Friday's action in the 2012 NCAA Tournament was marked by exciting, close games and historic upsets as the Round of 64 drew to a close. As promised, the West Region has supplied plenty of drama and intrigue.
The West Region was one of two (yes, two) brackets that saw their No. 2 seed knocked out by the No. 15 seed...something that had only happened four times prior to Friday's upset double-header. In the West, Norfolk St. upended the Missouri Tigers to knock out one of the heaviest hitters in the region. No. 1 Michigan State managed to hang in there, but the No. 9 Saint Louis Billikens eliminating the No. 8 Memphis Tigers was also something of a surprise.
If there's anything this year's tournament has shown us, it's that the field is wide open. The full final scores from the West Region are below.
No. 1 Michigan State def No. 16 Long Island 89-67
No. 9 Saint Louis def No. 8 Memphis 61-54
No. 5 New Mexico def No. 12 Long Beach State 75-68
No. 4 Louisville def No. 13 Davidson 69-62
No. 6 Murray State def No. 11 Colorado State 58-41
No. 3 Marquette def No. 14 BYU 88-68
No. 7 Florida def No. 10 Virginia 71-45
No. 15 Norfolk State vs No. 2 Missouri 86-84
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