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Friday Sweet 16 Open Thread

The SEC is now 1-for-1 on the tournament's second weekend thanks to Kentucky putting Cornell away. Can it continue?


6 Tennessee vs. 2 Ohio State - 7:07 ET

Neither Tennessee nor its coach Bruce Pearl have ever made it past the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament. To do so tonight, the Vols must defeat 2-seed Ohio State along with its player-of-the-year candidate Evan Turner. Its head coach Thad Matta has advanced beyond this point before, having gone to an Elite 8 at Xavier and a championship game at his current school.

There's a lot of history to overcome here, but hey, how history was behind Northern Iowa's upset of Kansas in this same regional?