Sweet 16 Schedule: Start Times, Dates, Live Streaming and TV InfoMarch 19, 2012
After all the upsets and madness of March during the first weekend of the NCAA tournament, things will get even crazier when things resume with the Sweet 16 on Thursday evening.
The biggest surprise thus far has to be the Ohio Bobcats winning two games and getting a chance to take down the mighty North Carolina Tar Heels.
That is just one of the many stories worth tracking throughout the week, and we will break it all down for you.
When: March 22-23
Watch: CBS and TBS
Live Streaming: All games available on NCAA.com
|REGION, MATCHUP||DATE, TIME||NETWORK|
|East: No. 1 Syracuse vs. No. 4 Wisconsin||March 22, 7:15 p.m. ET||CBS|
|West: No. 1 Michigan State vs. No. 4 Louisville||March 22, 7:47 p.m. ET||TBS|
|East: No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 6 Cincinnati||March 22, 9:45 p.m. ET||CBS|
|West: No. 3 Marquette vs. No. 7 Florida||March 22, 10:17 p.m. ET||TBS|
|South: No. 3 Baylor vs. No. 10 Xavier||March 23, 7:15 p.m. ET||CBS|
|Midwest: No. 1 North Carolina vs. No. 13 Ohio||March 23, 7:47 p.m. ET||TBS|
|South: No. 1 Kentucky vs. No. 4 Indiana||March 23, 9:45 p.m. ET||CBS|
|Midwest: No. 2 Kansas vs. No. 11 North Carolina State||March 23, 10:17 p.m. ET||TBS|
Must-See Matchup: Kentucky vs. Indiana
This is a rematch of one of the season's best games. It was, in many ways, the game that brought Indiana basketball back to prominence.
There is a little bit more at stake this time around, but their first matchup together at least adds intrigue to what could happen.
Indiana's defense has stepped up to the plate in it's first two tournament games. Kentucky is the best inside-out team in college basketball, led by Anthony Davis.
As long as the Hoosiers are able to hit outside shots, they can pull off the upset.
Upset In the Making: North Carolina State over Kansas
The most underrated team coming into the tournament was NC State. The Wolfpack proved how good they are in the ACC tournament, particularly against North Carolina. They can shoot the ball as well as anyone in the country and will not be intimidated by the primetime stage.
Kansas looked vulnerable against Purdue, especially in the first half. The defense battened down the hatches late, but the Jayhawks can be had against the right team.
Don't sleep on NC State in this Sweet 16 game.