The Sweet 16 still matters, but it's just not as sweet for everyone as it used to be. Once the barometer for success, the regional semifinals are now as much a measure of failure.
Time to break down why it will go well -- or poorly -- for each of the tourney teams.
Get up to speed on the all the players, games and storylines in the East Region.
For a year, we heard how good he was. Transfer Wesley Johnson wasn't able to play, but he was putting on a show at Syracuse practice. Playing against UNC in the Big Apple is not exactly practice. Yet he's still putting on a show.
For the first time in the 13-year history of the event, the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic will feature four ranked teams. What do you need to know before the fun begins Thursday night at MSG?