NCAA Early Friday Matchups

Facts, stats and fun stuff culled from, among other sources, the thumbnails on all 68 NCAA teams put together by the Daily News sports staff — East, South, Midwest, West. Friday evening matchups will post at 4 p.m. Friday.

12:15 (CBS) Cincinnati vs. Texas
   BoopNotes:
Five of Bearcats’ 10 losses were by two or less or in overtime ... Three of Texas’ 13 losses were to Missouri (30-4).

12:40 (TRU) San Diego State vs. North Carolina State
   BoopNotes
: SDSU has won 23 of its last 28 games in March ... Five Wolfpack players score in double figures.

1:40 (TBS) Creighton vs. Alabama
   BoopNotes:
Bluejays’ Doug McDermott is first sophomore to be named MVC Player of the Year. Larry Bird, who averaged 32.8 points, 13.3 rebounds and 4.4 assists as a sophomore, did not make either of the two all-conference teams that season ... Crimson Tide shoots just 28.5% from the arc, their opponents 28.3%.

2:10 (TNT) Florida vs. Virginia
   BoopNotes:
Gators lost six of last 10, including four of last five after losing leading rebounder Will Yeguete to a broken foot ... Cavs also lost six of final 10. They have lost freshman guard Malcolm Brogdon and senior center Assane Sene to injuries.

2:45 (CBS) Florida State vs. St. Bonaventure
   BoopNotes:
FSU holds teams to 38.05% shooting from the floor ... Hank Gathers' nephew Jordan starts as a freshman for the Bonnies.

3:10 (TRU) Georgetown vs. Belmont
   BoopNotes:
Hoyas haven’t won an NCAA or NIT game since 2008 ... Bruins lost opener at Duke, 77-76, then by 16 at Memphis. They are 27-5 since then.

4:10 (TBS) North Carolina vs. Vermont
   BoopNotes: Tar Heels
lost by 33 at Florida State on Jan. 14 ... Vermont coach John Becker’s career record was 6-44 entering this season.

4:40 (TNT) Missouri vs. Norfolk State
   BoopNotes: Tigers shoot 39.6% from the arc as a team ... NSU lost to Marquette by 31 on Nov. 14, but by just two a week later in a Virgin Islands tourney.

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