NCAA Tournament Action


DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Morehead State has earned its first NCAA
men's basketball victory in a quarter-century. Now comes the hard
Kenneth Faried (fah-REED') scored 14 points and grabbed 21
rebounds as the Eagles silenced Alabama State 58-43 in the
tournament play-in game. Maze Stallworth chipped in 11 points for
Morehead, which jumped out to a 25-12 lead despite shooting 36
percent in the first half.
The Eagles are off until Friday, when they face No. 1 seed
Louisville at Dayton.


UNDATED (AP) - The NIT got under way with eight games Tuesday
Davidson was a 70-63 winner against South Carolina while Rhode
Island pulled out a 68-62 win at Niagara.
Penn State needed overtime to oust George Mason 77-73 and
Kentucky defeated UNLV 70-60.
Notre Dame got by Alabama-Birmingham 70-64, San Diego State
whipped Weber State 65-49, New Mexico finished off Nebraska 83-71
and St. Mary's eliminated Washington State 68-57.


CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Ty Lawson's troublesome toe could keep
him sidelined in North Carolina's NCAA tournament opener.
Lawson hasn't played since injuring his right big toe before the
regular-season finale against Duke. Without him, the Tar Heels lost
in the ACC semifinals.
Coach Roy Williams says Lawson's recovery is going slower than
he had expected.


UNDATED (AP) - Top-ranked Connecticut heads up a list of 14
women's basketball teams in the NCAA tournament that have perfect
graduation rates.
The study was conducted by The Institute for Diversity and
Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida.
Of the other No. 1 seeds, Duke has a 90 percent graduation rate,
Oklahoma is at 69 percent and Maryland is at 67 percent.
The other schools with 100-percent graduation rates are DePaul,
Evansville, Florida, Lehigh, Marist, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Sacred
Heart, Stanford, Tennessee, Texas, Vanderbilt and Villanova.
Of the tournament teams reporting graduation rates, all but two
were at least 60 percent. Fewer than half of men's tournament teams
had graduation rates of at least 60 percent.