Compiled by Ken Chia
This marks the first time since the 64-team NCAA tournament field began that two Big Ten teams seeded seventh or worse made the Sweet 16.
The World Baseball Classic ends with a mere three games at Dodger Stadium, two semifinals and a final. The Americans played their way in late Saturday; they face Japan on Tuesday, but first comes a semi between the Bert Blyleven-coached Dutch and the Twins-heavy Puerto Ricans (8 p.m., MLB Network).
"I am very encouraged by the Gophers men's BB team improvement and direction. But, in some ways next year could be more difficult. They won't be sneaking up on anyone and will have to shoulder the 'high expectations' burden."
"zeemann" on startribune.com.
"Thank you for the best five years of my life. So proud to represent Northwestern and this team. Historic. Future is bright for @NUMensBball!"
— Benilde-St. Margaret's product Sanjay Lumpkin, after the Wildcats' first NCAA tournament came to an end.