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NCAA Bracket Update: Sweet 16 East Schedule Set For Thursday

TD Garden is set to host the East Regionals for the 2012 NCAA Tournament on Thursday and Saturday.

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The field is now down to 16 teams after four days of furious action in the 2012 Men's NCAA Tournament.

Boston is set to host the East Regionals which will take place on March 22nd and 24th with four powerhouse teams coming into TD Garden.

Syracuse is the top-seed in the region, but looks shaky going into the Sweet 16. The Orange have been dominated on the glass but still escaped with victories over UNC Asheville and Kansas State.

Their opponent, the Wisconsin Badgers, have had no such problems. Bo Ryan has his team playing great basketball. Wisconsin pounded Montana in its opener before getting past Vanderbilt in a nail-biter. The Badgers are a great defensive team and if their shots are falling we could see an upset.

In the other contest, Cincinnati has found its way to Boston after dispatching Texas and Florida State. The Bearcats play that typical Big East, physical style of basketball and its proven effective early in this tourney.

Ohio State will try to put an end to Cincinnati and have the firepower to potentially do it. The No. 2 seed Buckeyes are led by Jared Sullinger among a host of talented players. Thad Motta has to be dreaming of a championship with a lessened Syracuse team in his midst. However, he and his team can't overlook an excellent Cincy team.

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