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March 21 NCAAW, NIT, CBI, WNIT Schedules, Sunday's NCAAM results

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Crushing, gutting defeats. Everywhere.

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Twelve points. Northern Iowa led by twelve freaking points with just 35 seconds left to play. We were 35 seconds away from the SEC being completely ejected from the tournament on the opening weekend and keeping the hope of two double-digit seeds in the Elite Eight alive for another six days or so.

And then Danuel House happened. And a bad foul call. And inexplicable panic decisions and horrible turnovers on the part of the purple Panthers. And next thing you know, it's overtime.

In overtime, UNI got the lead again... and blew it again. And they finally just ran out of gas, eventually losing by four in two extra frames. It was possibly the most insane finish to a college basketball game ever; it was certainly the most insane since Anthony Atkinson scored 10 points all by himself in the final minute to lead Barton to a miracle comeback to win the 2007 Division II championship over Winona State, and it was more insane even than that game.

And House... with 5:14 to go in the game, he was scoreless. He finished the game with 22 points. I just don't know, man.

That, sadly, was just the final paper cut in a day full of sour wounds for those who like rooting for the underdog. Earlier in the day, our beloved Lumberjacks -- aided by a foul call which virtually everyone not wearing green and gold agreed was garbage -- fell to Notre Dame when Rex Pfleuger tipped in a missed shot with 1.5 seconds to go, giving the Irish a one-point win. VCU roared back from a terrible deficit, but came up short as they lost by four to Oklahoma. Syracuse buried Michigan State's executioners, Middle Tennessee. Hawai'i led Maryland fairly late before losing by thirteen. Turrible. Just turrible.

All yesterday's men's results, with green links indicating recaps from our colleagues around the SB Nation college network:

NCAA DIVISION I MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
SOUTH QF (2) Villanova 87, (7) Iowa 68 Josh Hart (NOVA), 19
EAST QF (6) Notre Dame 76, (14) Stephen F. Austin 75 Thomas Walkup (SFA), 21
WEST QF (2) Oklahoma 85, (10) Virginia Commonwealth 81 Buddy Hield (OU), 36
MW QF (10) Syracuse 75, (15) Middle Tennessee State 50 Michael Gbinije (SYR), 23
SOUTH QF (5) Maryland 73, (13) Hawai'i 60 Melo Trimble (UMD), 24
WEST QF (3) Texas A&M 92, (11) Northern Iowa 88 Jeremy Morgan (UNI), 36
EAST QF (7) Wisconsin 66, (2) Xavier 63 Bronson Koenig (WIS), 20
WEST QF (1) Oregon 69, (8) Saint Joseph's (PA) 64 Dillon Brooks (ORE), 25
NATIONAL INVITATION TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
MON SF (2) Florida 74, (3) Ohio State 66 Mark Loving (OSU), 20
VAL SF (2) Saint Mary's (CA) 77, (3) Georgia 65 Emmett Naar (SMC), 15
COLLEGEINSIDER.COM TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
R2 Ball State 83, Tennessee-Martin 80 (OT) Twymond Howard (UTM), 26

Today's Men's Schedule

The opening weekend is done and dusted, so now you're left sponging up scraps, right? Well, we've got Monmouth for you tonight, and Frank Martin too. We've even got New Jersey Tech! It's a mildly interesting evening of undercard action for the true connoisseur.

NATIONAL INVITATION TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
MON SF 6:00pm (4) George Washington at (1) Monmouth (NJ) West Long Branch NJ ESPN
SC SF 8:00pm (4) Georgia Tech at (1) South Carolina Columbia SC ESPN
SC SF 10:30pm (3) Washington at (2) San Diego State San Diego CA ESPN2
COLLEGE BASKETBALL INVITATIONAL
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
QF 6:00pm Duquesne at Morehead State Morehead KY OVC
QF 6:00pm North Carolina-Greensboro at Ohio Athens OH Stretch
QF 9:00pm Eastern Washington at Nevada Reno NV Nevada
QF 9:00pm Vermont at Seattle Seattle WA WAC Digital
COLLEGEINSIDER.COM TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
R2 6:30pm Boston University at New Jersey Tech Newark NJ College Insider

Sunday's Women's Results

The college basketball season finally breathed its last in Manhattan last night, with the Wildcats getting buried by South Carolina. It wasn't unexpected, but it was still depressing. However, we did get some surprises. DePaul held off a late Louisville charge to post a one-point 6-3 upset early in the day, and Tennessee capped the schedule with a stunning 11-point win over second-seeded Arizona State.

