March Madness scores: Oakland's upset of Kentucky highlights NCAA tournament Day 1

It’s officially Madness. After First Four games on Tuesday and Wednesday, the first full day of the NCAA tournament played out on Thursday with 16 men’s games spread out over 12 hours.

Here’s how Thursday’s schedule unfolded:

Thursday afternoon

No. 9 Michigan State 69, No. 8 Mississippi State 51

No. 11 Duquesne 71, No. 6 BYU 67

No. 3 Creighton 77, No. 14 Akron 60

No. 2 Arizona 85, No. 15 Long Beach State 65

No. 1 North Carolina 90, No. 16 Wagner 62

No. 3 Illinois 85, No. 14 Morehead State 69

No. 11 Oregon 87, No. 6 South Carolina 73

No. 7 Dayton 63, No. 10 Nevada 60

Thursday evening

No. 7 Texas 56, No. 10 Colorado State 44

No. 14 Oakland 80, No. 3 Kentucky 76

No. 5 Gonzaga 86, No. 12 McNeese 65

No. 2 Iowa State 82, No. 15 South Dakota State 65

No. 2 Tennessee 83, No. 15 Saint Peter’s 49

No. 7 Washington State 66, No. 10 Drake 61

No. 11 NC State 80, No. 6 Texas Tech 67

No. 4 Kansas 93, No. 13 Samford 89

  • Top takeaways from Day 1 of NCAA tourney action

    It was a tough day for 6 seeds and a great day for 11 seeds. And a star was born in Oakland's Jack Gohlke.

    Full recap here

    Oakland's Jack Gohlke lead Oakland to a stunning upset of No. 3 Kentucky on Thursday. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
    Oakland's Jack Gohlke lead Oakland to a stunning upset of No. 3 Kentucky on Thursday. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) (ASSOCIATED PRESS)
  • Final: No. 4 Kansas 93, No. 13 Samford 89

    The Jayhawks hold on after a late scare from the Bulldogs. Kansas finishes with five players with 13+ points. Hunter Dickinson leads the way with 19 points and 20 rebounds. The controversial foul call at the end will surely haunt Samford.

  • Samford cut the lead to 1 and then appeared to block Kansas' shot on the other end.

    But a foul was called on this play. Good call?

  • This thing isn't over yet. Samford cuts the Kansas lead to 2 with 38 seconds left!

  • Kansas fans can breathe a little bit for the moment. Can the Jayhawks hang on?

  • Final: NC State 80, Texas Tech 67

    The red hot 11th-seeded Wolfpack stay hot with an upset win over 6th-seeded Texas Tech. That makes 6 seeds 0-3 today as Tech joins BYU and Oregon as losers on that seed line.

  • Samford is making a comeback! Kansas was up 63-41 at one point.

  • Final: Washington State 66, Drake 61

    Washington State rallies and beats Drake in the first round. Isaac Jones' 20 points leads the way for the Cougars. Wazzu advances to face Iowa State the second round.

  • Washington State takes the lead on a this clutch 3 by Isaiah Watts! Cougars lead Drake 61-59 with 34.8 seconds to play

  • And NC State is just about putting this one to bed against Texas Tech. It's a bad day to be a 6 seed.

  • We're headed for a fun finish in this Wazzu-Drake game. Drake leads 58-57 at the under-4 timeout.

  • People are getting behind the underdog Wolfpack and their big man.

  • Could ANOTHER 6 seed go down today? Texas Tech in big trouble vs. NC State

  • Kansas is cruising against Samford

  • Final: Tennessee 83, St. Peter's 49

    Dalton Knecht scores 23 to lead the Vols to a blowout win in the first round. Tennessee will face Texas in the second round Saturday.

  • Video: Breaking down Oakland's stunning upset of Kentucky

  • Drake fires off a 6-0 run to start the 2nd half to grab a 35-33 lead over Wazzu

  • Kansas is in control, but Samford at least has the poster of the day 🤷‍♂️

  • BIG man DJ Burns and 11 seed NC State lead 6 seed Texas Tech 37-33 at the half

  • Washington State is knocking em down vs. Drake and holding onto a late first-half lead

  • Texas Tech and NC State are locked in a tight battle in Pittsburgh.

  • We're well into the final window of the night. Tennessee is on easy street at halftime, but the other three games are competitive early.

  • Final: No. 5 Gonzaga 86, No. 12 McNeese State 65

    The Zags roll with ease as five different players scored in double digits.

  • An even better one:

  • Words from Oakland's hero of the game:

  • The final moments of Oakland's enormous win:

  • UPSET FINAL: No. 14 Oakland 80, No. 3 Kentucky 76

    Jack Gohlke hits 10 (!) 3-pointers and scores 32 points to lead the Golden Grizzlies to a massive upset of the Wildcats in the first round! John Calipari's squad suffers another in a long list of disappointing early-tournament exits.

  • Oakland leads 79-74. It's Kentucky ball under the basket with under 5 seconds to play.

  • Deep 3 no good for Kentucky. Oakland ball, free throws coming with 18.1 seconds.

    This is getting real...

  • BIG TIME UPSET WATCH: Oakland drills a 3 to take a 78-74 lead over Kentucky with 28.8 seconds left!

  • No. 2 Iowa State pulling away from No. 15 South Dakota State

  • The Wildcats have cut it to 2 with just over 6 minutes left. John Calipari may be coaching for his job in the final minutes here.

  • The 14th-seed Golden Grizzlies are trying to pull off the stunner of the tourney

  • Jack Gohlke and Oakland are putting all kinds of pressure on Kentucky!

    He's 9 of 16 from 3-point land today 🎯

  • Colorado State is doing juuuuust enough to keep this one interesting. Down 8 at the under-4 timeout vs. Texas.

  • Iowa State is up 7 at the break after shooting 63% in the first half.

  • Meanwhile, the Zags are in charge early against Will Wade and McNeese State.

  • Oakland is hanging around with Kentucky as that first-round matchup nears halftime.

  • No. 3 Kentucky is underway against No. 14 Oakland as the evening slate picks up steam.

  • Final: No. 7 Dayton 63, No. 10 Nevada 60

    What a comeback for the Flyers! They went on a 17-point run inside the 7-minute mark to take the lead and held on to win.