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Recapping Thursday, including Texasโ€™ 81-61 win over Colgate

Recapping Thursday, including Texasโ€™ 81-61 win over Colgate

The Texas Longhorns are moving on the the Round of 32 after winning in dominant fashion on Thursday. The Longhorns made short work of the Colgate Raiders to stay alive in the NCAA Tournament. They did so behind an all-time performance by Sirโ€™Jabari Rice.

Rice shot a scorching 7-for-10 on three-point attempts burying any aspirations the Raiders had of pulling off an upset. For perspective, the Texas guard outshot the entire Colgate arsenal of long range shooters who put up a pedestrian 3-for-15 night from downtown.

Marcus Carr added four three-point baskets of his own to the Longhornsโ€™ 13-for-23 performance from behind the arc.

The team will face another proficient shooting team in its next matchup. The Penn State Nittany Lions rode an impressive three-point performance of their own to roll past the Texas A&M Aggies in the first round.

Hereโ€™s a look at the first full day of NCAA Tournament action.

This has to be one of the worst ways to lose.ย  Trapped on its own side of the court the Virginia inbounder threw the ball to presumed safety on the other side of the court. Furman intercepts the pass, outlets the ball ahead and hits a three point shot to take the lead.

Princeton did the most damage to NCAA Tournament brackets, upsetting No. 2 seeded Arizona. The performance was a monumental disappointment for former Texas guard Courtney Ramey and the Wildcats.

Penn State was especially good from three-point range. Andrew Funk showed no mercy on the Aggies.

Rice, Marcus Carr and Dylan Disu didnโ€™t allow the Raiders to keep the game close. Weโ€™ll see if Texas and Penn State can keep up the warm…

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