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Literally Everything You May Have Missed From Sunday's Sweet 16 NCAA Tournament Games

The Pac-12 making up nearly 50% of the Elite Eight. Sure, why not? That's where we are. Remember two of the streaks looking to be snapped. A west coast team hasn't won the title since Arizona in 1997 and a Big 10 team hasn't won since Michigan State in 2000. There's a guarantee that at least one of them will be playing for a title based on the left side of the bracket. Anyways there's still plenty to get through so let's roundup. 

No. 1 Gonzaga (83), No. 5 Creighton (65) 

Wagon, machine, nightmare, fill in the blank with an adjective to describe Gonzaga. That's what they are. This game was 27-25 10 minutes in and then Gonzaga does what Gonzaga does. They do this every game it's just a matter of when. They lock in defensively, get some stops, get in transition and hit you with a couple quick hitters to push a lead from 8 to 15 and then they coast from there. Creighton tried to take away Kispert and Suggs, it didn't matter. Ayayi hit threes to start. Nembhard had 17. Timme was a monster again in the post. You can't just take away one person because they have 5 guys that can all initiate offense in different ways. This was just a brutal matchup for Creighton no matter what. They don't have the ability to defend Timme straight up without help off shooters. They can't slow it down because it hurts their offense. 

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No. 1 Michigan (76), No. 4 Florida State (58) 

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If you told me this was the biggest surprise of the day I'd listen to the argument. This was supposed to be the game that Michigan felt the loss of Isaiah Livers because of Florida State's size and depth. Didn't mean shit. Listen, I get it. The game was officiated in favor of Michigan. It was a Big 10 type game and Florida State wasn't ready for it and didn't handle it. They also were just completely flustered by Michigan's defense. They ran a drop coverage daring FSU to shoot early and outside. It took away the driving. At the same time, Juwan Howard adjusted what to do with Brandon Johns offensively. You can't space him out like you do with Livers. Howard and his staff has been so damn good at doing that this year and adjusting when they have to. Again, just an ass kicking that I didn't see coming one bit here. 

No. 11 UCLA (88), No. 2 Alabama (78)

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What a fucking game. It was awesome and horrible all at once. It was obviously close, competitive and we had the buzzer beater but it wasn't well-played and it sure as shit wasn't well-officiated. That's the fucking beauty of this event though. Alabama choked this game away at the free throw line. Plain and simple. That's where they lost the game. 11-for-25 from the free throw line. It's not even like Bama is a bad free throw shooting team! They shoot 72% as a team.But that's what happens in this event man. Shit gets weird. UCLA is now the second team to ever go from the First Four to the Elite Eight. The last team to do that was VCU, who of course made the Final Four. Pretty good company! Credit to UCLA too. They could have rolled over and died after Reese hit that buzzer beater. They didn't have Juzang for overtime. Instead they jumped all over Alabama from the start of overtime. Here's what makes this UCLA team entertaining at least. All 5 starters hit double digits scoring. David Singleton came off the bench to score 15. They can attack you with Tyger Campbell as the lead guard. They have shooting. This isn't a standard Mick Cronin team. They go true small ball and beat you with offense. Shit is weird. 

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No. 6 USC (82), No. 7 Oregon (68) 

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Welcome to America, USC. I know they beat the shit out of Kansas in the Round of 32, but they follow it up in a complete standalone game beating Oregon with ease. They are so damn good, especially when they are shooting like this. They have a top-3 NBA pick in Evan Mobley. They have his brother just another ho-hum 7-footer that can do pretty much anything in Isaiah Mobley. I'll tell you who I really like though and that's Tahj Eaddy. He goes and gets 20 tonight and is that lead guard who can just take over a game. For as awesome as Mobley is, having that lead guard is how you win in March. They have that inside/out duo when Eaddy is going. Then they run that amoeba type zone and all that's done is be historically the greatest 2pt% defensive team in KenPom history. Pretty good!