NCAA tournament Sweet 16 field contains more surprises than sure things
Welcome to the Sweet 16, Sister Jean. Loyola-Chicago's Cinderella story is just one delightful development in this year's field. Half the 1-seeds are gone, and there's no telling who has the upper hand to reach the Final Four.
With so many top seeds eliminated, it's time to reseed the Sweet 16
Let's try this again. It's not exactly the 16 teams we expected, but it's time to take a good look and put them in the proper order. The top teams aren't that shocking, but then the surprises start.
How they got here and what's next for every team in the Sweet 16
The field has been trimmed. Only 16 are left standing. It's time to look at what they did to get here and, more important, what they need to do if they hope to keep moving along in March.
2018 NCAA tournament schedule
Here's a look at the key dates, locations and results for the 2018 NCAA men's basketball tournament.
What separates each coach in the Sweet 16
The Sweet 16 coaches are a blend of the familiar (Jim Boeheim, Coach K, John Calipari) and some surprises (Loyola-Chicago's Porter Moser). What defines each leader and what are their weak spots?
Tournament Challenge: Xavier, Cincinnati losses wreak more bracket havoc
Of the top 11 teams picked to win it all, six -- Virginia, Michigan State, North Carolina, Arizona, Xavier, Cincinnati -- failed to reach the Sweet 16.
Images of the NCAA tournament.
Before the Sweet 16 gets underway, take a look back at the defining images of the NCAA tournament so far.
UMBC to offer Odom contract 'within our realm'
UMBC will present coach Ryan Odom with a long-term contract that includes a salary increase that will help keep Odom with the Retrievers, athletic director Tim Hall told ESPN.
UMBC's brief, but unforgettable, moment in the spotlight comes to an end
Kansas State kept the Retrievers from moving on to the Sweet 16, but the unlikely team from Maryland will always have its place in history.
NCAA tournament live championship probability
Live championship probability from ESPN Analytics will appear on this page throughout the 2018 NCAA tournament.
FSU's Hamilton: Upsets point to 'a revolution'
After his Seminoles stunned No. 1 seed Xavier on Sunday, Leonard Hamilton warned reporters not to call anything that happens in the tournament an upset. "I think what you see happening in college basketball, it's almost like a revolution," he said.
Graduations and Chris Mack's future could mean a huge step back for Xavier
The head coach is going to be one of the primary candidates for the Louisville job, and if he goes there, who knows what the Musketeers would do?
K-State knocks Cinderella UMBC out of tourney
The magical ride of the UMBC men's basketball team ended Sunday night when the Retrievers suffered a 50-43 loss to Kansas State in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
Several favorites are gone, but the last team to make the field -- Syracuse -- is still here
Syracuse continues its unlikely march through the NCAA tournament by downing Michigan State to head to the Sweet 16.
Auburn's roster returns, but Bruce Pearl's tenuous future hangs over Tigers
File everything about Auburn under "tentative" until the FBI investigation concludes.
Cincy blows 22-point lead, stunned by Nevada
Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin said his No. 2 Bearcats "got the deer-in-the-headlights look" Sunday, allowing Nevada to erase a 22-point deficit and pull off the second-largest comeback in NCAA tournament history.
Cincinnati built to be near the top of American again next season
Mick Cronin must replace two mainstays in the frontcourt, but the Bearcats are otherwise loaded for a stay at the top of the American next season.
Tournament Challenge: Bracket busts continue with MSU, UNC losses
The Tar Heels' and Spartans' losses Sunday mean four of the Tournament Challenge's top-seven picks to win the tourney have been eliminated.
Luke Maye will be centerpiece next season with mix of veterans and freshmen at UNC
North Carolina will look different next season, as two stalwarts from the past few seasons leave. But Luke Maye could lead the way to more big wins.
Inside MSU's halftime buzzer-beating shot.
After having his shot blocked, Michigan State's Matt McQuaid collects the ball and somehow banks in a 3-pointer before halftime. Check out the amazing shot from multiple angles.
Big departures won't keep Michigan State out of contention next season
Michigan State won a Big Ten title this season, and there's no reason to think the Spartans shouldn't be in the conversation for another one next year.
No Haas? No problem for Purdue's experienced roster
Purdue held off a late Butler rally, advancing to the Sweet 16 on contributions from across their lineup, including 20 points from Vincent Edwards.
With Duke transfer Jordan Tucker, Butler will be back in tournament hunt
The Bulldogs lose their top weapons up front, but the entire backcourt returns. And there's an added dimension on the wing.
Tournament Challenge: Michigan's buzzer-beater a bracket saver for many
Jordan Poole's miracle shot answered the prayers of many Tournament Challenge participants, as 74.2 percent picked MIchigan to advance to the Sweet 16.
Next stop: NBA? Top talents had an early exit at NCAA tournament
With the way the tourney is shaping up, the later rounds might be lacking in future high NBA draft picks. Deandre Ayton, Collin Sexton and Trae Young all saw their seasons -- and probably their college careers -- come to an end.
Can the NCAA tournament's top teams make another run next year? That'll be determined, in large part, by their recruiting. Here's what the future holds for these teams.