NCAA Tournament 2012: 3 Must-See Sweet 16 Games
The Sweet 16 is upon us, and there are some marquee games coming up this week.
All the No. 1 seeds are still alive, and some Cinderella teams—like No. 13 Ohio and No. 11 NC State—have made it this far.
Teams like Kentucky and Florida are in for hard-fought games and will determine if this round helps or hurts your bracket.
Read on for the three Sweet 16 games you should take the time to enjoy.
No. 1 Kentucky vs. No. 4 Indiana
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This is a rematch of one of the better games during this college basketball season, when Indiana beat Kentucky on a buzzer-beater from Christian Watford.
Kentucky is a completely different team now, but Indiana will still bring fierce intensity as it tries for the Elite Eight.
Apart from the intriguing rematch, the abundance of NBA-level talent should make this game the most-watched Sweet 16 game.
Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Marquis Teague, Terrence Jones, Doron Lamb, Cody Zeller, Christian Watford and Darius Miller—if these names don't make you want to watch this game, then something is wrong with you.
No. 3 Marquette vs. No. 7 Florida
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This game has all the makings of a classic, thrilling, March Madness tournament matchup.
Marquette has do-it-all forward Jae Crowder, supported by key players like Darius Johnson-Odom, Junior Cadougan and Vander Blue.
Florida has sensational guards Kenny Boynton, Erving Walker and Bradley Beal.
Marquette has looked like a potential contender in their first couple games, but it hasn't faced a team with as many scoring threats as Florida. This should be a high-scoring game that's fun to watch.
No. 1 Syracuse vs. No. 4 Wisconsin
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This is a very interesting matchup with two contrasting styles from Syracuse and Wisconsin.
Wisconsin is famous for controlling the pace of the game, while Syracuse uses its phenomenal zone defense to create easy transition buckets.
Syracuse is, of course, without center Fab Melo, so rebounding will be a huge key for the Orange. Wisconsin isn't a dominating rebounding team, but it has solid fundamentals and will be around the basket looking for offensive boards.
This is another game full of potential NBA talent, with players like Jordan Taylor, Dion Waiters, Kris Joseph and Scoop Jardine.
This game might be tough to watch at some points, but not watching it will cause you to miss a great battle between two very good teams.