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NCAA Bracket Update: The Sweet 16

The frenzy of the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament is behind us and as the dust settles, we're left with the Sweet 16. If you're looking for an updated printable bracket, we've got you covered. To say the 16 remaining teams are unexpected would seem like an understatement at this point. Who could can even guess what the odds were that two of the final 16 teams in the tournament would be from Richmond, Virginia(VCU & Richmond)?

The Sweet 16 includes a 10 seed, two 11 seeds, a 12 seed and an eight. Plus, it includes only two of the 11 Big East teams in the tournament. Here's what the remaining matchups look like.

The East region will play on Friday in Newark, N.J., and will feature the No. 1 Ohio St. Buckeyes taking on No. 4 Kentucky. No. 11 Marquette shocked its Big East rival Syracuse to advance and will face North Carolina.

The West region plays in Anaheim on Thursday and will feature No. 1 Duke taking on No. 5 Arizona, who pulled off a mild upset of Texas in the round of 32. The other game features No. 3 Connecticut facing No. 2 San Diego State.

The Southwest region tips off in San Antonio on Friday and probably should just be renamed the "Cinderella Region." Three of the final four in the region are 10 seeds or lower. No. 1 Kansas takes on No. 12 Richmond, who upset Vanderbilt in the first round and got past another Cinderella team in Morehead State in the round of 32. The other games features No. 11 VCU, who shocked No. 3 Purdue, facing No. 10 Florida St, who did some shocking of their own when they routed Notre Dame.

The Southeast Region stages its games on Thursday in New Orleans. No. 8 Butler will take on No. 4 Wisconsin, while No. 3 BYU faces Florida in the other game. Despite being a No. 3 seed, BYU's run has an upset kind of feel to it after so many pundits wrote them off in the wake of Brandon Davies suspension.