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Saturday, May 21, 2016

NCAA 2016 Regionals -- Saturday Updates

Only two of the 16 seeded teams have stumbled thus far in the NCAA tournament. Thirteen seeded teams are undefeated and on pace to win their respective regionals. No. 15 Missouri has already won its region, which started a day earlier than the other ones.

No. 9 Kentucky fell to Utah by a 3-0 score. The Utes (2-0) face a rematch with the Wildcats, who rebounded with a win over Illinois Butler in the losers' bracket. Utah needs but a single win to advance to the super-regionals, whereas Kentucky would have to beat Utah twice.

In Knoxville, it was O'Toole Time* as Arizona's Danielle O'Toole nearly pitched a perfect game in the Wildcats' 4-0 win over No. 13 Tennessee. The Vols will play Ohio State at noon (Eastern) Sunday, with the winner getting a crack at Arizona. The Wildcats will need just one win to advance, whereas whichever team ends up being U of A's opponent will need to win twice.

An NCAA bracket that updates after each game is available here.

*The "O'Toole Time" phrasing is a reference to the popular 1990s TV series "Home Improvement," in which Tim Allen starred as host of the fictitious show "Tool Time."