Day 2 of the madness is upon us.

The 2019 NCAA Tournament tipped off Thursday with a slew of nail-biters. Half of the day’s games, which included six top-three seeds, were decided by 10 points or less. The final day of the Round of 64 is sure to include more unforgettable matchups. Keep it locked here on NESN.com for updates, highlights, and analysis of Friday’s action.

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Abigail Adams Fri, Mar 22, 201911:26pm

Ohio State leads Iowa State 49-46 halfway through the second half.

Abigail Adams Fri, Mar 22, 201911:25pm

No. 1 UNC tops No. 16 Iona 88-73.

Abigail Adams Fri, Mar 22, 201911:12pm

Virginia Tech leads St. Louis 40-18 at halftime.

Abigail Adams Fri, Mar 22, 201911:06pm

UNC holds a 69-52 lead on Iona halfway through the second half.

Abigail Adams Fri, Mar 22, 201910:51pm

No. 4 Virginia Tech leads No. 13 St. Louis 26-12 halfway through the first half.

Abigail Adams Fri, Mar 22, 201910:41pm

No. 11 Ohio State leads No. 6 Iowa State 26-24 at halftime.

Abigail Adams Fri, Mar 22, 201910:40pm

UCF leads VCU 34-24 at halftime. Aubrey Dawkins leads UCF with 8 points.

Abigail Adams Fri, Mar 22, 201910:38pm

UNC jumps out to a quick 44-41 lead in the second half after Iona led the Tar Heels by 5 at halftime.

Abigail Adams Fri, Mar 22, 201910:17pm

No. 9 UCF leads No. 8 VCU 22-18 halfway through the first half.

Abigail Adams Fri, Mar 22, 201910:14pm

No. 16 Iona leads No. 1 UNC 38-33 at halftime.

Abigail Adams Fri, Mar 22, 201910:08pm

UCF goes on a 9-0 run early in the first half, leading VCU 11-7.

Abigail Adams Fri, Mar 22, 20199:48pm

No. 12 Liberty defeats No. 5 Mississippi State 80-76 in a nail-biting finish.

Abigail Adams Fri, Mar 22, 20199:16pm

No. 3 Houston defeats No. 14 Georgia State 84-55.

Abigail Adams Fri, Mar 22, 20199:12pm

No. 1 Duke defeats No. 16 North Dakota State 85-62.

Abigail Adams Fri, Mar 22, 20199:03pm

Duke maintains a 29-point lead over North Dakota State with 4:09 left in the game.

Abigail Adams Fri, Mar 22, 20199:02pm

Washington defeats Utah State 78-61.

Abigail Adams Fri, Mar 22, 20198:56pm

Washington holds a 76-61 lead on Utah State with less than a minute left in the game.

Abigail Adams Fri, Mar 22, 20198:42pm

No. 1 Duke leads No. 16 North Dakota State 71-31 at halftime. 

Duke’s Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett have both scored 10 points so far.
Abigail Adams Fri, Mar 22, 20198:25pm

No. 5 Mississippi State leads No. 12 Liberty 37-35 at halftime.

Abigail Adams Fri, Mar 22, 20198:15pm

No. 3 Houston leads No. 14 Georgia State 40-31 at halftime.

Abigail Adams Fri, Mar 22, 20197:52pm

No. 9 Washington leads No. 8 Utah State 40-28 at halftime.

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20195:51pm

Buffalo’s lead over Arizona State is now 20. The Sun Devils are 1-for-13 from deep. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20195:36pm

The Sun Devils are having a much easier time getting inside than they did in the first half. Buffalo needs their interior defense to improve if they want to hold off ASU. 

The Sun Devils still trail 53 – 37 with 15:58 left in regulation. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20195:12pm

Wisconsin uses a 9 – 0 run to take a one-point lead over Oregon with six minutes left in the first half. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20195:10pm

No. 1 seed UVA avoids another upset. They beat No. 16 Gardner-Webb 71 – 56.

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20195:03pm

Buffalo is holding on to its double-digit lead over Arizona St. It’s 44 – 31 with one minute remaining in the half. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20195:02pm

No. 12 Oregon has an early 13 – 9 lead on No. 5 Wisconsin as they near the midway point of the first half. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20195:00pm

Virginia is well on their way to the Round of 32. The Cavaliers lead by 19 with 3:45 left. They’ve held Gardner-Webb to 14 second-half points.

