Sweet 16: #4 Louisville Vs. #8 North Carolina State
For the fourth straight season, Rick Pitino leads the Louisville Cardinals into the Sweet 16, and with the top two seeds gone in the East, the 2013 NCAA champions might be ready to make another charge to the Final Four.
Round of 32: #3 Oklahoma vs. #11 Dayton
In 2013, head coach Lon Kruger helped lead the Oklahoma Sooners back into the NCAA Tournament in just his second season, after remaining mediocre ever since Blake Griffin left for the NBA.
Round of 32: #4 Maryland vs. #5 West Virginia
The first day of the Round of 64 saw two highly ranked Big 12 teams fall, despite the conference being touted as the best in the country from top to bottom this season.
Round of 32: #4 Louisville vs. #5 Northern Iowa
The Northern Iowa Panthers have become March Madness veterans and in this year’s tournament, they even outlasted their in-state brothers at Iowa State, by knocking off Wyoming by double-digits to move on to the Round of 32.
Round of 32: #2 Virginia vs. #7 Michigan State
Every game involving one of the top two seeds in each division saw the favored teams win, and that included the Virginia Cavaliers, who knocked off scrappy Belmont, 79-67 in the Round of 64.
Round of 32: #2 Kansas vs. #7 Wichita State
The Kansas Jayhawks rebounded nicely from their loss to the Iowa State Cyclones in the Big 12 title game.