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EAST REGION SWEET 16
Site: Newark, N.J.
The East Region moves to the swamps of New Jersey for the Sweet 16, with top seed Ohio State advancing in fairly easy fashion. The Buckeyes manhandled UTSA and George Mason to earn a trip to the Garden State. Meanwhile, Kentucky needed a buzzer-beater to defeat scrappy Princeton, while gutting out a 71-63 win over West Virginia. UNC had its troubles against a feisty Long Island squad and needed all 40 minutes to defeat Washington. Nevertheless, the Heels managed to dance their way to a matchup with Marquette. Nearly all of the games in the East Region went as planned except for those
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