in 1938, Guthrie found the “need for speed” as a teenager growing up in Miami, Florida, where her family moved when she was 3. Both of her parents were pilots, and Guthrie’s father taught her how to fly as a teenager. She earned pilot’s license at 17, but gender barriers in the late 1950s prevented her from becoming a commercial airline pilot. That prompted her to head to the University of Michigan, where she graduated in 1960 with a degree in physics.

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Guthrie began her career as an aerospace engineer with Republic Aviation in Farmingdale, N.Y., where she worked on programs that were precursors to Project Apollo. In 1964, she made it through the first round of eliminations for NASA’s first scientist-astronauts program, but when she didn’t advance any further, Guthrie turned her attention to auto racing.

She purchased a Jaguar XK 120 coupe – and a $45 station wagon to tow it – and she learned to build her own engines and do her own body work. Guthrie might have remained relatively unknown had she not caught the attention of race car designed Rolla Vollstedt, considered one of the most influential car designers of the 20th century. Intrigued by the aerospace-engineer-turned-racing-driver, Vollstedt asked Guthrie to test a car he designed for the 1976 Indy 500.

May 1976; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Janet Guthrie with car owner Rolla Vollstedt sitting on pit wall in 1976. Mandatory Credit: Joe Young / Indianapolis News via USA TODAY NETWORK

“Racing needed a woman at Indy, and I needed a driver,” Rolla said via Reed (College) Magazine. “That’s one of the reasons I went after a woman who would call attention to the team.”

“I had no house, only a used-up race car, no money, no jewelry, no husband,” Guthrie remembered. “Then the phone rings and a man I had never heard of asks me if I want to take a test in an Indy car.”

She took the risk, and it paid off: The team didn’t qualify for Indianapolis on that first try, but they did in 1977.

That 1977 season, officially her rookie year on the NASCAR Winston Cup, unfolded with a series for firsts for Guthrie, who turned 39 in March of that year. Her first race was none other than the Daytona 500, where she became the first woman to compete in the iconic event. She finished 12th when her car’s engine blew two cylinders with 10 laps to go, but her performance still earned her top rookie honors.

Guthrie raced in 19 Winston Cup races in the 30-race season, successfully qualifying for all 19. She qualified three times in the top 10 and recorded four top-10 finishes. She had five races under her belt before switching her attention to the Indy 500.

“Just a year earlier, the preponderance of racing opinion stated firmly and passionately that no woman could possibly handle a 750-horsepower, 200-plus mph Indianapolis 500 Championship race car,” Guthrie wrote in her 2005 autobiography, Janet Guthrie: A Life in Full Throttle.

“… Established drivers complained loudly, publicly, and at length. ‘Women don’t have the strength, women don’t have the endurance, women don’t have the emotional stability, women are going to endanger our lives.’

“The records of women in European auto racing, stretching back to the nineteenth century, and those of American women sports car racers might as well not have existed, for all the roundy-round boys cared. My own thirteen years of experience on the road-racing circuits, my Two-Liter Prototype class win at the Sebring 12-Hour, my North Atlantic Road Racing Championship seemed to count for nothing in the world of oval-track racing. Tradition was all, and tradition said that women, peanuts and the color green were not allowed.”

May 1977; Indianapolis; Janet Guthrie became the first woman to qualify for the Indianapolis 500. Guthrie qualified 26th and finished 29th. Guthrie was swarmed after she became the first woman to qualify for an Indianapolis 500. Mandatory Credit: Greg Griffo/IndyStar via USA TODAY NETWORK

But Guthrie advanced through the qualifying against 85 teams to earn her spot in the field of 30. She set fastest time of day on the opening day of practice and set fastest time of any driver over the second weekend of qualifying as well. She finished 39th in the first Indy 500 start, ultimately dropping out when her engine failed about 10 laps in. The following year, however, Guthrie cracked the top 10, finishing ninth.

“I think she has done a hell of a job,” Mario Andretti said after the race via the Washington Star. “She’s got a good head on her shoulders. I’ve seen many guys who had much more trouble with Indy than she has had, from the standpoint of belonging on the course. Anyone who says she doesn’t belong, just feels threatened.”

She returned to the Winston Cup circuit, and six races later she recorded her first top-10 finish in the series, placing 10th at the Champion Spark Plug 400 in Michigan on Aug. 22. Guthrie followed up with a career-best sixth-place finish and top rookie honors in the Volunteer 400 at Bristol (Tennessee) on Aug. 28. She notched two more top 10s before season’s end – finishing ninth at the NAPA National 500 in Charlotte (N.C.) on Oct. 9 and ninth at the American 500 in Rockingham, N.C., on Oct. 26.

Guthrie’s historic season culminated with another first at the Los Angeles Times 500 in Ontario, California, on Nov. 20. She led for five laps under caution (Laps 43-47), marking the first time a woman led laps in NASCAR. It was a feat that would not be matched again in the Cup until Danica Patrick at the 2013 Daytona 500. Guthrie’s engine failed 25 laps before the finish — while she was still on the lead lap — and she finished seventh.

