10 Biggest Lessons We've Learned Heading into the Sweet 16

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10 Biggest Lessons We've Learned Heading into the Sweet 16
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With the world of March Madness catching its breath before the Sweet 16, it's time to reflect on the games that are in the books. Amid the usual array of buzzer-beaters and Cinderella teams, there are a few conclusions to draw specific to this year’s tournament.

One thing has become clear in the past week: The pre-tournament grumbling about the selection committee’s treatment of the Pac-12 had a lot of justification behind it. Two convincing wins by 12th-seeded Oregon are just the beginning of the contradictions between the league’s postseason performance and the seeding its teams received.

Read on for a closer look at the Pac-12’s gripes, along with nine more bits of knowledge gleaned from the early rounds of March Madness 2013.

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