This year's tournament has had a pattern of the second day of a round producing much more entertaining and thrilling games than the first day. Given that three of the first four Sweet Sixteen games were decided by 10 points or more, we're all hoping Friday continues the trend of Day 2 thrillers.
Wichita State wasn't even supposed to get by Pittsburgh in their opening game. Now, after another impressive showing on Thursday night against La Salle, the No. 9 Shockers look poised to make a run all the way to the Final Four.
Indiana looked vulnerable in barely surviving No. 9 Temple in the Round of 32 on Sunday, and the East Region No. 1 was further exposed by No. 4 Syracuse on Thursday night, with the Orange absolutely shutting them down in a 61-50 result.
Considering how gravity defying some of these guys are, the risk of a nasty spill on the court is always there, and junior Syracuse big man Baye Keita found that out the hard way against Indiana after biting hard on a Cody Zeller pump fake...
With a win over No. 7 Illinois in East Region play on Sunday night, No. 2 Miami advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time in 13 years. They also proved that nobody does viral celebrations like they do.