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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Purdue First Top Seed to Fall in NCAA Tourney

NEW YORK -- Top-seeded Purdue, which narrowly avoided defeat in the first round of the NCAA tournament, couldn't pull off another escape in the second round.


The Boilermakers became the first top seed to lose in this year's tournament, falling to Georgia 76-69 Saturday in the West Regional in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


"We didn't deserve it today and we got eliminated,'' Purdue coach Gene Keady said.


Terrell Bell scored 15 points and blocked seven shots for Georgia, which held Purdue (26-6) without a field goal for nearly nine minutes in the first half.


The other top seeds won their second-round games on the weekend.


Georgetown 73, New Mexico 62. In Richmond, Virginia, Allen Iverson scored 19 of his 25 points in the second half as Georgetown advanced to the NCAA's Final 16 with a 73-62 victory over foul-plagued New Mexico.


Cincinnati 78, Temple 65. In Orlando, Florida, Cincinnati earned a trip to the Sweet 16 with a 78-65 victory over Temple in the Southeast Regional.


Temple (20-13) closed to 64-61 with 3:32 to go, then missed 12 of its final 13 shots to fall from the tournament with a loss to Cincinnati (27-4) for the second straight year.


Connecticut 95, E. Michigan 81. In Indianapolis, Doron Sheffer matched his career high with 27 points and Ray Allen had 25 points and 10 rebounds as UConn overcame a 13-point deficit. Eastern Michigan made 13 of its first 18 shots and built a 32-19 lead in the first half before UConn (32-2) rallied.


The Huskies pulled within one point by halftime, and took the lead for good early in the second half.


Kansas 76, Santa Clara 51. In Tempe, Kansas center Raef LaFrentz stole the show with a near-perfect shooting performance.


LaFrentz hit his first seven shots and scored 19 points as the Jayhawks reached the Round of 16 for the fourth straight year with a 76-51 win over Santa Clara in the West Regional.


Wake Forest 65, Texas 62. In Milwaukee, Wake Forest rallied to beat Texas 65-62 in the Midwest Regional. Tim Duncan, battling a stomach virus that kept him out of practice Saturday, was held to 13 points.


Massachusetts 79, Stanford 74. In Providence, UMass (33-1) won its 10th game of the season by six points or less.


All-American Marcus Camby was plagued by foul trouble but still got 20 points, eight rebounds and seven blocks.


Kentucky 84, Virginia Tech 60. In Dallas, Antoine Walker had 21 points and 11 rebounds for Kentucky (30-2), which pulled away in the second half by holding Virginia Tech without a basket for nearly seven minutes. The Hokies (23-6) shot only 39 percent against Kentucky's pressure defense.


(For other results, see Scorecard.)