NCAA Tournament Briefs

New York –
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - There are 16 more first-round games
scheduled for today's second day of the NCAA men's basketball
tournament. Louisville, the top seed overall, sees its first action
this evening when it plays Morehead State, the winner of the
play-in game Tuesday night.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The biggest upset on opening day of the
tournament belonged to Western Kentucky. The 12th-seeded
Hilltoppers beat fifth-seed Illinois 76-72 in the South Regional
and will take on Gonzaga next.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Michigan, the 10th seed in the South
Regional, upset seventh-seed Clemson 62-59 in another upset of a
mostly form-filled first day of action yesterday. Manny Harris
scored 21 points and Stu Douglass added 12 for the Wolverines, who
will face Oklahoma on Saturday.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tampa Bay third baseman Evan Longoria has
replaced injured Atlanta's Chipper Jones on the United States
roster for the semifinal round of the World Baseball Classic. The
U.S. will play Sunday at Dodger Stadium against defending champion
Japan, which beat South Korea 6-2 last night.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Alex Ovechkin (oh-VEHCH'-kihn) scored his
NHL-leading 50th goal of the season to become the Washington
Capitals' first three-time 50-goal scorer. The Russian star has 213
goals in 315 career regular-season games with his latest score
coming in the Caps' 5-2 win over Tampa Bay last night.

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