NCAA Tournament: It's down to the Sweet 16, with some new faces
The NCAA Tournament has reached the round of 16 and there are some teams who are new to this whole affair.
It was a wild first four days and nights of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament.Skip to next paragraph
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Perhaps the biggest surprise is Virginia Commonwealth, winners of three tournament games, including a play-in game last Wednesday. The Rams then proceeded to beat Georgetown and third-seeded Purdue in Chicago. They, along with Richmond, their neighbors in Virginia's capital city, will advance to the Southwest Region's semifinals on Friday night.
Twos are wild in the Sweet 16 when it comes to conference teams. There's BYU and San Diego State from the Mountain West, UConn and Marquette left from 11 Big East teams that started, SEC contenders Kentucky and Florida, and Big 10 powers Ohio State and Wisconsin. The ACC has three teams still dancing in Duke, North Carolina and another surprise - Florida State.