Welcome fans, to the Sweet 16 of the 2016 March Madness. How many teams of last year’s sweet 16 will also be featuring in this edition’s? Seven. After arguably the best first weekend in the history of the tournament witnessing many upsets, seven teams which played the last year’s sweet 16, thrived. Six teams out of 16 from one conference.
Wisconsin is the only team in the group to have made it to the sweet 16 for the third consecutive season. Wisconsin upset Xaviers with a final score of 66-63 in one of the thrilling encounters on Sunday and is up against Notre Dame in the second weekend, as we’ve reported on Monday.
2016 March Madness has lost sensational sides like the Denzel Valentine, Kentucky, Wichita State, Northern Iowa and Stephen F. Austin. But each team of the sweet 16 has ample potential to entertain the fans.
The Jayhawks are on top of the list after winning both of their games by an average margin of 19 points, according to the CBSSports. Kansas cruised into victory on both occasions and is considered as on of the favorites to clinch the national title. North Carolina & Virginia closely follow the Jayhawks.
Notre Dame and Wisconsin are surprise packages and whoever wins their face-off on Friday night could become the dark horse in this year’s championship. Only three lower seed teams won in the second round, after 13 of them pulled off an upset in the first round, according to the competition’s official website.
Televised Schedule Of Sweet 16
Thursday, March 24
No. 3 Miami (Fla.) vs. No. 2 Villanova | 7:10 p.m. Eastern. CBS
No. 3 Texas A&M vs. No. 2 Oklahoma | 7:37 p.m. Eastern | tbs
No. 5 Maryland vs. No. 1 Kansas | 9:40 p.m. Eastern | CBS
No. 4 Duke vs. No. 1 Oregon | tbs | 9:55 p.m. |
Friday, March 25
No. 4 Iowa State vs. No. 1 Virginia | 7:10 p.m. Eastern | CBS
No. 7 Wisconsin vs. No. 6 Notre Dame | 7:27 p.m. Eastern | tbs |
No. 11 Gonzaga vs. No. 10 Syracuse | 9:40 p.m. Eastern | CBS |
No. 5 Indiana vs. No. 1 North Carolina | 9:57 p.m. Eastern | tbs |