March Madness comes bracing through as the first two rounds of competition has revealed stunning upsets and dramas, now fans brace themselves as they anticipate another round of the same dosage as the Sweet 16 kicks off this week.
Luckily, all top seeds are moving into the Regionals. After beating Connecticut, Kansas will meet Maryland while number two seed Villanova will face Miami in the South. In the West, number one seed Oregon will take on Duke as Oklahoma will test Texas A&M.
In the East, top seed North Carolina will try to breeze through Indiana while Notre Dame faces Wisconsin and in the MidWest, Virginia will be pitted against Iowa State as Gonzaga will take on Syracuse.
But among the teams in the Sweet 16 the battle in the South will come appealing if both Kansas and Villanova meet up in the Regional Finals. As most people have picked Villanova over Kansas, betting odds has stated otherwise as Jayhawks have been picked to make it to the Final Four and eventually win the championship crown with a 9-2 favor followed by North Carolina with a 5-1 odds.
But odds does not seem to matter for the teams as they only have one aim and that is to barge their way into the championship. There is also the possibility of great upsets as was shown in the first two rounds of action, which makes every game count.
As the tournament gets going, USA Today has listed 10 of the most exciting players to watch in the Sweet 16. Among those included in the class list of players to look out are Buddy Hield of Oklahoma; Grayson Allen of Duke; Angel Rodriguez of Miami; Georges Niang of Iowa State; Domantas Sabonis of Gonzaga; Melo Trimble of Maryland; Yogi Ferrell of Indiana; Brice Johnson of North Carolina; Malcolm Brogdon of Virginia; and Bronson Koenig of Wisconsin.
Aside from looking forward to the matches, scouts will also be looking at the potentials of young athletes that could be potential picks in the coming NBA draft.
Photo Courtesy: Jonnybsay/Wikimedia