Tulsa head coach Danny Manning, who led the 1986 Kansas Jayhawks to the Final Four and the 1988 team to the NCAA Championship, will go up against a coach of similar background and stature in Steve Alford.
The Ducks top the Kings after an apparent third-period goal from L.A. was waved off. Two teams building toward the playoffs, but while the Kings have suddenly thrown themselves in reverse, the Ducks are moving forward again.
Seventh-seeded Cal Poly completed its improbable march to the school's first Big West Tournament championship, beating Cal State Northridge 61-59 Saturday night and putting the Mustangs into the NCAA tourney for the first time in school history.
Kenny Spencer kicked two field goals in the final minute, including the game winner as time expired to give the KISS their first win in franchise history, beating the San Antonio Talons, 41-38, on Saturday at the Alamodome.