The thrill factor of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament didn’t disappoint during Round 1 action on Friday. St. Joseph’s (No. 8, West Region) squandered a double-digit lead in the second half but held on for a 78-76 win over No. 9 Cincinnati. Villanova (No. 2, South) also advanced, though with a less-dramatic finish required, in an 86-56 win over No. 15 UNC Asheville to open the day’s action. Temple University (No. 10, South) wasn’t as fortunate during a 72-70 loss to No. 7 Iowa.