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NCAA tournament: Ohio State, Iowa State, Iona

In this triptych, OSU's Sam Thompson dunks during an NCAA tournament second round game between Ohio State and Iona at UD Arena, March 22, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio. Ohio State won, 95-70.

In this triptych, OSU's Sam Thompson dunks during an NCAA tournament second round game between Ohio State and Iona at UD Arena, March 22, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio. Ohio State won, 95-70.

More second round action: (2) Ohio State vs (15) Iona and (7) Notre Dame vs (10) Iowa State. OSU crushed Iona by 25 points. The game was a dunkfest for OSU’s Sam Thompson, seen above. Thompson scored a career-high 20 points and 10 rebounds in the victory. In the second game, Iowa State beat up on ND 76-58.

OSU's Aaron Craft pauses before tip off of an NCAA tournament second round game between Ohio State and Iona at UD Arena, March 22, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio. Ohio State won, 95-70.

OSU's Sam Thompson passes before landing out of bounds during an NCAA tournament second round game between Ohio State and Iona at UD Arena, March 22, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio. Ohio State won, 95-70.

OSU mascot, Brutus, cheers during an NCAA tournament second round game between Ohio State and Iona at UD Arena, March 22, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio. Ohio State won, 95-70.

A ball falls through the net during an NCAA tournament second round game between Ohio State and Iona at UD Arena, March 22, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio. Ohio State won, 95-70.

OSU's Sam Thompson (12) pressures Iona's Sean Armand (22) as he shoots during an NCAA tournament second round game between Ohio State and Iona at UD Arena, March 22, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio. Ohio State won, 95-70.

Iona's Lamont Jones pauses during an NCAA tournament second round game between Ohio State and Iona at UD Arena, March 22, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio. Ohio State won, 95-70.

Iona's David Laury covers his face during an NCAA tournament second round game between Ohio State and Iona at UD Arena, March 22, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio. Ohio State won, 95-70.

The Iona team walks down court during an NCAA tournament second round game between Ohio State and Iona at UD Arena, March 22, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio. Ohio State won, 95-70.

Iowa State's Chris Babb reacts after a point during an NCAA tournament second round game between Notre Dame and Iowa State at UD Arena, March 22, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio. Iowa State won, 76-58.

Iowa State's mascot, Cy, cheers during an NCAA tournament second round game between Notre Dame and Iowa State at UD Arena, March 22, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio. Iowa State won, 76-58.

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NCAA Tournament at UD Arena: Indiana vs JMU

Indiana, the No. 1 seed in the west region, played (16) James Madison University during the second round. Here are a few of my favorites of Zeller, Oladipo, & co. Indiana won handily 83-62.

Indiana's Cody Zeller (40) dunks during an NCAA tournament second round game between Indiana and James Madison University at UD Arena, March 22, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio. Indiana won, 83-62.

From left, Indiana's Will Sheehey, Kevin Yogi Ferrell and Cody Zeller talk between plays during an NCAA tournament second round game between Indiana and James Madison University at UD Arena, March 22, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio. Indiana won, 83-62.

Indiana's Kevin Yogi Ferrel reacts after a 3-pointer during an NCAA tournament second round game between Indiana and James Madison University at UD Arena, March 22, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio. Indiana won, 83-62.

indiana's Victor Oladipo dribbles during an NCAA tournament second round game between Indiana and James Madison University at UD Arena, March 22, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio. Indiana won, 83-62.

Indiana's Cody Zeller dunks during an NCAA tournament second round game between Indiana and James Madison University at UD Arena, March 22, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio. Indiana won, 83-62.

Indiana's Remy Abell (23) and Victor Oladipo cheer during a timeout in an NCAA tournament second round game against James Madison University at UD Arena, March 22, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio. Indiana won, 83-62.

Photographers sit on the baseline during an NCAA tournament second round game between Indiana and James Madison University at UD Arena, March 22, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio. Indiana won, 83-62.

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NCAA Tournament at UD Arena: First Four

General view during an NCAA tournament first round game between La Salle University and Boise State at UD Arena, March 20, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio.

In March, the University of Dayton and UD Arena were privileged to host not only the NCAA Division I First Four but also the second and third rounds. With UD Arena being my home arena, I got to shoot it all. What an opportunity to shoot a lot of basketball!

