The Sweet 16 of the 2011 NCAA Tournament gets underway Thursday night, with the Connecticut Huskies taking on the San Diego St. Aztecs at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. at 9:40 p.m. EDT.
Matchup: No. 3 Connecticut (34-9) squares off against No. 2 San Diego St. (34-2) in the Sweet 16 bracket of the West Region
Date/Time: Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 7:15 p.m. ET
Broadcast Information: CBS, with Jim Nantz and Clark Kellogg on the call.
Location: Honda Center, Anaheim, CA
Odds: It's essentially a pick 'em. SDSU is giving one point at Bodog and 1 1/2 points at 5Dimes, and -115 and -109 on the moneyline, respectively.
Connecticut In the 2011 NCAA Tournament: The Huskies won an unprecedented five wins in five days to claim the 2011 Big East Tournament title, earning them a No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament. UConn easily handled Bucknell in the second round, 81-52, and then put away conference foe Cincinnati in the third round, 69-58.
SDSU In the 2011 NCAA Tournament: The Aztecs won the Mountain West Championship after a near-perfect season -- their only losses coming to Jimmer Fredette and BYU. In the NCAA Tournament, SDSU has defeated No. No. 15 Northern Colorado, 68-50, and No. 7 Temple, 71-64, in double overtime.
Looking Ahead: The winner of Thursday night's game will face the winner of Duke and Arizona in the Elite Eight.
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