With day one of the NCAA tournament behind us, 32 more teams will meet Friday in a bid to make it to the second round. There have already been a few surprises. Cal State Northridge, even though it lost, was able to hang with Memphis through most of its opening game. American was up 14 on Villanova in the second half before losing. We'll probably see a few more surprises on Friday. Here are three games that could shape up to be closer than you think. First, No. 11 seed Utah State and No. 6 seed Marquette meet at 12:30 p.m. EDT. The Aggies played a perfect season at home and have won six of their last seven games. The Golden Eagles struggled for wins at the end of the season, losing five of their last six games, and seven of their last 11. But Marquette's lead scorers can deliver. Jerel McNeal, Wesley Matthews and Lazar Hayward average 19.7, 18.4 and 16.1 points a game, respectively. And they can recover quickly, coming back from a 16-point deficit at halftime of their last Big East tournament game, albeit to lose by 1 to Villanova. The Aggies, however, hold opponents to 62 points a game. In their last game, a win against Nevada in the Western Athletic Conference championship, they also made 50% of their shots, at one point leading by 19. Leading scorer Gary Wilkinson collected 21 points. The second game to watch involves Arizona State, another six-seed, meeting No. 11 Temple at 2:45 p.m. EDT. These teams have a few similarities on paper -- both average about 69 points a game, both won at home around 80% of the time, and on the road they won 50% to 60% of the time.
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