It's also never too early to look ahead to the action we'll see in Sunday's second-round action as well.
East: No. 7 South Carolina vs. No. 2 Duke (approximately 8:40 p.m. ET)
The Blue Devils were spectacular in last week's ACC title run, and looked just as good in their opener against Troy, with Grayson Allen leading the way with 21 points in Duke's 87-65 win. They could, however, have their hands full with the Gamecocks, who allowed opponents to shoot just 39.8 percent from the field this year (ranked in the top 20 nationally) and are coming off an impressive win over Marquette.
The Trojans had one of the wildest wins of the tournament's opening weekend, overcoming a double digit second-half deficit to shock SMU 66-65 in Tulsa. Baylor, meanwhile, took care of New Mexico State, thanks to 40 points off the bench from Terry Maston and Al Freeman. Though the question for the Bears is whether or not they will get a similar contribution from non-starters on Sunday. If not, could they be in trouble against the red-hot Trojans, who also won a play-in game on Wednesday.
Midwest: No. 9 Michigan State vs. No. 1 Kansas (5:15 p.m. ET)
There might not have been a more impressive performance in Round 1 than the one the Jayhawks displayed Friday night, as they shot just over 56 percent from the field in a 100-62 victory over 16-seed UC Davis. Still, Kansas will have their hands full with a talented Michigan State squad, which got 50 points from star freshmen Nick Ward, Miles Bridges and Josh Langford in their opening-round win over 8-seeded Miami.
The dream continues for Michigan, which — just a few days after winning a Big Ten title — doubled down with a wild one-point win over Oklahoma State in their opener. The Wolverines will look to make their sixth straight postseason win when they face the Midwest's No. 2 seed Louisville, which got double-figure scoring from four different players in their opening round win over Jacksonville State.
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Midwest: No. 11 Rhode Island vs. No. 3 Oregon (7:10 p.m. ET)
The absence of Oregon senior Chris Boucher didn't matter for at least one game, as Tyler Dorsey led the Ducks with 24 points in an opening round win against Iona. And Rhode Island's hot March continued as all five starters scored in double-figures in the Rams' 84-72 win over Creighton. They also got a surprise visit from noted alum Lamar Odom.
South: No. 8 Arkansas vs. No. 1 North Carolina (6:10 p.m. ET)
Arkansas got to the Round of 32 in the most controversial way possible, thanks to a late flagrant foul that helped seal a 77-71 victory over Seton Hall. Things will be much different on Sunday when they face top seed North Carolina, which put together one of the most impressive performances of the early tournament with a 103-64 win over Texas Southern. Twelve different players scored at least one point for the Tar Heels, with six going for double-figures.
South: No. 7 Wichita State vs. No. 2 Kentucky (approximately 2:40 p.m. ET)
It wasn't always pretty for the Wildcats, but the two-seed did enough to hold for a 77-70 victory over Northern Kentucky on Friday night. Point guard De'Aaron Fox led the way with 19 points, while power forward Bam Adebayo had a monstrous 15 point, 18 rebound performance. They now get their old tourney rival Wichita State — a club which hasn't lost in over two calendar months. Remember that epic Round of 32 game in 2014?
Don't let UCLA's 97-80 final score fool you — this game was close until the Bruins pulled away late. They will also have to play better against a Cincinnati club which ranks No. 8 nationally in field goal percentage defense, keeping opponents to an abysmal 38.5 shooting percentage from the field. One thing to keep an eye could be the health of UCLA star Lonzo Ball. He took a nasty fall in the first half against Kent State and didn't look like himself for most of the second half.