…and no, the fact that games are being played in Anaheim isn’t even one of ’em.
It’s OK to uncrumple your bracket now. Even if Middle Tennessee and Stephen F. Austin and Northern Iowa aren’t done giving you night sweats, they’ve been vanquished and in their place, a bunch of favorites, a bunch of teams used to being in the Sweet 16 and pretty much the entire ACC sans Pitt.
This tournament came out of its flat spin over the weekend. Lower seed teams won Thursday and Friday 13 times. By the end of the weekend, the tide had turned back toward the favorites as only a trio of underdogs advanced to keep dancing toward the Elite 8.
And so, before we get to the list, it should be noted that familiar faces abound. All teams in 2016’s Sweet 16 have been there before and six…
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