The Sweet 16 part of the 2014 NCAA men’s basketball tournament begins Thursday night. Here’s what to watch for:
7:47 p.m. ET, TBS: The West region first semifinal game is in Anaheim, California with No. 2 Wisconsin taking on No. 6 Baylor. The Badgers (28-7) were able to slow down the explosive Oregon offense and came out on top against the Ducks. The Bears (26-11) have reached the ‘Sweet 16’ for the third time in the past four seasons.
9:45 p.m. ET, CBS: South region play continues with top seed Florida and No. 4 UCLA. These two schools have met three times in the past eight NCAA tournaments and Florida has won all three times. The Gators (34-2) beat Pittsburgh to get to the Sweet 16 for the fourth straight season and the Bruins (28-8) succeeded in overcoming the upset-minded Stephen F. Austin crew last week to advance.
10:17 p.m. ET, TBS: The West region competition between top seed Arizona and fourth seed San Diego State features two teams that originally met back in November. The Wildcats pulled out a close victory over the Aztecs in that meeting.
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