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2013 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 schedule

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Below are the dates, times, channels and announcer assignments for Sweet 16 games to be played on Thursday and Friday.

Thursday, March 28

East Region (Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.)
Announcers: Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery and Rachel Nichols

7:15 p.m. EST (3) Marquette vs. (2) Miami (CBS)

9:45 p.m. EST (approximately) (4) Syracuse vs. (1) Indiana (CBS)

West Region (Staples Center, Los Angeles, Calif.)
Announcers: Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Len Elmore and Lewis Johnson

7:47 p.m. EST (6) Arizona vs. (2) Ohio State (TBS)

10:17 p.m. EST (approximately) (13) La Salle vs. (9) Wichita State (TBS)

Friday, March 29

Midwest Region (Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Ind.) 
Announcers: Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg and Tracy Wolfson

7:15 p.m. EST (12) Oregon vs. (1) Louisville (CBS)

9:45 p.m. EST (approximately) (3) Michigan State vs. (2) Duke (CBS)

South Region (Dallas Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas)
Announcers: Marv Albert, Steve Kerr and Craig Sager

7:37 p.m. EST (4) Michigan vs. (1) Kansas (TBS)

10:07 p.m. EST (approximately) (15) Florida Gulf Coast vs. (3) Florida (TBS)

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Henry Ellenson wins Marquette Madness dunk contest

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Marquette freshman forward Henry Ellenson won the Marquette Madness slam dunk contest on Friday night with a between the legs dunk.

The 6-foot-10 Ellenson, the top recruit in Steve Wojciechowski’s freshmen class, defeated sophomore Sandy Cohen, fellow freshman Sacar Anim and Wally Ellenson, his older brother.

Ellenson joins the Golden Eagles as the No. 11 overall recruit in the Class of 2015.

Bill Self signs $10,000 check for KU student


Late Night in the Phog is typically a night to remember for Kansas fans. For Kansas student Jerrod Martin Castro, Friday night’s event is one he won’t forget.

Castro, a sophomore, was selected as a contestant for a $10,000 giveaway. The only thing standing in the way of a big payday was a half-court shot. Brennan Bechard, the Kansas director of basketball operations, attempted the long-distance shot and hit nothing but net.

Kansas head coach Bill Self signed a $10,000 check on the spot.