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Michigan v Kansas

The second half of the Elite Eight field was set with the final group of Sweet Sixteen matchups wrapping up. Here’s what went down on Friday night…

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It had to end some time.

It had to end some time.

Another quick start for Florida Gulf Coast had Eagles fans briefly dreaming about a miraculous run to the Elite Eight, but No. 3 Florida quickly responded to put an end to those dreams.

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Michigan State v Duke

Seth Curry dropped 29 points to help No. 2 Duke pull away from No. 3 Michigan State, setting up a Midwest Regional Final against No. 1 Louisville.

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Michigan v Kansas

We’ve yet to see a true buzzer beater in this year’s tournament, but names like Vander Blue, Aaron Craft, Victor Oladipo and LaQuinton Ross have still given us game-changing shots to remember.

Well add Trey Burke’s name to that list, as the Michigan guard completed an 11-point Wolverines comeback and forced overtime with this deep three against No. 1 Kansas on Friday night…

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Oregon v Louisville

The final score shows an eight-point game, and Oregon did do a good job of keeping things respectable after Louisville opened up an early 24-8 lead, but the result was never in doubt as the No. 1 Cardinals cruised into the Elite Eight.

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There is a such thing as a well timed, statement making flagrant foul. Then there are the kind of cheap shots that just make you look like a coward. Kansas point guard Elijah Johnson apparently has that second category of flagrant mastered.

Cue the low blow on poor Mitch McGary…

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Florida Gulf Coast v San Diego State

This year’s tournament has had a pattern of the second day of a round producing much more entertaining and thrilling basketball than the first day. Given that three of the first four Sweet Sixteen games were decided by 10 points or more on Thursday night, we’re all hoping that Friday continues the trend of Day 2 thrillers.

Here is what’s on tap tonight…

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