It was a sweltering opening weekend of NCAA tournament play in Division 3, with several games matching, and then exceeding, the temperature challenge. It was a sampler platter of pretty much every kind of game imaginable.
Blowouts, late-game runs, and one huge final-second defensive stand. Even if your team lost, you were treated to an experience to remember.
With two games in two days for the winning squads, it was a true test of the will to win. So, who went home, who advanced and why?
Let's take a closer look at the D-3 NCAA tournament bracket.