With the Roy Bowl and Marshall Mania scheduled for Sunday afternoon and evening, the final stretch in the round of 32 in the 2013 NCAA Tournament will not lack for drama.
The top seed in the South Region, Kansas will take on a familiar face as it looks to advance and play No. 4 Michigan in the round of 16. Roy Williams will coach No. 8 North Carolina against his former program.
"I love the passion of the Kansas fans. It's just off the charts," Williams said ahead of this matchup, via The Associated Press. "People would see you and say, 'Coach, I've got a 700-mile drive back to Dodge City, but what a great game.' It was something that they really took a great deal of pride in."
Can Williams' Tar Heels send those passionate KU fans home from the Sprint Center in Kansas City without anything to be happy about?
Perhaps no player in the NCAA revels in the misery of opposing fans quite like Marshall Henderson of Ole Miss. Following an upset win over No. 5 Wisconsin in the second round, the Rebels take on No. 13 La Salle in an all-Cinderella special following the UNC-Kansas tilt.
While the upset wins by La Salle and Ole Miss certainly surprised, no result thus far busted brackets quite like Florida Gulf Coast University's stunning win over No. 2 Georgetown. The Eagles are back in action on Sunday, facing No. 7 San Diego State. Can Sherwood Brown and FGCU continue their unexpected run? If they can, they will face the winner of No. 3 Florida and No. 11 Minnesota in the round of 16.
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No. 2 Ohio State beats No. 10 Iowa State 78-75
No. 1 Indiana beats No. 9 Temple 58-52
No. 1 Kansas beats No. 8 UNC 70-58
No. 3 Florida beats No. 11 Minnesota 78-64
No. 15 FGCU beats No. 7 SDSU 81-71
No. 13 La Salle beats No. 12 Ole Miss 76-74
No. 2 Miami beats No. 7 Illinois 63-59
No. 2 Duke beats No. 7 Creighton 66-50
Duke wins 66-50. Coach K is in the Sweet 16 for the 21st time.
|@ jppalmCBS : Indy will have the feel of a Final Four. Might even be better than the actual Final Four. Coaches will have 23 final fours, six titles.|
|@ ESPNDanaOneil : Midwest regional: Tom Izzo, Rick Pitino, Mike Krzyzewski and Dana Altman. Like the Sesame Street bit, which one is different, do you know?|
Rasheed Sulaimon's free throws make it 61-57 Duke. 2 minutes to go.
|@ JonRothstein : Quinn Cook has been absolutely brilliant for Duke in these first two games. 17 assists, 4 turnovers vs. Albany and Creighton.|
Kelly finally gets his first point of the game with a free throw. Missed the 2nd. 57-44 Duke with 2:50 to go.
|@ SethDavisHoops : One of the benefits of coaching seniors is they know how to play with four fouls. Duke has done a great job on McBuckets.|
|@ JonRothstein : If Rasheed Suliamon scores in double figures, Duke is going to be one tough team to beat. Totally changes landscape of their team.|
Rasheed Sulaimon knocks down a long, long 3 from the left wing. Gregory Echenique answers with a bucket in the paint but Duke still leads by 10 with under 4 to go.
|@ AdamZagoria : And oh by the way, Ryan Kelly is still scoreless with 5 minutes left.|
Gibbs gets a running jumper in the paint to go. 51-42 Duke with 4:35 left. Can Creighton make one last run?
Curry knocks down a step-back fadeaway 3 to put Duke up 49-38.
Dougie McBuckets hasn't made a field goal in almost 18 minutes.
Kelly finds Curry cutting along the baseline and his layup puts Duke up 45-43. 8 minutes left.
|@ ESPNDanaOneil : D-d-d-d-danger time for Creighton|
Duke on a 14-5 run and has a 43-32 lead with 10 minutes left.
Miami wins 63-59 to advance to the Sweet 16.
Ryan Kelly picks up HIS fourth foul. Uh Oh Duke.
Curry makes 2 straight baskets to give Duke its largest lead of the game, 39-30.
Brown makes both. 63-59 Miami with 7.7 seconds left.
Illinois gets quick 2 and fouls Rion Brown. More free throws coming with 7.7 seconds left. 61-59 Miami.
Larkin makes both. 61-57 with 15.6 seconds left.
Larkins gets fouled and will go to the line.
|@ MedcalfByESPN : This is why college basketball coaches need a red flag in these situations.|
|@ eamonnbrennan : I thought the officials in the Illinois game were going to unofficially use the arena replay. Instead they remained horribly wrong.|
Nnanna Egwu gets fouled on a putback and makes both free throws. 59-57 MIAMI with 22.3 seconds left.
|@ YahooForde : HOW is that Miami ball? How do you miss that?|
Scott gets fouled and hits both. 59-55 Miami.
|@ SethDavisHoops : Confusion on the out of bounds. This is why refs should be able to go to the monitor in last 2 mins. Clearly out on Kadji.|