SPORTS

Sweet 16 LIVE SCORES, UPDATES: Miami vs. Marquette, Ohio State vs. Arizona

03/28/2013 06:59 pm ET | Updated Mar 28, 2013

It's time for more madness. After a few days for armchair bracketologists to plot out the scenarios that could win them their office pools, the 2013 NCAA Tournament resumes with the Sweet 16.

The first game in the round of 16 features a battle of athletic guards in the East Region, Vander Blue of the No. 3 Marquette Golden Eagles and Shane Larkin of the No. 2 Miami Hurricanes. Although the Hurricanes have advanced with far greater ease than Marquette (but hasn't everyone?), they will be without senior center Reggie Johnson, who is out with a "lower extremity injury," per the Palm Beach Post.

Will injury allow Buzz Williams' team to pull off the slight upset to advance to the Elite Eight? Or will Larkin be able lead his team to another win?

Unlike the East Region where the top four seeds advanced, only one of the top four seeds remains in the wild West portion of the bracket. The second Sweet 16 game on Thursday features No. 2 Ohio State and No. 6 Arizona in the West Region. Aaron Craft saved the Buckeyes in the third round with a game-winning 3-pointer in the final seconds against No. 10 Iowa State. Will Craft be able to shut down Arizona's Mark Lyons, who scored 27 in his last game.

STAY TUNED FOR LIVE UPDATES FROM THE THURSDAY'S SWEET 16 GAMES:

03/29/2013 12:35 AM EDT

GAME OVER

Wichita State beats La Salle 72-58 to advance to the Elite Eight. The Shockers will play the No. 2 Buckeyes in the Regional Finals.

03/29/2013 12:31 AM EDT

@ jeffborzello :

Take away the two Wichita State sections and the two La Salle sections, and there's about 96 people still at Staples Center.

03/29/2013 12:30 AM EDT

@ rushthecourt :

RT @RTCEastRegion: NBA: Zeller: "I put everything into this. Haven't thought about it 1 bit." Oladipo: "Same way. Been focused on IU bball."

03/29/2013 12:27 AM EDT

@ raphiellej :

Points in the paint, rebounding. Impressive. Wichita State's got a shot on Saturday, that's for sure.

03/29/2013 12:26 AM EDT

What A Drive

Tekele Cotton slashes through the paint, leaps into the air and makes a beautiful right-handed scoop layup to extend Wichita State's lead to 66-48.

03/29/2013 12:19 AM EDT

@ SethDavisHoops :

Malcolm Armstead drinks green juice.

03/29/2013 12:19 AM EDT

Trading Baskets

La Salle and Wichita State are trading baskets now, something La Salle can't afford to do. They need stops. Tyrone Garland knocked down a 3 but it was answered by Wichita State's Malcolm Armstead with a 3. 62-47 Wichita State. 6 minutes left.

03/29/2013 12:16 AM EDT

Driving Layup

Malcolm Armstead drives to his left and makes a running shot off the glass to extend the lead to 15. 55-40 Wichita State. La Salle calls timeout.

03/29/2013 12:15 AM EDT

@ MedcalfByESPN :

Wichita State is so tough inside. Just a scrappy team.

03/29/2013 12:15 AM EDT

Big Rebound

La Salle played great defense and forced Ron Baker to shoot a 30-footer, but Early grabbed the offensive rebound for Wichita State and the next possession resulted in a layup in the paint by Ehimen Orukpe. 53-40 Wichita State. 9 minutes left.

Suggest a correction
Comments

CONVERSATIONS