What you need to know about Thursday's Sweet 16 games
Which style will win: West Virginia's or Gonzaga's? Is Michigan's feel-good story about done? Can Kansas handle Purdue's Caleb Swanigan? Will injuries finally stop Xavier? It's time for answers.
What to watch for in Thursday's Sweet 16 matchups.
The underdogs will be on display, but Michigan actually leads the field in one category. See what each team brings to the table in the first slate of Sweet 16 games.
How Michigan became the feel-good story of the NCAA tournament
In the waning weeks of a fitful season, the Wolverines listened to their leaders and found their sweet spot, a mix of confidence and fun that has brought them to an unlikely Sweet 16 berth.
The make-or-break player for each Sweet 16 team
It's not always about a team's star -- though in some cases it is (hello, Lonzo Ball) -- but these are the players who will need to step up for their squads to advance.
All eyes on Lonzo Ball in UCLA vs. Kentucky.
In December, the Bruins defeated the Wildcats behind a strong offensive game. Kentucky will look to slow down freshman standout Lonzo Ball and UCLA in a Sweet 16 rematch.
Bilas Index: Here's what happens next in the NCAA tournament
The Bilastrator hates to say "I told you so" but ... let's review: The selection committee would mess up. Check. Major conferences would rule. Check. It's time now to tell you about the Sweet 16.
LaVar Ball knows you are buying what he is selling
LaVar Ball isn't going to stop talking. He'll take on LeBron. He'll say his oldest son, UCLA freshman Lonzo Ball, is "Magic Johnson with a jump shot." It's all part of the (family) business plan.
Uni Watch: Ranking the Sweet 16 uniforms
Prepare to be vindicated or outraged as our uniform expert ranks the remaining tournament teams.
Why you should be excited about the Sweet 16.
This year's Sweet 16 has it all: a collision of blue-blood programs, a battle between Wooden Award finalists, powerful favorites, dangerous underdogs and a feel-good story for the ages.
How to bet every Sweet 16 game
Still have some money left from a tough opening weekend for the betting public? Here are our experts' best Sweet 16 bets for all eight NCAA tourney games on Thursday and Friday.
Best Sweet 16 contrarian bets
There are many ways to bet the NCAA tournament. David Solar of Sports Insights breaks down a profitable contrarian betting system for the Sweet 16 based on fading trendy underdogs.
Meet Gonzaga's fifth-year seniors, the NCAA tournament's odd couple
Gonzaga's Przemek Karnowski, a 7-foot-1 center, and walk-on Rem Bakamus, a 6-foot reserve guard, share an unlikely friendship that has helped guide the Bulldogs to the Sweet 16.
How an ash-filled jar saved Xavier's season
After five straight losses, the Musketeers burned the month of February (literally) and kept the ashes in a jar. The jar is still here. So is Xavier.
Best hoops player on every Way-Too-Early Top 25 football team
With the NCAA basketball tournament Sweet 16 this weekend, we're naming the best ballers on every Way-Too-Early Top 25 football team.
Fact-checking five Sweet 16 myths
Assumptions have been made about the Sweet 16 field, and they need to be dispelled. For one, don't rush to anoint Kansas the favorite. Two, Michigan's success is not solely due to hot shooting.
Tournament Challenge: Notable trends for perfect Sweet 16 brackets
Only 18 Tournament Challenge brackets picked all of the Sweet 16 teams correctly, with North Carolina and Kentucky as the most popular title picks.
Whom should you root for in the Sweet 16?
Is your team out of the NCAA tournament already? Did it not make the Big Dance at all? Don't fret! We're here to match you with your perfect Sweet 16 team.
How "mad" was the first weekend of the NCAA tournament?
March Madness got off to a slow start on Thursday and Friday, but madness ensued Saturday and Sunday. Here's a look from a BPI perspective.
16 things you can expect in the Sweet 16
UCLA-Kentucky will the Sweet 16's best matchup, by a long shot. But it's not all about on-court action. You'll also see bad takes on one-and-dones and changing perceptions about Power 5 leagues.
Sweet 16 numbers to know.
Did you know this will be the first time John Calipari coaches a game in Memphis since he left for Kentucky? Take a look at that and some other numbers that are unique to the round of 16.
Kentucky relies on Bam Adebayo in win over Wichita State
In a tight game, a selfless Bam Adebayo was the difference for a Sweet 16-bound Kentucky team loaded with NBA-level talent vs. a scrappy Wichita State.
Michigan going from feel-good story to serious contender
Fairy-tale descriptions of Michigan's late-season rally will persist with the win over Louisville, but a Final Four fantasy could become a reality.
South Carolina ends Duke's crazy season in the second round
The Blue Devils never quite got a handle on the season, and it showed in their turnover-filled 88-81 loss to South Carolina in the NCAA tournament.
Vegas weekend recap: 'We were printing money'
A rough NFL January for Las Vegas sportsbooks seems far in the rearview mirror now. David Purdum speaks to bookmakers around town on a very successful opening weekend of the 2017 NCAA tournament.
It's down to the Sweet 16. Check how your bracket is doing as you compete for a chance to win the grand prize package worth $19,950!