The next round is set

Plenty of surprises today, as the last round of Sweet 16 berths were earned

Upsets:

South Dakota State took down Syracuse, 75-64.

UCLA toppled Maryland, 85-80 to reach their fourth straight round of 16.

Missouri State stopped Iowa State, 69-60, for their first Sweet 16 appearance since 2001.

Escaped:

Oregon State surged past Gonzaga late, 76-70.

More tickets:

Notre Dame routed Michigan State, 91-63.

NC State beat Kentucky, 72-57.

Baylor overwhelmed Cal, 102-63.

Stanford ran past BYU, 72-63.

Team news:

Graduation rates for athletes on Tournament teams are exceptional.

Iowa proved they can defend, too.

Player news:

Sabrina Ionescu scolded ESPN for their lack of women’s Tourney coverage.

Jenna Allen led the way as Michigan State achieved goals.

Non-Tournament news:

Central Michigan has serious questions to answer for next season.

Northern Kentucky player allege emotional abuse by their head coach.

High school news:

Fran Belibi dazzled with four dunks at the Powerade Jam fest todayShe has a higher calling.