Four teams are heading to the Elite Eight after the first day of games in the Sweet 16 on Thursday. Top-seeds Florida and Arizona both advanced with wins over four-seeds. The Gators dropped the UCLA Bruins 79-68 in the South Regional while the Wildcats rallied to beat the San Diego State Aztecs 70-64 in the West Region. Second-seeded Wisconsin dismissed sixth-seeded Baylor 69-52 and will play Arizona on Saturday night. Eleventh-seed Dayton dropped 10th-seeded Stanford to move on and play Florida in the early game on Saturday.
The East and Midwest Regions get underway on Friday. In New York, top-seeded Virginia plays fourth-seeded Michigan State in the top half of the bracket while third-seeded Iowa State meets seventh-seeded UConn in the bottom half. In Indianapolis, fourth-seeded Louisville rematches eighth-seeded Kentucky. Also in the Midwest, second-seeded Michigan battles 11th-seeded Tennessee.