Things we learned and things to watch for in the Sweet Sixteen

Things we learned and things to watch for in the Sweet Sixteen

By Aidan Thomas
The opening weekend of college basketball provided lots of exciting action, a few stunning upsets, especially in the second round, and is generating plenty of excitement for next weekend's Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight....
The Michigan Wolverines are a force to be reckoned with in March Madness

The Michigan Wolverines are a force to be reckoned with in March Madness

By Chris Robbins
After beating Oklahoma State in the Round of 64 and upsetting Louisville in the Round of 32, the Michigan Wolverines are going to be a legit threat the rest of the tournament....
NCAA Tournament: Gonzaga Bulldogs overcomes slow start to top South Dakota State Jackrabbits 66-46

NCAA Tournament: Gonzaga Bulldogs overcomes slow start to top South Dakota State Jackrabbits 66-46

By John Lupo
A shaky first was followed by a dominant second half to send the top seed to the second round....
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NCAA Tournament: Butler Bulldogs solid in 76-64 victory over Winthrop Eagles

Avery Woodson scored 18 points, including a career-tying six three-point field goals to lead fourth seed Butler past 13th seed Winthrop 76-64. The Bulldogs, who never trailed, held the Eagles to 40.3 percent from the field to advance to a second round matchup with 12th seed Middle Tennessee State. Quick start for Butler It was a quickfire beginning for the only team in the country to beat overall number one seed Villanova twice, Woodson connecting on a pair of threes to give Butler a 10-5 lead. A third three in the first four and a half minutes increased the Bulldogs lead to 15-7. A 6-0 run by Winthrop, five of those scored by Big South Player of the Year Keon Johnson, cut the Butler lead to 15-13. That was followed by a quick 8-0 run to re-establish a working margin, giving the fourth seed a 23-13 lead.  Martin and the Bulldogs never trailed, playing an efficient, disciplined game/Photo: Stacy Revere Winthrop would get no closer than five...
NCAA Tournament: Virginia Cavaliers rallies past UNC-Wilmington Seahawks 76-71

NCAA Tournament: Virginia Cavaliers rallies past UNC-Wilmington Seahawks 76-71 ByJohn Lupo

Overcoming a huge first-half deficit, the Cavaliers hung on to reach the second round....
NCAA Tournament: Notre Dame survives against Princeton 60-58

NCAA Tournament: Notre Dame survives against Princeton 60-58 ByJohn Lupo

Leading virtually the entire game, the Irish survived a late three-point attempt by a game Tigers team to advance....
NCAA Tournament First Four preview: Mount St Mary's vs New Orleans

NCAA Tournament First Four preview: Mount St Mary's vs New Orleans

By John Lupo
The Mountaineers and Privateers open the tournament with a trip to Buffalo on the line....
NCAA Tournament team profile: East Tennessee State Buccaneers

NCAA Tournament team profile: East Tennessee State Buccaneers

By John Lupo
Formerly a frequent guest to the NCAA's, the Buccaneers return to March after a seven-year hiatus....
NCAA Tournament team profile: UNC Wilmington Seahawks

NCAA Tournament team profile: UNC Wilmington Seahawks

By John Lupo
Back for a second straight visit to the NCAA Tournament, the Seahawks are a more, dangerous experienced team as they head for March Madness....
NCAA Tournament team profile: Florida Gulf Coast Eagles

NCAA Tournament team profile: Florida Gulf Coast Eagles ByJohn Lupo

Returning for the third time in the last six years, everyone's favorite Cinderella takes aim at more March success....
NCAA Tournament team profile: Wichita State Shockers

NCAA Tournament team profile: Wichita State Shockers ByJohn Lupo

A sixth straight NCAA Tournament appearance and a second 30-win season has the Missouri Valley champions in prime position for another deep run in March....
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