2022 March Madness scores: Upsets over Kentucky, Iowa highlight wild Thursday in Round 1 of NCAA Tournament

On the first day of the 2022 NCAA Tournament, March Madness lived up to its name. Just ask Saint Peter’s, which became the 10th No. 15 seed to knock off a No. 2 after out-shooting Kentucky 85-79 in overtime.

Kentucky’s loss — the Wildcats were 18.5-point favorites — stands out as one of the top five upsets vs. the spread since the NCAA Tournament field expanded in 1985. And Kentucky wasn’t alone; the infamous 5-12 game produced two winners in New Mexico State and Richmond over UConn and Iowa, respectively. A seed-line down, No. 11 seed Michigan topped No. 6 seed Colorado State for another upset.

But favorites triumphed in other games. No. 1 seeds Gonzaga, Kansas and Baylor advanced, while No. 4 seeds Arkansas, UCLA and Providence all survived upset bids of varying degrees. Gonzaga will now match up with No. 9 seed Memphis, one of the nation’s hottest teams over the last month and a half, after the Tigers held off a late charge from Boise State. Kansas draws a No. 9 seed in Creighton that outlasted San Diego State in overtime. And Baylor plays a non-typical No. 8 seed in North Carolina that Marquette coach Shaka Smart called “dangerous” after the Tar Heels routed the Golden Eagles.

In the same East Region, Saint Mary’s rolled over a tired Indiana team, while the bottom part of the bracket will see either Saint Peter’s or Murray State go to the Sweet 16, after the latter defeated San Francisco in overtime.

CBS Sports was here with the latest from every Round 1 game. Keep scrolling past the schedule below for scores and analysis from one off the best days of the year in American sports.

2022 NCAA Tournament TV schedule

(11) Michigan 75, (6) Colorado State 63
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(12) New Mexico State 70, (5) UConn 63
Aggies’ first tournament win since ’93

(4) Providence 66, (13) South Dakota State 57
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(15) St. Peter’s 85, (2) Kentucky 79 — OT
15 over 2 for 10th time in history

(9) Memphis 64, (8) Boise State 53
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(5) St. Mary’s 82, (12) Indiana 53
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(1) Baylor 85, (16) Norfolk State 49
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(9) Creighton 72, (8) San Diego State 69 — OT
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(3) Tennessee 88, (14) Longwood 56
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(4) Arkansas 75, (13) Vermont 71
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(12) Richmond 67, (5) Iowa 63
Spiders achieve another upset

(7) Murray State 92, (10) San Francisco 87 — OT
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(1) Gonzaga 93, (16) Georgia State 72
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(4) UCLA 57, (13) Akron 53
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(8) North Carolina 95, (9) Marquette 63
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(1) Kansas 83, (16) Texas Southern 56
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