#3 Marquette vs. #7 Florida: everything you need to know

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For the second straight season, Marquette has reached the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.  While last year’s run was somewhat unexpected as an 11 seed, this year’s Golden Eagles were expected to do some damage as the third seed in the West Regional.  Thursday evening in Albuquerque, Buzz Williams‘ team will match up with Billy Donovan and the seventh seeded Florida Gators with a trip to the Elite 8 on the line.

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#1 Syracuse vs. #4 Wisconsin: everything you need to know

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For the first time in program history, the Wisconsin Badgers are making back-to-back Sweet 16 appearances.  In typical fashion, most critics were underestimating UW’s chances of advancing past the first weekend but Bo Ryan has done it again.  The Badgers will match up with top seed Syracuse Thursday night in an East Regional game in Boston.  Many were hopping off the Orange bandwagon after Fab Melo was suspended for the NCAA Tournament, but ‘Cuse avoided upset bids in the opening weekend to keep their dancing shoes shined.

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NCAA Tournament West Regional Sweet 16 Breakdown

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Kyrie Irving is back for DukeUConn keeps rolling.  San Diego State earns their chance to prove they belong with the big boys.  These are some of the headlines heading into the Sweet 16 of the West Regional.  There is a lot of NBA talent playing in Anaheim but can anyone knock off the defending champion Blue Devils?  Here is my breakdown.

By: David Kay

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NCAA Tournament Southeast Regional Sweet 16 Breakdown

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Butler has done it again; knocking off Pitt in the third round of the NCAA Tournament featuring a crazy ending with two somewhat controversial foul calls in the final seconds.  Now the Bulldogs are in the Sweet 16 of the Southeast Regional along with Wisconsin, Florida, and Jimmer Fredette’s BYU Cougars.  Here is the breakdown of Thursday night’s games and who I think will be heading to the Final Four.

By: David Kay
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Michigan St. vs. Northern Iowa Preview

By Jeff Ghiringhelli

The hobbled Michigan State Spartans were happier than anybody to see Northern Iowa pull of their historic upset of Kansas this past weekend. A Sweet Sixteen matchup with number one overall seed Kansas was staring them in the face, but then the Jayhawks were sent packing. All of the injuries that have hit the Spartans recently would have made a game against Kansas a nightmare scenario.

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NCAA Tournament West Regional Sweet 16 Breakdown

By: David Kay

Syracuse looked like the team to beat in the West Regional despite playing their opening weekend games without starting center Arinze Onuaku.  Do any of the remaining teams in the region have what it takes to knock the ‘Cuse off their path to the Final Four?  David Kay is here to break down the Sweet 16 match-ups.
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NCAA Tournament East Regional Sweet 16 Breakdown

By: David Kay

The East Regional will feature the classic favorite versus underdog match-ups as top-seeds Kentucky and West Virginia have advanced to face #12 Cornell and #11 Washington respectively.  David Kay is here to break down the match-ups.
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