Men's 2024 March Madness: Key Points from the Sweet 16 Event

Favorites had a terrible Sweet 16. Unless your name is UConn.

North Carolina was No. 1 seed in the West Region, but Alabama beat them 7-2 in the final 1:32. The No. 4 seed Crimson Tide won 89-87. Grant Nelson scored 24 for Alabama, 19 in the

 His 3-point play gave Alabama the lead in the last minute. 

Two free shots by Nelson clinched the win.

Nat Oats' team made 11-of-26 3s as usual.

 Perhaps more startling was Alabama's 15 offensive rebounds versus UNC in the high-scoring game.

First trip to Elite Eight since 2004. They made the Sweet 16 in 2020 and 2021. They will play No. 6 seed Clemson, which beat No. 2 seed Arizona earlier in the evening.

Illinois defeated Iowa State's formidable defense and will play UConn on Saturday in the East.

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