Four more Sweet 16 teams will advance through to the Elite 8 in the NCAA Tournament tonight, joining Loyola-Chicago, Kansas State, Michigan and Florida State. While last night's games featured plenty of underdogs, including an 11-seed and two #9s, tonight's slate of Sweet 16 games will feature more traditional powerhouses.
The #1 seed Kansas Jayhawks and #5 Clemson Tigers will kick things off tonight on CBS at 7:07pm ET, followed by #2 Duke vs #11 Syracuse, the lone double-digit seed still alive on the right side of the bracket. The winner of those two games will square off on Sunday, March 25, to determine which team will represent the Midwest Region in the Final Four.
Over in the East Region, #1 Villanova will go up against the #5 West Virginia Mountaineers on TBS at 7:27pm ET. Both teams have blown out their first two opponents but things should be much more competitive tonight as Bob Huggins' vaunted press matches up against Nova's talented scorers, specifically Jalen Brunson and Mikal Bridges.
After the conclusion of that game, we'll see the #2 Purdue Boilermakers vs the #3 Texas Tech Red Raiders. It is expected that Purdue big man Isaac Hass will be eligible to play after the NCAA altered the interpretation of a rule, allowing him to wear a brace on his fractured right elbow. The victors will go head to head against the winner of Nova/WVU in the Elite 8 on Sunday.
Check out the full tv schedule, start time and odds for tonight's Sweet 16 action below.
- #1 Kansas vs #5 Clemson (7:07pm ET, CBS) | Kansas -4.5
- #1 Villanova vs #5 West Virginia (7:27pm ET, TBS) | Nova -5.5
- #2 Duke vs #11 Syracuse (9:37pm ET, CBS) | Duke -11.5
- #2 Purdue vs #3 Texas Tech (9:57pm ET, TBS) | Purdue -2