Two days after an evisceration of No. 3 West Virginia's vaunted press, No. 14 Stephen F. Austin will play for a chance to make its first Sweet Sixteen ever against a little-loved national heavyweight. Can I get a hell yeah?
The Lumberjacks will look to axe No. 6 Notre Dame, which came back on and then held off No. 11 Michigan on Friday, this Sunday in what could be one of the more exciting matchups of the 2016 NCAA Tournament's second round. And that's not just because of the No. 14 seed's provenance.
Notre Dame, after all, is exciting in its own right, a year removed from an unlikely Sweet Sixteen run and near-miss against what was then an unbeaten and theoretically untouchable Kentucky squad. The Irish rank 11th in offensive efficiency, per Ken Pomeroy's ratings, and they have a fine backcourt that pairs Demetrius Jackson and Steve Vasturia.
No. 11 in defensive efficiency? Stephen F. Austin. And in the Lumberjacks' 21-game winning streak that dates back to the beginning of Southland Conference play, they have won by single digits twice.
The winner of Saturday's game will move on to a Sweet Sixteen game against the winner of No. 2 Xavier and No. 7 Wisconsin.
Game time: 2:40 p.m. ET
How to watch: CBS
How to livestream: March Madness Live
How to listen: Westwood One Sports
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Watch No. 11 Northern Iowa stun No. 6 Texas with this amazing buzzer beater from half court
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