Now that we've had our opening-weekend fun—channel-scrambling through upsets, Cinderellas, close calls and the like—it's time to confront the more serious business of determining a national champion.
Thursday's opening games featured a game-winning three-pointer, an upset of a No. 1 seed and a surprising blowout of a tournament favorite. Can day two of Sweet 16 action top Thursday's feast?
On paper, Friday's matchups are even more intriguing, especially in the Midwest region, where three of the top four teams are still dancing.
We have previews and predictions for the full slate of Friday's contests as well as up-to-the-minute reactions for all of day seven's games.
Let's get to the results.
Note: All advanced statistics courtesy of KenPom.com.