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NCAA Sweet Sixteen open thread


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I don't know about you all, but a Tournament where all four number 1 seeds are still playing - and Villanova, too - is pretty exciting. Has that ever happened? Including the Villanova part?

We kid, we kid.

But the flag for the Big East - for respect and a slice of Tournament money - goes with Josh Hart, Daniel Ochefu and the rest of the Wildcats in Louisville, KY.

Meanwhile, an in-conference battle between Texas A&M and Oklahoma should be intriguing and fundamentally sound; Kansas vs Maryland should be an exciting game with a lot of low-post play; and Duke is still alive despite being down to six players (or seven) and playing some poor defense, and they face upstart Oregon.

As for Friday, if you want to read something funny, check out our Iowa State friends going in on trolling the University of Virginia and everything in their history.

Either Wisconsin or Notre Dame is going to be an Elite Eight team - nobody had that idea on their brackets. Indiana and UNC is a battle of the bluest blood. And Syracuse vs Gonzaga... well, Chris Mullin has some advice on how you beat the Orange zone which reminds us of his NBA roots and mindset, and maybe what he's looking to build the team to do..

NCAA Tournament: Sweet 16 Schedule

Thursday, March 24th

Tip (ET) Network Site Region Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
7:10p CBS Louisville South (2) Villanova Wildcats vs. (3) Miami-Florida Hurricanes Jim Nantz/Grant Hill/Bill Raftery//Tracy Wolfson
7:37p TBS Anaheim West (3) Texas A&M Aggies vs. (2) Oklahoma Sooners Verne Lundquist/Jim Spanarkel//Allie LaForce
TBD CBS Louisville South (1) Kansas Jayhawks vs. (5) Maryland Terrapins Nantz/Hill/Raftery//Wolfson
TBD TBS Anaheim West (4) Duke Blue Devils vs. (1) Oregon Ducks Lundquist/Spanarkel//LaForce

Friday, March 25th

Tip (ET) Network Site Region Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
7:10p CBS Chicago Midwest (1) Virginia Cavaliers vs. (4) Iowa State Cyclones Kevin Harlan/Reggie Miller/Dan Bonner//Lewis Johnson
7:27p TBS Philadelphia East (6) Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. (7) Wisconsin Badgers Brian Anderson/Steve Smith//Dana Jacobson
TBD TBS Philadelphia East (1) North Carolina Tar Heels vs. (5) Indiana Hoosiers Anderson/Smith//Jacobson
TBD CBS Chicago Midwest (11) Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. (10) Syracuse Orange Harlan/Miller/Bonner//Johnson