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2016 NCAA Tournament TV schedule: Sweet 16, game times and TV channels

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Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Kind of boring games yesterday

Matchup Time TV Live Stream Announcers
(1) Oregon Ducks vs. (2) Oklahoma Sooners 6:09pm ET CBS & March Madness Live app Verne Lundquist / Jim Spanarkel // Allie LaForce
(1) Kansas Jayhawks vs. (2) Villanova Wildcats 8:49pm ET CBS & March Madness Live app Jim Nantz / Grant Hill / Bill Raftery // Tracy Wolfson

NCAA Tournament: Syracuse is in the Elite Eight, Nothing Makes Sense & Life is Beautiful - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

But as we've covered before, there is no logic in the NCAA Tournament. Only magic and pain and luck and perseverance and insanity. That's how we live in a world where that Wes Johnson/Arinze Onuaku Syracuse team didn't make it out of the Sweet Sixteen and this often-infuriating sack of humans held together by Michael Gbinije is headed to the Elite Eight for the chance to go to the Final Four.

Gonzaga drops heartbreaker to Syracuse, 63-60 - The Slipper Still Fits

We can focus on all the negatives. We can focus on the fact that the Zags turned the ball over 15 times in the game. We can talk about how the Zags inbounded the ball in a way that drew up eerie similarities to that horrible game against UCLA. We can talk about how the Zags had a 10-second call in crunch time. We can talk about how the final play that was drawn up resulted in Trevor Cooney legitimately stealing the ball and basically sealing the collapse.

NCAA Tournament: UNC 101 Indiana 86 - Tar Heel Blog

Here's the thing about Marcus Paige. Despite the fact he had been in a prolonged shooting slump going back to early January, there were still flashes and existed the possibility he could start hitting his shot again. That night was tonight. Paige scored 12 of UNC's first 14 points going 4-for-4 three to ignite the offense and stake the Tar Heels to an early 14-8 lead. Indiana started to find some traction but not nearly enough as Paige's fifth made basket in five attempts put the Tar Heels up 25-17 around the midway point of the half.

2016 NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen: Virginia Cavaliers overwhelms Iowa State, Final Score 84-71 - Streaking The Lawn

Cold shooting threatened Virginia's lead early in the second half, but when Niang picked up his fourth foul with over 13 minutes remaining in the game, the Hoos were able push back to a 14 point lead, until a nearly roughly four minute scoring drought gave Iowa State another chance, one the Cyclones were unable to capitalize on.