It was a wild day of action in the 2011 NCAA Tournament on Saturday, one certainly befitting of March Madness. Eight teams advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA bracket, and one of them is a team that knocked out a No. 1 seed. Butler stunned No. 1 seeded Pittsburgh in Washington D.C., but that wasn't the only thrilling finish. Here's a recap of Saturday's games.
East No. 4 Kentucky 71, No. 5 West Virginia 63: Brandon Knight rebounded from a horrendous first game to score 30 points, and the Wildcats extracted some revenge from last year's Elite 8 to move on in a tight game.
Southeast No. 2 Florida 73, No. 7 UCLA 65: Another tight game ended when Erving Walker stepped up and made some huge, huge plays down the stretch. Kenny Boynton, however, suffered an ankle injury in the game, which is bad news for the Gators.
Southwest No. 12 Richmond 63, No. 13 Morehead State 45: Read all about that game here.
West No. 2 San Diego State 71, No. 7 Temple 64: It wasn't pretty, but it was thrilling. The Aztecs simply outlasted Temple in double overtime, in a game that surely won't be viewed by basketball aficionados much.
Southeast No. 8 Butler 71, No. 1 Pittsburgh 70: Read all about this thrilling game here.
Southeast No. 3 BYU 89, No. 11 Gonzaga 67: Ho hum, just another 34-point game for Jimmer Fredette. With Pittsburgh losing, BYU isn't a bad Final Four pick out of the Southeast Region anymore.
Southeast No. 4 Wisconsin 70, No. 5 Kansas State 65: Jacob Pullen scored a staggering 38 points, but it wasn't enough, as Wisconsin used a team effort to get the win.
West No. 3 Connecticut 69, No. 6 CIncinnati 58: Ho hum, just another 33-point game for Kemba Walker. Oh yeah, and he was fighting an injury too.