Sweet 16 teams burst­ing with con­fi­dence

Even to sur­prise ar­rivals in re­gion semi­fi­nals, no team seems un­beat­able.

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS - By Ge­naro C. Ar­mas NCAA ALSO IN­SIDE

Wis­con­sin’s win over de­fend­ing na­tional cham­pion and over­all No. 1 seed Vil­lanova shook up of­fice pools around the coun­try, though the tested Badgers aren’t a typ­i­cal No. 8 seed in the NCAA Tour­na­ment.

Eleventh-seeded Xavier might be a sur­prise team in the re­gional semi­fi­nals, but with their 3-point prow­ess, the Mus­ke­teers are ca­pa­ble of shoot­ing their way past any op­po­nent.

At this stage of the NCAAs, ev­ery team left is brim­ming with con­fi­dence. No team seems un­beat­able to even the most un­likely Cin­derella.

Any­thing can hap­pen in the Sweet 16.

Two more vic­to­ries for Wis­con­sin, and the Badgers’ se­nior class will have ad­vanced to a very im­pres­sive third Fi­nal Four in four sea­sons.

A look at Sweet 16 matchups:


No. 8 seed Wis­con­sin (27-9) vs. No. 4 seed Florida (26-8): The »

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