2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament

Sweet 16 Schedule: Start Times, Dates, Live Streaming and TV Info

PORTLAND, OR - MARCH 17:   Will Sheehey #10, Christian Watford #2, Cody Zeller #40 and Remy Abell #23 of the Indiana Hoosiers celebrate along with their teammates after the Hoosiers defeated the Virginia Commonwealth Rams 63-61 during the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Rose Garden Arena on March 17, 2012 in Portland, Oregon.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistMarch 19, 2012

After all the upsets and madness of March during the first weekend of the NCAA tournament, things will get even crazier when things resume with the Sweet 16 on Thursday evening.

The biggest surprise thus far has to be the Ohio Bobcats winning two games and getting a chance to take down the mighty North Carolina Tar Heels. 

That is just one of the many stories worth tracking throughout the week, and we will break it all down for you. 

 

When: March 22-23

Watch: CBS and TBS

Live Streaming: All games available on NCAA.com

 

REGION, MATCHUP DATE, TIME NETWORK
 East: No. 1 Syracuse vs. No. 4 Wisconsin  March 22, 7:15 p.m. ET  CBS
 West: No. 1 Michigan State vs. No. 4 Louisville  March 22, 7:47 p.m. ET  TBS
 East: No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 6 Cincinnati  March 22, 9:45 p.m. ET  CBS
 West: No. 3 Marquette vs. No. 7 Florida  March 22, 10:17 p.m. ET  TBS
 South: No. 3 Baylor vs. No. 10 Xavier  March 23, 7:15 p.m. ET  CBS 
 Midwest: No. 1 North Carolina vs. No. 13 Ohio  March 23, 7:47 p.m. ET  TBS
 South: No. 1 Kentucky vs. No. 4 Indiana  March 23, 9:45 p.m. ET  CBS
 Midwest: No. 2 Kansas vs. No. 11 North Carolina State  March 23, 10:17 p.m. ET  TBS

 

Must-See Matchup: Kentucky vs. Indiana

BLOOMINGTON, IN - DECEMBER 10:  Cody Zeller #40 of the Indiana Hoosiers dunks the ball during the Indiana 73-72 victory over the Kentucky Wildcats at Assembly Hall on December 10, 2011 in Bloomington, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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This is a rematch of one of the season's best games. It was, in many ways, the game that brought Indiana basketball back to prominence. 

There is a little bit more at stake this time around, but their first matchup together at least adds intrigue to what could happen. 

Indiana's defense has stepped up to the plate in it's first two tournament games. Kentucky is the best inside-out team in college basketball, led by Anthony Davis. 

As long as the Hoosiers are able to hit outside shots, they can pull off the upset. 

 

Upset In the Making: North Carolina State over Kansas

COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 18:  Head coach Mark Gottfried of the North Carolina State Wolfpack walks off the court with Lorenzo Brown #2 after defeating the Georgetown Hoyas during the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men's basketball tournament at Nationwide Arena
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The most underrated team coming into the tournament was NC State. The Wolfpack proved how good they are in the ACC tournament, particularly against North Carolina. They can shoot the ball as well as anyone in the country and will not be intimidated by the primetime stage. 

Kansas looked vulnerable against Purdue, especially in the first half. The defense battened down the hatches late, but the Jayhawks can be had against the right team. 

Don't sleep on NC State in this Sweet 16 game. 

 

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