NCAA basketball: Cincinnati, Florida State dodge upsets in East
Nashville, Tenn. • Yancy Gates had 15 points and 10 rebounds as Cincinnati withstood a late rally by Texas to win 65-59 on Friday in the second round of the NCAA tournament's East Regional.
The sixth-seeded Bearcats (25-10) jumped out to a 16-2 lead while Texas opened the game 1 of 14 and hit 16 percent for the entire first half.
After trailing 31-17 at halftime, the Longhorns attacked, hitting five of their first seven from 3-point range.
With 3:44 to play, Texas' Jonathan Holmes hit a layup to tie it at 52, but the Longhorns could not take the lead. Gates hit a shot over Clint Chapman's head with 1:11 to give Cincinnati a 58-52 edge, and the Bearcats hit five free throws in the final 36 seconds. J'Covan Brown led No. 11 seed Texas (20-14) with 19 points.
No. 3 Florida State 66, No. 14 St. Bonaventure 63 • Bernard James scored 19 points and the Seminoles barely avoided a big upset, rallying to beat the Bonnies. The third-seeded Seminoles (25-9) shook off a slow start and won their sixth straight game.