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Here's the best from Day 2 of the NCAA tournament.
USC pulls off another comeback
USC is making a habit of winning by nearly sending its fans into cardiac arrest. Just two days after USC rallied from a 17-point deficit to beat Providence in the First Four, the Trojans — who narrowly made the field to begin with — came back from 10 points down in the second half of Friday's first-round win over SMU.
Some high-profile alumni weren't shy about sharing their enthusiasm on Twitter.
Can they keep it up on Sunday when they face the No. 3 seed Baylor Bears?
Lamar Odom cheers on alma mater
Two-time NBA champion Lamar Odom is known for his time with the Los Angeles Lakers, but some forget that he got his start in Kingston, Rhode Island (after transferring from UNLV). In his only trip to the NCAA tournament (1999), the No. 12 seed Rams fell to No. 5 seed Charlotte.
Odom was spotted in the stands in Sacramento on Friday watching the Rams upset Creighton.
Getting in the holiday spirit
Controversial call helps Arkansas advance
Trailing 72-71 with 18 seconds left, Seton Hall's Desi Rodriguez was called for a flagrant foul that helped the Razorbacks pull away for a 77-71 triumph.
The Lonzo and LaVar Show
The player who's better than Steph Curry (says his father) — and the father who's better than Michael Jordan (ditto) — makes his first appearance on the game's biggest stage.
Here's everything you need to know about UCLA, Ball and the rest of Day 2.
And if you want to relive Day 1, led by Northwestern's unusual win, check this out.
Michigan can't miss
The Wolverines hit an unreal 11 3-pointers in the second half en route to a 92-91 win over Oklahoma State to advance to the second round.
Bluebloods off and running
North Carolina, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville and UCLA all get going on Friday, making it a day for basketball royalty.