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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03/25/2013 12:00 AM EDT
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
03/24/2013 11:59 PM EDT
Duke wins 66-50. Coach K is in the Sweet 16 for the 21st time.
03/24/2013 11:57 PM EDT
@ 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.
03/24/2013 11:56 PM EDT
@ ESPNDanaOneil :
Midwest regional: Tom Izzo, Rick Pitino, Mike Krzyzewski and Dana Altman. Like the Sesame Street bit, which one is different, do you know?
03/24/2013 11:54 PM EDT
Rasheed Sulaimon's free throws make it 61-57 Duke. 2 minutes to go.
03/24/2013 11:52 PM EDT
@ JonRothstein :
Quinn Cook has been absolutely brilliant for Duke in these first two games. 17 assists, 4 turnovers vs. Albany and Creighton.
03/24/2013 11:50 PM EDT
Kelly finally gets his first point of the game with a free throw. Missed the 2nd. 57-44 Duke with 2:50 to go.
03/24/2013 11:49 PM EDT
@ 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.
03/24/2013 11:45 PM EDT
@ JonRothstein :
If Rasheed Suliamon scores in double figures, Duke is going to be one tough team to beat. Totally changes landscape of their team.
03/24/2013 11:43 PM EDT
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.