TALE OF THE TAPE

  1. CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 25: Malcolm Brogdon #15 of the Virginia Cavaliers shoots against Matt Thomas #21 and Georges Niang #31 of the Iowa State Cyclones in the first half during the 2016 NCAA Men\'s Basketball Tournament Midwest Regional at United Center on March 25, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 25: Malachi Richardson #23 of the Syracuse Orange reacts to their 63 to 60 win against the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the 2016 NCAA Men\'s Basketball Tournament Midwest Regional at United Center on March 25, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
    Elite 8 Tale: #1 Virginia vs. #10 Syracuse

    The Orange have made a Cinderella run, will their magic continue?

  2. ANAHEIM, CA - MARCH 24:  Elgin Cook #23 of the Oregon Ducks goes up for a shot against Luke Kennard #5 of the Duke Blue Devils in the 2016 NCAA Men\'s Basketball Tournament West Regional at the Honda Center on March 24, 2016 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) ANAHEIM, CA - MARCH 24:  Buddy Hield #24 of the Oklahoma Sooners goes up for a shot in the lane against Texas A&M Aggies in the first half in the 2016 NCAA Men\'s Basketball Tournament West Regional at the Honda Center on March 24, 2016 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
    Elite 8 Tale: #1 Oregon vs #2 Oklahoma

    Can the Ducks find a way to stop Buddy Hield?

  3. LOUISVILLE, KY - MARCH 24:  Perry Ellis #34 of the Kansas Jayhawks shoots the ball in the second half against the Maryland Terrapins during the 2016 NCAA Men\'s Basketball Tournament South Regional at KFC YUM! Center on March 24, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) LOUISVILLE, KY - MARCH 24:  Ryan Arcidiacono #15 of the Villanova Wildcats shoots the ball against the Miami Hurricanes during the 2016 NCAA Men\'s Basketball Tournament South Regional at KFC YUM! Center on March 24, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
    Elite 8 Tale: #1 Kansas vs. #2 Villanova

    Both teams come in flying high, can the Jayhawks stop the Wildcats hot shooting?

  4. London Perrantes #32 and Devon Hall #0 of the Virginia Cavaliers. (credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) Georges Niang #31, Matt Thomas #21, Monte Morris #11 and Jameel McKay #1 of the Iowa State Cyclones. (credit: Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
    Sweet 16 Tale: #1 Virginia Vs. #4 Iowa State

    Certainly, the Virginia Cavaliers breathed a sigh of relief when annual nemesis Michigan State was upset in the first round.

  5. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish. (credit: Elsa/Getty Images The Wisconsin Badgers. (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
    Sweet 16 Tale: #6 Notre Dame Vs. #7 Wisconsin

    The Fighting Irish caught a break when Stephen F. Austin beat West Virginia, and the Badgers created their own luck by downing two-seed Xavier.

  6. Kenny Williams #24, Isaiah Hicks #4, Brice Johnson #11, Justin Jackson #44 and Nate Britt #0 of the North Carolina Tar Heels.  (credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) The Indiana Hoosiers. (credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
    Sweet 16 Tale: #1 North Carolina Vs. #5 Indiana

    With five championships each, Indiana and North Carolina come into this contest as regular-season conference champions.

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