- History, but make it sweet. The first ever Men’s Sweet 16 was played in 1951 when the tourney expanded to 16 teams, while the first ever Women’s Sweet 16 was played in 1982, the year of the first ever NCAA Women’s Tournament!
- But it wasn’t always called the “Sweet 16”. Legend has it the phrase “Sweet 16” wasn’t actually used to describe the regional semi-finals until the late 1980s when CBS broadcasters first said it on air!
- What’s March without a Cinderella story? After knocking off No. 2 Ohio State and No. 7 Florida, Oral Roberts is going to the Sweet 16! But get this: they’re only the second 15 seed in men’s tourney history to EVER make it this far. Sounds more like a Sweet “15” if you ask us 😉
- The Wolverines FINALLY scored an invite! This weekend, Michigan’s Women’s team will be playing in the Sweet 16 for the first time EVER in program history! The No. 6 seed took down No. 11 FGCU and No. 3 Tennessee to earn their spot. #goblue
- Imagine celebrating a Sweet 16 every year? For UConn’s Women’s Team that’s actually a reality. The Huskies have gone to the Sweet 16 every single year since 1994! That’s a streak that stretches across four decades!!!!
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