There is still one more day until the Kentucky Wildcats hit the floor in Kansas City to take on the Houston Cougars, but four of the Sweet 16 matchups will take place tonight as NCAA Tournament action resumes.
The action gets started in the West Region as (1) Gonzaga takes on (4) Florida State followed by a matchup between (2) Tennessee and (3) Purdue at the Yum Center in Louisville. The nightcap games include (3) Texas Tech versus (2) Michigan in the West and (1) Virginia taking on (12) Oregon in the South.
It’s a pretty solid slate of matchups which will see the two non-traditional power one-seeds in action. Florida State knocked Gonzaga out of the tournament last year, so that will be a key storyline coming into the game. Virginia should be able to take care of business against Oregon, but the Ducks have been riding a wave of momentum as of late.
Tennessee versus Purdue should be an interesting matchup as the Vols will try to slow down Carsen Edwards. Michigan versus Texas Tech also looks to be an interesting matchup in the West Region as well.
I think these Sweet 16 and Elite 8 games have the potential to be some of the best we’ve seen in recent years, and I’m just excited to have more tournament action back on the television after a three-day hiatus.
Let us know your picks for tonight’s games in the comments section below.
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.@TyreseMaxey turned some heads tonight at the @McDAAG. Scored 13 points and sunk a game-high three 3-pointers. #WhereTheFutureStarts #DreamBIG pic.twitter.com/0wfaXmYYjE— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) March 28, 2019
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If you like omens to guide your March Madness experience, the prior 2 times Georgetown College won the NAIA Division I men’s basketball national championship (1998, 2013), a team from the state of Kentucky also won the NCAA Division I men’s basketball national title the same year https://t.co/I1NeECqLUT— Mark Story (@markcstory) March 27, 2019
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