March Madness 2022: Sweet 16 bracket is set, No. 2 seed Auburn eliminated

The second round of March Madness came to a close Sunday night, completing the NCAA Sweet 16 bracket with a thrilling 85-80 overtime win by No. 1 seed Arizona Wildcats over No. 9 TCU Horned Frogs.

While Arizona managed to avoid the upset, No. 2 seed Auburn Tigers and No. 3 Wisconsin Badgers both lost to the underdog team in their respective games. Wisconsin fell to No. 11 Iowa State Cyclones by five points while Auburn lost to No. 10 Miami Hurricanes by 18, and now the two underdogs will face off in the Sweet 16.

Sweet 16 bracket features Duke vs Texas Tech

The main attraction of the next round will be No. 2 Duke Blue Devils vs No. 3 Texas Tech Red Raiderswith each team coming off a much different win. Duke displayed its offensive strength in a high-scoring 85-76 victory over No. 7 Michigan State Spartanswhile Texas Tech pushed past No. 11 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 59-53.

Another Sweet 16 matchup for the ages will be betwen No. 11 Minnesota Wolverines and No. 2 Villanova Wildcatswho defeated No. 7 Ohio State Buckeyes 71-61 on Sunday. During Saturday’s batch of games, Minnesota head coach Juwan Howard led his side past No. 3 Tennessee Volunteers.

Sweet 16 games time and date

1 Gonzaga vs 4 Arkansas – Thu, Mar 24 (16:09 PT)

2 Villanova vs 11 Michigan – Thu, Mar 24 (16:29 PT)

2 Duke vs 3 Texas Tech – Thu, Mar 24 (18:39 PT)

1 Arizona vs 5 Houston – Thu, Mar 24 (18:59 PT)

3 Purdue vs 15 Saint Peter’s – Fri, Mar 25 (16:09 PT)

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1 Kansas vs 4 Providence – Fri, Mar 25 (16:29 PT)

4 UCLA vs 8 UNC – Fri, Mar 25 (18:39 PT)

10 Miami FL vs 11 Iowa State – Fri, Mar 25 (18:59 PT)

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