Vermont guard Sandro Carissimo (12) drives past Lamar

Vermont guard Sandro Carissimo (12) drives past Lamar guard Devon Lamb during the second half. (March 14, 2012) Photo Credit: AP

Western Kentucky beat Mississippi Valley State, 59-58, and BYU beat Iona, 78-72, in the opening round of the NCAA tournament on Tuesday. Vermont beat Lamar, 71-59, and South Florida beat California, 65-54, on Wednesday.

Ron Anderson Jr. #1 of the South Florida
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Ron Anderson Jr. #1 of the South Florida Bulls grabs his leg as he fell to the court on a play in the second half. (March 14, 2012)

Anthony Collins #11 of the South Florida Bulls
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Anthony Collins #11 of the South Florida Bulls attempts a shot in the second half against Justin Cobbs #1 of the California Golden Bears. (March 14, 2012)

Augustus Gilchrist #24 of the South Florida Bulls
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Augustus Gilchrist #24 of the South Florida Bulls dunks in the second half against the California Golden Bears. (March 14, 2012)

California forward Robert Thurman (34) drives against South
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California forward Robert Thurman (34) drives against South Florida forward Toarlyn Fitzpatrick in the first half. (March 14, 2012)

Augustus Gilchrist #24 of the South Florida Bulls
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Augustus Gilchrist #24 of the South Florida Bulls dunks in the second half against the California Golden Bears. (March 14, 2012)

Anthony Collins of the South Florida Bulls looks
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Anthony Collins of the South Florida Bulls looks to pass in the second half. (March 14, 2012)

Victor Rudd Jr. #2 of the South Florida
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Victor Rudd Jr. #2 of the South Florida Bulls dunks in the second half against Justin Cobbs #1 of the California Golden Bears. (March 14, 2012)

Vermont guard Four McGlynn clinches his fist as
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Vermont guard Four McGlynn clinches his fist as he runs off the floor. (March 14, 2012)

Lamar guard Mike James sits dejected on the
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Lamar guard Mike James sits dejected on the bench in the closing seconds of their 71-59 loss to Vermont. (March 14, 2012)

Vermont guard Sandro Carissimo (12) drives past Lamar
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Vermont guard Sandro Carissimo (12) drives past Lamar guard Devon Lamb during the second half. (March 14, 2012)

Stan Brown #35 of the Lamar Cardinals drives
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Stan Brown #35 of the Lamar Cardinals drives to the basket in the second half against Four McGlynn #4 of the Vermont Catamounts. (March 14, 2012)

Vermont head coach John Becker, left, hugs guard
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Vermont head coach John Becker, left, hugs guard Four McGlynn after they defeated Lamar 71-59. (March 14, 2012)

Brian Voelkel #23 and Matt Glass #34 of
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Brian Voelkel #23 and Matt Glass #34 of the Vermont Catamounts greet each other on court in the second half. (March 14, 2012)

Sandro Carissimo #12 of the Vermont Catamounts attempts
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Sandro Carissimo #12 of the Vermont Catamounts attempts to control the ball in the second half against Anthony Miles #1 of the Lamar Cardinals. (March 14, 2012)

Scott Machado #3 of the Iona Gaels reacts
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Scott Machado #3 of the Iona Gaels reacts alongside Jermel Jenkins #10 in the first half while taking on the Brigham Young Cougars in the first round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament. (March 13, 2012)

Matt Carlino #10 of the Brigham Young Cougars
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Matt Carlino #10 of the Brigham Young Cougars moves the ball up court while taking on the Iona Gaels in the first round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament. (March 13, 2012)

Mike Glover #1 of the Iona Gaels reacts
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Mike Glover #1 of the Iona Gaels reacts after he dunks the ball in the first half while taking on the Brigham Young Cougars in the first round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament. (March 13, 2012)

Brigham Young forward Brock Zylstra (13) pulls in
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Brigham Young forward Brock Zylstra (13) pulls in a rebound in the first half of an NCAA men's college basketball tournament opening-round game against Iona. (March 13, 2012)

Brandon Davies #0 of the Brigham Young Cougars
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Brandon Davies #0 of the Brigham Young Cougars shoots over Mike Glover #1 of the Iona Gaels in the first half in the first round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament. (March 13, 2012)

Mike Glover #1 of the Iona Gaels dunks
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Mike Glover #1 of the Iona Gaels dunks the ball in the first half while taking on the Brigham Young Cougars in the first round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament. (March 13, 2012)

Iona forward Mike Glover (1) dunks against Brigham
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Iona forward Mike Glover (1) dunks against Brigham Young guard Anson Winder in the second half of an NCAA college basketball tournament opening-round game. (March 13, 2012)

Brigham Young forward Brandon Davies (0) shoots against
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Brigham Young forward Brandon Davies (0) shoots against Iona forward Randy Dezouvre (23) and forward Taaj Ridley in the first half of an NCAA men's college basketball tournament opening-round game. (March 13, 2012)

William Pugh #1 of the Mississippi Valley State
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William Pugh #1 of the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils reacts after a three-pointer in the second half against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers in the first round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament. (March 13, 2012)

Brent Arrington #11 of the Mississippi Valley State
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Brent Arrington #11 of the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils goes up for a shot between T.J. Price #52 and Teeng Akol #22 of the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers in the second half in the first round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament. (March 13, 2012)

William Pugh #1 of the Mississippi Valley State
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William Pugh #1 of the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils looses the ball against George Fant #44 and Jamal Crook #14 of the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers in the second half in the first round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament. (March 13, 2012)

US President Barack Obama, center, and British Prime
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US President Barack Obama, center, and British Prime Minister David Cameron, right, watch Mississippi Valley State University play against Western Kentucky University. (March 13, 2012)

Cor-J Cox #21 of the Mississippi Valley State
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Cor-J Cox #21 of the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils reacts after losing to the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 59-58 in the first round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament. (March 13, 2012)

Vinny Zollo #41 and Teeng Akol #22 of
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Vinny Zollo #41 and Teeng Akol #22 of the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers celebrate the Hilltoppers 59-58 victory against the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils in the first round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament. (March 13, 2012)

Western Kentucky guard T.J. Price clenches his fist
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Western Kentucky guard T.J. Price clenches his fist in the closing seconds of the team's 59-58 win over Mississippi Valley State in the opening game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament. (March 13, 2012)

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