March Madness Update: Eight Teams Punch Their Tickets To Sweet 16
The March Madness 2016 entered its second round on the weekends. Sunday witnessed thrilling encounters and upsets.Advertisement
Earlier in the weekend, we saw Makai Mason’s 31-point outburst that guided the No 12 Yale to make history. They stunned No 5 Baylor to notch up their first win of the tournament. 15th seeded Middle Tennessee State pulled off an upset over No 2 Michigan state 90-81. Reggie Upshaw Junior led MTSU with 21 points, according to the tournament’s official website. MTSU entered the record books by becoming the first No 15 team to win the opening round game.
On Sunday, MTSU was defeated by 10th seed Syracuse convincingly. Syracuse will now face Gonzaga Bulldogs in the sweet 16.
Gonzaga Outclasses Utah
On Saturday night, at the Pepsi Center, the Gonzaga Bulldogs outclassed Utah in the second round encounter. Eric McClellan notched up a game high of 22 points, as Gonzaga posted a thumping 82-59 win over Utah.
At half-time the Bulldogs led 44-29. Utah lost six games before Saturday by an average of 18.8 points per game, according to the ESPN.
Texas A & M defeated Northern Iowa 92-88 to advance to the next round. Texas now meets Oklahoma. Favorites Villanova defeated Iowa 87-66. The winners now will lock horns with Miami in the round of Sweet 16.
14th seed Stephen F Austin posted a stiff challenge to 6th seed Notre Dame. Notre Dame edged Austin 76-75. In another thrilling encounter, Wisconsin upset Xaviers 66-63 and will lock horns with Notre Dame.
Maryland defeated Hawaii 73-60 to set up a clash with Kansas in the sweet 16. And top-seed Oregon defeated Saint Joseph 69-64. Oregon will now face No 4 Duke in a cracker of a game.