03/22/2012 09:29 pm ET

Sweet 16 LIVE Scores, Updates: Thursday Schedule Includes Ohio State-Cincinnati, Marquette-Florida

After a few much-needed days to recuperate, and perhaps print a fresh bracket, the 2012 NCAA Men's Tournament is back underway. At the start of the night, 16 teams remained, including all four No. 1 seeds.

None of those teams are working the late shift on Thursday, however. Instead, we're being treated to a contest between a pair of intra-state rivals that rarely match up and another tilt between two clubs that each fancy themselves as darkhorse contenders to cut down the nets in New Orleans.

No. 2 ranked Ohio State faces No. 6 Cincinnati in a game that has higher stakes than a trip to the Elite Eight for those in the Buckeye State. Cincy rarely gets a chance to go up against Ohio State and will relish the opportunity presented them tonight.

Elsewhere, Buzz Williams' Marquette club goes up against Billy Donovan's Florida. The Gators waltzed into the Sweet 16 after thrashing Norfolk State, one of the Cinderella teams from the opening days of the tournament. The Golden Eagles, meanwhile, rode Jae Crowder as pulled away from Murray State to clinch their spot in tonight's game.

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03/23/2012 12:34 AM EDT

Dribbling It Out!

Florida will advance to the Elite Eight after outlasting a feisty Marquette squad that just couldn't sustain any offensive rhythm. Beal was the star. Is a star.

03/23/2012 12:32 AM EDT


Beal dunks on the break and that should do it.

03/23/2012 12:32 AM EDT

Again... Hanging

Johnson-Odom drives for layup and Young fouls him. +1. It's 65-58 to Florida in the final minute. Time for free throws and/or miracles.

03/23/2012 12:31 AM EDT

@ sportspickle :

Former Marquette star Dwyane Wade will be in a wheelchair for three days over that elbow.

03/23/2012 12:30 AM EDT

Tie Up

Johnson-Odom misses layup and Murphy gets tied up with board but it's FLA ball. We're under a minute and Marquette has no choice but to keep fouling.

03/23/2012 12:29 AM EDT

Boynton Shoots

And that elbow deemed acceptable... Florida leads 63-55..

03/23/2012 12:28 AM EDT


Marquette back within 6 and... wow.. potential big swing as Boynton swings an elbow that catches Wilson. Refs reviewing replay.. that's a flagrant in college..

03/23/2012 12:26 AM EDT


And Marquette running out of time, margin for error.

03/23/2012 12:26 AM EDT


BIG BUCKET for Florida and lead is stretched back to 11.

03/23/2012 12:25 AM EDT

Taking Their Time

Florida using clock on offensive possession... and the get a clean look for Walker from three.. MISS but what an effort for the offensive rebound..