NCAA Tournament

March 17, 2002

Tough road

Missouri: The Tigers will try to become the first No. 12 seed to advance past the regional semifinals.

Conference records

ACC 5-1 Big East 3-4

Big Ten 5-2 Big 12 6-2

C-USA 1-2 MAC 2-0

MVC 2-0 Pac-10 7-2

SEC 5-3 WAC 1-2

He said it

"I saw some eyes of players that said we're doing some special things. That's the attitude of my players, and I'm certainly not satisfied right now as a coach."

Stan Heath, Kent State men's basketball coach, after his team's second-round upset of No. 2 seed Alabama.

Who's hot

Kentucky: The Wildcats are 11-2 in second-round games since the tournament ex panded to 64 teams in 1985.

Who's not

Notre Dame: After leading No. 1 seed Duke 71-64, the Fighting Irish were outscored 20-6 to finish the game.

He said it

"He's like Leonard Bernstein out there conducting a sym phony. He was terrific."

Skip Prosser, Wake Forest coach, on Oregon's Luke Ridnour, who was 7-for-11 from three-point range in a 92-87 win.

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