NCAA Bracket 2014: Full Schedule, Predictions and Odds for Sweet 16

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NCAA Bracket 2014: Full Schedule, Predictions and Odds for Sweet 16
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If the 2014 NCAA tournament's round of 32 gave any inclination to what we should expect to see in the Sweet 16, we are certainly in for a treat. After seeing stunning down-to-the-wire finishes, upset wins and surging teams coming through in the clutch, the craziness of March Madness is at an all-time high.

 

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There are plenty of highly anticipated matchups on the horizon and not a moment of the action should be missed. Let's take a look at all of the need-to-know information as the Sweet 16 draws closer.

 

Sweet 16 Schedule

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2014 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Schedule
Region Matchup Time (ET) TV Info
Thurs., March 27
South No. 10 Stanford vs. No. 11 Dayton 7:15 p.m. CBS
West No. 2 Wisconsin vs. No. 6 Baylor 7:47 p.m. TBS
South No. 1 Florida vs. No. 4 UCLA 9:45 p.m. CBS
West No. 1 Arizona vs. No. 4 San Diego State 9:55 p.m. TBS
Fri., March 28
Midwest No. 2 Michigan vs. No. 11 Tennessee 7:15 p.m. CBS
East No. 3 Iowa State vs. No. 7 Connecticut 7:47 p.m. TBS
Midwest No. 4 Louisville vs. No. 8 Kentucky 9:40 p.m. CBS
East No. 1 Virginia vs. No. 4 Michigan State 9:55 p.m. TBS

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All of the Sweet 16 action can be live streamed on NCAA.com.

 

Updated Odds

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Updated 2014 NCAA Tournament Odds
Team Odds
Arizona +450
Baylor +2000
Connecticut +2800
Dayton +8500
Florida +350
Iowa State +2500
Kentucky +2000
Louisville +350
Michigan +1600
Michigan State +450
San Diego State +3800
Stanford +6500
Tennessee +3000
UCLA +2500
Virginia +1000
Wisconsin +1600

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Sweet 16 Predictions

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Many of these matchups are incredibly difficult to predict. After all, based on what we've already seen, anything can happen and more surprising and dramatic finishes should be expected.

While most picks look straightforward, there are a few upsets that look to be on the horizon.

Michigan State boasts a solid, well-rounded team. Offensively, it has been putting up points by the truckload, scoring 93 and 80 points in its two March Madness games, respectively. Defensively, the team remains solid, making it difficult for opponents to keep up.

On the other hand, Virginia is a more one-dimensional team. Despite putting up 73 points on a porous Memphis defense on Sunday, it's a rarity that the Cavaliers light up the scoreboard. Granted, their defense is the best in the country, but they will have to find ways to score on Michigan State if they want to earn a trip to the Elite Eight.

Louisville should be able to handle Kentucky. However, the Wildcats are growing up fast and are beginning to play with a great deal of maturity. Meanwhile, the Cardinals have been faltering.

The way these teams have looked recently, it could be expected to see an upset here. That won't be the case. Louisville head coach Rick Pitino has been here plenty of times before. His experience will carry this team through to the Elite Eight.

After all, according to a tweet from Adam Lefkoe of Bleacher Report, Pitino boasts a perfect Sweet 16 record:

That record will remain intact in 2014.

2014 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Predictions
Region Team 1 Team 2 Pick
South No. 1 Florida No. 4 UCLA Florida
South No. 10 Stanford No. 11 Dayton Dayton
West No. 1 Arizona No. 4 San Diego State Arizona
West No. 2 Wisconsin No. 6 Baylor Wisconsin
East No. 1 Virginia No. 4 Michigan State Michigan State
East No. 3 Iowa State No. 7 Connecticut Iowa State
Midwest No. 4 Louisville No. 8 Kentucky Louisville
Midwest No. 2 Michigan No. 11 Tennessee Michigan

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