WEST REGION SWEET 16 Live stream. How To Watch WEST REGION SWEET 16 Live Live Stream, Live Update, Odds, scores, Online TV Channel, TV Schedule, Game Time and more info.Saturday, March 23 at 9 p.m. ET
NCAA tournament was uncharacteristically lacking in madness, then the second round did its damnedest to pick up the slack. There were close games across the board, with some noteworthy upsets that few saw coming. In the East region alone, defending champion Villanova was sent home by Wisconsin, preseason No. 1 Duke got bounced by South Carolina and No. 3 seed Baylor nearly got knocked out by No. 11 USC. Had the Trojans completed the upset, it would have been the first time since 2000 that none of the top three seeds in a single region advanced to the regional semifinals.
That sets up an intriguing Sweet 16 slate, where the East region represents entropy, the South — featuring top four seeds North Carolina, Kentucky, UCLA and Butler — stands for order and the West and Midwest are situated somewhere in between. To sort through it all, PointAfter, a sports data site powered by Graphiq, used data from Bing Predicts to predict each Sweet 16 matchup. Bing Predicts uses web activity and social sentiment — in addition to historical player, team and match stats — to predict the outcome of college basketball games. Web and social data allow Bing Predicts to capture real-time information about lineup changes and reaction to them to tune the strengths of teams.
The action tips off on Thursday, with the West and Midwest regions going at it, followed by Friday’s South and East regional semifinals. PointAfter will break down every matchup, beginning with the Midwest, followed by the West, South and East.