NCAA Basketball

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Thu. 3/14 Fri. 3/15 Sat. 3/16 Fri. 3/22 Sun. 3/24
vs. Akron 
W 82-46
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vs. CentMi 
W 85-81
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vs. BGSU 
W 87-73
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vs. AriSt 
W 91-74
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@ TxTch 
L 58-78
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Culver, stifling defense, lift Texas Tech over Buffalo 78-58

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Texas Tech's dominant defense earned the Red Raiders a second consecutive trip to the Sweet 16.

Jarrett Culver had 16 points and 10 rebounds as the third-seeded Red Raiders shut down Buffalo 78-58 on Sunday night.

Norense Odiase had 14 points and 15 rebounds, both season highs, for Texas Tech (28-6). The Red Raiders have won 11 of their last 12 games and made it to the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament in back-to-back seasons for the first time in school history.

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Leaders
Points: C. Massinburg18.2
Rebounds: N. Perkins7.4
Assists: D. Jordan3.6
FG%: N. Perkins46.7%
FT%: C. Massinburg78.0%
3P%: C. Massinburg39.9%
Steals: D. Jordan1.5
Blocks: J. Graves0.8
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Duke31-5
2 Virginia31-3
3 North Carolina29-6
4 Gonzaga32-3
5 Michigan State30-6
6 Tennessee31-5
7 Kentucky29-6
8 Michigan30-6
9 Texas Tech28-6
10 Florida State29-7
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Duke31-5
2 Virginia31-3
3 Gonzaga32-3
4 North Carolina29-6
5 Tennessee31-5
6 Michigan State30-6
7 Kentucky29-6
8 Michigan30-6
9 Houston33-3
10 Texas Tech28-6
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Mid-American Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
East
15 Buffalo 16-2 32-4
Bowling Green 12-6 22-12
Kent State 11-7 22-11
Akron 8-10 17-16
Miami (OH) 7-11 15-17
Ohio 6-12 14-17
West
Toledo 13-5 25-8
Central Michigan 10-8 23-12
Eastern Michigan 9-9 15-17
Northern Illinois 8-10 17-17
Ball State 6-12 16-17
Western Michigan 2-16 8-24
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 84.4 (6)
Rebounds: 12.7 (22)
Assists: 16.6 (15)
FG%: 46.2% (67)
FT%: 68.7% (246)
3P%: 33.6% (224)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 70.8 (163)
Rebounds: 28.2 (21)
Assists: 10.3 (22)
FG%: 42.0% (84)
FT%: 70.2% (160)
3P%: 29.8% (19)
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