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March Madness: Outrageous Predictions for the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight

Now that all of our brackets are busted, let's regroup and get ready for even more outrageousness.
March Madness: Outrageous Predictions for the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight

Well, that was fun. Buzzer beaters, blown leads, upsets and blowouts dominated the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament. As always, very little of it went according to plan.

 

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Sweet 16 West Region: Preview, Top Players and TV Schedule

Can Duke's championship pedigree help them advance to the Final Four out of a loaded West Region?
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Sweet 16 West Region: Preview, Top Players and TV Schedule

The West Region of this year’s Sweet 16 definitely isn’t hurting for storylines. Duke is college basketball royalty with a king for a coach looking another Final Four appearance. Oregon, the No. 1 seed, is still fighting for respect outside of the paper tiger that is the Pac-12.

Sweet 16 Midwest Region: Preview, Top Players and TV Schedule

Malcolm Brogdon is hoping to lead the Cavaliers to their first Final Four since 1984
Sweet 16 Midwest Region: Preview, Top Players and TV Schedule

The Elite Eight for the Midwest Region is already assured of having a double-digit seed, as No. 11 Gonzaga and No. 10 Syracuse are set to square off in the Sweet 16 on Friday. This feat has only been accomplished nine times, with two No. 11 seeds eventually making it to the Final Four.

Sweet 16 South Region: Preview, Top Players and TV Schedule

Can Jim Larranaga lead the Miami Hurricanes to their first Final Four?
Sweet 16 South Region: Preview, Top Players and TV Schedule

No. 1 overall seed Kansas’ bid for a fourth national championship will begin again on Thursday when the Jayhawks take on No. 5 Maryland at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky.

 

In the other South Region Sweet 16 matchup No. 3 Miami Hurricanes will play No. 2 Villanova. Here's a quick view of how the South Region stacks up.

Sweet 16 East Region: Preview, Top Players and TV Schedule

Roy Williams' top-seeded Tar Heels enter the East Regional in Philadelphia as the favorite to advance to the Final Four
Sweet 16 East Region: Preview, Top Players and TV Schedule

There won't be a lot of brotherly love in Philadelphia this weekend as we hit the Sweet 16. North Carolina arguably has the most talent in the country, but Indiana has been mighty impressive in its two NCAA Tournament games.

 

Everything Athlon Sports Got Right and Wrong in the 2015-16 College Basketball Season

As the NCAA Tournament heads to the Sweet 16, we look back at our predictions
Everything Athlon Sports Got Right and Wrong in the 2015-16 College Basketball Season

In many ways, this has been an unpredictable first weekend — Middle Tennessee’s historic upset of Michigan State, Northern Iowa’s one-of-a-kind collapse, rare NCAA tournament wins for Yale and Hawaii.

 

At the same time, the Sweet 16 field is totally predictable. All four No. 1 seeds advanced to the second weekend. Blue bloods like Kansas, Duke, North Carolina and Indiana are in every bracket. The lowest-seeded teams to make it this far are familiar names — Wisconsin, Syracuse and Gonzaga.

 

College Coach Has Unique Handshake For Every Player on the Team

If you think you have the coolest coach, think again.

 

An assistant coach for Whitman College, Stephen Garnett, is able to have an awesome handshake with every member of the basketball team. There are 15 guys. That's a lot of memorization.

 

2016 NCAA Tournament: Ranking the Sweet 16 Teams

Cinderella has been sent home, as college basketball's big boys flood Sweet 16, led by No. 1 overall seed Kansas
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2016 NCAA Tournament: Ranking the Sweet 16 Teams

The first week of the NCAA Tournament has come and gone, and we have cut down the field to the Sweet 16. Northern Iowa, Stephen F. Austin and Middle Tennessee tried their best to  play the role of Cinderella, but the clock has struck midnight on the mid-majors, as the Sweet 16 has turned into a battle of the college basketball big boys — including a record six ACC teams.

TruTV Gives the Finger to Those Making Fun of Its Viewership

TruTV is a channel many sports fans may not know until March Madness comes around, but don't tell them that.

 

When Pick Six tried to come after the channel for being "popular" for one month of the year, they weren't having it.

 

NCAA Tournament 2016: Sweet 16 Bracket Cheat Sheets

Bracket busted? Let Athlon's editors help you figure out which teams are going to the Final Four
NCAA Tournament 2016: Sweet 16 Bracket Cheat Sheets

Let’s face it, chances are pretty good that your NCAA Tournament bracket is busted. Take heart, you’re not alone in this after all the chaos, fantastic finishes and unexpected outcomes that took place in the first and second rounds. But the good news is it’s not too late to redeem yourself. The Sweet 16 is set, and with it comes a shot at redemption.

 

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