Sweet 16 Schedule: Top 3 Must-Watch Games of March Madness 2016

Sweet 16 Schedule

The Sweet 16 is some of the best college basketball you’ll watch all year. But even though most of the games are going to be good matchups, there are three games that you absolutely cannot miss.


1. Oregon vs. 4. Duke: Thursday, March 24, 2016 9:55 p.m.

Oregon vs. Duke

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Oregon is a legitimate contender at the number 1 seed. A lot of people were down on Oregon early because most people haven’t been able to stay up late to watch their games. They have proved it early in the tourney by dominating the no. 16 seed and pulling out a W against a tough Saint Joseph team. This team simply finds ways to win.

On the other hand you have the reigning national champions in Duke. Led by star freshman Brandon Ingram and rising sophomore star Grayson Allen, the Blue Devils are looking to keep the magic going and into the Elite 8. Duke is fully capably of taking down Oregon due to their conference schedule that includes wins at North Carolina and at home against Louisville and Virginia. This has all the makings to be one of the top games in the Sweet 16.


1. North Carolina vs. 5 Indiana: Friday, March 25, 2016 9:57 p.m.

North Carolina vs. Indiana

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This is going to be a game for the ages. You have two of the top programs in the nation going head to head for a chance to go to the Elite 8. It’s hard not to look ahead but the winner of this game has a very good shot at the Final 4.  North Carolina is led by their point Marcus Paige who is only 12 points away from tying Michael Jordan on all-time scoring for the Tar Heels. The Tar Heels also have senior Brice Johnson who is on a tear as of late.

For the Hoosiers and coach Tom Crean, they are lead by stand out point guard Yogi Ferrell. The teams goes as he does. He is the anchor for the team and is destined to lead them to Houston for the Final 4 in his last and final season at Indiana.  The point guard matchup is what to look out for in this one.


2. Oklahoma vs. 3. Texas A&M: Thursday, March 24, 2016 7:27 p.m.

Oklahoma vs. Texas A&M

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Buddy Hield vs. Texas A&M’s late game magic. In case you missed it, Texas A&M was down 12 points with 35 seconds left in the game and forced the game into two overtimes and pulled out a miraculous victory. Texas A&M deserves to be here but there was a real chance that Oklahoma should have be lined up against Northern Iowa.  A&M has the talent and the coach to win this game but they have to shut down the potential player of the year in Buddy Hield if they want a shot at the Elite 8.

Last year, it was Buddy Hield and that was the Oklahoma team.  This year is a much different story.  Oklahoma returned four starters from last year and have one of the most complete teams in the country. Buddy will get his points no matter what happens in this game so do not expect a lot of defensive stops here. Look for Buddy Hield and Oklahoma to have a big game against their former Big 12 opponent in Texas A&M.