Monday, March 19, 2012

Cincinnati Sweet 16

  • NASHVILLE — Cincinnati took a collision course to the Sweet 16. With just under 11 minutes to go in their NCAA East Region game, Florida State's Deividas Dulkys and Cincinnati's Dion Dixon were on the floor writhing in pain.
  • (New York Daily News)
  • Next up, the sixth-seeded Bearcats play Ohio State for only the second time since beating the Buckeyes in 1961 and 1962 for back-to-back national championships.
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  • Teams from the state of Ohio make up one-fourth of the schools in the Sweet 16 this season after Cincinnati and crosstown rival Xavier won their games. The Bearcats and Musketeers join the Ohio Bobcats and Ohio State Buckeyes in the next round.
  • (ESPN)
  • NASHVILLE – The University of Cincinnati is going to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2001.
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  • Ohio becomes the first state with four schools in the Division I mens Sweet 16, according to the NCAA. The research dates to 1985 when the bracket was expanded and every team needed to win twice to reach the regional semifinals.
  • (USA Today)
  • The South Region semifinal games are in Atlanta.
  • (Marketwatch)
  • Cincinnati and Xavier both advanced to the Sweet 16 after a news-making brawl in December that could have derailed either team. Instead both regrouped enough to get this far. * Ohio, as a state, got as many teams this far as any conference.
  • (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
  • Percentage of brackets picking each regions Sweet 16 teams correctly: East (Syracuse, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Cincinnati): 5.5 percent South (Kentucky, Baylor, Indiana, Xavier): 1.
  • (ESPN)
  • I mean, that was their game plan. He capitalized on it. Now its on to Boston where the Buckeyes Sweet 16 opponent -- Florida State or Cincinnati -- will also have a post presence big and physical enough to bother Sullinger without doubling.
  • (CNN Sports Illustrated)
  • 4. The Big Ten (Michigan State, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Indiana) and Big East (Syracuse, Marquette, Cincinnati, Louisville) comprise 50 percent of the Sweet 16. The Pac-12 is the only power conference with zero Sweet 16 teams.
  • (CBS Sports)

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