Stanford vs. Dayton: Live Scores, Highlights and Reaction for Sweet 16

Kevin McRaeFeatured ColumnistMarch 27, 2014

ST LOUIS, MO - MARCH 23:  Chasson Randle
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After a few days off to recharge the batteries, the NCAA tournament returns to action on Thursday night for the beginning of the Sweet 16. 

We'll bring you live coverage from the FedEx Forum in Memphis, as it happens, as the No. 10 seed Stanford Cardinal face the No. 11 seed Dayton Flyers for a chance to advance to the Elite Eight in the South Region.

Stanford (23-12) got here by knocking off No. 7 seed New Mexico in the second round, and then, in one of the bigger upsets of the tournament, sending No. 2 seed Kansas packing in third-round action on Sunday. 

The Cardinal have a dynamic backcourt, featuring Chasson Randle and Anthony Brown, and two big men inside—Stefan Nastic and Dwight Powell—who can score, rebound and play defense. They're hot right now, but they'll be running into a team, who if anything, might be even hotter.

Dayton (25-10) was extremely fortunate to even get into the field of 68. It entered championship week firmly on the bubble, and after falling to St. Joseph's in the Atlantic 10 tournament, it was no lock to hear its name called on Selection Sunday.

But the Flyers not only got in, they upset No. 6 seed Ohio State in their opening game, and then sent No. 3 seed Syracuse, another big-conference powerhouse, home in the third round. 

Jordan Sibert led the Flyers in scoring this season, but they get solid, quality contributions from basically their entire roster, and don't rely on one player.

Our live coverage will begin tonight at 7:15 p.m. EDT.

You can watch live on CBS.