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March Madness in Omaha: Midwest region Sweet Sixteen is set

Posted: 9:12 PM, Mar 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-19 20:38:13Z

March Madness is getting ready to invade Omaha.  The CenturyLink Center Omaha will host the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight games in the Midwest region and we now know the four teams set to compete in the NCAA Tournament action starting Friday, March 23.

The No. 1 seed in the Midwest region, Kansas, will face the No. 5 seed Clemson starting Friday at 6:07 p.m. The other match-up features an all-ACC dual between No. 2 seed Duke and No. 11 seed Syracuse, which will begin Friday 30 minutes following the completion of the first time..

The Orange upset third-seeded Michigan State, 55-53, on Sunday afternoon in a wild finish to advance to Syracuse's second Sweet Sixteen in the past three years.  Duke took care of business against the No. 7 seed Rhode Island, 87-62, on Saturday.

Clemson, meanwhile, won the battle of the Tigers, 84-53, dominating the No. 4 seed, Auburn, on Sunday evening to punch its ticket to Omaha.  Kansas advanced to Sweet Sixteen after beating the No. 8 seed Seton Hall, 83-79, on Saturday