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Sweet 16 set after two more big upsets

21 March 2017, 12:53 | Pamela Mathis

Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

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No. 1 Kansas will face ninth seed Michigan State in Tulsa, while another top ranked regional team and NCAA Tournament title contender, North Carolina will face No. 8 seed Arkansas in Greenville.

Baylor, the top remaining seed in the East Region, saw its odds improve Monday to 16-1 after the Bears (26-7) knocked off Southern California in Tulsa, Okla.to earn a Sweet 16 matchup in NY against SC. With heavyweights like Kansas, North Carolina and Gonzaga still alive, the cream has risen to the top in college basketball. The field is practically wide open as we move into the Sweet 16, with three No. 1s still left in play. truTV(2) Duke vs. (7) South Carolina Greenville8:30 p.m.

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Looking at the teams remaining in the tournament, it's also interesting to see that the ACC has just one lone team left standing-North Carolina-from the nine teams the conference got into the Big Dance. Other Power Five leagues with three teams headed to the Sweet 16 included the Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC.

Surprise teams Michigan, Xavier and SC are coming off huge upsets and could make their mark even further in the later rounds.



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