Yes, it feels weird to note that Tennessee upset someone.

The wildest game of the day, however, was once again in the WNIT, and it once again involved Minnesota. Gopher star Rachel Banham got her points, dropping 37 on South Dakota to help her team rack up an 89-point night. Problem: South Dakota rolled the odometer, scoring 101. In regulation. Banham's career ends with 3,093 points, a Big Ten career record and sixth all-time in NCAA Division I. Meanwhile, South Dakota and Nicole Seekamp soldier on.

NCAA DIVISION I WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
SXF QF (3) Ohio State 88, (6) West Virginia 81 Kelsey Mitchell (OSU), 45
SXF QF (4) Syracuse 76, (12) Albany 59 Brittney Sykes (SYR), 24
DAL QF (6) DePaul 73, (3) Louisville 72 Jessica January (DEP), 25
BRP QF (5) Mississippi State 74, (4) Michigan State 72 Victoria Vivians (MSST), 24
DAL QF (1) Baylor 84, (9) Auburn 52 Nina Davis (BAY), 30
SC QF (1) South Carolina 73, (9) Kansas State 47 Breanna Lewis (KSU), 21
DAL QF (2) Oregon State 69, (10) Saint Bonaventure 40 Jamie Weisner (OSU), 23
SXF QF (7) Tennessee 75, (2) Arizona State 64 Diamond DeShields (TENN), 24
WOMEN'S NATIONAL INVITATION TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
R2 Temple 64, Quinnipiac 62 Feyonda Fitzgerald (TEM), 23
R2 Ohio 64, Virginia Tech 57 Quiera Lampkins (OHIO), 26
R2 Virginia 71, Rutgers 55 Faith Randolph (UVA), 23
R2 South Dakota 101, Minnesota 89 Rachel Banham (MINN), 37
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL INVITATIONAL
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
QF (7) Weber State 76, (3) North Dakota 74 Deeshyra Thomas (WSU), 30

Today's Women's Schedule

The women will fill out their Sweet Sixteen tonight, with a few games of relevance or interest. The best game of the day is likely to be Texas A&M-Florida State. The Cinderella stories are South Dakota State taking on Stanford and Missouri-Texas. And more Big 12 pride is on the line as Oklahoma tries to upset Kentucky. Seven WNIT games join the eight NCAA contests on tonight's schedule:

NCAA DIVISION I WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
LEX QF 5:30pm (9) Indiana at (1) Notre Dame South Bend IN ESPN2
(regional)
LEX QF 5:30pm (7) Washington at (2) Maryland College Park MD
LEX QF 5:30pm (6) Oklahoma at (3) Kentucky Lexington KY
DAL QF 5:30pm (5) Florida State at (4) Texas A&M College Station TX
BRP QF 8:00pm (9) Duquesne at (1) Connecticut Storrs CT
BRP QF 8:00pm (10) Missouri at (2) Texas Austin TX
BRP QF 8:00pm (6) South Florida at (3) UCLA Los Angeles CA
LEX QF 8:00pm (12) South Dakota State at (4) Stanford Palo Alto CA
WOMEN'S NATIONAL INVITATION TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
R2 6:00pm Tulane at Georgia Tech Atlanta GA none
R2 6:00pm Wake Forest at Florida Gulf Coast Fort Myers FL ESPN3
R2 7:00pm Ball State at Saint Louis Saint Louis MO A-10 Digital
R2 7:00pm Tennessee-Martin at Western Kentucky Bowling Green KY WKU
R2 8:00pm Utah at Gonzaga Spokane WA WCC
R2 8:00pm Arkansas State at Texas-El Paso El Paso TX MinerTV
(maybe)
R2 8:00pm Fresno State at Oregon Eugene OR Pac-12 Live

Although we've been combining this post with the Slate on the boss's Slate days, the Slate will follow separately later in the morning this time.