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20194:57pm

The Volunteers hold off Colgate and advance to the Round of 32. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20194:50pm

Tennessee is starting to assert itself! 

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Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20194:45pm

Buffalo looks sharp early with an 11-point lead over Arizona State. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20194:43pm

The chalk is starting to rise to the top. Back-to-back Tennessee 3-pointers put them up six with under four minutes left. 

Virginia is beginning to pull away from Gardner-Webb. The Cavaliers now lead by 11. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20194:40pm

Tennessee is 6 – 3 this season in games decided by single digits. The Vols lead Colgate by two with five minutes remaining. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20194:39pm

Buffalo leads Arizona St. 24 – 16 midway through the first half. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20194:36pm

Virginia takes a four-point lead over Gardner-Webb with 14:38 left in regulation. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20194:33pm

Tennessee is shooting just 26.7 percent in the second half, but the Volunteers lead by 4 with 8:40 left. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20194:31pm

Tennessee and Colgate are knotted at 55 at the halfway point of the second half. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20194:28pm

Virginia ties the game at 38 with 16 minutes left in regulation. They’ve begun to take advantage of their length and size in the paint. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20194:25pm

Colgate has its first lead of the game with 12 left!

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20194:23pm

A 9 – 1 run capped by a 3-pointer gets Colgate within one! They trail Tennessee 48 – 47 with 12:38 left in regulation. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20194:18pm

No. 11 seed Arizona St. and No. 6 seed Buffalo are underway in Tulsa. The Sun Devils have an early 8 – 5 lead. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20194:13pm

Colgate begins the second half with some good energy and an 8 – 0 run. The Raiders trail by eight three minutes into the frame. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20194:11pm

No. 13 seed UC Irvine upsets No. 4 seed Kansas State for their first ever NCAA Tournament win!

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20194:10pm

UC Irvine hits a few free throws to extend their lead to six with seven seconds left. The upset is all but cemented in San Jose!

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20194:05pm

The Anteaters’ Max Hazzard is trying to shoot his team into the Round of 32! Another 3 puts UC Irvine ahead 66 – 61. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20194:01pm

Gardner-Webb leads No. 1 seed Virginia 36 – 30 at halftime. Could history repeat itself? 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20193:59pm

Kansas State now trails UC Irvine by four with 3:35 left in regulation. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20193:55pm

UVA uses a 7 – 0 run to make it 30 – 23, before a Gardner-Webb 3 pushes their lead back to 10. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20193:53pm

A 14 – 2 Anteater run has stretched their lead over Kansas St. to eight. 

The Wildcats respond with a three to cut the deficit to five with 4:27 left. 
Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20193:48pm

Tennessee leads Colgate by 12 at the half. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20193:47pm

UC Irvine’s latest 3 puts them up five over Kansas St. with under seven minutes left. They’re on an 8 – 2 run. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20193:44pm

No. 1 seed Virginia currently trails by 14 to Gardner-Webb with seven minutes left in the first half. 

UC Irvine still leads Kansas State by two. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20193:42pm

UC Irvine and Kansas St. are battling in San Jose right now. It’s 53 – 51 Anteaters with 8:24 left!

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20193:37pm

It’s now 26 – 14 Gardner-Webb. Shades of last year’s loss are beginning to creep in for UVA. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20193:35pm

UC Irving – Kansas State looks like it might come down to the wire. It’s 47 – 44 Wildcats with 11:54 left in regulation. KSU has 14 team fouls, so the Anteaters will be in the bonus for the rest of the remainder of this one.

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20193:34pm

No. 1 seed Virginia still trails Gardner-Webb with 9:15 left in the first half. They’re down 22 – 14. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20193:33pm

Tennessee leads Colgate 31 – 20 with five minutes left in the first half. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20193:28pm

UC Irvine leads Kansas St. 42 – 41 with 13:35 left.

