—WORST ENCORE: VCU vs. Michigan. The only havoc being brought in that game was from the Wolverines. Shaka Smart's Rams pounded Akron in the opener, winning by 46 points. Smart strutted out to the court for the game against Michigan like an amped-up prize fighter, then watched Trey Burke and the Wolverines knock his team out in the first few minutes. Michigan handled the Rams' vaunted pressure defense with ease, leading by 30 points in a 78-53 victory.
"Certainly in retrospect it wasn't a very good matchup," Smart said.
—WORST SOUVENIR: Harvard guard Siyani Chambers' tooth. After a stirring upset of No. 3 seed New Mexico in Harvard's first game, Arizona brought the Crimson crashing back to reality, and Chambers scrambling for part of his front tooth. While going up for a rebound, Chambers inadvertently ran into Arizona guard Kevin Parrom's elbow, knocking part of his tooth out. Teammate Christian Webster picked the fragment up off the court and gave it back to Chambers.
"That showed how physical the game was," Laurent Rivard said. "It wasn't even close to the rim. Guys were scratching and clawing. But it was an accident."
—WORST STARRING ROLE: Gonzaga. The Zags have been America's underdogs for years, playing in a smaller conference during the season and then besting the big boys when they met in the tournament. But they didn't sneak up on anybody this time. Gonzaga entered the tournament with the No. 1 ranking, and a No. 1 seed in the West Region. Then the Zags flirted with being the first top seed to lose to a No. 16 before beating Southern, then were dispatched by No. 9 Wichita State in the next round.
"We had goals of going deeper in the tournament," guard Kevin Pangos said. "Everyone was just in shock."
AP Sports Writer Tim Reynolds in Fort Myers, Fla., and Nicholas K. Geranios in Spokane, Wash., contributed to this report.