The Madness Continues: Who is Still Alive?


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Big Dance continues Thursday night with the field of 64 whittled down to the Sweet 16. At the onset of the tournament, 13 teams were represented by Titans players. Now just five schools remain alive: Kentucky, Notre Dame, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Louisville.

In the Midwest Region if Kentucky (Avery Williamson, Wesley Woodyard) beats West Virginia and Notre Dame (Anthony Fasano) tops Wichita State, the Wildcats and Fighting Irish will meet in the Elite Eight.

There's a similar situation in the East Region. If Louisville (Harry Douglas) beats N.C. State and Oklahoma (Gabe Ikard) overcomes Michigan State, the Cardinals and Sooners will also meet in the Elite Eight.

Here's the updated rundown of each player's alma mater with results, organized by region and seed within their region.

Midwest Region

1 Seed: Kentucky Wildcats (Avery Williamson, Wesley Woodyard)

• 1st Round: W, 79-56 vs. Hampton

•  2nd Round: W, 64-51 vs. Cincinnati

3 Seed: Notre Dame Fighting Irish (Anthony Fasano)

• 1st Round: W, 69-65 vs. Northeastern

• 2nd Round: W, 67-64 vs. Butler

11 Seed: Texas Longhorns (Michael Griffin, Brian Orakpo) – ELIMINATED • 1stRound: L, 48-56 vs. Butler

West Region

3 Seed: Baylor Bears (Lache Seastrunk, Kendall Wright) – ELIMINATED • 1stRound: L, 56-57 vs. Georgia State

4 Seed: North Carolina Tar Heels (Zach Brown, Da'Norris Searcy)

• 1st Round: W, 67-65 vs. Harvard

• 2nd Round: W, 87-78 vs. Arkansas

9 Seed: Oklahoma State Cowboys (Perrish Cox, Josh Stewart) – ELIMINATED • 1stRound: L, 73-79 vs. Oregon

11 Seed: Ole Miss (Dexter McCluster) – ELIMINATED • 1stRound: L, 57-76 vs. Xavier

East Region

3 Seed: Oklahoma Sooners (Gabe Ikard)

• 1st Round: W, 69-60 vs. Albany

• 2nd Round: W, 72-66 vs. Dayton

4 Seed: Louisville Cardinals (Harry Douglas)

• 1st Round: W, 57-55 vs. UC Irvine

• 2nd Round: W, 66-53 vs. Northern Iowa

9 Seed: LSU Tigers (Zach Mettenberger, Al Woods) – ELIMINATED • 1stRound: L, 65-66 vs. N.C. State

12 Seed: Wyoming Cowboys (Marqueston Huff) – ELIMINATED • 1stRound: L, 71-54 vs. Northern Iowa

South Region

6 Seed: Southern Methodist Mustangs (Taylor Thompson) – ELIMINATED • 1stRound: L, 59-60 vs. UCLA

7 Seed: Iowa Hawkeyes (Shonn Greene, Karl Klug) – ELIMINATED

• 1st Round: W, 83-52 vs. Davidson

• 2nd Round: L, 87-68 vs. Gonzaga

The Specs

Highest Seed:Kentucky

Lowest Seed: Wyoming

Most Common Seed: 3 Seed (Notre Dame, Baylor, Oklahoma)

Most Common Region: West Region (4 Teams)

Worth Noting: Michael Roos may be riding off into the sunset (or driving a golf cart through the back nine), but his Eastern Washington Eagles are Big Sky Champions and sit as the 13-seed in the South Region. They'll play the 4-seed Georgetown Hoyas in the first round. (Update: The Eagles lost to Georgetown 84-74. Sorry Mike.)


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