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NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Open Thread: Can Buddy Hield Put Away Texas A&M?

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The Aggies are playing with house money after their historic escape vs Northern Iowa.

This is a photo from one of the many, many games vacated by a Calipari-coached team.
This is a photo from one of the many, many games vacated by a Calipari-coached team.
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It's Sweet 16 time. Since it's likely to come up, yes, it's been 20 years since Arkansas' last run to the Sweet 16.

The game itself wasn't particularly memorable, but it's historically noteworthy for basically two reasons: the Hogs haven't made it back since, and because it is one of John Calipari's many, many wins he was later forced to vacate.

Ah, memories.

Arkansas reached that game as a 12-seed and heavy underdog against top seeded UMass, and it didn't go well. They can't brag about it, though, because again, UMass had to vacate that win and many, many others that season.

So on a happier note, here are highlights of the Razorbacks' win to put them back into the Sweet 16, a 9-point win over 4-seed Marquette (after the Hogs upset 5-seed Penn State in the opening round).

NCAA Tournament: Sweet 16 Schedule

Thursday, March 24th

Tip (ET) Network Site Region Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
7:10p CBS Louisville South (2) Villanova Wildcats vs. (3) Miami-Florida Hurricanes Jim Nantz/Grant Hill/Bill Raftery//Tracy Wolfson
7:37p TBS Anaheim West (3) Texas A&M Aggies vs. (2) Oklahoma Sooners Verne Lundquist/Jim Spanarkel//Allie LaForce
TBD CBS Louisville South (1) Kansas Jayhawks vs. (5) Maryland Terrapins Nantz/Hill/Raftery//Wolfson
TBD TBS Anaheim West (4) Duke Blue Devils vs. (1) Oregon Ducks Lundquist/Spanarkel//LaForce


Friday, March 25th

Tip (ET) Network Site Region Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
7:10p CBS Chicago Midwest (1) Virginia Cavaliers vs. (4) Iowa State Cyclones Kevin Harlan/Reggie Miller/Dan Bonner//Lewis Johnson
7:27p TBS Philadelphia East (6) Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. (7) Wisconsin Badgers Brian Anderson/Steve Smith//Dana Jacobson
TBD TBS Philadelphia East (1) North Carolina Tar Heels vs. (5) Indiana Hoosiers Anderson/Smith//Jacobson
TBD CBS Chicago Midwest (11) Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. (10) Syracuse Orange