For the start of this year’s tourney, UD Arena hosted North Carolina A&T vs Liberty, Middle Tennessee vs St. Mary’s (Calif.), LIU Brooklyn vs James Madison University, & Boise State vs La Salle. While they weren’t the most talented teams in the country, it was fun to have four games over the two evenings with the arena all NCAA’d out.

Here are my favorites from the eight hours of games from March Madness’ First Four.

General view during an NCAA tournament first round game between La Salle University and Boise State at UD Arena, March 20, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio.

Liberty's Andrew Smith catches a pass for an alley-oop during an opening round NCAA tournament game against North Carolina A&T at UD Arena, March 19, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio. NCAT won 73-72.

Middle Tennessee State's Neiko Hunter shoots during an opening round NCAA tournament game against Saint Mary's at UD Arena, March 19, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio. Saint Mary's won 67-54.

Middle Tennessee State's Tavares Speaks (14) tries to shoot as a Saint Mary's defender pressures during an opening round NCAA tournament game at UD Arena, March 19, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio. Saint Mary's won 67-54.

Liberty's John Caleb Sanders shoots during an opening round NCAA tournament game against North Carolina A&T at UD Arena, March 19, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio. NCAT won 73-72.

Liberty's Tavares Speaks covers his face as he walks off the court following a one point loss to North Carolina A&T during an opening round NCAA tournament game at UD Arena, March 19, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio. NCAT won 73-72.

Liberty's John Caleb Sanders lays on the baseline after he missed a game-winning shot with less than two seconds remaining during an opening round NCAA tournament game against North Carolina A&T at UD Arena, March 19, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio. NCAT won 73-72.

General view during an NCAA tournament first round game between La Salle University and Boise State at UD Arena, March 20, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio.

Boise State's Anthony Drmic reacts after the final seconds expire during an NCAA tournament first round game between La Salle University and Boise State at UD Arena, March 20, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio. La Salle won, 80-71.

LIU Brooklyn's Jamal Olaseware walks off the court after a loss during an NCAA tournament first round game against James Madison University at UD Arena, March 20, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio. JMU won, 68-55.

General view during an NCAA tournament first round game between La Salle University and Boise State at UD Arena, March 20, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio.

Combo of shoes during  an NCAA tournament first round game between La Salle University and Boise State at UD Arena, March 20, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio. La Salle won, 80-71.

JMU's Andre Nation (15) blocks LIU's C.J. Reed during an NCAA tournament first round game between LIU Brooklyn and James Madison University at UD Arena, March 20, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio. JMU won, 68-55.

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Atlantic 10 basketball at Barclays Center: Part II

Virginia Commonwealth University's Briante Weber dives for a loose ball during an Atlantic 10 basketball tournament game against the University of Massachusetts at Barclays Center, March 16, 2013, in Brooklyn. VCU won 71-62 and advances in the tournament.

Virginia Commonwealth University's Briante Weber dives for a loose ball during an Atlantic 10 basketball tournament game against the University of Massachusetts at Barclays Center, March 16, 2013, in Brooklyn. VCU won 71-62 and advances in the tournament.

This is a continuation from Part I, which can be seen here. I shot nine games over four days. It was difficult sitting cross-legged for so many hours, but it was worth it. It’s not everyday that I get to shoot in such a well-lit arena. This was a great warm up for the NCAA tournament games coming to UD Arena just a few days after this tourney ended. I’ll be posting my favorite frames from the tourney in an upcoming post.

Virginia Commonwealth University's Briante Weber dunks during a game against Saint Joseph's University during the Atlantic 10 tournament at Barclays Center, March 15, 2013, in Brooklyn. VCU won, 82-79.

Virginia Commonwealth's Treveon Graham shoots under heavy pressure from Saint Louis defenders during the Atlantic 10 championship game at Barclays Center, March 17, 2013, in Brooklyn. SLU won 62-56.

Saint Louis' Dwayne Evans tries to grab a rebound during the Atlantic 10 championship game against Virginia Commonwealth at Barclays Center, March 17, 2013, in Brooklyn. SLU won 62-56.

Virginia Commonwealth University's Treveon Graham shoots during a game against Saint Joseph's University during the Atlantic 10 tournament at Barclays Center, March 15, 2013, in Brooklyn. VCU won, 82-79.

