NCAA Tournament 2017: Computer predictions for wide-open Sweet 16 field

Hazel Gray
March 21, 2017

Ranked No. 2 in the East Regional of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament, Duke headed into Sunday night's game favored to advance to the next round. Those four teams will go on to play in Glendale, Arizona and will compete for the 2017 National Championship.

Baylor, the top remaining seed in the East Region, saw its odds improve Monday to 16-1 after the Bears (26-7) knocked off Southern California in Tulsa, earn a Sweet 16 matchup in NY against SC. truTV(2) Duke vs. (7) South Carolina Greenville8:30 p.m.

But the Blue Devils - the college basketball team everyone loves to hate - couldn't make it past the No. 7 University of South Carolina Gamecocks. The field is practically wide open as we move into the Sweet 16, with three No. 1s still left in play. The ACC, which received nine tournament bids, has only one Sweet 16 survivor: North Carolina, the top seed in the South Region.

The Big 10, the Big 12, the Pac-12 and the SEC all have three teams in the Sweet Sixteen.

The lowest-seeded team left in the tournament is the No. 11 Xavier; eighth-seeded Wisconsin and No. 7s SC and MI also remain.

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