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20193:25pm

UVA goes scoreless for three minutes with five early turnovers. It’s 10 – 6 Gardner – Webb with 13 minutes left in the half. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20193:21pm

UVA trails Gardner-Webb 6 – 4, which has triggered plenty of UMBC-related jokes on social media. As long as this game is close, those jokes will stick around. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20193:17pm

Texas Tech’s lead is now 17. Northern Kentucky is struggling to find any space on the offensive end due to the length of the Red Raiders. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20193:16pm

No. 1 seed Virginia and No. 16 seed Gardner-Webb have tipped off in Columbia. They’re tied at two after two minutes. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20193:13pm

Colgate is hanging in with Tennessee early. The Raiders are a much smaller team, but they’ve managed to get inside and draw fouls against the Volunteers. It’s 16 – 10 Tennessee after seven minutes of action. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20193:11pm

Red Raiders now lead 53 – 48 with 10 minutes left. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20193:03pm

Texas Tech is starting to pull away now. It’s 49 – 38 with 13 minutes left in regulation. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20193:02pm

Tennesse vs. Colgate is now underway. The Vols take a quick 9 – 0 lead. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20192:59pm

Texas Tech’s lead over Northern Kentucky is now up to eight with 15 minutes left in regulation. The Red Raiders have really controlled the most recent stretch, especially on the defensive end, getting all the stops they need to start pulling away. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20192:54pm

UC Irvine hits a 3-pointer at the buzzer to tie this one at 30 heading into halftime! 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20192:51pm

Nine straight points for the Anteaters cuts the deficit to one with one minute left in the first half. UC Irvine trails 28 – 27.

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20192:49pm

The second half of Texas Tech – Northern Kentucky has begun in Tulsa. The Red Raiders lead 34 – 30. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20192:45pm

No. 2 seed Tennessee Volunteers are getting set to take on No. 15 seed Colgate in the second game of the day from Columbus. That game is set to tip-off in 10 minutes. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20192:41pm

Oklahoma blows out Ole Miss by 23 to move onto the Round of 32. Pure domination from the Sooners. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20192:40pm

No. 4 seed Kansas St. leads No. 13 seed UC Irvine by a score of 28 – 18 with 5:35 left in the first half. The Wildcats are controlling the pace so far, but the Anteaters are doing their best to keep the game within reach. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20192:36pm

Oklahoma is up to 93 points on the day. They lead by 29 over Ole Miss with three minutes left. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20192:30pm

No. 10 Iowa takes down No. 7 Cincinnati 79 – 72. The Hawkeyes are on to the Round of 32. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20192:29pm

Oklahoma has 38 points in the paint and sits at 16-for-20 from the free throw line. The Rebels have gotten to the line just four times. Sooners lead 85 – 57 with 5:50 left in  regulation. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20192:27pm

Cincinnati trails by five with 18.3 seconds left in regulation. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20192:18pm

14 turnovers now for the Hawkeyes. They give the ball right back to Cincinnati, who now trails by six with 51 seconds left.

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20192:16pm

Cincinnati responds with a quick 3-pointer to cut the deficit to six. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20192:14pm

Iowa is closing strong! A bucket and the foul puts the Hawkeyes up 73 – 64 with one minute left. They’re currently on an 18 – 5 run. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20192:13pm

A Hawkeye 3 gives Iowa their largest lead of the game! They’re up 70 – 64 with 1:39 left. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20192:12pm

It’s coming down to the wire in Columbus. Iowa leads Cincinnati 67 – 64 with two minutes left in regulation. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20192:10pm

No. 4 seed Kansas State and No. 13 seed UC Irvine are underway in San Jose. The Wildcats lead the Anteaters 9 – 6 after five minutes of play. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20192:09pm

Texas Tech is up 25 – 17 on Northern Kentucky with 3:44 left in the first half. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20192:07pm

Cincinnati big man Nysier Brooks fouls out with four minutes left in regulation. Big loss for the Bearcats. They trail 64 – 63 with 3:44 left. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20192:05pm

Oklahoma leads Ole Miss 68 – 48 with 12 minutes left in regulation. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20192:03pm

Iowa is on a 7 – 0 run over the last two minutes. They lead by three.

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20191:58pm

Iowa vs Cincinnati looks like it’ll be the first tight finish of the day. It’s 59 – 59 with 6:36 left. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20191:56pm

Oklahoma is still shooting a ridiculous 60 percent from the field with 16:50 left in the game. They lead 58 – 45.

