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Tipping Off: On to the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament

21 March 2017

SportsLine simulated the Sweet 16, Elite Eight, Final Four and title game 10,000-plus times, and No. 1 seed Gonzaga - a team that has never even made a Final Four - wins the title more often than all but one team. Those four teams will go on to play in Glendale, Arizona and will compete for the 2017 National Championship.

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Three No. 1 seeds remain in competition for the title, with Gonzaga, North Carolina and Kansas all advancing to the Sweet Sixteen; the overall No. 1 seed Villanova was beaten by Wisconsin.

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But the Blue Devils - the college basketball team everyone loves to hate - couldn't make it past the No. 7 University of South Carolina Gamecocks. Baylor, the No. 3 seed in the East, will be joined in NY by South Carolina (No. 7 seed), Wisconsin (No. 8 seed) and Florida (No. 4 seed) in the only region that has lost its top seed.

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The Oregon Ducks, who open the Sweet 16 on Thursday against MI, come in at 20-1. Other Power Five leagues with three teams headed to the Sweet 16 included the Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC. The "Dario's Delinquents" bracket, which actually has eighth-seeded Wisconsin winning the entire tournament, is a spotless 34-for-34 so far.

Tipping Off: On to the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament