Muhammed-Ali Abdur-Rahman led all scorers with 26 points on 11-14 with DJ Wilson tossing in 17 points while the Wolverines saw Zak Irvin and Derrick Walton Jr. combine for 21 points and eleven boards.
New Castle, N.H.'s Duncan Robinson played 12 minutes for the Wolverines, grabbing two rebounds. A No. 2 seed has been good to Louisville, winning NCAA championships from that slot in 1980 and again in 1986. Nick Ward also finished in double figures with 13 points and Joshua Langford had 10 for the Spartans. It's the first game of the Sweet 16. Kentucky advances to play in the Sweet 16 in Memphis, Tenn.
Chimezie Metu scored 28 points and Bennie Boatwright added 16 for USC (26-10), which was trying to make its first Sweet 16 appearance since 2007.
The victor of this game faces either No. 4 Purdue or No. 1 Kansas on Saturday - likely the Jayhawks considering they are basically playing a home game in Kansas City. The Tar Heels eliminated the Razorbacks in the second round for the second time in three seasons and third time overall (also in 2008).
The Oregon Ducks have proven to be worthy of their number three seed as they survived a tough challenge from the Rhode Island Rams in a 75-72 victory.
The Oregon Ducks take the hardwood with the Michigan Wolverines in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA college basketball tourney.
With Oregon's season on the brink of an early NCAA Tournament exit, Brooks found his shooting stroke as he typically does and scored 19 points despite a 7-for-20 shooting day. Jared Terrell had 15 points, and E.C. Matthews added 13.
MI is clearly a feel-good story of the NCAA Tournament at this point, having dodged a near tragedy and getting hot at the right time.
The Gamecocks (24-10) took advantage of energy provided by a partisan home-state crowd in the biggest victory for SC in at least a generation.
The youngest team in the NCAA Tournament grew up in the closing minutes.
Dorsey also tied the game with a 3 with 1:45 remaining on the way to 27 points before Brooks took a charge on the other end for OR (31-5). The third-seeded Ducks are in a way Canada's team in the Big Dance, but they are slight Sports Interaction betting underdogs for Thursday's South Region matchup against No. 7 MI.
Baylor came from behind to knock out 11th seed University of Southern California 82-78 in another thriller.
The Bruins will face second-seeded Kentucky in the Sweet 16 on Friday in Memphis, Tenn. The Ducks beat No. 4 Duke in that round past year before falling to No. 2 Oklahoma in the Elite Eight.
Bryce Alford broke out of his shooting slump to score 16 points on 5-of-13 shooting with four 3-pointers for UCLA (31-4). Ennis is a senior so his next loss will be his last game. TJ Leaf and Thomas Welsh posted 11 points and seven rebounds apiece and Isaac Hamilton added 10 points. Gary Clark had 11 points, eight rebounds and six assists.