The Bison head coach proved to be one likeable guy following NDSU's win over Oklahoma, and even in the loss to San Diego State.
Dayton extended its season with an upset of Syracuse while Wisconsin overcome a double-digit halftime deficit to beat Oregon and make the Sweet 16 for the third time in four seasons.
North Dakota State had to stop Xavier Thames to beat San Diego State. But the Bison couldn't figure out how to stop the Aztecs' main main and SDSU's defense did the rest.
North Dakota State is the darling of the NCAA Tournament and has won three straight FCS championships. Will the Bison go the route of Boise State and join the biggest stage in college athletics? It's a big decision.
From start to finish, Thursday took more than 13 hours and delivered in a variety of ways -- most notably via overtime games and buzzer-beaters.
You've never heard of Taylor Braun or Saul Phillips, but North Dakota State's top scorer and enthusiastic coach are well-known in NCAA tourney circles after beating 5-seed Oklahoma.
Rothstein: Auburn hits a home run by hiring Bruce Pearl, but it's also a great move for the down SEC. Also, Oklahoma-North Dakota State may be the best game in the round of 64.
Who's going to be the next C.J. McCollum? We have a few ideas.
Which teams are most likely to pull off Round of 64 upsets? We ask opposing coaches to get the lowdown on some potential Cinderellas.
Expect Louisville and Michigan State (both four seeds -- really?) to be trendy NCAA picks, SMU gets hosed by the committee and Kentucky is in a great spot in the Midwest.

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