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March Madness Top Moments: Day 1 of the Sweet 16

March 27

How're those brackets doing?

Who would have predicted that 15-seed Oral Roberts would be in the oh-so-Sweet 16? Or how about 12-seed Oregon State not only being here but advancing to the Elite Eight?

Here are the top moments and plays from Day 1 of the Sweet 16 on the men's side, with the most recent action listed first.

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No. 11 Syracuse Orange vs. No. 2 Houston Cougars
Result: Houston wins 62-46

Money from long-range

Houston's Quentin Grimes hit the bullseye from way outside as the Cougars cruised to victory.

Holy Houston!

This is a highlight you'll want to watch on repeat.

Slappin' it down

When you battle through traffic for the bucket and some, you deserve to celebrate.

Buddy Buckets stays ready

Syracuse's Buddy Boeheim was first to score for the Orange, but unfortunately, his magic came up short of the Elite 8.

No. 15 Oral Roberts Golden Eagles vs. No. 3 Arkansas Razorbacks
Result: Arkansas wins 72-70

Razorback comeback

Arkansas took over, finally finding its groove in the second half and taking over to punch a ticket to the Elite 8.

Making his way downtown

Oral Roberts' Max Abmas was unstoppable from behind the arc.

But, seriously. Abmas was an animal.

No. 5 Villanova Wildcats vs. No. 1 Baylor Bears
Result: Baylor wins 62-51

Here come the Bears

Baylor's Matthew Mayer had the moves to go along with his fantastic hair in the victory.

Brandon is a bad man

Brandon Slater, oh my goodness.

In traffic

The Wildcats tossed it around until Jermaine Samuels shot his shot for two and-1.

What flow

The toss. The dunk. The hair. 

No. 12 Oregon State Beavers vs. No. 8 Loyola Chicago Ramblers
Result: Oregon State wins: 65-58

You've been charged

Oregon State's Ethan Thompson was perfectly positioned to draw the offensive foul.

Football or basketball?

Which was better, the pass or the dunk?

Cheer squad

Sister Jean was lovin' the fight.

Beavers built the dam

Oregon State stopped whatever the Ramblers were running on with a big-time bucket right on the bullseye.


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