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Road to Dallas: Sweet 16 matchups set, play begins Friday

Published on March 20, 2017

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The first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament are over and Sweet 16 matchups are set. All of the top seeds advanced to the Sweet 16: Connecticut (Bridgeport Region), Baylor (Oklahoma City Region), Notre Dame (Lexington Region) and South Carolina (Stockton Region).

Teams will now travel to regional sites to begin a quest to reach the Final Four in Dallas at the end of next week. The first two rounds included upsets of a No. 2 seed and a No. 4 seed.

In the Stockton Region, No. 12 Quinnipiac opened with a 68-65 victory over No. 5 Marquette. In the second round, the Bobcats took down No. 4 Miami 85-78 in Coral Gables, handing the Hurricanes a heartbreaking loss on their own floor. Quinnipiac opens Sweet 16 play vs. No. 1 South Carolina on Saturday in Stockton.

In the Bridgeport Region, No. 10 seed Oregon edged No. 7 Temple 71-70 in the first round in Durham, NC. The Ducks followed up with a win over No. 2 seed Duke giving the Blue Devils a defeat on their home court. Oregon opens Sweet 16 play against No. 3 Maryland in Bridgeport, CT.

Sweet 16 Opening Matchups

Bridgeport

March 25

  • No. 1 UConn vs. No. 4 UCLA
  • No. 3 Maryland vs. No. 10 Oregon

Oklahoma City

March 24

  • No. 1 Baylor vs. No. 4 Louisville
  • No. 3 Washington vs. No. 2 Mississippi State

Lexington

March 24

  • No. 1 Notre Dame vs. No. 5 Ohio State
  • No. 3 Texas vs. No. 2 Stanford

Stockton

March 25

  • No. 1 South Carolina vs. No. 12 Quinnipiac
  • No. 3 Florida State vs. No. 2 Oregon State

All games will be televised on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU. All games will be streamed on WatchESPN. Full TV schedule.

This post is part of the thread: 2016-17 College Season – an ongoing story on this site. View the thread timeline for more context on this post.


 

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