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2013 NCAA Tournament: Three No. 1 Seeds Advance to Sweet 16

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Although all of the No. 1 seeds are expected to make a deep run in the NCAA Tournament, only three out of four of the top seeds will be playing in the Sweet 16.

Those three No. 1 seeds are, of course, the Kansas Jayhawks, Indiana Hoosiers and Louisville Cardinals. The lone No. 1 seed that is taking an early trip home is the Gonzaga Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs went down to the No. 9 Wichita State Shockers, thanks to 14 threes by Wichita State.

As for the Cardinals, they walked all over the No. 8 Colorado State Rams, winning by 26 points. Russ Smith did his part, scoring 27 points against the Rams. Louisville definitely looked like the No. 1 overall seed in its first two tournament games.

As for the Hoosiers, they looked like they were going to be knocked out early, but somehow escaped the No. 9 Temple Owls.

Then there is the Kansas Jayhawks, who played the No. 8 North Carolina Tar Heels. There were many story lines entering the game, with these two teams being powerhouses in college basketball and Roy Williams and Bill Self coaching against each other. The Tar Heels opened up the game looking like they were actually going to upset Kansas, but ended up losing the game by 12 points.

Kansas will play a very tough opponent in the Sweet 16 against the No. 4 Michigan Wolverines, Indiana will play No. 4 Syracuse and Louisville will take on the No. 12 Oregon Ducks. Although Louisville has the easier game out of the three to reach the Elite Eight, anything could happen and Oregon has looked pretty good for a 12 seed.

 

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