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20191:52pm

Texas Tech and Northern Kentucky are tied at 10 with 11:49 left in the first half. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20191:52pm

Oklahoma and Ole Miss are back in action in Columbia. The Sooners lead 50 – 38. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20191:51pm

Jordan Bohannon has been solid for the Hawkeyes. He has seven points and five rebounds. His last bucket puts Iowa within two. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20191:45pm

Back-to-back 3-pointers put the Hawkeyes up for the first time in nine minutes. They lead 53 – 52 with 10:25 left. 

The Bearcats answer with a bucket at the rim to regain the lead 54 – 52. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20191:41pm

Texas Tech leads Northern Kentucky 8 – 6 at the first media timeout in Tulsa. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20191:40pm

Cincinnati and Iowa are trading buckets right now. It’s 52 – 47 Bearcats at the under-12 media timeout. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20191:36pm

No. 7 seed Cincinnati has extended their lead over No. 10 seed Iowa to seven thanks to an 8 – 0 run over the last two minutes. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20191:33pm

No. 3 seed Texas Tech and No. 14 seed Northern Kentucky are underway in Tulsa. The Red Raiders lead 6 – 0 early on. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20191:31pm

Oklahoma puts up a 50-point first half against Ole Miss. The Sooners lead 50 – 33 at the break. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20191:30pm

The Hawkeyes have taken the lead over Cincinnati early in the second half, 40 – 39. The Bearcats immediately respond with a 3 to take the lead right back. This should be a good one heading down the stretch. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20191:28pm

Ole Miss is shooting 50 percent from the field, but the Rebels trail by 17 points with one minute left in the first half.

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20191:25pm

The Sooners lead 48 -27 with two minutes left in the first half. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20191:18pm

Ole Miss is shooting 50 percent from the field, but can’t keep up with Oklahoma’s rapid scoring. They trail the Sooners by 20, thanks to OU’s 65 percent shooting clip. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20191:11pm

Oklahoma is showing no signs of slowing down. The Sooners are 15-for-21 from the field and have zero turnovers. They lead 36 – 21 with 7:07 left before the half. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20191:03pm

The Sooners have 16 points in the paint. The Rebels are struggling to handle their physicality. Pushing them to the perimeter won’t do Ole Miss any favors. Oklahoma is 4-for-4 from deep.

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 20191:02pm

A Hawkeye buzzer-beater brings the deficit to five. Cincinnati leads 36 – 31 at the half. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 201912:58pm

Oklahoma is still rolling on the offensive end. Sooners lead Ole Miss 27-14 with 12 minutes remaining in the half. They’re 12-for-15 from the floor. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 201912:57pm

The Bearcats have control of the glass right now. They have seven offensive rebounds in the game’s first 17 minutes. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 201912:52pm

The Sooners have yet to cool off. They’re 9-for-11 from the floor and lead 22-11 after seven minutes of action. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 201912:51pm

The Bearcats are establishing themselves inside, but are having some problems in transition. They lead by eight with 4:30 left in the half. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 201912:48pm

Quick start for the Sooners, who are 5-for-6 from the field. Oklahoma leads 12 – 2.

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 201912:47pm

Iowa is now up to five turnovers, while Cincinnati just picked up their second. The Bearcats lead 24 – 16 with 6:46 left in the first half. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 201912:44pm

No. 8 seed Ole Miss and No. 9 seed Oklahoma are underway in Columbia. The Sooners hold an early 4 – 0 lead.

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 201912:31pm

The Bearcats are all over Iowa early. It’s 16 – 5 Cincinnati with 12 minutes left in the half. They’ve forced three Iowa turnovers.

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 201912:28pm

Cincinnati uses a quick 8-0 run to take a 12 – 5 led with 14:28 remaining in the half. 

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 201912:23pm

The Bearcats lead the Hawkeyes 8 – 5 at the first media timeout. Both teams look sharp on the defensive end.  

Chris Grenham Fri, Mar 22, 201912:08pm

Less than 10 minutes away from tip off! No. 10 seed Iowa takes on No. 7 seed Cincinnati in Columbus at 12:15 in the first game of day two.