We’ve almost got half of the Sweet 16 bracket set in the 2023 NCAA Tournament, and now eight more games will produce winners to round out the group of teams that are advancing to the second weekend of the big dance. Sunday’s college basketball schedule has some can’t miss games, with matchups that include both some of the most iconic programs in the sport’s history as well as the team that just pulled off the biggest upset in NCAA Tournament history.
All four No. 3 seeds advanced out of the first round and all will be featured on Sunday, starting with Sean Miller leading Xavier against No. 11 seed Pitt (12:10 p.m. ET, CBS), which is hoping to become the latest team to make it out of the First Four and advance all the way to the Sweet 16. That game will be followed by a surging Kentucky squad riding high off Oscar Tshiebwe’s impressive 25-rebound performance in the first round win against Providence, as John Calipari’s team will take on No. 3 seed Kansas State (2:40 p.m. ET, CBS) in the second game of the day from Greensboro.
From there the schedule opens up, with non-stop action and multiple screens needed from 5 p.m. ET all the way until the end of the night. Let’s get into some of the biggest storylines to follow for Sunday’s second round action.
FDU offers an encore
Fairleigh Dickinson has already become one of the biggest stories of the year in American sports as the second No. 16-seed to knock off a No. 1 seed in NCAA Tournament history, but there is so much more to the upset that makes it the biggest upset in tournament history. Not only is it the biggest upset by point spread with FDU entering the game as a 23.5-point underdog, but it did so after being the last team in the field (No. 68 in the committee’s seed list), the shortest team in the country and making it into the tournament on a technicality because Merrimack, the NEC Tournament champion was ineligible for the postseason….
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Author : Chip Patterson
Publish date : 2023-03-19 03:00:04
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