After a few days off, the NCAA Tournament finally returns Thursday with the Sweet 16, featuring a plethora of teams no one expected to still be alive. A 10 seed and 11 seed will be facing off in one game; a 6 seed and 7 seed in another. You can find an updated printable bracket right here.
Of course, there are still plenty of juggernauts remaining, such as the South region's No. 2 seed Villanova and No. 3 seed Miami, who will get the Sweet 16 started Thursday night at 7:10 p.m. ET. If Miami wins the Hurricanes would make the Elite Eight for the first time in school history.
At 7:37 the West regions' No. 2 seed (Oklahoma) and No. 3 seed (Texas A&M) will tip off. The Sooners will attempt to ride Buddy Hield while the Aggies will try to build off their miraculous late-game comeback over Northern Iowa.
The evening will conclude with two No. 1 seeds: Oregon, the West's top team, against No. 4 Duke; and Kansas, against No. 4 Maryland in the South.
The action will pick up on Friday when the Cinderellas take the floor. The most intriguing matchup is between the Midwest's No. 10 and 11 teams, Syracuse and Gonzaga. Awaiting that winner will be the victor of the Virginia (No.1) vs. Iowa State (No. 4) game. Virginia is looking to advance to the Elite Eight for the first time since 1995.
We'll also get to see No. 1 North Carolina and No. 5 Indiana, fresh off an impressive victory of Kentucky, go head-to-head for a spot in the East's regional final where the winner will take on the victor of No. 6 Notre Dame vs. No. 7 Wisconsin.
It should be another fun weekend of college hoops and it all starts Thursday night.
Sweet 16 schedule (all times Eastern)
Thursday, March 24
No. 2 Villanova vs. No. 3 Miami (South), 7:10 p.m.
No. 2 Oklahoma vs. No. 3 Texas A&M (West), 7:37 p.m.
No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 4 Maryland (South), 9:40 p.m.
No. 1 Oregon vs. No. 4 Duke (West), 9:55 p.m.
Friday, March 25
No. 1 Virginia vs. No. 4 Iowa State (Midwest), 7:10 p.m.
No. 6 Notre Dame vs. No. 7 Wisconsin (East), 7:27 p.m.
No. 1 North Carolina vs. No. 5 Indiana (East), 9:40 p.m.
No. 10 Syracuse vs. No. 11 Gonzaga (Midwest), 9:57 p.m.