NCAA March Madness: Recap of Tri-State connections from Day 1
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Several former Tri-State sporting figures are dancing in the 2023 NCAA men’s basketball tournament.
Check out the full recap of these players and coaches from the opening-round games that tipped off nationwide on Thursday.
Owen Dease: Reitz graduate Owen Dease is a redshirt freshman at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. He scored a season-high 16 points to help the Islanders win the Southland Conference Championship prior to their First Four victory over Southeast Missouri State (75-71). Dease had 14 points in the Islanders’ Round of 64 loss to No. 1 seed Alabama.
Bruce Pearl: On Thursday in Birmingham, former University of Southern Indiana men’s basketball head coach Bruce Pearl led No. 9 seed Auburn to an 83-75 win over No. 8 seed Iowa.
Noah Hupmann: Ex-Day School standout Noah Hupmann and No. 16 seed Northern Kentucky fell to No. 1 seed Houston, losing 63-52.
The madness continues Friday with more local names.
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