Unexpected weekend makes United Kingdom a favorite to make Final Four

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They will join top-seeded Kansas, with regional semifinals set for Friday.

This week, Big 12 teams are spread across three regions.

Four of the top five seeds survived: No. 1 Villanova, No. 2 Purdue, No. 3 Texas Tech and No. 5 West Virginia.

'It's what makes March Madness special and it kills the coaches because it's so hard and you think you have a great team, ' Kansas State coach Bruce Weber said. The lowest remaining seeds are upstart Loyola-Chicago and Syracuse, which rode its 2-3 zone defense to get past Michigan State.

Basically, there is a real chance that the next two weeks are just as insane as this weekend.

The Orange made it from out of the First Four round, all the way to the Sweet 16.

Before facing Virginia, however, the Cats were supposed to face fourth-seeded Arizona in the second round, but the Wildcats from the desert were also upset in the first round by 13th-seeded Buffalo, losing by 21 points. Oh, and defending national champion North Carolina is out, routed in its own state by Texas A&M.

The Wolfpack likely would have the best shot to beat Kentucky, the presumed victor in the top half of the South Region.

MI forward Moritz Wagner was player of the game with 12 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 steals.

The Missouri Valley has in the past received multiple bids, but only champion Loyola-Chicago got in as an automatic qualifier this year. They averaged 84 points in two games last weekend after leading the nation in offensive efficiency during the regular season, and the Wildcats will score a ton against a West Virginia team that's allowed more than 72 points per game over their last eight contests.

"We're used to playing against good guards in our conference", Brown said.

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The time will come in May or June when Chris Beard is floating down one of his favorite rivers in Texas with his self-reflection cap on. "And Kansas continues to find a way in challenging circumstances".

I love March Madness, sometimes called the NCAA Basketball Tournament.

Self said Kansas didn't play well outside of a few brief stretches, although style points don't matter this time of year. The NCAA Tournament generates more than $700 million in revenue for the association and its schools, the vast majority from its media rights deal with CBS and Turner.

"I think it's the new teams, Mississippi State and SC drew really well", Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw said. Only the Big 12 among major conferences has a round-robin schedule. According to 5Dimes, an online betting site, Kansas has the third-best odds to cut down the nets at +725.

No. 3 MI vs.

But if the first four days of the tournament showed us anything, sheer madness is capable of popping up at any moment.

For starters, only 3.4 percent of the participants in ESPN's Tournament Challenge correctly predicted that the University of Maryland Baltimore County would become the first 16th seed in the history of the men's tournament to upset a top seed.

Kruger, however, also has been on the OU bench in three one-and-done NCAA appearances, including the loss in round one this year to No. 7 Rhode Island. Coach Eric Musselman's group is never short on the dramatics, which have made them one of the funnest teams to watch thus far.

Picking the Bulls to win a second game was based on Davidson beating Kentucky in a game Kentucky won by four. The front line of Robert Williams, Tyler Davis and DJ Hogg can take this team further than many thought.

"I just want to coach these guys another day", said Texas Tech coach Chris Beard. Just as much as I hate the New York Yankees, New York Giants or Los Angeles Lakers. "You worry more about, 'Did we advance?' And I think that's all we did is we advanced".

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