March Madness Sweet 16 Predictions: Indiana Will Be In Final Four

To jump right into it: I don't see many big upsets coming Thursday night. The first weekend of the tournament saw a ton of surprising endings, but now that the dust has settled, the Sweet 16 will attempt to restore some order.

The East Region is the only one that saw its top four seeds advance.

I'm taking Indiana over Syracuse 58-50. Indiana matches up well against Syracuse's zone and I see them pulling away with some clutch shots from Victor Oladipo down the stretch in a slow paced game.

For my one mini-upset of the night I'm taking Marquette over Miami 72-70. Miami is missing their big-guy Reggie Johnson and Marquette continues to squeak out wins.

The West Region has been the opposite of the East with chaos reigning supreme. In the end, however, look for Ohio State and Aaron Craft to be heading to Atlanta for the Final Four from this group. 

Ohio State will beat Arizona in an close game: 74-72. Arizona has talent for days, but Ohio State has Aaron Craft, and he seems poised to take OSU to the Final Four for the second straight year.

Wichita State will beat LaSalle 73-60 in the match-up of Cinderellas. This will most likely be the least watched game of the night, but Wichita State will make their way into the Elite 8 rather easily. 

The Sweet 16 games are being broadcast on CBS and TBS. If you don't have access to a TV, however, no fret. If you want to watch online you can head to March Madness Live for live streaming or to download the app on your tablet or mobile device.

Thursday Schedule:

Marquette vs. Miami, 7:15p.m., CBS 

Arizona vs. Ohio State, 7:47p.m., TBS

Syracuse vs. Indiana, 9:45p.m., CBS 

La Salle vs. Wichita State, 10:17p.m., TBS

And be sure to tune into to PolicyMic for March Madness coverage throughout the NCAA Tournament. 

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Liam Boylan-Pett

Liam is a culture writing intern at PolicyMic. His work has appeared in "Running Times" and other running publications. He is also a professional middle-distance runner for the New Jersey-New York Track Club. After graduating from Columbia University with his bachelor's degree, he earned a Master's of Professional Studies in Journalism from Georgetown University. Originally from Bath, Mich, he spends his time watching TV, reading longform journalism, and thinking about who is going to be in the NCAA basketball tournament's Final Four.

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