Virginia Commonwealth University's Treveon Graham shoots as he's pressured by University of Massachusetts' Maxie Esho during an Atlantic 10 basketball tournament game at Barclays Center, March 16, 2013, in Brooklyn. VCU won 71-62 and advances in the tournament.

Virginia Commonwealth and Massachusetts player reach for a rebound during an Atlantic 10 basketball tournament game at Barclays Center, March 16, 2013, in Brooklyn. VCU won 71-62 and advances in the tournament.

University of Massachusetts' Terrell Vinson (33) holds the ball away from Virginia Commonwealth's Briante Weber (2) during an Atlantic 10 basketball tournament game at Barclays Center, March 16, 2013, in Brooklyn. VCU won 71-62 and advances in the tournament.

Virginia Commonwealth University head coach Shaka Smart talks to his team during an Atlantic 10 basketball tournament game against University of Massachusetts at Barclays Center, March 16, 2013, in Brooklyn. VCU won 71-62 and advances in the tournament.

Virginia Commonwealth's Rob Brandenberg gets fouled on the way to the basket by a Saint Louis defender during the Atlantic 10 championship game at Barclays Center, March 17, 2013, in Brooklyn. SLU won 62-56.

Temple University's Khalif Wyatt shoots under pressure  during an Atlantic 10 tournament game against University of Massachusetts at Barclays Center, March 15, 2013, in Brooklyn. UMass won, 79-74.

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Dayton falls at Xavier… yet again

University of Dayton redshirt senior forward and center Josh Benson (2) shoots while getting pressure from Xavier University's Isaiah Philmore during a game against Xavier University at Cintas Center, Jan. 30, 2013, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Xavier won 66-61.

The Xavier University student section holds up posters of the presidents who have been in office since the University of Dayton men's basketball team won against Xavier in Cincinnati during a game at Cintas Center, Jan. 30, 2013, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Xavier won 66-61.

UD hasn’t won against Xavier on their on turf since Jan. 10, 1981. Jimmy Carter was president then. The streak continued last night as they lost, 66-61.

From left, junior electrical engineering major Wade Schroeder and junior pre-medicine major Alex Bertke look over the court before a game against Xavier University at Cintas Center, Jan. 30, 2013, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Xavier won 66-61.

University of Dayton redshirt senior guard Kevin Dillard (1) shoots during a game against Xavier University at Cintas Center, Jan. 30, 2013, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Xavier won 66-61.

University of Dayton redshirt senior guard Kevin Dillard (1) passes during a game against Xavier University at Cintas Center, Jan. 30, 2013, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Xavier won 66-61.

Xavier University forward Jeff Robinson goes up for a dunk over University of Dayton freshman forward and center Jalen Robinson (12) at Cintas Center, Jan. 30, 2013, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Xavier won 66-61.

University of Dayton head coach Archie Miller yells to his team during a game against Xavier University at Cintas Center, Jan. 30, 2013, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Xavier won 66-61.

University of Dayton redshirt junior guard Vee Sanford (43) shoots during a game against Xavier University at Cintas Center, Jan. 30, 2013, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Xavier won 66-61.

University of Dayton redshirt senior forward and center Josh Benson (2) shoots while getting pressure from Xavier University's Isaiah Philmore during a game against Xavier University at Cintas Center, Jan. 30, 2013, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Xavier won 66-61.

University of Dayton redshirt junior guard Vee Sanford (43) drives to the basket during a game against Xavier University at Cintas Center, Jan. 30, 2013, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Xavier won 66-61.

University of Dayton redshirt senior guard Kevin Dillard (1) is blocked by Xavier University forward Justin Martin during a game against Xavier University at Cintas Center, Jan. 30, 2013, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Xavier won 66-61.

University of Dayton freshman forward and center Jalen Robinson (12) shoots during a game against Xavier University at Cintas Center, Jan. 30, 2013, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Xavier won 66-61.

Xavier University guard Semaj Christon gets pressured during a shot by University of Dayton redshirt junior guard Vee Sanford (43) and freshman forward and center Jalen Robinson (12) during a game at Cintas Center, Jan. 30, 2013, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Xavier won 66-61.

The University of Dayton bench reacts after a Musketeer basket late in the second half during a game against Xavier University at Cintas Center, Jan. 30, 2013, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Xavier won 66-61.

