March Madness: Best of the East

Highlights of the early rounds, including victories by Syracuse, Wisconsin, and Ohio St.

Ohio State's Aaron Craft, left, tries a three point shot as Gonzaga's Kevin Pangos defends in the first half of an NCAA tournament third-round college basketball game Saturday, March 17, 2012 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Ohio State pulls away from Gonzaga for 73-66 win
Ohio State's Aaron Craft, left, tries a three point shot as Gonzaga's Kevin Pangos defends in the first half of an NCAA tournament third-round college basketball game Saturday, March 17, 2012 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Gonzaga's Robert Sacre, center, tries to squeeze a shot between Ohio State's Evan Ravenel (30) and Lenzelle Smith, Jr., left in the first half of an East Regional NCAA tournament third-round college basketball game on Saturday, March 17, 2012 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Ohio State pulls away from Gonzaga for 73-66 win
Gonzaga's Robert Sacre, center, tries to squeeze a shot between Ohio State's Evan Ravenel (30) and Lenzelle Smith, Jr., left in the first half of an East Regional NCAA tournament third-round college basketball game on Saturday, March 17, 2012 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 17: Jared Sullinger #0 of the Ohio State Buckeyes reaches for a rebound against Robert Sacre #00 (L) and Mike Hart #30 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Consol Energy Center on March 17, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
NCAA Basketball Tournament - Gonzaga v Ohio State
PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 17: Jared Sullinger #0 of the Ohio State Buckeyes reaches for a rebound against Robert Sacre #00 (L) and Mike Hart #30 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Consol Energy Center on March 17, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Wisconsin forward Mike Bruesewitz (31) looks to pass against Vanderbilt during the first half of an NCAA tournament third-round college basketball game on Saturday, March 17, 2012, in Albuquerque, N.M. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Wisconsin holds off Vanderbilt 60-57
Wisconsin forward Mike Bruesewitz (31) looks to pass against Vanderbilt during the first half of an NCAA tournament third-round college basketball game on Saturday, March 17, 2012, in Albuquerque, N.M. (AP Photo/Matt York)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - MARCH 17: Jordan Taylor #11 of the Wisconsin Badgers blocks Lance Goulbourne #5 of the Vanderbilt Commodores as Jared Berggren #40 of the Wisconsin Badgers looks on in the first half during the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at The Pit on March 17, 2012 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
NCAA Basketball Tournament - Vanderbilt v Wisconsin
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - MARCH 17: Jordan Taylor #11 of the Wisconsin Badgers blocks Lance Goulbourne #5 of the Vanderbilt Commodores as Jared Berggren #40 of the Wisconsin Badgers looks on in the first half during the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at The Pit on March 17, 2012 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Kansas State's Angel Rodriguez, left, tries to steal the ball from Syracuse's Kris Joseph in the second half of an East Regional NCAA tournament third-round college basketball game of the NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, March 17, 2012 in Pittsburgh. Syracuse won 75-59. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Top-seeded Syracuse beats Kansas State 75-59
Kansas State's Angel Rodriguez, left, tries to steal the ball from Syracuse's Kris Joseph in the second half of an East Regional NCAA tournament third-round college basketball game of the NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, March 17, 2012 in Pittsburgh. Syracuse won 75-59. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Syracuse's Baye Keita (12) blocks a shot by Kansas State's Jordan Henriquez in the first half of an East Regional NCAA tournament third-round college basketball game on Saturday, March 17, 2012 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Top-seeded Syracuse beats Kansas State 75-59
Syracuse's Baye Keita (12) blocks a shot by Kansas State's Jordan Henriquez in the first half of an East Regional NCAA tournament third-round college basketball game on Saturday, March 17, 2012 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Syracuse's Scoop Jardine (11) gets around Kansas State guard Angel Rodriguez during the second half of an NCAA tournament third-round college basketball game in Pittsburgh, Saturday, March 17, 2012. Syracuse won 75-59. ( AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Top-seeded Syracuse beats Kansas State 75-59
Syracuse's Scoop Jardine (11) gets around Kansas State guard Angel Rodriguez during the second half of an NCAA tournament third-round college basketball game in Pittsburgh, Saturday, March 17, 2012. Syracuse won 75-59. ( AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 17: Kris Joseph #32 and James Southerland #43 of the Syracuse Orange reach for a rebound against Thomas Gipson #42 of the Kansas State Wildcats during the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Consol Energy Center on March 17, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
NCAA Basketball Tournament - Kansas State - Syracuse
PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 17: Kris Joseph #32 and James Southerland #43 of the Syracuse Orange reach for a rebound against Thomas Gipson #42 of the Kansas State Wildcats during the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Consol Energy Center on March 17, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 17: Rodney McGruder #22 of the Kansas State Wildcats drives for a shot attempt in the second half against Rakeem Christmas #25 of the Syracuse Orange during the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Consol Energy Center on March 17, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
NCAA Basketball Tournament - Kansas State - Syracuse
PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 17: Rodney McGruder #22 of the Kansas State Wildcats drives for a shot attempt in the second half against Rakeem Christmas #25 of the Syracuse Orange during the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Consol Energy Center on March 17, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Kansas State's Will Spradling, dribbles around Syracuse's Scoop Jardine during the first half of an NCAA tournament third-round college basketball game in Pittsburgh, Saturday, March 17, 2012. ( AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Kansas State's Will Spradling, dribbles around Syracuse's Scoop Jardine during the first half of an NCAA tournament third-round college basketball game in Pittsburgh, Saturday, March 17, 2012. ( AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Kansas State's Will Spradling, dribbles around Syracuse's Scoop Jardine during the first half of an NCAA tournament third-round college basketball game in Pittsburgh, Saturday, March 17, 2012. ( AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Florida State guard Ian Miller (30) drives against St. Bonaventure defenders Youssou Ndoye, right, and Matthew Wright (24) in the first half of a second-round NCAA college basketball tournament game on Friday, March 16, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Florida State guard Ian Miller (30) drives against St. Bonaventure defenders Youssou Ndoye, right, and Matthew Wright (24) in the first half of a second-round NCAA college basketball tournament game on Friday, March 16, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Florida State guard Ian Miller (30) drives against St. Bonaventure defenders Youssou Ndoye, right, and Matthew Wright (24) in the first half of a second-round NCAA college basketball tournament game on Friday, March 16, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 16: Clint Chapman (L) #53 of the Texas Longhorns hides his head in his jersey on the bench against the Cincinnati Bearcats during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 16, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
NCAA Basketball Tournament - Texas v Cincinnati
NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 16: Clint Chapman (L) #53 of the Texas Longhorns hides his head in his jersey on the bench against the Cincinnati Bearcats during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 16, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 16: Cashmere Wright #1 of the Cincinnati Bearcats reacts after a play against the Texas Longhorns during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 16, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
NCAA Basketball Tournament - Texas v Cincinnati
NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 16: Cashmere Wright #1 of the Cincinnati Bearcats reacts after a play against the Texas Longhorns during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 16, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 16: Da'Quan Cook #43 of the St. Bonaventure Bonnies looks on from the ground after a foul on Florida State Seminoles during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 16, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
NCAA Basketball Tournament - St. Bonaventure v Florida State
NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 16: Da'Quan Cook #43 of the St. Bonaventure Bonnies looks on from the ground after a foul on Florida State Seminoles during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 16, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Florida State forward Bernard James (5) gets caught between St. Bonaventure defenders Youssou Ndoye, left, and Da'Quan Cook, right, in the first half of a second-round NCAA college basketball tournament game on Friday, March 16, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Florida State forward Bernard James (5) gets caught between St. Bonaventure defenders Youssou Ndoye, left, and Da'Quan Cook, right, in the first half of a second-round NCAA college basketball tournament game on Friday, March 16, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Florida State forward Bernard James (5) gets caught between St. Bonaventure defenders Youssou Ndoye, left, and Da'Quan Cook, right, in the first half of a second-round NCAA college basketball tournament game on Friday, March 16, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Cincinnati forward Yancy Gates, left, dunks the ball ahead of Texas forward Jonathan Holmes, right, in the first half of a second-round NCAA college basketball tournament game on Friday, March 16, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Donn Jones)
Cincinnati forward Yancy Gates, left, dunks the ball ahead of Texas forward Jonathan Holmes, right, in the first half of a second-round NCAA college basketball tournament game on Friday, March 16, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Donn Jones)
Cincinnati forward Yancy Gates, left, dunks the ball ahead of Texas forward Jonathan Holmes, right, in the first half of a second-round NCAA college basketball tournament game on Friday, March 16, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Donn Jones)
NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 16: Yancy Gates #34 of the Cincinnati Bearcats celebrates with teammate Sean Kilpatrick #23 after a play against the Texas Longhorns during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 16, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
NCAA Basketball Tournament - Texas v Cincinnati
NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 16: Yancy Gates #34 of the Cincinnati Bearcats celebrates with teammate Sean Kilpatrick #23 after a play against the Texas Longhorns during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 16, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 16: Da'Quan Cook #43 of the St. Bonaventure Bonnies dunks the ball against the Florida State Seminoles during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 16, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
NCAA Basketball Tournament - St. Bonaventure v Florida State
NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 16: Da'Quan Cook #43 of the St. Bonaventure Bonnies dunks the ball against the Florida State Seminoles during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 16, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 16: Ian Miller #30 of the Florida State Seminoles celebrates after a point against the St. Bonaventure Bonnies during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 16, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
NCAA Basketball Tournament - St. Bonaventure v Florida State
NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 16: Ian Miller #30 of the Florida State Seminoles celebrates after a point against the St. Bonaventure Bonnies during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 16, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 16: Luke Loucks #3 of the Florida State Seminoles and Chris Johnson #23 of the St. Bonaventure Bonnies dive for a loose ball during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 16, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
NCAA Basketball Tournament - St. Bonaventure v Florida State
NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 16: Luke Loucks #3 of the Florida State Seminoles and Chris Johnson #23 of the St. Bonaventure Bonnies dive for a loose ball during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 16, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 16: Deividas Dulkys #4 of the Florida State Seminoles high-fives Ian Miller #30 after a play against the St. Bonaventure Bonnies during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 16, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
NCAA Basketball Tournament - St. Bonaventure v Florida State
NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 16: Deividas Dulkys #4 of the Florida State Seminoles high-fives Ian Miller #30 after a play against the St. Bonaventure Bonnies during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 16, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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