Guthrie’s career ended after the 1980 season, when she was unable to secure any corporate sponsorship. But her legacy lives on, and Guthrie’s helmet and driver’s suit are in the Smithsonian Institution. She was one of the first athletes named to the Women’s Sports Hall of Fame, and in 2006 she was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame. In 2019, Guthrie was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame, becoming just the fifth woman to be inducted.

Sports Icons Press Conference Unveiling Plans for the Museum’s Billie Jean King International Women’s Sports Center
Janet Guthrie and Melanie Troxel during Sports Icons Press Conference Unveiling Plans for the Billie Jean King International Women’s Sports Center at the National Sports Museum in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Shane Gritzinger/FilmMagic)

As for her role as an advocate for women in motorsports, Guthrie said it became an issue she could not ignore.

“I’m actually quite shy,” she said in a historical interview in a 2019 documentary. “But people would come up to me and say, ‘Do you realize what’s going on in your wake?’ And then they would tell me I was the key figure that women were pointing to and saying, ‘Look, she can do this; I can do this.’ It was a role that I did not seek but came to recognize as a responsibility.”

Learn more about the legendary women who blazed athletic trails in this five-part series, “Remembering History,” as On Her Turf celebrates Black Heritage Month and Women’s History Month with features on Alice Coachman, the 1991 FIFA Women’s World Cup champion U.S. Women’s National Team, tennis great Althea Gibson, race car driver Janet Guthrie and the 50th anniversary of Billie Jean King‘s win over Bobby Riggs in “The Battle of the Sexes.” 

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2023 March Madness: Updated bracket, scores and schedule for NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship


Editor’s note: We’ll keep this page updated, so be sure to check back here for winners, scores and next-round details as the tournament progresses.

The bracket for 2023 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship is officially set and defending champion South Carolina earned the No. 1 overall seed for the second straight season. A total of 68 teams will see tournament action, beginning with the “First Four” games on Wednesday and Thursday, followed by Round 1 play kicking off on Friday.

On Her Turf has compiled the matchups, sites and schedule for the tournament, which culminates Sunday, April 2 with the title game from American Airlines Center in Dallas.

2023 tournament No. 1 seeds:

  • South Carolina Gamecocks
  • Indiana Hoosiers
  • Virginia Tech Hokies
  • Stanford Cardinal

Last four teams in the tournament:

  • Illinois
  • Mississippi State
  • Purdue
  • St. John’s

First four teams out of the tournament:

  • Columbia
  • Kansas
  • UMass
  • Oregon

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ELITE EIGHT: Matchups, schedule*, results by region

*Includes scores, game time and TV network, if available


Greenville, S.C. – Bon Secours Wellness Arena (Greenville Regional 2)

  • 9. Miami 42, 3. LSU 54

Seattle – Climate Pledge Arena (Seattle Regional 4)

  • 5. Louisville 83, 2. Iowa 97


Greenville, S.C. – Bon Secours Wellness Arena (Greenville Regional 1)

  • 2. Maryland vs. 1. South Carolina, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN

Seattle – Climate Pledge Arena (Seattle Regional 3)

  • 3. Ohio State vs. 1. Virginia Tech, 9 p.m. ET, ESPN

SWEET 16: Matchups, results by region 


Greenville, S.C. – Bon Secours Wellness Arena (Greenville Regional 2)

  • 9. Miami 70, 4. Villanova 65
  • 3. LSU 66, 2. Utah 63

Seattle – Climate Pledge Arena (Seattle Regional 4)

  • 6. Colorado 77, No. 2 Iowa 87
  • 8. Ole Miss 62, 5. Louisville 72


Greenville, S.C. – Bon Secours Wellness Arena (Greenville Regional 1)

  • 3. Notre Dame 59, 2. Maryland 76
  • 4. UCLA 43, 1. South Carolina 59

Seattle – Climate Pledge Arena (Seattle Regional 3)

  • 3. Ohio State 73, 2. UConn 61
  • 4. Tennessee 64, 1. Virginia Tech 73

Regionals/Final Four schedule, how to watch

Sweet 16: Friday and Saturday, March 24-25; Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville, S.C., hosts: Southern Conference and Furman; and Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle, hosts: Seattle and Seattle Sports Commission (ESPN, ABC, ESPN2)

Elite 8: Sunday and Monday, March 26-27; Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville, S.C., hosts: Southern Conference and Furman; and Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle, hosts: Seattle and Seattle Sports Commission

Final 4: Friday, March 31, 7 p.m. ET and 9:30 p.m. ET (ESPN); American Airlines Center, Dallas; hosts: Big 12 Conference and Dallas Sports Commission

Championship Game: Sunday, April 2, 3 p.m. ET (ABC); American Airlines Center, Dallas; hosts: Big 12 Conference and Dallas Sports Commission

Results from Rounds 1-2


Columbia, S.C.

