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Here's An Updated NCAA Tournament Bracket After The First Half Of Thursday's Action

We're halfway through the first Thursday of the NCAA Tournament, and while there haven't been any buzzer-beaters, there have been some upsets. 12-seed Yale, out of the Ivy League, took down 5-seed Baylor to notch its first NCAA Tournament win - ever. The other 12-seed - Arkansas-Little Rock - also scored an upset over 5-seed Purdue in double overtime. Two 9-seeds, Butler and UConn, also knocked off two 8-seeds, Texas Tech and Colorado, respectively.

In the other four contests, chalk wound up prevailing. Here are all of the results from the first half of Thursday's action:

(1) Kansas over (16) Austin Peay: 105-79
(12) Little Rock over (5) Purdue: 85-83
(1) Virginia over (16) Hampton: 81-45
(4) Duke over (13) UNC Wilmington: 93-85
(4) Iowa State over (13) Iona: 94-81
(9) Butler over (8) Texas Tech: 71-61
(9) UConn over (8) Colorado: 74-67
(12) Yale over (5) Baylor: 79-75

Here's an updated bracket, with all eight results. We'll continue to update it as action rolls along.

Updated match ups for the 2nd round of the NCAA tournament.

The four contests we now know for Saturday?

(1) Kansas vs. (9) UConn
(4) Duke vs. (12) Yale
(1) Virginia vs. (9) Butler
(4) Iowa State vs. (12) Little Rock

Game times are TBD.

College basketball fans - were you surprised by any of the results? Or did you go 8/8 in your pool?