What a day of games and a bit of off-the-field news as well.
The biggest upset was Coastal Carolina going to Missoula and beating Montana. Southeasten Louisiana won their first playoff game over two time finalist Sam Houston State. Jacksonville State upset McNeese State. New Hampshire (sort of) upset Maine (although they also beat the Black Bears in the regular season).
But #1 seed North Dakota State, #2 seed Eastern Illinois, and #3 seed Eastern Washington all won rather easily in the end.
The bigger news tonight is the fate of NDSU Coach Craig Bohl. Several reports are out that he will be at the University of Wyoming tomorrow to take that school's head coaching opening. Timing on that move is tough when we are in the middle of the playoffs. More to come on that developing story tomorrow.
The results today, have the following quarterfinal games and dates/times have been announced from the NCAA:
Friday: #7 Towson @ #2 Eastern Illinois 8:00pm Eastern
Saturday: Coastal Carolina @ #1 North Dakota State 12:00pm Eastern
Jacksonville State @ #3 Eastern Washington 4:00pm Eastern
New Hampshire @ #4 Southeastern Louisiana 7:00pm Eastern