Quinton Chievous and Reginald Johnson each scored 15 points as Hampton defeated Manhattan 74-64 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at University of Dayton Arena. Chievous also grabbed 13 rebounds before leaving the game with three minutes left due to an ankle injury. Brian Darden added 13 points for the Pirates (17-17), who will travel to Louisville for a meeting with top overall seed Kentucky on Thursday. Hampton had a season-high 20 assists, with Deron Powers leading the way with seven dimes. Shane Richards led the Jaspers (19-14) with 17 points. Emmy Andujar posted 11 points and eight rebounds in the setback.
In a tale of two halves, Ole Miss saved the best for last as it erased a 17-point halftime deficit to move on in the NCAA Tournament on Tuesday night. Stefan Moody scored 26 points and M.J. Rhett recorded 20 in the Rebels' 94-90 win over BYU at University of Dayton Arena. Ole Miss (21-12) outscored the Cougars 62-41 in the second half to surge back and advance to play sixth-seeded Xavier in Jacksonville on Thursday. Jarvis Summers had 11 points with 10 assists and Sebastian Saiz totaled 10 points with nine rebounds in the win. Tyler Haws did all he could for BYU (25-10), netting 19 of his 33 points in a high-scoring first half, while Chase Fischer finished with 23 points, although he scored 17 of those in the opening 20 minutes. Kyle Collinsworth, who recorded an NCAA record six triple-doubles this season, tweaked his surgically repaired right knee in the first half and was not his dominant self for the Cougars. He finished with eight points on 1-of-7 shooting, but the stat-stuffing guard dished out 10 assists and grabbed seven rebounds.