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Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

No. 1 prospect Michael Porter Jr. tells ESPN he has committed to Missouri.

Rachel Marcus ESPN Editor 

The man of the hour at the South Carolina pregame gathering at the Mason Jar in NYC is former NBA player and former Gamecock Renaldo Balkman. He can't go a minute without being mobbed by fans telling him their stories or asking for pictures.

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Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

California officially announces Wyking Jones as its next head coach.

Malinda Adams ESPN Producer 

A Carolina fan peeps through the window at FedEx Forum. He wants to get in to see the Madness!!

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

ViewFromVegas of tonight's Sweet 16 games: North Carolina -7 vs. Butler O/U 155; Baylor -3 vs. South Carolina O/U 135.5; UCLA -1.5 vs. Kentucky O/U 167; Florida -1 vs. Wisconsin O/U 131

Malinda Adams ESPN Producer 

The court before the madness starts here in Memphis.

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North Carolina has made it to at least the Elite Eight each time it's been a No. 1 seed since 1997. That includes 5 trips to the Final Four, 3 appearances in the title game and 2 national titles.

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Xavier is the 8th team seeded 11th or lower to reach the Elite 8. Only three 11 seeds have gone on to the Final Four in NCAA tournament history: VCU (2011), George Mason (2006) and LSU (1986).

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Rutgers guard Nigel Johnson will graduate and transfer, per release. Averaged 11.3 points this season.

Rachel Marcus ESPN Editor 

South Carolina fans are lining the streets of New York City and ready for their Gamecocks to take on Baylor in the Sweet 16 tonight. Nothing was stopping these students, who made last-minute travel plans.

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Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

About three hours before South Carolina and Baylor tip off in the East Regional, the bright lights (and scoreboard) are on inside Madison Square Garden.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Bryant transfer Nisre Zouzoua has heard from NC State, Illinois, Missouri, Arizona State, Maryland, Boston College, source told ESPN.

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UCLA and Kentucky rank first and second in national titles won (UCLA - 11, UK – 8). Tonight will be the third meeting in the NCAA Tournament between the two schools. The winner won the national title after each of the previous two meetings. Friday's game will feature five of the top-20 players on Chad Ford's 2017 NBA Draft Big Board.

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North Carolina is seeking its 26th Elite 8 appearance, second most all-time. The Tar Heels are 12-1 in their last 13 Sweet 16 games and 12-1 all-time in the Sweet 16 as a 1 seed.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Kansas coach Bill Self said he believes the Elite Eight is "the hardest game of the tournament because there's so much emphasis on the road to Final Four." Instead of playing for a Final Four berth, he wants his players to just stay in the moment of trying to win a game.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Middle Tennessee's Kermit Davis has signed a new 7-year deal at 750K per year, school announces.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

URI redshirt junior E.C. Matthews will return next year, Dan Hurley told ESPN. Averaged 14.9 points this past season. Gives Rams a chance to get back to NCAA tourney.

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Louisville coach Rick Pitino on former assistant Wyking Jones getting the Cal job, "Wyking is a hard worker and recruiter and he is more than ready to be a head coach. All three from my (2013) championship team were awesome -- Kevin Keatts (NC State), Wyking Jones (Cal) and Kareem Richardson (UMKC).''