A Sweet 16 Teams; 16 Items

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A Sweet 16 Teams; 16 Items
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From College Sports Matchups

Kentucky: In Lexington, the Wildcat faithful are celebrating two Sweet 16 teams as both the men and women are continuing with their seasons.

Cornell: Did you know the Ivy League school finished second in the NCAA wrestling tournament?

Butler: In just three years as a head coach, and the tender age of 33, head coach Brad Stevens has a career record of 86-14.

Syracuse: Jim Boeheim has coached in 1,021 more games than Butler’s Brad Stevens. Boeheim has a career record of 829-292.

Duke: The last time the Blue Devils made the Elite Eight was 2004.

Baylor: It was just the 2005-'06 season when Scott Drew’s team went 4-13 in Big 12 play following a scandal by the team’s previous coaching staff. The Bears have come a long way.

Kansas State: Lon Kruger was the head coach at Kansas State the last time the Wildcats made the Sweet 16. The year was 1988.

West Virginia: The Mountaineers are one of nine teams left in the tournament without a McDonald’s All-American. There is a prize for the first person to email me the other school without one. gary@collegesportsmatchups.com

Northern Iowa: The school has just over 13,000 students and is located in Cedar Falls, Iowa. OK, that is two things, but I bet you did not know either one of them.

Michigan State: Coach Tom Izzo has seen 84 percent of his players that complete their eligibility graduate.

Ohio State: A buckeye is a shiny, dark brown nut with a light tan patch that is supposed to bring good luck to anyone that carries it. We still don’t really know what a Tar Heel is. Of course this year, who cares?

Purdue: There are three former Boilermakers presently playing in the NBA.

Washington: The Huskies have won 14 of their last 16 games.

Tennessee: Has any team ever advanced so far with so many issues. The Vols have experienced a player with cardiac arrest and players who were just arrested. Bruce Pearl has done a masterful job this season.

Xavier: This is the third consecutive year the Musketeers have been in the Sweet 16. Might be time to stop calling them a mid-major.

St. Mary’s: The Gaels have been playing basketball for 103 years and sport an all-time record of 1119-1188. 


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