Sweet 16 stories in the SI Vault

Cincy Goes For A Third By John Underwood, March 11, 1963 The Bearcats should win the NCAA basketball title again, but there will be the Blue Devil to pay if Duke gets hot.

Beaten Once But Far From Out By Joe Jares, March 17, 1969 After 41 straight, UCLA lost -- to USC. That is just one of the reasons why the Bruins and towering Lew Alcindor are favored to win an unprecedented third national championship in a row.

Who Can Handle The Hoosiers? By Curry Kirkpatrick, March 24, 1975 Indiana looked unbeatable in its tournament opener, but the Wildcats -- and others -- could give it claws to regret.

Hey, You'd Be Hog Wild, Too By Currry Kirkpatrick, March 23, 1981 Arkansas' upset of Louisville set off a mad scene at Austin. That's how things went all over in the NCAAs last week.

Points Well Made By Alex Wolff, March 28, 1988 In the high-scoring NCAAs, the Atlantic 10 put two teams in the final 16.

What A Trip By Alex Wolff, March 30, 1992 Our intrepid reporter witnessed nine games, covered 14,000 miles, boarded 14 airplanes and caught one cold during the first and second rounds of the NCAA tournament.

Big Shots By Alex Wolff, March 24, 1997 Underdogs showed plenty of fight, but the top seeds prevailed to reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAAs.

Once Upon A Time By Grant Wahl, March 27, 2006 A trio of Cinderellas -- Bradley, George Mason and Wichita State -- joined dominant midmajor Gonzaga in a historic Sweet 16. Can the fairy tale continue all the way to the Final Four?

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