Buzz Williams and Marquette had come up short in the Sweet 16 each of the last two years. This year, the Golden Eagles weren't going to be denied.
By Friday night, the Sweet 16 will be cut in half, with eight teams going home for the season. Which teams will advance to the Elite Eight? Dick Vitale makes his picks.
There were plenty of outstanding performances in the NCAA tournament's first weekend. Here are the top players who survived and advanced to the Sweet 16.
Each week Dick Vitale writes about the sport he loves, college basketball.
Each day of the NCAA tournament, Dick Vitale reveals his college hoops awards.
Almost no one gave Florida Gulf Coast a chance to win a single NCAA tournament game. Now Andy Enfield's squad is into the Sweet 16 and has been the story of the Big Dance's first weekend.
Michigan struggled down the stretch in the Big Ten but looked like the dominant team from earlier in the season in its first two tournament wins.
North Carolina faced a serious scare in the Sweet 16 without point guard Kendall Marshall, but managed to get past Ohio in overtime.
Dick Vitale takes a look at each of the eight Sweet 16 games, breaking down the key matchups and making his picks.
Two future Hall of Fame coaches, Tom Izzo and Rick Pitino, will meet in a marquee matchup in the Sweet 16.
While there will be plenty of stars shining in the Sweet 16, Dick Vitale says keep an eye on these six unsung heroes who could hold the fates of their teams in their hands.
Each week Dick Vitale talks about the sport he loves, college basketball.
With 52 games in the books, some interesting storylines have already developed in the 2012 NCAA tournament. Dick Vitale goes over some of his favorite from the first three rounds.
Dick Vitale recaps Kansas and North Carolina's easy Sweet 16 matchups.
Although, BYU's Jimmer Fredette is Dick Vitale's pick for national Player of the Year he fell to the Florida Gators despite having a 32-point game.