  • Round 1 — Friday, March 17:
    • 1. South Carolina 72, 16. Norfolk State 40
    • 8. South Florida 67, 9. Marquette 65
  • Round 2 — Sunday, March 19:
    • 1. South Carolina 76, 8. South Florida, 45

Los Angeles, California

  • Round 1 — Saturday, March 18:
    • 5. Oklahoma 85, 12. Portland 63
    • 4. UCLA 67, 13. Sacramento State 45
  • Round 2 — Monday, March 20:
    • 4. UCLA 82, 5. Oklahoma 73

South Bend, Indiana

  • Round 1 — Friday, March 17:
    • 6. Creighton 66, 11. Mississippi State 81 (First Four winner)
    • 3. Notre Dame 82, 14. Southern Utah 56
  • Round 2 — Sunday, March 19:
    • 3. Notre Dame 53, 11. Mississippi State 48

College Park, Maryland

  • Round 1 — Friday, March 17:
    • 7. Arizona 75, 10. West Virginia 62
    • 2. Maryland 93, 15. Holy Cross 61
  • Round 2 — Sunday, March 19:
    • 2. Maryland 77, 7. Arizona 64


Bloomington, Indiana

  • Round 1 — Saturday, March 18:
    • 1. Indiana 77, 16. Tennessee Tech 47 (First Four winner)
    • 8. Oklahoma State 61, 9. Miami 62 (FL)
  • Round 2 — Monday, March 20:
    • 1. Indiana 68, 9. Miami 70

Villanova, Pennsylvania

  • Round 1 — Saturday, March 18:
    • 5. Washington State 63, 12. FGCU 74
    • 4. Villanova 76, 13. Cleveland State 59
  • Round 2 — Monday, March 20:
    • 12. FGCU 57, 4. Villanova 76

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

  • Round 1 — Friday, March 17:
    • 6. Michigan 71, 11. UNLV 59
    • 3. LSU 73, 14. Hawaii 50
  • Round 2 — Sunday, March 19:
    • 6. Michigan 42, 3. LSU 66

Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Round 1 — Friday, March 17:
    • 7. N.C. State 63, 10. Princeton 64
    • 2. Utah 103, 15. Gardner-Webb 77
  • Round 2 — Sunday, March 19:
    • 2. Utah 63, 10. Princeton 56


 Blacksburg, Virginia

  • Round 1 — Friday, March 17:
    • 1. Virginia Tech 58, 16. Chattanooga 33
    • 8. Southern California 57, 9. South Dakota State 62
  • Round 2 — Sunday, March 19:
    • 1. Virginia Tech 72, South Dakota State, 60

Knoxville, Tennessee

  • Round 1 — Saturday, March 18:
    • 5. Iowa State 73, 12. Toledo 80
    • 4. Tennessee 95, 13. Saint Louis 50
  • Round 2 — Monday, March 20:
    • 12. Toledo 47, 4. Tennessee 94

Columbus, Ohio

  • Round 1 — Saturday, March 18:
    • 6. North Carolina 61, 11. St. John’s  59 (First Four winner)
    • 3. Ohio State 80, 14. James Madison 66
  • Round 2 — Monday, March 20:
    • 3. Ohio State 71, 6. North Carolina, 69

Storrs, Connecticut

  • Round 1 — Saturday, March 18:
    • 7. Baylor 78, 10. Alabama 74
    • 2. UConn 95, 15. Vermont 52
  • Round 2 — Monday, March 20:
    • 2. UConn 77, 7. Baylor 58


Stanford, California

  • Round 1 — Friday, March 17:
    • 1. Stanford 92, 16. Sacred Heart 49 (First Four winner)
    • 8. Ole Miss 71, 9. Gonzaga 48
  • Round 2 — Sunday, March 19:
    • 1. Stanford 49, 8. Ole Miss 54

Austin, Texas 

  • Round 1 — Saturday, March 18:
    • 5. Louisville 83, 12. Drake 81
    • 4. Texas 79, 13. East Carolina 40
  • Round 2 — Monday, March 20:
    • 4. Texas 51, 5. Louisville 73

Durham, N.C. 

  • Round 1 — Saturday, March 18:
    • 6. Colorado 82, 11. Middle Tennessee State 60
    • 3. Duke 89, 14. Iona 49
  • Round 2 — Monday, March 20:
    • 3. Duke 53, 6. Colorado 61 (OT)

Iowa City, Iowa 

  • Round 1 — Friday, March 17:
    • 7. Florida State 54, 10. Georgia 66
    • 2. Iowa 95, 15. Southeastern Louisiana 43
  • Round 2 — Sunday, March 19:
    • 2. Iowa 74, 10. Georgia 66

‘First Four’ game schedule

Wednesday, March 15

  • 7 p.m. ET: 11. Illinois vs. 11. Mississippi State (South Bend, Indiana)
    • Winner: Mississippi State, 70-56
  • 9 p.m. ET: 16 Southern U vs. 16 Sacred Heart (Stanford, California)
    • Winner: Sacred Heart, 57-47

Thursday, March 16

  • 7 p.m. ET: 11 Purdue vs. 11 St. John’s (Columbus, Ohio)
    • Winner: St. John’s, 66-64
  • 9 p.m. ET: 16 Tennessee Tech vs. 16 Monmouth (Greenville, S.C.)
    • Winner: Tennessee Tech, 79-69

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