Philadelphia 76ers: 3 potential first-round targets advancing to Sweet 16

Iowa's Tyler Cook (25) reacts in overtime during a second-round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament against Tennessee, Sunday, March 24, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. The site is including brackets filled out for ESPN, Yahoo, CBS, Fox, etc., along with the NCAA's own contest.

There's only one flawless March Madness bracket remaining in the world. OR is the lowest-seeded team still alive in a tournament that has seen the headliners avoid major upsets. That would create the first Elite Eight consisting entirely of No. 1 and No. 2 seeds.

But so far he has correctly predicted every game through the first two rounds of the 2019 NCAA tournament. It's the longest streak of correct picks, breaking the reported record of 39 games, which happened in 2017. The spread is just one point in favor of the Volunteers, according to the Vegas Insider consensus, which is the smallest spread of any of the Sweet 16 games, so you could make the case that this could be the best of the matchups on Thursday and Friday. Then it was overtime, and then it was over.

Kentucky could be in trouble if it is again forced to play without its star.

If there's one thing I know for sure after covering this team - don't doubt Mercer Head Coach Susie Gardner.

In Duke's Sweet 16 matchup with Virginia Tech, the Hokies will certainly try to emulate the Knights' success at keeping the Blue Devils out of the paint.

The first half was the worst of times for the Hawkeyes.

Bohannon had 18 points and six rebounds for Iowa, and hit three 3-pointers to pass Jeff Horner for the program record with 264.

"The fact is, you don't take any of this for granted", Barnes said. It's hard to advance.

The Boilermakers took advantage of their ability to control the glass versus a middling Villanova team.

Barnes was sacked by Texas in 2015 before trying to stabilize a Tennessee program that was under upheaval. No. 4 Virginia Tech: Virginia Tech beat Duke this year, 77-72 on February 26, but the Blue Devils were missing star Zion Williamson with a knee injury. Some credit belongs to Iowa for storming back toward the end of regulation, but the decision-making from Tennessee played a major factor.

"Sometimes it's which teams I like better". It was just for a friend's group. However, he wasn't the only one going to work.

The Spartans (30-6) made nine of their first 10 shots on their way to building a 20-point lead in the first 14 minutes.

In the first half, the game looked like it was over, and it was thanks to Admiral Schofield. He's been an effective scorer all year, but has never been that good from deep, shooting just 34.6% from beyond the arc on the season.

Purdue is playing with increased confidence and as I stated before the Tournament began, I strongly believed they were a great wager to win the South Region.

  • Julie Sanders