University of Dayton junior forward Devin Oliver (5) reacts as the seconds tick down late in the second half during a game against Xavier University at Cintas Center, Jan. 30, 2013, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Xavier won 66-61.

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Dayton snaps Murray State’s 16-game streak

Murray State University senior guard Isaiah Canaan (3) dunks after a fast break during a game against the University of Dayton at UD Arena, Dec. 22, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. UD won 77-68.

The University of Dayton brought Murray State University’s 16-game road winning streak to a skidding halt, Dec. 22. The Racers came in as favorites considering its 75-58 win against UD last year and its advancement to the round of 32 in this past NCAA tournament. UD, coming off a one point loss to Illinois State four days earlier, played all out and surprised a lot of people with a 77-68 win. It was easily the most exciting game the Flyers have played at home thus far this season. The 12,500+ fans inside UD Arena were as loud as I’ve heard them in many games. It was electric!

Tech note: I set up a post remote with a D300s and a 17-35mm f/2.8 set to 17mm (thanks, Erik!) and got lucky a few times. I was also shooting with the Nikon D800e and some different glass for the game (thanks, Isaac!). Word to the wise: if you’re shooting the D800 for sports, make sure you have big CF/SD cards. Those ~37mb RAW files fill up cards very quickly, but the 36 gorgeous megapixels are a welcome change from the usual 12! Cropping heaven!

Murray State University senior guard Isaiah Canaan (3) dunks after a fast break during a game against the University of Dayton at UD Arena, Dec. 22, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. UD won 77-68.

University of Dayton redshirt senior forward and center Josh Benson (2) pumps his fist as he comes off the floor late in the second half during a game against Murray State University at UD Arena, Dec. 22, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. UD won 77-68.

Murray State University senior forward Stacy Wilson (1) battles for rebound with University of Dayton freshman forward Dyshawn Pierre (21) during a game at UD Arena, Dec. 22, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. UD won 77-68.

University of Dayton redshirt junior guard Vee Sanford (43) dunks during a game against Murray State University at UD Arena, Dec. 22, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. UD won 77-68.

University of Dayton freshman forward and center Jalen Robinson (12) holds up his hands as UD junior forward Devin Oliver (5) falls down after Murray State University senior forward Ed Daniel (2) tried to put up a shot during a game at UD Arena, Dec. 22, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. UD won 77-68.

University of Dayton head coach Archie Miller pulls freshman forward Dyshawn Pierre off the court during a game against Murray State University at UD Arena, Dec. 22, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. UD won 77-68.

University of Dayton redshirt junior guard Vee Sanford (43) lays in a ball as Murray State University senior forward Ed Daniel (2) puts on pressure at UD Arena, Dec. 22, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. UD won 77-68.

University of Dayton junior forward Devin Oliver (5) and Murray State University freshman forward Erik McCree (14) grab at a rebound during a game at UD Arena, Dec. 22, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. UD won 77-68.

The University of Dayton student section cheers late in the second half during a game against Murray State University at UD Arena, Dec. 22, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. UD won 77-68.

Murray State University senior forward Stacy Wilson (1), senior forward Ed Daniel (2) and University of Dayton freshman forward and center Devon Scott (40) vie for  a rebound during a game against Murray State University at UD Arena, Dec. 22, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. UD won 77-68.

Murray State University senior forward Stacy Wilson (1), senior forward Ed Daniel (2) and University of Dayton freshman forward and center Devon Scott (40) vie for  a rebound during a game against Murray State University at UD Arena, Dec. 22, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. UD won 77-68.

University of Dayton redshirt junior guard Vee Sanford (43) shoots over Murray State University freshman forward Erik McCree (14) in the first half of a game at UD Arena, Dec. 22, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. UD won 77-68.

University of Dayton redshirt junior guard Vee Sanford (43) lays a ball in during a game against Murray State University at UD Arena, Dec. 22, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. UD won 77-68.

University of Dayton head coach Archie Miller talks to assistant coach Kevin Kuwik, left, on the sideline during a game against Murray State University at UD Arena, Dec. 22, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. UD won 77-68.

University of Dayton junior forward Devin Oliver (5) and redshirt junior guard Vee Sanford (43) react after the final buzzer during a game against Murray State University at UD Arena, Dec. 22, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. UD won 77-68.

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