It’s the nature of the NCAA tournament beast. Of the 11 Big East Conference teams that made the tournament field, two remain (Connecticut and Marquette). That’s the same number of Mountain West Conference teams still competing in the round of 16 (BYU and San Diego State). The field has already lost a No. 1 seed (Pittsburgh), and sees four teams from the bottom half of the seeding still breathing (No. 12 Richmond, two No. 11 seeds: Virginia Commonwealth and Marquette, and No. 10 Florida State). Oh, and Butler’s back. Here’s our rundown of Thursday's Sweet 16 matchups. YOUR PICKS: Who do you have moving into the Elite Eight?
The NCAA women's basketball tournament has reached the round of 16. Unlike the men's tournament, all four top regional seeds have moved on to the Sweet 16.
The NCAA Tournament has reached the round of 16 and there are some teams who are new to this whole affair.
The NCAA men's basketball tournament gives teams that haven't been playing well – Purdue, Villanova, Georgetown – a second chance to fulfill some of the bracket predictions going into the NCAA tournament.
The women's NCAA basketball tournament, scheduled to start Saturday, has a field of 64 teams from across the country.
Performing such dynamic stunts as the basket toss, the cradle catch, and the double hook, cheerleaders for NCAA basketball teams pull out all the stops to entertain the crowd. Here, Boston College Eagles cheerleaders perform during the Boston College game against Miami at Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, Mass. on Feb. 23.
NCAA tournament kicks off Tuesday night with a pair of play-in games. Once we get to Thursday, the NCAA tournament really gets cooking.
The NCAA basketball's biggest tournament, aka March Madness, is upon us. The top four seeds announced Sunday: Ohio State, Duke, Pittsburgh, and Kansas. But with 68 teams in the NCAA basketball event, it's anyone's guess who will make it to the Final Four.
UConn's women's basketball team has broken the NCAA winning streak record, even beating out UCLA's men's team, but Stanford may give them a run for their money tonight.